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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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Some may consider the skill of how to start a fire with flint and steel to be advanced, used only by wise old sages and mountain men… but that’s not true! It’s incredibly easy; even my grandma could do it! The Steel The flint striker is just an ordinary piece of carbon steel, or a […]

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

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Knowing the steps to find edible wild plants can spell the difference between life and death in a SHTF scenario. If you’re into survival training, camping, trekking, or just loves the outdoors, this article will surely serve you well. Importance of Knowing the Steps to Find Edible Wild Plants For many people, knowing the steps […]

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