Living Off The Land Lessons From The Pioneers

living off the land lessons from the pioneers

The notion of “living off the land” often evokes a romanticized ideal of simplicity and independence. However, the reality of this lifestyle required specific tools and resources for survival, such as a long-barreled flintlock rifle, gunpowder, lead and bullet molds, a hunting knife, an axe, awls for stitching moccasins, and iron cooking pots.

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What To Do When There Is No Dentist

what to do when there is no dentist

Savoring a meal with a picturesque backdrop from your remote abode, you suddenly hear a loud snap as you bite down on a nut, followed by agonizing pain from a fractured tooth. While this may seem like an uncommon occurrence, dental emergencies can strike unexpectedly, whether at home or in the wilderness, and can swiftly incapacitate an individual.

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Canning Chicken – Here’s Ho To Do It

canning chicken here's ho to do it

As a child, my family lived in a rural area without the convenience of deep-freezers powered by electricity. This meant that my mom and grandma had to can food out of necessity, including my mom’s prized creation of home-canned chicken. Canning chicken is an economical and reliable way for those who raise chickens to make use of surplus meat.

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Raising roosters for meat

raising roosters for meat

If you find yourself with a surplus of cockerels that you don’t want to keep, don’t lose hope. With proper care, these birds can be transformed into a valuable source of homegrown food.

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Bugging Out With A Baby

bugging out with a baby

We often find ourselves captivated by tales of a lone survivor bugging out in the apocalypse, whether it’s a man and his trusty long-life friend or perhaps a canine companion by his side. He’s the quintessential American hero, always embroiled in dangerous situations and doing what he must to survive.

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Evacuate with a customized bug-out boat

evacuate with a customized bug out boat

Many of America’s largest cities, including Manhattan, are paradoxically located in geographically isolated areas of the country. Although one in 38 Americans lives in New York City, much of the city is bound by water, making it only marginally connected to the mainland. Consequently, in the event of a major disaster, such as a grid outage, terrorist attack, or a national pandemic, the city’s eight million residents will be dependent on a few bridges for safe passage.

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10 Tips To Help You Hunt More Coyotes

10 tips to help you hunt more coyotes

While I was still in middle school, I experienced the thrill of calling and killing my first coyote, which fetched a handsome sum of $55 at the local fur buyer. This event sparked my interest in coyote-calling, and I soon found myself relying on fur to make a living as I struggled to establish my outfitting business after high school. Through persistent trial and error, I learned the art of coyote-calling, eventually winning frequent contests.

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Knowing Your Blade Grinds Can Make Or Break Your Survival Knife

knowing your blade grinds can make or break your survival knife

Have you ever tried shopping for a new knife and found yourself struggling to understand the marketing jargon? Knife manufacturers tend to use fancy terms like flat grinds, chisel grinds, Scandi grinds, zero bevels, mid-tech, forged, stock removal, textured G-10, S30V, Damascus, and pattern-welded, which can be confusing. However, understanding these terms can help you choose the best knife for your needs.

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SERE – Survive, Evade, Resist and Escape

sere survive, evade, resist and escape

The small voice in your mind always feared this day’s arrival, and now it’s here. As you look back at the burning city skyline, you hear gunshots, blood-curdling screams, and shattering glass. Anxious thoughts race through your mind as you wonder if your family is safe. You are leaving this dying city with all the gear and food you’ve stockpiled and all the time you’ve spent training. You are now miles away from your hometown and family on a business trip with strangers.

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Proven and Practical Skills Learned From The Homelessness Community

proven and practical skills learned from the homelessness community

Ascending the cold, slanted cement slab has become tiresome, but this is now home. The crawl space beneath the underpass is the best option available until you can get back on solid ground. After pushing aside the tent flap and stealing a quick glance at the dry riverbed 60 feet away, you wonder how you ended up here before crawling into your tent for the night.

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The Science Of Earthquakes And How To Prepare For The Big One

the science of earthquakes and how to prepare for the big one

Earthquakes are unpredictable, and their effects can be severe. Unlike other natural disasters, there is no accurate way to predict when and where they will occur. Even if you don’t live in an area prone to earthquakes, you could still be affected.

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How To Control Soil Pests and Insects

how to control soil pests and insects

Organic gardeners have long struggled with soil pests and insects, as there is currently no organic chemical solution available to treat them. Wireworms, cutworms, and leatherjackets are particularly troublesome on newly cultivated land, as they can devour the roots of almost any plant.

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Food Storage Plan For The Long Run

food storage plan for the long run

When my husband and I decided to create a food storage plan for the long run, we initially focused on stocking up on white rice. We calculated the amount of rice we would need if it was the only food we had to consume for a whole year, and then purchased that quantity. However, I would not recommend this approach to others. Not only did we end up with an excessive amount of rice, but we also failed to consider the importance of a well-rounded diet.

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