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Country Cooking: Cooking A Raccoon

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To many people, dining on raccoon is a tribute to the hard times of older generations, and the meat is actually quite tasty. Going back to hard times when there was little to eat, raccoon hit the menu in some areas and stayed there, partly due to tradition, partly because raccoon tastes, well, pretty damn good. Raccoon recipes can beRead the Rest…


Basic Survival: How to Hunt, Prepare, & Cook a Rabbit

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Many people have their own set of survival techniques. Here we are going to talk about hunting and cooking rabbits from strictly an unprepared primitive survival standpoint. No guns, no technology, just you and nature. Hunting rabbit or any other type of small game requires quick thinking and a steady hand.     Making a Knife out of Stone MakingRead the Rest…


Dutch Ovens – Everything You Need To Know

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Fire Cooking With a Dutch Oven An absolute “must have” for campfire cooking is an old-fashioned Dutch Oven. You know — the heavy cast iron, lipped lid, three-legged pan. You can use a Dutch oven on a wood stove or open fire cooking. Dutch Ovens come in all shapes and sizes but the most usable size is a 12-inch diameterRead the Rest…


Make Your Own Food Storage Supplies

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While many people have considered the benefits of creating an emergency food storage pantry, it is often one of those things that are sidelined because of a lack of understanding on how to get started. Fortunately, it is not that difficult to begin putting aside food for an emergency and if you are willing to put in some of theRead the Rest…


Bugging Out in Bear Country

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If you plan on bugging out into the wilderness, you need to be prepared to deal with potentially dangerous wildlife. Bears in particular need to be respected and avoided. One of the easiest ways to avoid bears is to be careful with storing and preparing food.   Bears acute sense of smell evolved in order to help them find food,Read the Rest…


DIY: HOW TO DISTILL WATER AT HOME

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Head into any gas station and you’re likely to pay $1.50 or more for 20 ounces of water. Some of this water is labeled “pure,” but such a distinction can be misleading. It might be spring water, it might have been purified by reverse osmosis, or it might have been steam distilled. Not only is bottled water more expensive perRead the Rest…


EmergencyCommunications After an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse)

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Learn How to Protect Your Two Way Radios from the Effects of an EMP as well as a Communications “System” for Re-connecting with Loved Ones. Following An EMP, Telephones, Cell Phones, and the Internet Will Be a Thing of the Past. Two Way Radios Will Be a Valuable Tool for a Few People. It’s not always an easy thing to getRead the Rest…


Making A Swedish Candle

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I thought I would share this good idea with you. Its called a “Swedish Candle”. It makes a very enjoyable campfire to sit by for the evening, there is no need to add wood to it every 30 minutes or so either, just one log, one match. It also makes an excellent cook fire as billies, kettles etc. can beRead the Rest…


The List of 13 Do’s And Don’ts Of Food Storage

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Unless you live in a 6000 square foot house with your own personal bunker, you probably don’t want to have sacks of grain or hundreds of cans of food lying out in the open. The trouble is, in order to have enough food and water to withstand a prolonged disaster you need a ton of space and the ability toRead the Rest…


Hurricane Preparedness – Are You Ready?

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Here are a few suggestions on what you need to do to be prepared for a hurricane: You need about a gallon of water per person per day. Figure you’re on your own for at least three days before FEMA, Red Cross and/or National Guard gets there. So fill up what ever containers you have or can buy. Don’t forgetRead the Rest…


How To Make Waterproof Matches

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Here’s a short video tutorial on making your own waterproof matches: I know you can buy waterproof matches but these are expensive and they have limitations.  For example the popular Coleman waterproof matches are pretty much useless if the striking strip on the box is damaged. Making your own waterproof matches with cheap strike anywhere matches is super cheap, superRead the Rest…


Disappearing in a Crowd

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Hello Everyone. This is Brigette reporting to you from the backwoods. Today I want to talk to you about disappearing in a crowd or how not to make yourself a target. As I write this we are in the middle of deer season, which in my area means camo clothing. During hunting season it is perfectly acceptable to wear camouflageRead the Rest…


Food Storage Prep – A Simple Guide to Emergency Food Storage

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I get 30 – 50 emails a day which is great because I love hearing from you guys and gals, especially when you make my head swell with words of praise and agreement. A lot of readers are seeking advice on one subject or another and while I try to respond to everyone, I do get covered up some timesRead the Rest…


DIY Gallon Jug Light

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Here is a very easy project that almost anyone can do. This gallon jug light provides ample light perfect for camping, or a home without power. Materials you will need : 1 Super-Bright LED Flood Light Head Lamp 1 Gallon water jug (Full of water) 1 Cap-full of bleach (Any kind will work just fine). All you have to do isRead the Rest…


Tornado Survival Tips

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It is generally considered common knowledge that being underground is the best bet you can make when a tornado strikes, but what happens when you don’t have a tornado or cellar available, and what do you do once you’re in your safe area? If you live in a tornado prone area, it is very important to know what you shouldRead the Rest…


After an apocalypse or major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately respond to everyone’s needs, so it’s important to have a backup disaster recovery plan to take care of yourself and your family. Plan to be on your own for at least the first 72 hours.