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If you’re looking for an introduction to the methods of food preservation, you are in the right place. Today I’m sharing several food preservation techniques that will help you save your garden harvest for later. Aside from SHTF prepping, knowing how to preserve food can save your family big bucks. Food prices are increasing yearly. […]

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My garden is happily bursting with cucumbers: as a matter of fact, my family just harvested eleven yesterday and have loads more that look like they’ll be ready to pick in the next day or two. And lots more blossoms that I know my trusty bees will pollinate. What does one do with all these […]

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Ah, July is almost here! It’s the month to celebrate America’s independence, enjoy fun summer activities, and also savor the cherries that are in season. This sweet cherry jam recipe is one of my favorite ways to preserve fresh cherries. Easy to make, this jam is delicious any time of year and it even makes […]

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When you are planning for a SHTF situation, the goal is to have everything accounted for. You’ve likely double- and triple-checked your bug-out bag (Trucker’s Friend? Check!). You’ve got a plan for where to go and how to build a shelter. You’ve probably got everything you need to make a fire to stay warm, purify […]

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The video below will demonstrate how you can fill your water bottle from a tree for drinking clean water in the wilderness. I can’t stress this highly enough but please only do this in an emergency situation. If you do this wrong or take too much water you could kill the tree, and that isn’t […]

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If you are a big DIYer, you will love this. I’ve seen old doors salvaged and re-purposed into many cool things; tables, headboards, barn doors, shelving and even a window. Now we can add a coffee table to the list. Image Credit: thissortaoldlife.com DIY Salvaged Door Coffee Table Check out This Sorta Old Life’s post […]

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How to start an IV is a valuable skill to have in your first aid arsenal and you may potentially save someone’s life. It can be used as a route for delivering medication or drawing blood. However, it takes a little practice to get the hang of it. But once you can do it it’s […]

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