by Prepared Grammy I have only been a beekeeper for about four years, but I vividly remember wanting bees when I was five years old. My grandma would take me to get honey from a beekeeper in town. I would walk to the hives and watch the bees while my sisters were too scared to get out of the car. Freddy, the beekeeper, would warn me that I was going to get stung, but I didn’t … [Read more...] about How to Keep Bees: A Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Beekeeping
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We've all read about the street children in Argentina after the economic collapse there, who wander the streets begging, stealing and scrounging through trash to survive. Many were forced into child labor and prostitution. Some of their own parents that could not support them or worse exploiting them for their own gain. In many ways, children suffer most from a disaster. In … [Read more...] about Would Your Children Survive On Their Own?
by MountainSurvivor About fifteen years ago, when I went to Oklahoma with a friend of mine, we met a man in his mid- to late-fifties that offered to sell us some land that he said he owned. When we went to look at the piece, we saw a small travel trailer sitting there, surrounded by dense stickery brush, and he told us what a good deal he would make us. After we headed out to … [Read more...] about How-To-Buy Your Homestead Property Without Getting Conned or Ripped Off
Let's face it, heating your home during a long-term grid-down situation is probably one of the biggest challenges that a prepper facing the cold winter has to overcome. You have to keep your body temperature in the normal range i.e. above 95 F (35 C) or hypothermia will start to set in. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs can't work … [Read more...] about Staying Warm and Heating Your Home During a Long-Term Grid Down Situation
My first memories of canning were watching my mother fill an old pressure canner with corn we had recently culled from neighboring fields. Farmers local to us used to allow us to go in and harvest the leftovers after the combines had gone through. We could easily gather 10 or more bushels per field. Now honestly, my mother recycled jars, spending money annually on lids but … [Read more...] about Ball or Kerr or does it matter: Weekly Product Review
by Angela Williams Wood is the oldest source of fuel. People from all civilizations used firewood centuries ago to cook and to warm themselves in extreme conditions. Today, splitting firewood is still very important. The process is commercialized making split firewood readily available for sale in timber yards and shops. Buying firewood from a shop or a timber yard can be an … [Read more...] about How to Split Firewood (Step-By-Step)
by Chad H During the most recent years of my adult life, my finances have changed significantly, which forced me to seek additional ways to support my family. In my chosen career (firefighter) I have gone back to school in order to obtain additional training to become a Paramedic. The additional skills I am learning will allow me to provide better care for people in need, … [Read more...] about The Best Tools for Your Prepper Tool Box (Updated for 2017)
Making your own soap is an enjoyable and useful activity. Homemade soaps are also better for the skin because they contain glycerin. Glycerin is a natural product of the soap making process. But, with many commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and used to make lotions and other cosmetics. With self-made soaps, the glycerin is not removed and you will benefit from its … [Read more...] about How To Make Orange Crisco Soap by Krystal Brown