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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.

Entertaining The Old Fashioned Way

Entertaining The Old Fashioned Way

I think it’s good that the kids learn some of the old ways you know, it’s a funny old world and one day some of it might come in handy.

Chagas Disease – A Slow Burning Emergency

Chagas Disease – A Slow Burning Emergency

With poverty increasing across the globe and more people experiencing homelessness and living in areas and conditions that favour the Reduviid bugs that cause Chagas, it has the possibility of becoming a slow burn emergency, the extent of which may not be known for two decades.

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

Michigan Dept of Agri Forces Farmer to Dump 248 Gallons of Organic Milk and Break 1200 Free Range Eggs

While Americans in the nearby city of Detroit face life in third world conditions, unable to even afford running water, the state of Michigan decided to direct its resources towards cracking down on a small food co-op in Standish for having the utter audacity to provide milk, butter, cream and eggs to people who bought shares in the organic dairy.

‘Tokyo should no longer be inhabited,’ Japanese doctor warns residents regarding radiation

‘Tokyo should no longer be inhabited,’ Japanese doctor warns residents regarding radiation

Tokyo is no longer safe to inhabit due to radioactive contamination caused by the March 11, 2011, meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Grow your own painkillers

Grow your own painkillers

Planting your painkillers close to regular oriental poppies will most likely keep them un-noticed.

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

10 Amazing Health Benefits of Cinnamon

These 10 amazing health benefits of cinnamon have been documented and clearly demonstrate why this is one spice that needs to be defended instead of eradicated.

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