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11 All-Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Ants In Your Kitchen

I hate ants. Oh, I know they are industrious and hard-working, and maybe I can admire them as they march in and out of an ant hill with some food — as long as that ant hill is a long way from my house and that food is not from my kitchen. Once they set foot in my house, it’s a different story. They have to go! If you know anything about ants, you know that when they find something good to eat, they are programm

The Cheapest Way To Feed Livestock — Even During Hard Times

The practice of growing your own fodder has been around for generations. In recent years, though, there has been a resurgence of it due to the rising costs of feeds and hay, and the severe climates now normally seen every winter and summer. More and more farmers, both small homesteaders and big ranchers alike, are looking for ways to feed their livestock without relying on traditional sources and methods. And growi

Top 10 Handguns: The Handgun Aficionado’s Guide

Guns have been a part of American life since the United States’ inception. In our constitution, it states all Americans can bear arms, if they so please. Of course, there are rules with every privilege. The firearm must be registered legally, and certain types of guns aren’t for sale. Also, a permit must be obtained to carry your gun along. Rules are for safety, and this article isn’t a debate on the right t

Prepping For An Evacuation: How To Be Ready When The Gov’t Says ‘Get Out’

Mother Nature has incredible power available at her fingertips — much more than we humans do. With water alone, she is able to destroy some of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. Water leveled the city of Miyako, Japan, in 2011, as a tsunami brought a wave surge 128 feet high. Water also destroyed much of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005. Currently, Northern California is closely watching

The Lifetime Stockpile: What You’ll Need To Survive Past The First Year

One of the biggest questions facing anyone who is trying to prepare for disasters is that of time. How long will the crisis last? How long will it take for society to get back to normal? This question drives everyone’s stockpiling efforts — most especially, the decision about how much to stockpile. What do we do if the disaster and its aftermath outlast our stockpile? Wouldn’t that normally put us in the same

3 Profound Truths From History Channel’s Survival Show ‘Alone’

It’s been a long time since Bear Grylls commercialized the arts of wilderness survival. But if there were one primary reason why the show eventually lost popular interest, it probably had something to do with the weakness that had been embedded in the show from the very start: the ever-present camera crew. But that’s particularly where History Channel’s Alone shows us the true nature of what it takes, strippi

6 Unexpected Advantages Of An Off-The-Grid Simplified Life

went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau’s reasons for spending two years, two months, and two days in a second-growth forest near shores of Walden Pond in Massachusetts ring as true today as they did when he wrote them in 18

A $4.5 Million ‘Meteorite Pistol’? A $10,000 Mammoth Tooth Gun?

Most serious hand gunners own a 1911 and admire what is considered to be one of the best handgun platforms of all time. It is still widely used in many arenas today, and I carried one for years as a state law enforcement officer. If you are a 1911 admirer and love the lines and precision of a well-built pistol with that can be called a work of art, then you may want to take a hard look at Cabot Guns. Cabot is an Am

7 Items Your Great-Grandparents Stockpiled That You Should, Too

It’s easy to think that the modern preparedness movement is a unique phenomenon. Most of us grew up during a time when the economy was growing, the government seemed to be more responsive to the will of the people, and everyone was busy chasing the American Dream. But if we go back farther, to the time of our grandparents or great-grandparents, we find that what some call “prepping,” they called life. They di

How To Build A 6-Month Food Stockpile On A Super-Strict Budget

Despite what you often see on TV and in the movies, stockpiling food is not only for those with conspiracy theories or living through a zombie apocalypse. It is now a part of life for those of us who are “what if” people or those with very strict budgets. Let’s face it: It’s not easy getting by in today’s economy. If we can save a little money on what we need to live by building a stockpile, then that’s

7 Concealed Carry Guns That Are Perfect For Range Training

Many gun buyers new to concealed carry are eager to get out on the firing range. That’s great, but some subcompact guns suited for concealed carry are of limited usefulness for extensive practice. Low ammunition capacity and lack of outside-waistband holster and mag pouch choices mean the owner of the tiny gun may have to sit on the sidelines while his friends participate in a defensive pistol class or weekend ma

12 Items You Should Stockpile Other Than Food and Water

We live in very volatile times, times that are marked by increasingly horrific weather events, water scarcity, financial instability and in many cases, civil unrest. What does this mean for us? It means we need to live in a state of preparedness. That doesn’t necessarily translate into being a “hardcore prepper,” but rather just being aware and understanding what it means to be prepared. Of course, when you h

The Single Biggest Problem Lurking In Most Survival Preps

Prepping can easily become an all-encompassing activity, affecting every area of our lives. That’s why many preppers refer to it as a change in lifestyle, and not simply adding something to their already full plates. That actually makes sense, as the attitudes one needs to develop for prepping require looking at life in a different way and establishing a different set of priorities. The basic concept of prepping