October 18, 2014

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Tearing it up with a Ridging Hoe

For the survival-minded homesteader – or for those who simply wish to live a simpler existence – good hand tools are important. When you don’t have a tractor or when gas gets too expensive (or disappears), meaning your tiller is dead in the field… it’s good to have solid hand tools that will allow you and […]

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October 18, 2014

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Grow Chaya for Years of Free Greens

Chances are you’ve never heard of chaya. Heck, I hadn’t heard about it until just a few years ago – and I’m a plant geek. Now that I have it, however, I’d never go without it again. This is a must-grow vegetable for anyone in USDA Zone 8 and south. Further north it’s probably still […]

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October 13, 2014

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It’s Time for Preppers to Come Out of The Bunker!

  Why I Decided To Come Out & So Should You! In my not so humble opinion it is time for Preppers to “COTB” or Come Out of The Bunker.  I’m sure everyone reading this will agree that the impression of Preppers among the general public is less than favorable.  We’re considered outliers, the lunatic […]

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October 11, 2014

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Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is a term most often heard around military and law enforcement training centers.  It is, as simply as I can put it, being aware of everything around you while paying attention to what looks right and what doesn’t.  For the military this translates into being alert to places where an enemy might ambush […]

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October 9, 2014

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Aftermath – Ghost Town

Aftermath Episode 13 Ghost Town You can see the full series of this fictional story here. It was a risk to leave Cathy and Patricia alone again, but one Jason was willing to take.  The cellar will provide good shelter, and it’s not like the retreat, Jason thought. With any luck, anyone who does happen […]

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October 8, 2014

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Growing Your Own Herbal Tea

Last year my wife and I shared the magical experience of visiting an organic cocoa farm in the Caribbean. We tried bananas we’d never seen before… ate coffee cherries right off the bushes… tasted fruits we didn’t know existed… all while marveling at the incredible productivity possible in a year-round warm climate with great soil. […]

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