November 24, 2015

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Aftermath – “False Sense of Security” (S02E02)

Author’s Note:  I want to write a quick thanks to all of you who’ve read the first series, commented, and endured the delays in getting this second season started. There have been technical difficulties that have unfortunately delayed posting, but I can assure you now, that you’ll have a new episode each week. Most of […]

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October 28, 2015


April Showers Approach

Aftermath – Season 2 Episode 1 By M.A. Thompson “Clear!” The shout came from inside the dilapidated store. It was amazing how overgrown things had gotten, how quickly it had gone to shit, Jason thought to himself. It had only been a year and half since the Dark Dawn operation started, and ultimately failed. It […]

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October 27, 2015


How To Brush Your Teeth With A Stick (SHTF Dental Hygiene)

How To Brush Your Teeth With a Stick: SHTF Dental Hygiene

Here’s a scenario for you. The Stuff has just hit the fan, and it’s no longer safe to stay in your home. You find yourself and your family deep in the woods, desperately fighting for day to day survival. Food, water, and shelter are your main concerns at this point. The last thing on your […]

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October 22, 2015


How To Bake Bread with Sunlight

How To Bake Bread with Sunlight- Solar Cooking

Solar cooking is such an intriguing concept to me. Not only can you save money on your power bill by using the sun to do your baking, you also save energy by reducing your cooling needs in the home. When you really stop and think about it, it just doesn’t make much sense to heat […]

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October 12, 2015


Boost Your Immune System With Elderberry Syrup

Immune Boosting Elderberry Syrup

Elderberries (Sambucus canadensis) grow wild all over the eastern half of the US. When we first started homesteading, I had no idea they grew wild in my area. I ordered two varieties from an online nursery, which quickly grew into lovely small trees. Now that I know what the plant, the flowers, and the fruits […]

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October 8, 2015


Which Plants For Off Grid Hair Care?

Washing Long Hair With Plants

I’ve always had long hair, from childhood to motherhood. At times my hair has been past my waist, though I keep it about mid-back length now. In an effort to break my dependence upon store-bought goods, I’ve tried many homemade shampoo recipes. I’ve even tried the no-poo thing. Most of the recipes I’ve used require […]

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