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5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in the Garden

Recycling and being self-sufficient are two important elements to becoming more green and reducing our impact on the planet. Being able to repurpose household items in the garden is a great way to use the things that we would otherwise discard and give them new life. Being creative with what we already have around the […]

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7 DIY Insect Sprays For Your Garden

DIY Insect Spray

Insects in the garden can become very destructive if they are not dealt with properly, and can settle into a plot and be very hard to remove later. It is important to figure out what pest is attacking your garden, and from that, you can create a spray to help remove them. Growing your own […]

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Top 10 Things to Know Before You Live Off the Grid

Few people in this world have the courage to leave the trodden course to try a different way of living. It can be a tough proposition, indeed, causing you to feel insecure. But if you’ve managed to fight your insecurities and finally decided to join this small but growing clan of people, you’d have to […]

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10 Reasons to Raise Ducks


So have you finally solved the riddle of what came first—the egg or the chicken? Well, who cares anyways, when you have the choice of rearing ducks instead of chickens. Raising ducks is any day a better option than raising chickens for a whole lot of attractive reasons which you wouldn’t want to miss out […]

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Top 10 Gun Safes

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Given the growing gun culture in the United States, having a gun safe is not an option—it’s a necessity. As the name suggests, a gun safe is a container where you can keep your guns, and also the ammunition, safe and well protected, thus preventing them from falling into the wrong hands or accidentally being […]

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10 Mistakes Made By Preppers

Do you have a strong sense of responsibility towards your own safety and that of your family? Do you feel the need to be always and well prepared to deal with any natural or manmade disaster or catastrophe? Does the state of world affairs, with all the violence and natural calamities, worry you to the […]

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Top 10 Herbs To Grow In Your Garden

Herbs from the garden make all the difference in a home cooked meal, and are easy to grow. Many dry well, allowing them to be available either fresh or dried, year round. Herbs in the garden attract pollinators, and for the most part, are deer resistant. Many have a great fragrance to them, and make […]

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Best Survival and Bushcraft Axe Reviews and Comparison Guide

Survival knives are a good tool to have in your arsenal, but sometimes some jobs are better suited for something a little bigger and stronger such as abushcraftaxe. Unlike survival knives, the axe has three major sections: The edge or blade, the head, and the handle.Typically, the sharp edge of an axe is made of […]

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5 Best Bug Out Bags For When SHTF

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A good bug out bag can mean the difference between life and death in an emergency situation. Too much gear may slow you down, but too little equipment may leave you incapable of survival. If you needed to leave your home with only a three-day pack, would you be prepared for the worst case scenario? […]

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9 Best Gifts For Survival

9 best gifts for preppers

Shopping for someone interested in survival gear or prepping? This can be a daunting task especially if you’re not sure what they might want or need. Here are 9 items that might help you find the right gift for this person, regardless of your budget. 1. Snugpak Jungle Blanket Poncho liners are versatile items in […]

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