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The Best Ways to Cooking From Early Humans Used Centuries Ago

The most tedious part of a chimpanzee’s life is chewing. Our primate cousins spend 6 hours a day gnashing fruits and the occasional monkey carcass—all made possible by the same type of big teeth and large jaws our early ancestors had. So why are our own teeth and jaws so much smaller? A new study […]

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The Best Forgotten Tips To Make Traps Of Survival

During a long-term survival situation, one where you’re depending on the land to survive, one of the biggest challenges you’re going to face is finding and procuring food. In order to get enough calories, you’re going to have to find foods high in fat and protein; that means you’re going to need a way to […]

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26 Badass Camping Hacks For Your Next Trip

Are you looking for the best DIY camping hacks for your upcoming trip? Most survivalists live by the motto, do more with less, but it doesn’t stop at your emergency preparedness plans. It’s something you can take with you across all aspects of your life, especially for your next camping trip. So on that note, here are […]

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100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel

During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared […]

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4 Homestead Essentials Every Off-Grid Family Needs for Comfort

Families choosing to live a life separate from the community support grid are on the rise. There is a newfound desire for more people discovering ways of being partially or entirely self-sufficient. Political and civil unrest along with worries about decaying infrastructure may be driving the movement. Many families are taking advantage of online information […]

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The Best Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. Friends and neighbors cleared out […]

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The First 19 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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5 Ways to Purification Water And Make It Safe For Drinking

This article will outline 5 ways to purify water and make it safe for drinking. This is an essential skill to have for anyone even remotely interested in survival, be it out in the wilderness or in some post-disaster world. Drinking contaminated water can make you sick and even kill you, so it’s important to […]