What To Do When “Authority” Comes Knocking at Your Door

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What To Do When “Authority” Comes  Knocking at Your Door

This article has been contributed by Anne Marie Duhon. Anne Marie is a wife, mother of six and a full time off-gridder. She and her husband currently live in a totally off grid 200 sq foot “tiny home” and are in search of (again) that elusive perfect spot to call home. Besides being a wife and mother she, and her family, have raised many different animals on their various homesteads and have lived and loved being off the grid and many miles from the nearest paved road. She would like to share her first hand experiences and help others to learn to live and love living off grid and being as self reliant as possible. [Read more…]

How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

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How to Make a Homemade Water Filter

This post is sponsored by Prepper Academy, the only preparedness program that shows you step-by-step how to rapidly prepare for the coming hard times — no matter what your income or where you live.

In a SHTF situation, clean drinking water is a must. Why spend hundreds on a filter when you can make a quality one at home for a fraction of the price?

If things were to go south and clean drinking water became unavailable, your Brita filter is not going to cut it.

Having a quality filtration system that can turn contaminated water into life-saving drinkable water is an absolute must for every preparedness-minded person. Despite knowing this, many preppers will hold off on buying one because of the price. [Read more…]

Helpful Holistic Organic Tips for Survival Emergency Prepping

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Helpful Holistic Organic Tips for Survival Emergency Prepping

Why Prepping Goes Beyond TEOTWAWKI

Preparing for emergencies is not just about preparing for “the end of the world as we know it”. It is important to prepare the body, the mind, and the spirit to be able to do better than just cope and survive. We all have important self-care needs and the last thing we need to be concerned about when the worst case scenarios occur is wondering where our food will come from, how we will take care of our hygiene, and how our families will cope and stay healthy. It is important to think beyond the basic survival mode needs. Self-care includes meditation, aromatherapy, yoga, Tai Chi, positive affirmation, visualization, laughter, everything that helps you stay well and feeling well. [Read more…]

Vehicle Survival: How to Successfully Live in Your Car (By Someone Who’s Done It)

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How to Successfully Live in Your Car

The following is a guest post by Javier C. who spent over a year living successfully out of his car. He shares his insights in this article. Keep in mind many of these tactics Javier details here would easily apply if you were ever forced to bug out with your vehicle.

From August 25th 2012 until over a year later, I slept and lived in my car in Los Angeles, California. I moved to Los Angeles for a dream and did not realize how expensive it was to live there. [Read more…]