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40 Bizarre Home Remedies Our Grandparents Taught Us That Actually Work

These days, it has become all too common for people to reach for a pill bottle or call the doctor anytime something goes wrong, or even for the smallest scrape. The simple, wacky home remedies of our grandparents, those weird concoctions formed from everyday household goods, are often mocked by today’s medical establishment. But surprisingly, […]

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10 of the Best Bartering Items if the grid goes down

If we have an event similar to the nationwide power outage portrayed in American Blackout, there is little doubt that we will eventually have widespread panic, looting and rioting by people who either don’t care or are driven to criminal behavior because of fear or need. The duration of the hypothetical scenario in American Blackout was […]

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30 Lost Ways of Survival from 1880 We Should All Learn

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how the guys who wandered the west 150 or so years ago did it. 1.Community – We were not meant to survive in isolation forever. There are many skills we can learn from one another. Nothing will help people survive […]

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The Best Foods You Should Stockpile For Disaster

A good stockpile of food will go a long way toward helping you survive the aftermath of any disaster or life crisis, especially when grocery stores are emptied. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that there are people who are not preppers who nevertheless instinctively know to stockpile food. This really isn’t […]

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Outdoor Skills for All to Master

Hopefully, you never end up stranded in the wilderness, but it does happen, and if it does you need to know how to survive even in the harshest and cruelest conditions. There are a few basics that you need to live, and those are water, shelter, and food.Here are 23 survival uses for honey that you didn’t knowabout. With these three things, you should […]

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21 Tips For Quitting Your Job, Going Off Grid and Living The Dream

Have you ever wanted to be free of the stresses of your present life? Ever considered breaking out on your own and living independently of the public utilities and other so-called modern conveniences that seem to keep you chained down? What’s keeping you from realizing your off-grid dream? Sometimes, it may be your career or misplaced notions […]

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12 Home Remedies For Poison Ivy, Oak and Sumac

Prepare for the changing seasons early! Before you know it, spring will be back. Stay prepared with these 12 home remedies for poison ivy, oak and Sumac. Winter is definitely in full swing…there’s no denying that! My neck of the woods, the Lone Star state, is experiencing an extremely cold week. Heavy jackets, scarves, gloves, […]

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6 Secrets Of The Amish Used Still The Since 1800s

The Amish culture is alive and well in America, and we can learn a lot from their way of life. There are approximately 300,000 Amish citizens still living an 1800s lifestyle in the United States. Amish communities exist in 30 states and Ontario, but the largest groups primarily exist in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Ohio. The pioneering attributes […]

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Similar to Morphine: The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a major epidemic with opiate dependency. Unfortunately, with so many needing to find relief, it’s leading to a large portion of our population becoming dependent on a chemical […]