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U.S. Has Plans To Evacuate 230,000 Citizens; North Korea Detains American, Threatens To Sink Ship

War talk between the United States and North Korea continued to escalate in recent days as a U.S. aircraft carrier headed to the Korean peninsula. “Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” an editorial in the Rodong Simnun threatened. It is the official newspaper of the North Korean Workers’ (Communist) Party. The warning added that the a

How to Make German Bacon

I cook a lot of German and Scandinavian food. It fascinates me how little we Americans really know about this food, or at least its potential. Neither cuisine is necessarily heavy, brown and boring. But they do rely heavily on smoked meats, like bacon. I looked around for an “authentic” German bacon recipe, but came up short. While I suspect that most bacon in Germany and thereabouts is simply cured with salt a

3 Reasons To Carry A Full-Sized Pistol Instead Of A Compact One

Concealed carry is a big responsibility, but before you can begin “packing heat,” you first need to select the right pistol. The decision, of course, can be intimidating. There are an abundance of different guns to choose from, ranging from tiny pocket pistols to big full-sized firearms. Most people will favor something small, such as a compact single-stack 9mm pistol or a pocket-sized .380. But I carry a full-

5 Root Cellar Alternatives That Are Low-Cost And Easy-To-Make

During the summer there is nothing better than picking fruits and vegetables from your garden and then enjoying them at your dinner table that evening. The taste, freshness and convenience cannot be beat. But how can you continue to enjoy fresh homegrown produce when they’re not in season? One way is with a root cellar. It is with the use of root cellars that our ancestors provided nutritious food to their famili

5 Old Wives’ Tales That Are Actually True (Yes, Green Potatoes DO Kill)

For centuries, grandmothers everywhere have given us advice on what is good to eat, what isn’t good to eat, when it will rain, and even what sex your baby will be. In the same way that your grandmother passed on to you the family’s best biscuit recipe ever (and we don’t doubt that it is excellent), some well-meaning advice also gets passed down from generation to generation with no questions asked. Often, suc

4 Forgotten Meat-Preservation Methods Of The 1800s

The struggle to keep and store enough food is not a new problem, and as far back as 12,000 B.C., there is evidence of food preservation. The greatest tools to the ancients would have been sun and wind. Of course, we also can look to the Native Americans to learn how food was preserved. They smoked and salted meat to make it last longer. Or we can look to the classically trained chefs of the 1800s. Their stories may

How To Build A Survival Gun Cache On A $500 Budget

Survivalists who find themselves on serious budgets always will be faced with the problem of accumulating the gear they want within a price point that they can afford. Putting together a survival armory of guns is no exception. Let’s say that you only have $500 to spend on guns. Many would say that with this budget, it’s A) impossible to build a complete armory that covers your bases, and, B) the guns that you

6 Vital Items You Can Never Stockpile Enough Of

When stockpiling supplies in your home for survival and disaster preparedness, there are certain items that may run out quicker than you realize. Think about it: A large-scale economic collapse is going to last for months, if not years. An EMP attack will knock the power grid down on a national scale for an equal amount of time, if not longer. Click here to discover how our ancestors survived during harsh times! Re

Study: Manuka honey kills more bacteria than all available antibiotics

Not all honey is created equal. While the benefits of raw, unprocessed honey have been well-documented over the centuries, Australian researchers have found one type of honey, called Manuka honey, to be better than all known antibiotics. Manuka honey is produced by bees that forage on the nectar of Leptospermum Scoparium, or New Zealand’s Manuka bush, as well as tea trees, native to Australia and New Zealand only

The 12 Foods The Government Wants You To Stockpile (But Is It Enough?)

It’s hard to quantify, but the modern prepping movement has at least, in part, been caused by the government. I am not referencing fear in the government doing something stupid that would force us into survival mode (although that is possible), but instead in promoting the idea of disaster preparedness. FEMA’s Ready.gov website contains a host of information on how to prepare for a pending disaster, and radio c

The One Shotgun That Passed The U.S. Military’s Torture Test

If the average gun owner is asked what the most important weapon to own for home defense is, the answer often is the 12-gauge shotgun. Yes, some will say go with a pistol and others will prefer a semi-automatic rifle, but the 12 gauge is probably the most commonly recommended firearm for home defense. There’s good reason for that. Twelve gauge 00 buckshot or any other kind of defensive load is devastating at clos

9 Perennial Vegetables You Can Plant Once, Harvest Forever … And Never Worry About Again

Most gardeners are familiar with annual vegetables. These are the one you plant every year, reaping their harvest all season long until the first hard frost comes in the late fall. Many flower gardeners, on the other hand, are familiar with perennial flowers. These are the plants that you plant once and that will continue to return year after year. Lesser known to both vegetable and flower gardeners, though, are th

Off grid living: Grow 25 pounds of sweet potatoes in a bucket

Although sweet potatoes are an important staple food for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, this versatile, orange root tuber can be added to many other meals all year round. While sweet potatoes have been used for ages by many cultures around the world, until recently they weren’t a regular sight on American kitchen tables outside of the Holiday season. In the past decade, however, the sweet potato has found it