Natural Poison Ivy Remedies

Natural Poison Ivy Remedies by: Off The Grid News Beautiful weather means outdoor time. Gardening. Hiking. Camping. While these adventures leave lasting memories, you often can end up with a bad souvenir, in the form of a poison ivy rash. It only takes one tiny drop of oil from poison ivy brushing up against the skin to create a body full of itchy red bumps. Luckily, as nature facilitated this reaction, nature can fix it. Here are some of the best remedies. Remedy #1: Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) ACV is…

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Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates

Use-by, Best-by, Sell-by | Food Expiration Dates by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog What do Expiration Dates Mean? Many are confused about what these ‘Use-by’, ‘Best-by’, and ‘Sell-by’ dates really mean. Use-by and Best-by Dates The ‘Use-by’ and ‘Best-by’ dates are intended for consumer use. It is the date the manufacturer deems the product reaches peak freshness. It’s NOT a date to indicate spoilage, nor does it necessarily signal that the food is no longer safe to eat. Sell-by The ‘Sell-by’ date is only intended to help manufacturers and…

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2019 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Preppers

2019 Amazon Prime Day Deals for Preppers by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper If you’re not yet a member, you can rectify that right here. Eve without Prime Day, I’d be a member because the benefits of Prime are free two-day shipping, free streaming of thousands of movies and tv shows, and free Prime music. (And lots more – they just keep adding stuff.) You can find Prime Day Headquarters right here. If there are products you’re interested in, put them on your personal watchlist and you’ll be notified when they…

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How to Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake

How to Prepare Your Home for an Earthquake by Daisy Luther for The Organic Pepper If you live on the West Coast (Or the Tennessee Valley), you know that the fault lines there are pretty active right now. You may even be dealing with regular aftershocks from the two major quakes last week. I’ve written a detailed article about what you should do to survive an earthquake if you find yourself in the midst of things, but what should you do before the shaking begins? Between some awesome comments on this…

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How NOT to Build Your Medical Kit and What NOT to Do With It

How NOT to Build Your Medical Kit and What NOT to Do With It by Selco for The Organic Prepper The medical field is one of my favorite fields of prepping, not only because it is my “field of work” for many years but also because it is very often misunderstood in prepping. There are many reasons for that, one of the reasons is the fact that there are many other “cooler” topics for prepping. As a result, medical preparedness gets researched very superficial, and people prepare for it in…

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Everything you need to know about manuka honey

Everything you need to know about manuka honey By Vicki Batts for Prevention.news You may have heard of manuka honey, but what do you really know about it? This incredible superfood from New Zealand has gotten a lot of buzz, and for good reason. Manuka honey has many health benefits, and also boasts a variety of medicinal uses. While honey in general has received a lot of recognition for its various beneficial properties, manuka honey is unique in a number of ways. One thing that makes manuka honey unique is its…

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Post-TEOTWAWKI: Groups and Retreats

Post-TEOTWAWKI: Groups and Retreats by E.M. for Survival Blog There are many articles on the internet concerning the benefits of forming a group of like-minded individuals who could support each other when times get “spicy” for months or even years, either in their own neighborhood or at a remote retreat.  These groups are sometimes referred to as mutual assistance groups. These articles are based on the premise that choosing a “lone wolf” approach after TEOTWAWKI is unsustainable in the long run, and that even expecting a single family to live and thrive…

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A Look at Finland’s EXTENSIVE Disaster Preparedness Plans

A Look at Finland’s EXTENSIVE Disaster Preparedness Plans by Daisy Luther for The Organic Prepper During World War II, the city of Helsinki Finland was bombed relentlessly, leaving the tiny country with a death toll of more than 90,000 people. It is due to these devastating losses that the Nordic nation has one of the most comprehensive preparedness cultures on the planet. Although it’s ranked as the 14th safest country in the world, Finland prepares its people for everything from natural disasters to terror attacks to war. For example, every…

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Teaching Your Children Survival Skills

Teaching Your Children Survival Skills by: Off The Grid News As anyone who has been involved in survival knows, it can be an all-encompassing activity. It is made even worse when you have to ensure the survival of others. Unfortunately, most prepping families only have one person who is knowledgeable about survival, with everyone else in the family depending on that individual’s knowledge to see them through. Can Your Kids Make It On Their Own? In a sense, there’s nothing wrong with that. We do the same thing all the time…

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20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage

20+ Reasons Why You Need Food Storage by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog Why Do We Need To Store Food? Unfortunately, most people don’t pay attention to food storage until they need it. Don’t let that be you. Here’s a practical list of reasons why you need food storage. Read them and let me know if you agree. Got more to add? Convenience Build up your own “mini mart” of sorts. It sure is convenient to simply stroll to your “deep pantry” area and pick out what you might…

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