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Camping: How to Practice Bugging Out with a Family

December 9, 2015


How To Practice Bugging Out With Your Family

So, you have your beans, bullets, and bandaids. But do you and your family have the skills you need should you ever have to face a bug out situation? What if you need to load your vehicle and head out? What would you take? Do you have things packed and ready to go at a […]

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Aftermath “Buying the Farm” (S02E03)

December 1, 2015


By: M.A. Thompson Jason barely slowed down when he reached the two men running across the field towards him. They hopped into the back of the truck atop the bags of gravel and sand and charcoal and Jason gunned it again. “Gerald!” the one gasped through the back window of the truck, “accident… Jim tried…” […]

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Aftermath – “False Sense of Security” (S02E02)

November 24, 2015


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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April Showers Approach

October 28, 2015


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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How To Bake Bread with Sunlight

October 22, 2015


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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Building a Community Reliant Life

August 10, 2015


SP - Squash on vine

It has been said, that no man is an island…and neither is a family. Many people believe that being self-reliant means meeting all your family’s needs from what you produce on your property. Our family believes that being self -reliant means meeting the needs of our family in the most sustainable ways possible. We have […]

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