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How Then Shall We Live?

How Then Shall We Live?

In 1963, Jerry Lewis starred in a slapstick comedy by the title of Who’s Minding the Store? The premise was simple—put a dim-witted clerk in a retail store and see what kind of havoc he can create. However, the most ...

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How will you communicate off grid?

How will you communicate off grid?

by David M. Hill, Sr. Let’s first cover what we are talking about when saying OFF GRID. Most all forms of communications today require grid support. The internet, landline telephones, and cell phones all require some form of support to ...

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Why Distill Your Own Water?

When I went to our City Hall in Yelm, Washington, I asked if they use fluoridation in the water. The reason I asked is that my sweet lady is pregnant and I was concerned. We don’t necessarily drink the tap ...

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An Introduction to Ham Radios

An Introduction to Ham Radios

Ham radio is a venture that is still clothed in mystery. Classified both as a hobby and a service, ham radio and its operators encompass the entire world, with over two million people licensed to operate. Don’t let the term ...

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Survival Skills for Your Toddler

Survival Skills for Your Toddler

As parents, we all want the best for our children. As preppers, we know we need to get them ready for the worst. If we raise them controlled by fear, what kind of adults will they become? But if we ...

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What Has a Bee Done for Me Lately?

What Has a Bee Done for Me Lately?

Reasons for keeping bees range from the mercenary to the altruistic. Bees are valued both for their direct products (honey, beeswax and others) and their activity (pollination). The most obvious and traditional reason to keep bees is that they produce ...

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Urban Chickens!

Urban Chickens!

If you’re like half of our readers, you live either in a suburb, a subdivision, in the city proper or in an apartment. Your choices appear very limited in what you can do as far as growing food or raising ...

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