100-Year-Old Way to Filter Rainwater in a Barrel | The Prepper JournalThe Prepper Journal During our boiling, broiling, blistering summer of 2012 here in the Missouri Ozarks, water was a topic of conversation wherever we went. Creeks and ponds dried up (some never recovered) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled. Many folks shared memories of rain barrels, cisterns, hand pumps and drawing water with a well bucket as a child, usually on grandpa and grandma’s farm. Some said they’d never want to rely again on those old-time methods of getting water. But, at least they knew how it was done. It seems we have lost much practical knowledge in the last 50 or so years because we thought we’d never need it again. A tattered, 4-inch thick, 1909 book I happily secured for $8 in a thrift store reveals, among umpteen-thousand other every-day skills, how to make homemade water filters. The “wholesome” observation applies to plants, too. 100-year-old instructions Free online reading
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The 10 Laws of Food Storage | PreparednessMama Overwhelmed with your preps? Here's what you really need to be prepared... The Mega List of Preparedness: 512 items the Ultimate Prepared Family Should Consider Stocking & Storing. We do not share email addresses 10 Drills To Make You A Skilled Concealed Carrier You’ve chosen to carry a weapon concealed for your personal protection and that of your family. But you’ve eschewed specialized training and chosen instead to rely upon your personal knowledge, the stuff you have read in written self-defense and firearm publications, and the common sense that has gotten you to this point in the first place. After all, mama didn’t raise a fool. You’ve been pretty successful at staying alive to this point, so the following is intended as a basic guideline to enhance your current set of skills. The following is what I call the 30-round defensive shooting scenario. Grab an IDPA target, 60 or 90 rounds and get to the range. This type of training is a live-fire exercise and should be performed where you can shoot without concerns for safety (and only after you are confident in your safety protocols). Drill 1 Take a position at 5 yards with a low-ready position (unholstered). Drill 2 Drill 3 Drill 4 Drill 5 Drill 6 Drill 7 Drill 8 Drill 9 Drill 10
Start your food storage on $10 a week by Alan T. Hagan If Old Mother Hubbard had had a food storage program before she went to her cupboard her poor dog would have gotten his bone. Given the fact that her cupboard was bare it was probably because she didn't have the wherewithal to fill it. Finding the resources to put food by against troubled times is a common problem, but it is solvable, even for those of us on tight budgets. In fact, over the long term, the food storage program you start now will save you money. It is like starting a savings account. Despite what many believe, you don't have to spend large amounts of money on specially packaged foods to put away a sizable food store. Depending on what you decide is important to you, everything you will need for a complete food storage program can be had from your local grocer and, perhaps, some other local businesses. Preparing for what? Before buying anything you should sit down at the kitchen table with paper and pencil because you have some decision making to do. How do I pay for it?
10 Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work Doesn't matter what you call it: writer's block or creative block or simply "Where is my inspiration when I need it?!" All creative individuals find their work coming less easily at some times than others. That's when you need strategies, and plenty of them. There are at least 90 such tips, tools, and techniques in , edited by Alex Cornell, with a foreword by Erik Spiekermann. is a fresh compilation of practical, real world solutions offered by a range of creative individuals, including graphic designers, artists, writers, and photographers. The insights in this perkily designed, light-hearted, and useful little volume are sometimes amusing, often unexpected. to find it more compelling. Place an ink-stained handprint on its blankness so you have something to fix. You can't criticize the results. Consider this: "I'm not running out of ideas, just trying to push myself into better ones." in your episodes of creative block. to conceive of your blocks. , not just one. Blocked?
10 Smart Ideas My Redneck Neighbor Taught Me - Online Survival Blog & Survival News I found this great story from a “non-prepper” and thought you guys and gals might get a kick out of this! Enjoy and let me know what you think. If these idea’s get you thinking about your own preparations you need to see this: Most neighborhoods have “those neighbors” that you can’t really avoid. Part of living in suburbia, however, is learning how to deal with them, ignore them, or learn to like them. Eddy is one of those guys that the other neighbors have categorized as “the doomsday guy.” 1. Any young boy most likely had that moment around the age of 7 when he wanted a pocket knife. At the end of the day, there is no reason anybody should not have a pocket knife on hand just like they would have a screwdriver in their tool box. -Kershaw Ken Onion Black Leek Folding Knife 2. Lucky for Eddy, he has a 1-acre lot that gives him plenty of space to do everything. 3. Eddy loves his garden. 4. 5. 6. 7. “Does water expire?” 8. 9. 1o. View the original article
Grow Sweet Potatoes — Even in the North - Organic Gardening Related Content Growing Calories Grow to fill yourself up from your garden. Potatoes will give you the most calories in the least spa... An ideal staple crop for those seeking to meet most of their food needs with homegrown produce would be nutrient-dense, offer high yields, and have excellent flavor and storage qualities. Sweet potatoes are more nutritious and store better than any other root crop — they’re easy for home gardeners to keep for a full year. Unforgettable Flavor I’ve been growing (in Canada!) I wondered whether Suzanne’s grower in South Carolina had a secret. I now know that the matter is a bit more complicated than one simple secret. Five Facts for Fabulous Sweet Potatoes 1. 2. 3. 4. Providing proper curing conditions for five days may require some planning in advance. 5. Hot Potatoes! Sweet potato plants are, in most respects, undemanding. Growing temperature is the only environmental factor that can’t be ignored — sweet potatoes like it hot! Warm ’Em Up Harvest Time
50 Things You Should Stop Buying & Start Making As a society, we have become over-reliant on “ready made” products. We have lost the ability to make things from scratch. Rather than blend up some peanuts to make delicious, tasty and fresh peanut butter, we’ll spend many dollars on a jar from the store that contains artificial preservatives, unnecessary packaging and that simply lines the pockets of huge, unethical multinational corporations. Aside from foods, you can also make your own personal care products, beauty and make up products, cleaning products and home accessories that taste, work or look better than store bought, without the harmful chemicals and toxins and free from excessive, earth damaging packaging. Foods Homemade Ketchup – This ketchup won’t brake the bank, tastes better than the real deal and contains no added sugar – so it’s nutritionally good for the whole family. Peanut Butter – It is so simple to make this pantry staple it would be silly to buy it. Want to learn more about making your own foods? Next Page >>>
Overlooked Bug Out Bag essentials - Geek Prepper To help prevent overlooked bug out bag essentials, we’ve brainstormed and put together our list of essential items that seem to get over looked. This is just the start, we’re going to keep brainstorming and investigating this topic, then add to it as we go! I hate it when I’m on a trip and I forget to pack something. Imagine how much worse it would be after SHTF? You may not be able to run to the store and get what you need. The time to get these items is now. Do you have the tools and supplies that you need for bug out or bug in? The List of Overlooked Preparedness items: Tools Sewing Awl: You can use this to repair items made of tough materials, like leather and canvas. Fire Gear Lighters, tons of Lighters: I like the outdoors as much as anyone, but if I’m hungry or cold, I want my fire now. Food Gear Fishing Gear: Everyone packs fishing tackle, but what about a tiny fishing pole? Navigation Aids Protective gear Goggles: There is a reason that our military issues these to our troops. Hygiene