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6 Surprising Off-Grid Uses For Alcohol

6 Surprising Off-Grid Uses For Alcohol

When city folks in the 1940s went into the country, they were surprised to find the farmers didn’t know there was a depression going on. Why? Because they made their own food and alcohol. Yep…you read that right—alcohol. Is alcohol ...

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Surviving with Diabetes

Surviving with Diabetes

Diabetes sufferers know that maintaining a controlled environment where they have a steady supply of medication and balanced meals is important for good health.  However, at times it can be impossible to maintain this perfect environment.  When the world is ...

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Storing Your Stuff Efficiently

Storing Your Stuff Efficiently

Once you’re serious about preparing your family (or even just yourself!) for an off-grid lifestyle, you may quickly run out of space for all your stuff.  Properly organizing and storing them is critical to avoid becoming overwhelmed, so today I ...

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A Multi-Family Retreat

A Multi-Family Retreat

1. Preplanning. • Location of retreat. If you don’t have a cabin in mind, the first item to discuss is where the cabin should be located. Should it be near a river or lake, or close to a highway? How far ...

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Disaster Drills: The Best Preparation

Disaster Drills: The Best Preparation

Preparation for a disaster is not always enough.  Only practice makes perfect.  If you make the effort to use Mother Nature’s little disasters and test your readiness with dry-runs and rehearsals, you will learn a thousand little things that will ...

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Water Safety in an Emergency

Water Safety in an Emergency

There are so many things that can happen to affect the safety of your drinking water.  Natural disasters such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, and earthquakes (to name a few) can contaminate public supplies of water. Man-made disasters, from ...

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10 Ways To Survive Any Crisis

10 Ways To Survive Any Crisis

Disasters come in a full spectrum of sizes and forms. Some may be personal, like a divorce, a death in the family, or the loss of a job. Others may be regional, national, or global.  It could come as a cataclysmic natural ...

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