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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.

Six Books on Plant Foraging You Won’t Want to Miss

Six Books on Plant Foraging You Won’t Want to Miss

Of all the skills a prepper might attain, I think the ability to forage for plants may be one of the most coveted. Not because it’s all that special, but because it’s one of the more difficult skills you could master.

Fukushima radiation spikes 7,000% as contaminated water pours into the ocean

Fukushima radiation spikes 7,000% as contaminated water pours into the ocean

The Tokyo Electric Power Company says radiation levels were up to 70 times, or 7,000 percent, higher than normal, prompting an immediate shutdown of the drainage instrument.

7 Laws of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing a Successful Garden

7 Laws of Gardening: Time-Tested Tips For Growing a Successful Garden

What you may not realize is there are laws that you must follow to ensure your plants have the best environment to thrive in. These gardening laws are essential in giving your plants a fighting chance at giving you a big harvest.

Widely used food additives promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome

Widely used food additives promotes colitis, obesity and metabolic syndrome

Emulsifiers, which are added to most processed foods to aid texture and extend shelf life, can alter the gut microbiota composition and localization to induce intestinal inflammation that promotes the development of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome.

Five major signs of a magnesium deficiency

Five major signs of a magnesium deficiency

Magnesium is an essential macromineral that performs a huge number of important roles in the body.

Compost Isn’t the Only Use for Veggie Peelings

Compost Isn’t the Only Use for Veggie Peelings

If it hadn’t been for the tried and tested methods my mother passed down to me we really would have had times when the kids went to bed hungry or as a family we suffered from malnutrition!

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