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Homesteading

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs for Survival

No survival homesteading retreat or bugin home regardless of location, would be complete without a dog. Not just any dog will do. To protect your home/retreat, family, or livestock, requires specific breeds of dogs that are trained to enhance their natural watchdog, livestock guardian dog, or herding tendencies. During a SHTF scenario, keeping what you have will be a 24/7…

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Guns

The Best 9mm Ammo for Self-Defense

As of 2018, thanks to continuing research in wound ballistics and ongoing advancements in the fields of projectile science and manufacturing, the 9mm Parabellum is currently viewed by many professionals as the best all-purpose defense or service handgun cartridge for most applications. The 9mm’s combination of low recoil, good terminal performance and greater capacity in the same size handguns than…

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Prepping

Assembling a 72 Hour Survival Kit

In times of trouble, having what you need close at hand to better endure or even survive a crisis is crucial. Disasters and other emergencies come in all forms and kinds, either natural or man-made, and all but the most minor will be necessitate some type of material preparation in order to ensure sustainment of yourself and loved ones. You…

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Homesteading

Planting and Growing Moringa Trees

Moringa trees are not only entirely edible, but they grow rapidly and boast a gigantic amount of nutritional value. In typically only takes just a few months for a moringa tree to grow large enough to be harvested for food and natural medicine. The Moringa is a tree of many names, and even one highly descriptive nickname: The Tree of…

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Prepping

9 Mistakes Prepping Newbies Should Avoid

Let’s face it: survival is a very complex issue. It’s not hard to start prepping, but it’s easy to make mistakes, particularly if you’re a newbie. You are obviously going to make mistakes, but that’s a good thing. It means you’re actually putting things into practice. The following piece will help you to avoid some of these mistakes. Since talk is cheap,…

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Homesteading

How to Free Range Rabbits

You can, and should, be free ranging rabbits. You neighbors, maybe even your significant other might think you are nuts, but the benefits to raising meat rabbits in this manner far outweigh the initial weird looks you will surely receive. Free ranging livestock is the most humane, natural, money-saving way to raise your animals. Keeping livestock this way will cause…

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Prepping

How to Find Survivalist Friends

Although we’re living in times of political and social turmoil, most people still don’t see the usefulness of prepping. As a result, many of the good preppers feel lonely and misunderstood, even when they’re part of a numerous family. One thing is clear, though: with the advent of the Internet and social media, people have started to get together based…

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Homesteading

Halfway Homesteader. How to Prepare and Enjoy Life

You know that you need to become more self-reliant and prepare for your family’s survival in case disaster strikes, but you simply do not have the time or skills to become a full-time prepper. Perhaps you want to be a full-time prepper to increase the odds of your family’s survival, but do not want preparedness planning to rule your lives.…

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