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Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

If you look at your food preps you have stored away, you will realize that we are very similar to our pioneer ancestors who were getting ready for their arduous journey.

The Perfect Homestead

The Perfect Homestead

If you’ve made the enormous decision to relocate and start a homestead, take the extra time to do it right. Research is essential! Read more about 5 important criteria when planning for a homestead.

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

All the stored food in the world will do no good if you have no way to heat your food. Learn more about these alternative cooking sources to use during an emergency.

Child Friendly Livestock

Child Friendly Livestock

There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.

How Will You Know What Has Happened When ‘IT’ Happens?

How Will You Know What Has Happened When ‘IT’ Happens?

The question is if it is something that is country wide, or even bigger and maybe affecting a whole hemisphere of the planet, will we ever really know what caused it? Will knowing what caused it actually matter at that point? More importantly, are you ready for such an event?

Yet Another Health Emergency: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis sufferer Goes AWOL in California

Yet Another Health Emergency: Drug Resistant Tuberculosis sufferer Goes AWOL in California

The threat is serious enough for a warrant for his arrest to have been issued.

Residents Warned of Bubonic Plague Risk

Residents Warned of Bubonic Plague Risk

It remains to be seen if having plague infected fleas in such close proximity to a large number of domestic pets and humans will cause an increase in cases during the remainder of the year.

More U.S. Hospitals Using Organic Produce Gardens for Recovery

More U.S. Hospitals Using Organic Produce Gardens for Recovery

Some hospitals are turning that idea on its head by embracing local organic food for recovery and beyond.

Herbal Medicine Kit: Bleeding

Herbal Medicine Kit: Bleeding

So, you’re in a serious situation and bleeding needs to be stopped right away. What do you do?

Bad Beef Business: Condemned and Cancerous Cattle

Bad Beef Business: Condemned and Cancerous Cattle

Cancer eye, condemned cattle, and conspiracy led to felony charges for several former employees of a California slaughterhouse.

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