Do I have To Blanch My Surplus Vegetables before Freezing?

Blanching Vegetables

Some of you may already be thinking that freezing foods for preservation is not ideal, because what happens if the power goes out for an extended period. This of course can and will happen, but this should not stop you from taking advantage of this quick and reliable way of preserving surplus produce from your …

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How To and Where To Set Trip Wires For an Early Warning System

Trip Wires

  Homes set back in the woods may need an early warning system, a system that alerts you that someone is prowling your property or sneaking up on the home. If you are off grid using alternative power sources, you may not have enough electrical resources that would allow a wired alarm system and/or surveillance …

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DIY Solar Power Basics

DIY Off Grid Solar Power

  There are many reasons why people don’t choose alternative energy like solar power. Cost may be the leading factor, but a greater number of people could make the move if something like solar was in the DIY category. All those watts and volts can get confusing. If it were to be simplified and many …

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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls

If you’re like me you are always trying to find a way to save some cash, one way you can save is to stop buying dryer sheets and make these DIY wool dryer balls. Wool dryer balls soften your laundry naturally without the use of any chemicals. They also save energy by cutting down on …

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Should You Keep Your Property Maintained Once the SHTF?

Push Mower SHTF

Should You Keep Your Property up Once the SHTF like Mowing Trimming And So Forth If the power grid has collapsed, you are sheltering in place and it has been three weeks or more, do you maintain the outside of your home or do you let it go. Letting it goes means the grass is …

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The Ins and Outs of Prepper Home Security

Prepper Home Security

There is a difference between home security and home defense. Security involves preventative actions you would take to reduce or to deter action by others and of course defense is reacting once a threat presents itself. The title “ins and outs” is named thus, because you have to think about keeping others from coming in …

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Is Your Every Day Carry (EDC) Relevant To What You Do Everyday

EDC-Every-Day-Carry-Items

Is Your Every Day Carry (EDC) Relevant To What You Do Everyday If you do a search on the Internet for Everyday Carry (EDC) you will get over 5 million results. Overwhelming to say the least, and with so many choices it may be hard to choose, or so you think. Start thinking about what …

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12 Steps to Prepare For a Day Hike

Day Hiking Checklist

Daydreaming About a Day Hike That Could Turn Into a Nightmare You simply cannot stand it anymore. Your cabin fever has literally reached a fever pitch, time to get outside and breathe some fresh air again. Wild edibles are popping up, birds are flocking and the rivers, and streams are running strong with snow melt. …

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Seeds, Seedlings or Both When Starting Your Garden

Seeds Seedlings

For most people it would be a combination of sowing seeds directly in the ground or in pots and transplanting into the ground using seedlings. The seedlings can be ones that you started yourself indoors six to eight weeks before the last frost, or you can purchase seedlings from your local home and garden store. …

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Survival Kit in a Tin, Is This Possible?

Altoids Survival Kits

A typical off the shelf survival in a tin kit can contain a pack of sugar, book of matches, one razor blade, stick of gum, one tea bag, one beef bouillon cube, safety pin, whistle, one fishhook, stub of pencil with no eraser, button compass, piece of paper and a Tootsie roll. The kits do …

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