Emergency Funds
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by Damian Brindle
5d ago
Life throws curveballs. It’s a cliché for a reason – unexpected events can derail even the most meticulously planned budgets, and when you’re also trying to prepare your home and family for emergencies of all sorts, it makes financial stewardship even more crucial. It could be anything: a car breaks down, the washing machine floods ..read more
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How to Lockdown Your Home for an Extended Absence: 13 Smart Strategies
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by Damian Brindle
1w ago
Preppers do what they can to have some control amid the chaos in an uncertain world. That’s why going on vacation for an extended period can be nerve-wracking. Imagine the anxiety of those stranded somewhere else during the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a fresh reminder that society can stop functioning normally overnight ..read more
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Prepping on a Budget
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by Damian Brindle
1w ago
The older I get, the more I realize just how important skills are regarding preparedness. I know I’ve focused on “stuff” in my early days of prepping, but now I’m trying to focus on my survival capabilities, thus my interest in homesteading and all things related to longer-term survival beyond more “stuff.” Don’t get me ..read more
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16 Unexpected Concerns When Raising Chickens
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by Damian Brindle
1w ago
The entire essence of prepping comes from a desire to become more self-sufficient. Food is one resource that can be rather tricky to figure out, though there are many options. For example, chicken can be a great source of protein, but you’ll have to work on the poultry’s upbringing before you can get your eggs ..read more
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Safer DIY 1LB Propane Tank Refill Solution
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by Damian Brindle
2w ago
There are two videos you should watch below. The first is the original video where he shows what I’ve done in the past, which is to refill the “disposable” cannisters. But, there’s a safer method using cannisters which are intended to be refilled; that videos is the second one below. Video #1: Using “Disposable” Cannisters ..read more
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Cooking Without Power
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by Damian Brindle
3w ago
The flicker of a dying light bulb. The hum of the refrigerator grinding to a halt. The sudden plunge into darkness confirms your worst fear – a power outage. While the inconvenience of a dark living room might be manageable, the question of food quickly becomes a concern. Don’t worry, even without electricity, you can ..read more
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Meat Preservation, No Refrigeration – Only One Ingredient
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by Damian Brindle
3w ago
Salt. It’s salt. Here’s how to use it so meat lasts nearly forever ..read more
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Smartphone Survival Apps Book Updated. Want an Early Copy?
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by Damian Brindle
3w ago
Last week, I decided to update my smartphone apps book. I was surprised it was older than I remember (I wrote it back in 2017) which means that, relative to my many other survival books, this one was due for an update! After all, smartphone apps change all the time. Long story short, rather than ..read more
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How to Cast a Stove From a Paint Bucket
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by Damian Brindle
1M ago
I thought I would post something fun today because the past month hasn’t been very good personally. Anyway, for those who’ve been around a while, you’d know that I really enjoy DIY projects, and today is a wonderful example of creativity meshed with ingenuity. Although there are no verbal instructions, the video is easy enough ..read more
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How to Protect Your Homestead Against Flooding
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by Damian Brindle
1M ago
Experienced preppers, off-gridders and homesteaders want to protect their hard work, crops, livestock, and other possessions. Torrential storms and unexpected severe weather are becoming more common, so flood preparation should be on the priority list regardless of location. The process involves physical, mental and practical steps, but it starts with a foundational awareness of where ..read more
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