Beekeeper Tips for Rookies

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Doesn’t the idea of becoming a beekeeper, gathering your own backyard honey for your family sound like a responsible self reliance skill to master? I have to admit in theory it sounds like the right thing to do for my family. In reality however, I am not sure I’m ready to take on a swarming […]

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Dry Canning

Dry Canning I’ve bottled peaches, jams, apple pie filling but it has never occurred to me before that I can use my Mason jars to bottle dry goods. Sure, store my rice in beans in sealed #10 cans for long term storage, but that requires special equipment to make the cans airtight. But at The […]

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drink enough water

Do You Drink Enough Water Now?

Did you drink enough water today? Every year, we spend hours making sure our emergency supplies are well stocked. We’ll store canned goods, rations, tools, and even water (with accompanying water filters, of course). Many of us think we’re pretty well prepared. However, much like you should eat what you store and store what you […]

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Smart Self Reliance Attitudes

Like the self reliance skills we discussed earlier this week, it takes more than physical preparation to truly be prepared. Those who are great at preparing tend to have certain attitudes and traits. Here are some of the attitudes and behaviors every true prepper has. Caution It’s tempting to watch shows like The Walking Dead […]

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