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How to Make Delicious Biltong with 1 Year-Shelf Life

  People sometimes refer to biltong and beef jerky interchangeably, and admittedly, they have some similarities.  Usually, biltong is cured in larger slabs of meat, whereas jerky is cured in strips.  Biltong retains a little moisture, which some people think may shorten its shelf life, but we’ll return to that point at the end of the recipe. The other difference between jerky and biltong is that tradition

How To Disappear Completely When SHTF

Reasons to vanish Maybe it’s the fact the we are inherently a corrupt race. Mankind in and of itself is questionable. It’s now clearer than ever that this big wheel is running on greased palms and padded pockets. There is very little regard for human life at this level. Those at the highest levels of government, those supposed to protect us, are involved as well. What happens if they decide to come after you? W

4 Lost Thanksgiving Dishes That You Can Recreate at Home

by Mary Kurz The Pilgrims ate venison and wildfowl when they celebrated Thanksgiving. So, if you want to go authentic, leave the spiral-sliced ham at the store. Their meal included other foods like pumpkin, strawberries and beans, too, when they could get them. The meal generally consisted of whatever they were able to grow, hunt or forage for in the wild in this period of the year. Some of the recipes are easy to

How to Store and Stack Firewood The Right Way

Winter is coming! For some folks, perhaps it is already here. If you’re living in a place where wood heat is a primary or supplemental heat source for the winter months, firewood is a big deal. The Best Kind of Wood to Burn The best kind of wood to burn will depend on where you live and which kinds of trees are available. Generally speaking, hard woods, like oak and cherry, burn longer and put off more heat, and

The Amazing Confessions Of A Man Who Lived 37 Years Off Grid (AMA)

By Ron Melchiore Imagine if you can, a homestead nestled deep in the forest, fronting a beautiful lake. Oh sure… that sounds dreamy and might be reality for a lucky few. But now let’s take it a step further. The homestead sits on the shore of a remote, pristine lake which is located 100 miles in the wilderness. No roads, no trails, no neighbors. Only forest, water, animals and silence. Float plane is the only w

How To Store Meat For Years Without Refrigeration

From the time people roamed the earth as hunter-gatherers, their very survival might have depended on preserving meat — their main source of protein — to tide them over in times of scarcity. Burying portions of the kill deep in the snow in winter, and drying it crisp over the rocks in the blazing heat of summer, he would have managed to stay alive from season to season. His meat preservation methods may have be

How To Build A Root Cellar In Your Backyard

by Robert We decided that our little farm needed a root cellar to store our produce in. For those unfamiliar with the term, a root cellar is an underground room that acts like a natural refrigerator, maintaining temperatures in the mid 30’s F in the winter and mid 50’s in the summer. #Step One: Dig a hole in the ground. We are fortunate to have a local gravedigger who is a real artist with a backhoe. He can car

25 Skills You Can Trade After SHTF

When people talk about trading after the apocalypse, usually they start discussing whether you’re better off stockpiling extra ammunition or some surplus food. These are both great trade assets – for a while. Eventually they’ll run out, though, and then what? The guy who’s been bringing you fresh eggs every day isn’t going to keep doing it when you’ve run out of shells for his 12-gauge. Trading surplus

FAQ On Survival Food: How To Pressure Can Bacon At Home

It’s bacon. Who doesn’t love it? Bacon for breakfast, bacon bits, bacon grease, bacon for your beans … bacon is awesome. But it’s one of those foods that, unless you have a pig and a smokehouse, you may have given up on for survival because it needs refrigeration. We’ve had some questions about canning bacon, and we’re going to address them now. “A question about canning the bacon. How long do you pre

Prep Blog Review: Are You Prepared For The Worst?

What is your worst-case scenario? Are you prepared for it? Whether or not you have the answers to these questions, one thing’s for sure: surviving the unexpected will be our biggest challenge when SHTF. “Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst”, according to the old saying. This is what I had in mind when skimming through the last week’s articles on survival blogs and websites. I gathered 5 articles

Louisiana: What They Don’t Want You To Know Or See

-Donald Trump Did More For Louisiana In One Day Than Obama, Hillary Or The MSM Has Done Since The Historic Flooding Began What is happening in Louisiana right now is being called “The worst natural disaster in US since Hurricane “Sandy”,” with others saying it it is the worst to hit the U.S. since Katrina, but either way, the bottom line is it is bad. The Hill reports that at least 13 people

What Is the the Right Fence for Your Homestead?

One of the basic fixtures on a homestead is fencing. Fences are used to keep animals in, or out, of areas. They are used to mark boundaries or provide attractive borders to properties. You may think that a fence doesn’t need to be all that sturdy to contain your particular livestock. However, a horse using the top wire to scratch its neck, or a cow snuffling under the bottom wire to reach better grass can soon ca

Survival Projects: DIY Small Cabin

What’s so special about cabins? Well, maybe a better question is what’s NOT so special about cabins! They’re quaint, functional, sturdy and can be built so that they’re easy to defend. Which brings us to the current subject – building your own small cabin. It’s pretty awesome to build something using your own hands and skills, especially when you can scale it up later to build a full-scale one, don’t