Tag Archive: self sufficiency

Recycling Yogurt Containers

Recycling Yogurt Containers If you are anything like our family, you are very conscientious about waste and alternative disposal systems. In this article from Premeditated Leftovers, we learn about 10 simple uses for old yogurt containers that will give new life to the container, and make your life and food storage a little bit more …

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Welcoming the Next Generation of Preppers

Welcoming the Next Generation of Preppers Regardless of what you may think or feel about the millennial generation, they are the next generation preppers, and there are certain things about them that have far exceeded their parents’ generation. Information, for example. All they’ve ever known is to Google search. They have little to no concept …

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Realistic and Reasonable Prepping Priorities

Realistic and Reasonable Prepping Priorities New preppers tend to get either very overwhelmed, discouraged, or both. They set the bar too high and tend to go to the extremes instead of setting reasonable prepping priorities. Is a nuclear war possible? Yep. Is a solar flare taking out all electrical power on the planet possible? You bet! Are the …

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Stupid Survival Things People Do On TV

Stupid Survival Things People Do On TV   We’ve all seen the shows- they fall into one of two categories. Either they are like Doomsday Preppers (“reality TV”) or they’re fictional like “The Strain” or “The Walking Dead.” These people and characters go through scenarios and tend to escape unharmed but is that how it …

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Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs

Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs   How many times have you used gel ice packs in your life? Their uses are almost limitless: from medical applications to keeping your perishables cool, gel ice packs are handy to have in the freezer. The problem for most people is that the only ones they get …

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Are you REALLY Ready to Go Off Grid?

Are you REALLY Ready to Go Off Grid? Thinking about going off grid? Are you really ready? Going off the grid is something many people dream about but few ever accomplish. Those who decide to make the plunge will have a sharp learning curve, especially if they’ve never experienced off grid living before. Those who are …

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6 Coffee Making Methods With No Power

6 Coffee Making Methods With No Power   Coffee is something most Americans take very seriously. With a quick Google search, you will learn that the USA drinks 400 million cups per day. That is a LOT of coffee making every day! Imagine, for a moment, what it would be like if suddenly there was no power …

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The Food Preservation Dream Team

The Food Preservation Dream Team Being able to preserve food is something everyone should know about. Beyond the freezer! How much food have you tossed out because of freezer burn? There are multiple methods of food preservation out there, beyond the freezer! Don’t get me wrong, using the freezer is great for preserving your food. …

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10 Busted Gardening Myths

10 Busted Gardening Myths It’s funny what people believe and then pass on to the next generation. While not all inherently bad, certain myths can cause harm or limit potential and in the garden is no different than anywhere else. HomesteadDreamer.com busted gardening myths that she had heard of over and over again. For example: Do …

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Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals   Cleaning your oven is something no one likes to do. Add in all those harsh chemicals that make your house stink, get on your skin and clothes, and the chore is even more unpleasant. Of course, the reason so many use them is because they are convenient and …

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