21 Sep 2016

Gorgeous Raised Garden Bed Idea

If you are planning a raised garden bed next year, check out this raised garden beds idea. I love the way it looks. We lead such busy lives that are highly dependent on technology that we are disconnected from nature. Packaged food, ready-made herbs and spice mixes, artificial décor plants

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14 Sep 2016

100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?

Time travel back to 1905. Back in 1905, a book called “The Apples of New York” was published by the New York State Department of Agriculture. It featured hundreds of apple varieties of all shapes, colors, and sizes, including Thomas Jefferson’s personal favorite, the Esopus Spitzenburg. That was 110 years

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09 Sep 2016

4 Ways To Preserve Vegetables For Long-Term Survival

You’ve worked hard in your garden and now you have a ton of beautiful vegetables ripe and ready to eat. What should you do with them, though? Preserve them, of course! There are many ways to prepare your produce so that you can store your vegetables long-term and enjoy them

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05 Aug 2016

Wild Survival: 6 Medicinal Plants You Should Know

Next to feeding and hydrating yourself, survival in the wild could come down to preventing injuries going from bad to worse. Antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, and coagulants abound in nature. Identifying them could mean the difference between life and death in a real emergency. Everything from aspirin to antacid has its roots

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03 Aug 2016

Does Flossing Help Or Not? The Evidence Is Mixed At Best

Flossing has quietly lost its place among recommendations for daily health, as least as prescribed in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which are issued every five years by the U.S. departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture. That could be because there’s scant evidence that flossing does much to

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01 Aug 2016

Survival Skills: How to Disinfect Drinking Water with UV Light Devices

What if you could make safe drinking water with nothing more than light? It may sound like science fiction, but it really is a fact. One of the most recent innovations in water disinfection is the portable UV light purifier. This device doles out a lethal dose of ultraviolet light,

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01 Jul 2016

How To Make Dandelion Moonshine

Did you know the dandelion is 100% edible? Yep, and you can use them to brew your own batch of moonshine, too. Perhaps you have a field of dandelions growing in your neighborhood…or down at the park. Folks may wonder what you’re going to do with a giant pot of

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22 Jun 2016

10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of

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08 Jun 2016

How to Use Thistles for Food, Water, and Fire in a Survival Situation

Sure, cacti are tough. They survive in harsh desert climates on very little rain, and they are covered with spines that protect their watery flesh. But the thistle is another tough plant, and arguably more useful. It’s also found throughout many different regions, not confined to the arid country like

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26 Feb 2016

How To Cure Toothaches When SHTF – Cinnamon, A Prepper’s Spice

We get so complacent with having urgent care around the corner whenever we need it, that when it comes time to prepping, we sometimes forget the little things. However, the little things can mean a lot! And there is no exception when it comes to cinnamon. In this video, I

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