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The Most Used Vital Items The Pioneers Stockpiled For Hard Times: In Case Of SHTF Event Those Who Can Fall Back On The Skills Of Our Pioneer Ancestors Will be The Survivors

Stockpiling food and supplies for an emergency it began thousands of years ago. To the pioneers, stockpiling had to be a way of life. When Old Man Winter came to call, the only thing that would keep them alive was the food and fuel they had stored. If they were not ready, chances were that […]

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How To Stockpile Lard, The Calorie Rich Survival Food Of The Great Depression

Suicides exploded during the great depression. The stats are pretty alarming. They state that in 1928 22 people per 100,000 were committing suicide. These suicide jumps have happened over time and are often due to economic downturn. The fact that the stock market suffers, and the DOW is dropping is not what makes people depressed. […]

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8 Frugal And Forgotten Ways Your Great-Grandparents Made It Through Hard Times

As I’ve grown older, I’ve noticed that life has gotten more expensive. I’m not talking about the almost-natural increase of inflation; that’s to be expected. No, what I’m talking about is the way that lifestyle choices make things more expensive. Things that are considered the “norm” today were considered luxury 20 years ago. This has […]

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5 Survival Recipes From Our Ancestors That Will Help You Fill Bellies In An Emergency Situation

What do you do now if you want a recipe for something you don’t know how to make? You go to the internet, or perhaps to a cookbook, though that’s becoming a rarity. However, if you’re faced with an emergency where you have no power or no access to your cookbooks, you’ll have to know […]

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The Most Used Lost Recipes From The Pioneers: What They Cooked On Their Journey Westward

Whether they came for land, seeking relief from religious persecution, gold, or driven by a sense of adventure, there are many lessons that the west-bound pioneers of the mid 1800s can still teach us today. The men, women, and children who put it all on the line to travel the Oregon Trail were tough by […]

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24 Lost Survival Tips from 100 Years Ago – With Illustrations

When we’ll have no running water, no hyperactive emergency services, no electricity… we are going to turn back to what people did 100 years ago. Here you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s and (some of them) useful even today. 100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints […]

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Wild Mushrooms: How to Tell The Difference Between Edible And Poisonous- Whether You’re Foraging In Your Backyard Or Looking For Food On The Trail, You Should Never Eat A Mushroom Until You Are 100% Sure It’s Safe

You’ve lost the trail and miscalculated just how much food you needed to bring with you. You stumble upon a sunlit grove with patches of mouthwatering mushrooms – are you saved? The following is an introductory guide for beginning mushroom hunters. Keep reading to learn how you can tell the difference between a fatal fungus and […]

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How To Identify Venomous Snakes: Your Chances Of Being Bitten By A Snake Are Higher Than Your Chances Of Being Attacked By A Wolf, Bear, And Shark Combined!

Each year in North America, there are a reported 7000-8000 venomous snake bites. These bites happen for a variety of reasons, however more often than not, it boils down to human error. After all, snakes tend to be reclusive creatures and actively avoid confrontation. Venomous snakes, in particular, prefer not to bite so that their venom […]