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Recipes

Gypsy Pasta Salad – A Survival Meal In a Jar Recipe

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This is a super simple and quick recipe that makes great use ingredients that come fresh from the garden, are inexpensive shelf-stable commodities – or even foraged from the wild. This dish might not look like the most delicious 1-pot meal you have ever seen, but just wait until you bite into it – the combined flavors over a bed…

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Prepping

How to Get a Reluctant Spouse Onboard With Prepping

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Marriage takes work. We all know that, even if we aren’t married. And things are not always rosy and blissful in the best of times. For preppers, unless you lucked out and married someone equally keen on being ready for any eventuality great or small, you have probably run into friction with your spouse before over any number of things…

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Interactive Interview With Grannie Pam

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Photo courtesy of Grannie Pam Peters Many of our longest The Survivalist Blog readers requested a recipe section be added to the website. Dan thought that was a superb idea and got busy creating a new section that would provide useful survival, homesteading, and off grid cooking recipes. The recipe section request sparked an idea for another new, and I…

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Proactive Prepper Training

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For all the research, study and acquisition preppers put into their crisis survival planning, it seems to me many put off actual practice, save for a few specific skills. Sure, plenty of us will get in camping, hunting, hiking and trigger time whenever we can. Those skills are very enjoyable and certainly count as hobbies all on their own. Those…

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How to Bug Out in an RV

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When SHTF and it becomes clear that home is no longer safe, most people plan to bug out. If you are one of the lucky ones who has the resources to buy or set up a bug out retreat in another location for just such an event, all you have to do is get there. But if your financial resources…

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What I Did To Prep This Week. Week 2: Hay Epic Fail, Historic Tomato Seed Success And Herd Expansion

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Hello The Survivalist Blog community. This week on the homestead was another hot one mixed with the ill-timed brief yet, fierce storms. The wettest year on record continues in my beautiful neck of the woods. We are merely alternating between desert-like conditions and flash flooding. The ever changing weather has made it especially hard to do anything, including tending to…

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Defense

The Positive Effects of Legally-owned Firearms

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For U.S. citizens, enduring arguments for and against guns and gun ownership are just about as commonplace as it gets. Types of guns, access to guns, capacity of guns; if there was ever a perennial topic for sparking argument it is guns and the rights concerning their ownership as affirmed in the  2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights. The…

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Survival Food

Here’s the Deal with Expiration Dates

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40% of store bought food in America is thrown out unused, according to the National Resources Defense Council. That is about $218 billion of food wasted every year. About ⅕th  of this is caused by 90% of Americans throwing food out prematurely, for fear of eating it after the safety dates. Having a sound understanding of how little these dates…

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Defense

The Pros and Cons Of .22 Caliber Handguns

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Guns come and go. Trends and novelty keep some shooters chasing the newest, most Instagram-worthy gun of the year. A gun bought for a purpose may find itself up for adoption or sitting in the safe if that purpose goes away. Advancements in materials, design or cartridge may make others obsolete, or simply less appealing in the face of the…

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Prepping

45 Survival Uses for the Humble Tarp

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Most people have had occasion to use a tarp at some point to keep firewood dry, temporarily patch a leaky roof, or in some cases for shelter. But when SHTF, there are a variety of survival uses for a humble tarp. We’ve listed 25 of these uses below. Temporary Shelter from sun and rain. Create a Windbreak to protect yourself…

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