Living Well: 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking

Are you ready for another installment of our Outdoor Cooking series (here’s part one)? I am too! Cooking in a Dutch oven is one of life’s pleasures, I think. It’s hard to duplicate the feeling of cooking outdoors in a big, cast-iron pot over hot coals. It’s hard to duplicate that flavor too — a […]

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Recent Advances in Solar Water Pasteurization

The main purpose of solar cookers is to change sunlight into heat which is then used to cook foods. We are all familiar with how successful solar cookers are at cooking and baking a wide variety of foods. In this article I want to consider using the heat in solar cookers for purposes other than […]

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The Survival, Emergency Preparedness and Self Reliance Blog

  Okay, like most of you, I was interested in this new “reality” show from NatGeo. Probably my biggest fear was that NatGeo, just like nearly any other media outlet, would make these people out to be right wing nut jobs. After watching 3 episodes, I was partially right. But then again, what can you […]

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DHS Source Warns: “World War About to Break Out… Will Kill Millions of People”

Our economy is, as it has been for many years, on the brink of collapse. They may not have announced it officially just yet, but recent data suggest that we are most certainly in another recession (we may never have actually gotten out of the first one). While official statistics indicate there is very mild […]

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Alternative Gardening Methods for the Modern Day Prepper

In this day and time, not all Preppers live on a huge plot of land where they can grow as much food as they want. In this article, I’ll be taking a look at alternative gardening methods that modern day preppers can take advantage of even if they live in a tiny apartment in a […]

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The Day After: Widespread Angry Protests, Tactical Alerts, Some Vandalism, No Major Riots

Despite the worst fears of many that this morning America might wake up to a redux of a flaming Compton and Watts, so far there have been no widespread riots or looting, even if vandalism has broken out sporadically among the countrywide angry protests. From AFP: “Americans angry at the acquittal of George Zimmerman in […]

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Bug Out Vehicle (BOV) Chronicles: Creek’s Project BOV Truck: Series Post #1

Hello friends. I’ve owned several Bug Out Vehicles over the years. Some have been my daily drivers and others have been a dedicated stand alone vehicle. Some have been new and some have been old. I had a pretty cool 4×4 Ford Cargo Van that I really liked. I’ve had a couple old Broncos and […]

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These Are The Weapons We’ll (Maybe) Use To Attack Syria

America is teetering on the edge of war, right now as you read this. Whether or not we go over that edge is currently up to Congress, so it may not even happen. Even still, though we may not know the wars of the immediate future, we know what weapons it will be fought with.’P […]

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War Is Coming: 10 Reasons Why A Diplomatic Solution To The Syria Crisis Is Extremely Unlikely

Over the past few days, there has been a tremendous wave of optimism that it may be possible for war with Syria to be averted.  Unfortunately, it appears that a diplomatic solution to the crisis in Syria is extremely unlikely.  Assad is certainly willing to give up his chemical weapons, but he wants the U.S. […]

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Assembling a Car Emergency Kit with Printable Checklist

An emergency can strike any time.  If you are away from home, you will only have what is with you to take care of yourself and your loved ones, and wouldn’t it be nice if those supplies included a well stocked car emergency kit?  Depending on your lifestyle, a car emergency kit could be more […]

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