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10 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches

Updated videos on methods of creating fire
Thursday, April 28, 2016, 4:24 PM

As we look at preparing for uncertain times, we seek to have the resources on hand to weather the storm and be more resilient in our daily lives.  We store water and put food away for shortages or emergency situations.  We make sure we can communicate with family, friends, and loved ones.  We are all working on building resilience our own ways and learning from each other. 

Knowledge and skills acquisition is a topic that resonates greatly with the Peak Prosperity community. In this article we will explore a critical skill to learn and practice that can help you in really tough times or emergency situations – the skill of making fire. » Read more

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Unpacking Beehives After Winter

Open in the Spring and diagnose any colony deaths
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 2:46 PM

With Spring approaching, it is time to start planning your next steps in hive care and maintenance.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/beekeeping/bees-in-winter-ze0z1601zbay.aspx

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Clean Drinking Water

Clean Water in an Emergency

3 simple preps for ensuring access to water
Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 11:30 AM

Having access to clean water in an emergency is critical and almost always overlooked until it is too late. Here are a few obvious points to understand about water:

• Without water you die very quickly
Depending on your health and age, you will live for 5-7 days without clean water. You can live much longer without food.

• Water is heavy and takes up a lot of space
A gallon of water weighs about 8.3 pounds. Water is not easy to transport because it is so heavy. That means your emergency water plan should account for that. » Read more

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How to Live Through a Flood

Tips for improving your survival skills
Friday, July 3, 2015, 6:41 PM

With more chaotic weather and severe storms being a possibility, it is good to be prepared with the knowledge of what to do in a flooding emergency.  Here are a few tips and things to consider when stuck in a flood.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-how-live-through-flood

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7 Ways To Use Amazing Baking Soda In The Garden

Time to start using it outside your homestead too
Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:32 PM

Some interesting uses for baking soda in the garden. Time to check on your stash of this inexpensive prep and make sure you have plenty on hand.

http://bestplants.com/7-ways-to-use-amazing-baking-soda-in-the-garden/

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7 Ways To Use Amazing Baking Soda In The Garden

Time to start using it outside your homestead too
Friday, June 26, 2015, 8:26 PM

Some interesting uses for baking soda in the garden. Time to check on your stash of this inexpensive prep and make sure you have plenty on hand.

http://bestplants.com/7-ways-to-use-amazing-baking-soda-in-the-garden/

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Spring Tornadoes

Get ready...
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9:04 PM

Some tips and preps to consider to get yourself ready for the Spring tornado season as it approaches. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-be-prepared-spring-tornadoes

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How To Prepare For War

Sounds steps today will actually make a big difference
Thursday, March 12, 2015, 3:35 PM

Executive Summary

  • There's much you can do to reduce your risk in advance of the arrival of a:
    • Trade war
    • Energy war
    • Financial war
    • Cyber war
    • Grid-down sabotage
    • Shooting war
    • Nuclear war
  • The steps you should prioritze the most right now

If you have not yet read Part 1: Is It Time To Prepare For War? available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

As a preamble, I need to note that I do not enjoy or derive any satisfaction from writing about or spending time on figuring out how to dodge the worst impacts of human behavior.  War sits right at the top of my ‘This is stupid’  list, as war represents the idea that all other attempts at being smart or diplomatic have already failed.  I'm sorry that I have to spend time writing this report, and I am sorry that you have to spend time considering it.  With that said, I feel I have no choice, and somebody has to take on this task.  With a heavy heart…

If the West (meaning the US and Europe) decides to further goad Russia, war may be inevitable. Sooner or later, Russia will have to switch from 'response' mode to 'reaction' mode.  I’ve previous detailed the reasons for this in previous reports here, here and here.

As (sadly) expected, things have only escalated over the past year, not de-escalated. The West has a serious bone to pick with Russia, yet nobody can really explain what it is or why the conflict exists. (As an aside, I think it’s just bruised neo-con egos over Syria, but it really doesn’t matter what the explanation is at this point.) So, here we are in la-la land.

The consequences of an escalated conflict between Russia and the US/West could range from a very minor skirmish fought over some relatively meaningless items of trade, to an attack on financial markets, all the way to an all-out nuclear exchange.

The question becomes: What, if anything, can we do to prepare?

Lots, as it turns out.

No matter where... » Read more

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Top 10 Bushcraft & Survival Skills To Practice This Winter

Honing your skills in harsh winter conditions
Friday, January 30, 2015, 2:08 PM

Winter can be a great time to stay active and add an additional challenge to your practice of bushcraft and survival skills.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/top-10-bushcraft-survival-skills-to-practice-this-winter/

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6 Ways to make an emergency candle

Using household objects
Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 3:05 PM

6 great ways to be resourceful in creating emergency lighting and make candles out of everyday household items.

http://www.treehugger.com/green-home/6-ways-make-emergency-candle.html