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7 Reasons to Always Carry a Knife

and none of them are for self defense
Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 10:03 AM

A number of great ideas and reasons to always keep a pocket knife on your person.  And this goes out to all the prepared ladies out there too.  It does not need to be a huge Rambo survival knife but something practice and easy to use. 

http://www.survivalbased.com/survival-blog/5540/7-reasons-to-always-carry-a-knife-and-none-of-them-are-for-self-defense

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16 Uses for Plastic Sheeting

(aka Visqueen)
Friday, September 26, 2014, 3:31 PM

A bunch of good ideas and uses for clear plastic sheeting.  It can be very handy to have a roll on hand to be used in many DIY projects and survival situations.  How do you use it on your homestead?

http://thesurvivalmom.com/16-uses-plastic-sheeting-aka-visqueen/

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Holz Hausen

Beehive shaped wood pile
Thursday, September 25, 2014, 6:51 PM

Learn how to build this very interesting and different way to stack wood.  I might just have to try building a "Holz Hausen".

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/how-build-beehive-shaped-holz-hausen-wood-pile-video.html

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Make Copies of Wallet Cards
Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 6:07 PM

A great article exploring the reasons and methods to copy important information from your wallet and other sources as backup and for emergency situations.

http://rethinksurvival.com/make-copies-of-wallet-cards/

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8 Uncommon First Aid Items

Simple preps to add to your med kit.
Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:25 PM

An interesting list of a few not so common additions to the standard first aid kit.  What additional items do you keep on hand that are not typically found in a first aid kit?

http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/fast-track-tip-8-uncommon-first-aid-items/

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Car Emergency Kit List

The basics to ensure your roadside safety
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:44 PM

A nice discussion of the benefits of having a well thought out list of emergency supplies and tools in your car for those times when you get stuck with your car and help could be a long time coming

http://shtfdad.com/car-emergency-kit-list/

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screencap: youtube.com/watch?v=aauQC0bjsm8

20 Wire Coat Hanger Uses for Survival

Good reasons to have them on hand
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:27 PM

A great little video going over the many uses or survival tools one can fashion out of a coat hanger or sturdy wire.

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credit: K Martinko

5 ways to preserve food without refrigeration

Many ways to keep food without the cold
Monday, September 15, 2014, 2:32 PM

A great overview of the top methods to keep food edible and store it safely without refrigeration. 

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-food/5-ways-preserve-food-without-refrigeration/

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4 Vegetables you can plant now for a fall harvest

Get those last minute garden veggies planted
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 4:37 PM

With Fall upon us, there is still time to get in a few fast growing crops into the garden.  Here are 4 ideas to get you started.  Don't forget about your kale!

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/4-vegetables-you-can-plant-now-fall-garden-harvest.html

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Solar Water Heating Basics

Learn the ins and outs of solar water heating
Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:35 PM

A great summary article and information to get you thinking about and installing a solar hot water system.

http://commonsensehome.com/solar-water-heating/