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Best Uses For Bacon Grease

10 ways a homesteader can use bacon fat   Animal fat is an important source of calories, but it is not just a calorie fat bomb. Fat is also highly nutritious; it is where a lot of the vitamins and minerals are stored. Did you know that a lot of the essential vitamins people need […]

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Guide to Dehydrating Bananas

The 4 best ways to dehydrate bananas   Dehydrating food is a great way to store food for long periods of time. So, it is a great option for survivalists and preppers to store a range of food long term. However, there are shorter term reasons why you might want to dehydrate food, for example […]

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How To Open a Locked Door Without a Key

Simple ways to open a locked door without a key   Lockable doors are very important for security and help keep you and your family safe. Not only do I have lockable outside doors, which obviously most people have but all the upstairs inside doors are lockable too, so that if an intruder breaks into […]

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How To Clip Chicken Wings

Chicken wing clipping – 10 steps for beginners   Owning chickens is awesome and there a lot of reasons everyone should keep chickens, but they are especially useful to homesteaders and people interested in some level of self-sufficiency. For example:   Eggs   They supply you with a daily supply of tasty and nutritious eggs. […]

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How To Live in Your Car

A step-by-step guide to living in your car safely   Who in their right minds would want to live in their car, surely it is just one step away from living rough? Well, no not really. There are many valid and useful reasons for living in your car, and it doesn’t have to mean you […]

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How To Make a DIY Swamp Cooler

A step-by-step guide to building your own cooling system   I love building things myself, and you find there is always different ways you can build cool variations on standard items. Yes, you could just go out and buy some boring type of air conditioning unit, but it is a lot more interesting to try […]

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How to Make a Deadfall Trap

A no-nonsense guide to trapping your own food   There are many reasons you may want to trap your own food. Firstly, it is a very important skill to have if you are in an emergency survival situation, where you need food to survive. You may want to have trapped food, as part of your […]

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The EDC Tactical Guide

13 Everyday Carry Tactical items you should have   I always have an EDC with me wherever I go, it is always better to be overprepared than underprepared in my opinion. Even if you just keep one in your car, it is better to have something you never use than have something you need and […]

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Mint Seeds - How and Why You Should Grow Them

How to grow them and why you should   Mint (or Menta) is a plant, with between 13 and 24 species. That seems like a wide range but they easily cross pollenate and they are difficult to distinguish between. Some of them are more famous than others, for example peppermint and spearmint are now widely […]

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Guide to Blue Lake Bush Beans

Everything a homesteader and prepper needs to know   Blue Lake Bush beans are a bush or dwarf variety of the Green Beans plant, it is a cultivar which means you can eat the beans by themselves or you can eat the beans and pods together. Which is the most common way people do eat […]

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