Can a Wood Gasifier Really Be a Reliable Energy Source?

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A few years back I fell in love with a show called “The Colony” on the Discovery Channel. If you haven’t seen it before, this reality show takes a group of seemingly random people and drops them into the middle of a staged, post-apocalyptic pandemic scenario.   The colonists are left in a desolate urban …

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Lightening the Load and Becoming Less Reliant On Gear

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I saw a conversation in a preppers group on Facebook the other day that got me thinking about something. The conversation started with someone obviously very new to all this asking probably the most common beginner’s question there is about prepping. “I’m putting together a bugout bag, what do I need to put in it?” …

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The NO-B.S. Breakdown of Aquaponics

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Harvesting food from Aquaponics seems to be a topic that a lot of preppers and homesteaders are interested in today. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of misinformation, grandstanding and downright B.S. out there about the realities of aquaponics. Today we’re going to dive right in and separate the facts from the fiction when it comes to …

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Don’t Give Up On Gardening – 4 Common Culprits for Gardening Failures

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Nearly every prepper “authority” out there will tell you that in order to be truly self-sufficient, whether during a SHTF disaster or even just day to day life, you need a way to produce your own food and that the most efficient way to do that is gardening. I definitely agree with that.   Gardening …

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Defending Yourself against Dog Attacks

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They might be cute and they might be cuddly but dogs can go from man’s best friend to man’s worst nightmare in the blink of an eye.   Dogs attack over 4 million people in the U.S. every single year. While most are not fatal attacks (usually less than 50 fatalities a year) dogs can …

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