How to Be a Prepper (and Live Happily Ever After): (March 19, 2015) Being a prepper is not just about hoarding food and prepping gear. Prepping is about combining your skills, hobbies and interests to survive whatever comes your way. Prepare to live happily ever after with us. Enjoy our prepping articles!
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Pretty Little Prepper Lies. Whether lies are secretive, boastful or come from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a measure of caution before accepting prepping ideas and misinformation. Don't succumb to the pretty little lies from other survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug Administration, or the Centers for Disease Control either.
Copper is an incredibly overlooked prep! Not only does copper have a monetary value for preppers in bartering, and practical use for preppers in forging tools, but copper also has an array of healthful benefits! Learn the many interesting uses of copper for preppers and how to use copper prepping.
Every day carry: Altoids survival tins: How to Make a Mini Survival Tin. Make several for friends and family, for your vehicles, and for your bugout bag. It's a satisfying do-it-yourself prepper project to customize your kit with our survival tin list.
HAPPY idea of the Month: Fill a bean bag with edible beans! No worries, the mylar is at the bottom, the stuff on the top is what you'll use to barter. Learn more secret compartments.
Home sweet homestead. 65+ ways of Homesteading with the farm! You don't have to quit your job and move to the country! Start living off the grid now and enjoy your urban homestead. Get started with this list of 50 homesteading skills anyone can try.
Stash this surprising survival tool in your medicine cabinet: mouthwash! We uncovered 12 strange survival uses of mouthwash. Mouthwash contains alcohol and has many first aid applications and interesting uses in preparedness.
Yoder-Lay-He-Who! Yoder's canned meats have a 10-year shelf life. Try canned sausage, canned hamburger, and canned beef taco filling too.
How to have a Mexican Fiesta during an apocalypse: Plan ahead and your family can dine on tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other specialties with Yoder's canned taco filling, home made tortillas, canned beans, olives, corn and even sour cream!
Got antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs). Natural antibiotics can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.
Axe / hatchet and sharpener for wood chopping. Learn also about the importance of a Pulaski axe.
Blankets – Stock up on both mylar and wool blankets. Mylar is lightweight and helps you retain 90% of body heat (it's essential for you bugout bag). A fire- resistant wool blanket for first aid is a valuable prep to own and ideal for Winterizing your vehicle.
Bleach – 10 Things you should know about bleach before you buy too much.
Water Storage. If you have kids, you'll want a 260-gallon water tank that will ensure a family of four has water for three months.
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Grow your own Medicinal Herbs: What will you discover in Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs book, a beginners guide? Bring herbs into your life! Learn to make an aloe lotion soothes poison ivy, dandelion-burdock tincture for sluggish digestion, and lavender-lemon balm tea for stress relief. Pair this guidebook with the Medicinal Herb Garden in a can, also pictured left. Soon you will enjoy.
Cayenne, the most widely regarded as a circulatory stimulant said to strengthen the heart and blood vessels while promoting increased vitality.
Borage, effective against weak or diminished adrenal function, inflammation, sore and inflamed eyes, colds, bronchitis, congestion, and fever.
Pleurisy root, used by Native Americans, has been used in the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, chronic rheumatism, and as an expectorant
Nettle treats asthma as well as cold and allergy relief when steeped as a tea.
Skullcap treats insomnia and is a headache remedy.
Culver's root treats liver and gallbladder disorders.
Hyssop leaves have been brewed into a tea to soothing properties for colds, flus, sore throat, bruises and burns!
Lemon balm is a known folk remedy used as an anti-viral agent.
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