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About Lisa Lynn

I grew up on 400 acres of farm and woodland, foraging for wild edibles, learning to preserve food and raise livestock. My favorite book was my Dad’s army survival manual. Everywhere I’ve ever lived I started a garden, stocked up on non-perishables, and planned my escape route. My husband, Tom, and I spent way too much time in the purgatory of suburbia before moving to a small agricultural property. Here we’re learning new skills to survive without the infrastructure that most people take for granted. We plan to move to a larger, off grid property where we can expand our efforts in self sufficiency. It’s my mission to share what I learn with likeminded individuals. I’m sharing my preps with my peeps here and on The Self Sufficient Home Acre

Top 6 Poultry for Preppers

August 12, 2013


Raising Pigeons

Why Should Preppers Keep Poultry? There are several reasons poultry are great for preppers.  They are smaller and easier to house and feed compared to most livestock. They can also free range for much of their own feed quite well. If you keep poultry you’ll have protein in the form of eggs and meat for […]

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Top 6 Storage Crops for Preppers

August 5, 2013

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Red Bartlett Pear For Storage

Planning for Crop Storage Success Planning ahead will allow survivors to plant enough storage crops to get them through the lean months each year. Start by researching the best crops for your area from this list. Choose the right seed and make sure you devote a chunk of  land to the garden and grain crops […]

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Homemade Bug Out Meals to Heat and Eat

August 1, 2013

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Homemade Bug Out Meal

Nuts and dried foods provide energy and are easy to pack and eat on the run.   Bug Out Basics Your bug-out bag should contain the things you need to survive while you’re on the road to your survival retreat. You’ll need water, food, a good knife, fire starting materials, and a first aid kit, […]

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Top 5 Post Apocalyptic Livestock For Preppers

July 22, 2013


Goat Head Image

Fresh Food after the Apocalypse Are you concerned about how you’ll raise food for your family after a social and economic collapse? Has it occurred to you that your food preps will eventually run out? Many preppers are thinking about the same things. We all want to have a supply of fresh food to keep […]

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Grow Your Own Antibiotics

July 15, 2013


Drying Calendula For Antibiotic Salve

Grow My Own Antibiotics? You’re Joking, Right? If you are imagining someone in a lab coat bent over petri dishes, forget it. I’m talking about everyday plants that you can grow in your own backyard that have antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-parasitic compounds. Many of these are common plants you may already have in your […]

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34 Tips For Finding the Ultimate Survival Retreat

July 11, 2013


The Survival Retreat Search Choosing and purchasing a bug out property is a daunting task. The cost can be prohibitive for families trying to keep up with everyday expenses and the list of considerations might turn most people off. However, if you are considering a survival retreat, here is a handy guide to help you […]

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