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Bug Out Communications

Bug Out Communications was previously posted at: In the event of an emergency, you might not be able to depend on your cell or land-line phones to exchange information between you and your loved ones. The cell towers may be un-powered or completely overloaded. Network coverage may be spotty outside of your coverage area. The […]

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Managing Your Bees

Managing Bees – The Queen and her Court-Part 2

I am amazed every time I watch my bees. They are simply fascinating. In true HRH fashion, I’ve named my queens – after the queens of Bohemia, of course. Queen Beatrice reigns over my first hive; the others are Queen Adelaide, Queen Caroline and Queen Eleanor. In this post, I’m going to discuss some tips, tricks […]

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Survival Knives

Four Awesome Survival Knives on Amazon

When I hear the words Survival Knife the first thing I think of is the monster knives that Sylvester Stallone carried in the Rambo movies First Blood (1982), Rambo (1985) and Rambo III (1988). But honestly carrying a huge Rambo knife into the woods is just not realistic. Most modern survival knives used today are similar in shape and size, fixed […]

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Modern Sporting Rifles

Ready! Set!! Prep!!! – Modern Sporting Rifles

So here we are. Last, but certainly not least. Part 3 of my series of posts on Prepper Guns. In this post I will be discussing what the liberal anti-gun media considers evil, semi-sentient, blood thirsty, slaughter machines. The Modern Sporting Rifles. I can almost hear readers saying “Finally he gets to the Assault Rifles!” […]

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Ultimate Archery Link List

The Ultimate Archery Link List

The bow and arrow is such an iconic weapon used on almost every continent throughout history. Whether you are talking about the archery skills of Robin Hood, Genghis Khan or the Apache Indians. All of them used bows to change history. Movie and TV shows have really inspired a whole new generation of archers. Movies […]

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Homestead eggs

Eggs! Eggs! Eggs!

In my mind, the #1 benefit of having poultry on our homestead is fresh eggs. They are a wonderful food; small, self-contained, nutritional treasures. An average chicken egg is 50g, containing 6g of protein, and about 78 calories. In a 2000 calorie/day diet this represents 12% of the daily recommended protein and only 4% of […]

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Diversify your flock with ducks!

Diversify your flock with ducks!

Last spring, my husband thought it would be fun to add ducks to our homestead; remember, diversifying isn’t just for stock portfolios. He did some research to make sure that we could provide the right environment for them and found that it was going to be easier than expected. Backyard Chickens.com was a wonderful resource. […]

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So, you want to raise chickens...

So, you want to raise chickens…

You’ve decided that you want to keep chickens. There are a few things you need to do before you bring the little darlings home. Most of this information can be found in a wonderful online forum called BackyardChickens.com. The information below is a summary of more detailed information BYC has. Check city ordinances. This should be […]

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