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5 Fast DIY Faraday Cage Designs

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If you are not familiar with EMP’s (Electro-Magnetic Pulses) and their destructive effects, then take a few seconds to check out this short article for a better understanding. When it comes to things survival related, such as Faraday Cages, I seldom look beyond the U.S. military to determine whether ..

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Homesteading Vacation Hints

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Living on a homestead is quite a bit different from living in the city. People who live an urban/suburban lifestyle operate under entirely different conditions than those found on a homestead. City folks usually have a daily routine that goes something like this; alarm goes off, they get up, eat breakfast, ..

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Making the Most of Your Money: Helpful Homesteading Hints

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Ask anyone who has an interest in getting started with homesteading, what their biggest obstacle is, and the will more than likely offer a reply that ties directly into the amount of finances they have available for embarking on this type of lifestyle. Quite a few people have the ambition to transition ..

Root Cellars

Are Root Cellars Still Reasonable?

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How are you currently keeping your food from spoiling? If you live in an industrialized society, then chances are you own a refrigerator with a freezer compartment. You might also have an additional refrigerator, or additional freezers, but have you considered where you would keep all that surplus food ..

Survival Library

How to Build a Survival Library

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How well are you prepared? Have you got everything you need in a bugout bag? Is your bugout shelter fully stocked and ready for your arrival should that day come? How confident are you in your abilities to survive the first year after a significant collapse? How is your level of confidence going beyond ..

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7 Helpful Hints for Starting a Homestead

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How many times have you sat back and thought to yourself; “tomorrow I get that garden started,” or maybe something like, “next week I’m going to build that chicken coop and start raising livestock.” Believe it or not, today’s hustle and bustle society creates and overwhelming atmosphere that ..

Beeswax Candles

DIY PROJECT: Emergency Lighting Solutions; Beeswax Candle Building

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With survival candle solutions, the only thing required to use them effectively is a flame. Candles provide an adequate source of light for small tasks and can reduce our use of the means listed above for larger chores requiring more ample lighting conditions. They are an effective solution for roaming ..

Bacon Grease Candle

DIY PROJECT: Emergency Lighting Solutions; Bacon Grease Candles

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Survival candles are something that can be used around your traditional residence to help compensate for temporary power outages, resulting from a natural or manmade disaster. When the power goes out, one of the first things we begin searching through the house for is some source of light. Flashlights ..

Tallow Candle

DIY PROJECT: Emergency Lighting Solutions; Tallow Candles

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Why Do We Need Survival Candles? You might be wondering why you would even need to consider investing in, or manufacturing your own, survival candles. Perhaps you already have a small cache of alternative, off grid, survival lighting options in your gear for this specific purpose. You have flashlights, ..

Paraffin Wax Candles

DIY PROJECT: Emergency Lighting Solutions; Paraffin Candle Production

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Survival candles are something that can be used around your traditional residence to help compensate for temporary power outages, resulting from a natural or manmade disaster. When the power goes out, one of the first things we begin searching through the house for is some source of light. Flashlights ..