GENERAL PREPAREDNESS

Americans are told by FEMA to be able to self-rescue and self-supply for at least 72 hours, but clearly emergencies can last much longer. You need to be able to take care of yourselves and each other for extended periods, including effective food storage. We will show you how.

Even if you are not a veteran, you are welcome to join us and get trained, and then help train others. We find that nearly everyone has some skill or life experience that is useful to the community, and we will help you pick a training track to focus on, and get trained up by more experienced team member mentors. And even if you have physical limitations that would prevent you from being on a field team, you can still help with support, security as a “home guard,” and logistics.

And if you already have an existing group, such as a neighborhood watch, church group, veterans group, political or social group, we would be happy to train your group in all of the above skills.

We believe that strong neighborhood watches (with teeth) are the most critical first steps toward a strong America, working from the bottom up to provide local security while we also strengthen what is already there (search and rescue, volunteer fire, volunteer emergency medical, CERT teams, reserve deputy and police auxiliary, etc.). We encourage the formation of Sheriff Posses behind constitutional sheriffs.


Latest CPT Preparedness Articles

FBI finds FEMA supplies in Trash Container

Video Shows Where Puerto Rico’s Aid Went(Spoiler: It’s In A Dumpster In Puerto Rico) In light of the outcry from one particularly vocal Democratic mayor in Puerto Rico about relief

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National Guard converting non-potable water into potable water in Puerto Rico

South Dakota and Ohio National Guard are converting non-potable water into safe potable water for residents in Comerío, Puerto Rico.       From: PR informa To volunteer: puertorico@oathkeepers.org If you can, or

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Critical food and medical supplies for Puerto Ricans tied up by FEMA?

Mike Kerr of Hear the Watchmen interviews Billy Simmons, Oath Keepers Board Member. They discuss the difficulties in getting donated disaster relief supplies to the volunteers who are ready and willing

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Oath Keepers need your help in Puerto Rico!

The Oath keepers disaster relief team is on the ground in Aguadilla and the surrounding towns. The needs are clear. We need your help. Please donate your time, money, or

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Oath Keepers and friends deliver food, water, and wellness checks

By Cara Coggeshall My day today: We went to Aguada, Puerto Rico. We brought food and water, a Medic and we were able to  assess the community’s needs. We also

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UPDATE: Stewart Rhodes on Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico

Stewart Rhodes with an update from Puerto Rico: Tomorrow, we will be helping local patriots Christopher Silva and his cousin Jean Badillo distribute four pallets of food to hard-hit barrios

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URGENT: Volunteers with engineering skills needed in Puerto Rico!

This UPDATED CALL to ACTION is for volunteers with expertise and hands-on knowledge 0f HVAC, generator repair, electrical, plumbing, etc. Former combat engineers would be invaluable. UPDATE: When you respond to the email

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Oath Keepers Update From the Ground Puerto Rico: Same Sh*# Different Disaster – Just Like Texas & Florida, Poor Communities Neglected

Stewart Rhodes, reporting from the ground in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico:  We’ve been here on the ground in Puerto Rico since last Sunday, Oct 1 and have only now been able

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Report from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico – Dr. Alison Thompson

By Dr. Alison Thompson on facebook,  Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, 10-5-2017 Bad communications haven’t received a single text or call in 5 days but got a hot spot right now and 1000s

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UPDATE & Funds Needed for Oath Keepers Puerto Rico Mission

Oath Keepers are now on the ground in Aquadillia, Puerto Rico providing security for Dr. Alison Thompson and her team from Third Wave Volunteers. Just like in our previous hurricane relief

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Oath Keepers CALL TO ACTION to Deploy to Puerto Rico

We need volunteers to provide close protection/security for medical/rescue teams going into rural Puerto Rico communities which have not received food, water, or medical relief in the wake of hurricane

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Oath Keepers Assist Doctors in Medical Evacuation of Critically Ill Child in Puerto Rico

Oath Keepers is going into Puerto Rico this morning to assist Dr. Alison Thompson and her team from Third Wave Volunteers as they attempt to save the life of a

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Puerto Rico’s Governor Dismantles Media Attacks on Trump’s Response

BY PATRICK POOLE SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 Puerto Rico’s Governor Dismantles Media Attacks on Trump’s Response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria It was clear this weekend that the talking points had gone out

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Florida Oath Keepers in Action

Florida Oath Keepers are joined by Founder Stewart Rhodes, Oath Keepers from other states, and the organization One Nation Under God in disaster relief efforts. At two Naples locations, Oath Keepers  handed

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Stewart Rhodes and Bob Brown on Disaster Relief in Florida

Stewart Rhodes of Oath Keepers and Bob Brown of One Nation Under God discuss their joint volunteer efforts in Florida after the severe damage caused by Hurricane Irma.   Video

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Funds Needed for Florida Everglades Disaster Relief Expansion

Oath Keepers has already spent more than the donations we have received for our hurricane disaster relief operations. We still need donations to support our continuing efforts in Florida. Our Oath

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URGENT: Disaster Relief Supplies Stranded From California to the East Coast

Food, water, and other essential supplies have been generously donated by people all over the country, coast to coast. However there is currently no way to get most of those

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Update: “Oath Keepers Hurricane Irma Relief” Donations – Thank you!

We just wanted to take the time to thank everyone for their generous contributions to the Florida Hurricane Irma relief fund. It’s your donations that enable us to purchase the

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Hurricane Irma Disaster Relief: Helping Our Fellow Man

By Steve Baldassari In this video, Stewart Rhodes and Pastor Josh Paul of Christian Fellowship Church are seen purchasing massive amounts of food at Sam’s Club in Lakeland, FL for

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Oath Keepers – Boots on the ground in the Florida Keys – Disaster Recovery

Our disaster relief teams in the Florida Keys have a staging area at a local church to receive supplies and give out the necessities to those in need. We are

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URGENT: We need more volunteers in Florida!

We are doing as much as we can with the manpower and funds available, in both Texas and Florida. There are neighborhoods that have received little or no help from

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Oath Keepers Disaster Relief mission in Conroe, Texas

Oath Keeper Alex Oakes and his team have been on the ground in the Houston area providing Disaster Relief since Hurricane Harvey flooded southern Texas. There are entire communities in

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UPDATED: National CALL TO ACTION to Deploy to Florida & South Carolina to Help With Disaster Relief

UPDATED: We now have two Oath Keepers disaster relief locations in Florida. South Central Florida Point of Contact: Scott Dunn   850-693-6166 (voice or text) Florida Keys Point of Contact: Ivan Chiplinsky 

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Houston Update – Volunteers and Donations Needed for Current Operations

Oath Keepers are still providing security at the huge warehouse in Houston, Texas since the need for survival supplies is ongoing. Some of our members have used up their time

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CALL TO ACTION: Volunteers needed for security – Houston relief distribution center

Video CALL TO ACTION, volunteers needed to protect a hurricane relief warehouse distribution center in Houston. In the video are Stewart Rhodes, Founder and President of Oath Keepers and Tank

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Major Texas disaster relief distribution center coming soon

Oath Keepers meet with disaster recovery leaders at a future major relief distribution center where we will be providing security for the warehouse, along with continued escorts of relief convoys

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Patriot Express truck followed for three hours!

While disasters tend to bring out the best in people, unfortunately it also brings out those who prey on the victims. Oath Keepers are working with the community and law

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Oath Keepers providing security for Patriot Express relief supplies

Here in Texas, Oath Keepers are working around the clock to be sure relief supplies are arriving safely at their destination. The first shipment from Patriot Express arrived safely with

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Oath Keepers providing security for emergency medics in Texas

Oath Keepers provided a security team today for emergency medics. They needed to get to a location in South East Texas for a humanitarian effort and were concerned about going

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Dr. Alison Thompson with Third Wave Volunteers RE: Oath Keepers

Dr. Alison Thompson with Third Wave Volunteers explains why she chose to connect with Oath Keepers to help with her humanitarian efforts. Third Wave Volunteers provides free solar lights to

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Texans helping Oath Keepers help Texans!

Oath Keepers volunteers have been generously allowed the use of several vehicles for our rescue and security operations in Texas. Some of those vehicles are pictured below. Thank you so much

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Here’s how you can help the Texas disaster relief efforts!

URGENT! Oath Keepers members are volunteering their time in Texas, but we still need donations to support our costs, including food, fuel, and necessary supplies for our various operations. With

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“When disaster strikes, it’s what men do. Real men. Heroic men. American men.”

By: Author Unknown Let this sink in for a minute…Hundreds and hundreds of small boats pulled by countless pickups and SUVs from across the South are headed for Houston. Almost

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Call to Action in support of Patriot Express – Texas and Nationwide

Patriot Express is collecting donated necessities for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey. Thousands are currently living in shelters. Their only possessions are what they could carry when they left their flooded homes

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Oath Keepers need your help to support our rescue teams in Texas!

Oath Keepers volunteers have been on the ground in Texas since Wednesday, based in Livingston which is just north of the flooding. More members and other patriots are on their way.

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Updated: Urgent! Oath Keepers Call To Action to Deploy to Texas to Help With Flood Relief and Rescue

CALL TO ACTION UPDATED 8-30-2017 Oath Keepers, and all other dedicated patriots, You are needed in Texas to help our brother and sister Americans who are now dealing with a

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Heroes You Should Know: Brave Texas Teens Save Over 50 People In Small Fishing Boat

In their neighbors’ time of need, these teens stepped up.ByAMANDA PRESTIGIACOMO  August 29, 2017 Hurricane Harvey hit Texas on Saturday, taking lives and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Once the storm

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Two Navy Veterans Team Up with Texas American Legion Post Hurricane Shelter

An American Legion Post in Texas is currently operating as a hurricane shelter and was close to running out of food. Two veterans took up that challenge and a large supply of

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Hurricane Harvey prepper update: Sh#t just hit the fan in South Texas…

…non-preppers hurting badly as food, water, power and emergency services FAIL. Sunday, August 27, 2017 by: Mike Adams (Natural News) News from inside Hurricane Harvey: Local towns are experiencing so much

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Farmstead Meatsmith Interview

Brandon Sheard, the Farmstead Meatsmith, is interviewed by The Grass-Fed Homestead. Brandon has learned many old ways of butchering and preserving various animals. He shares some of his knowledge on

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Debunking the Myth of Canned Food Expiration Dates, by T.L.

By Hugh James Latimer | May 28, 2017  Canned Goods Even if you’re not yet a prepper, you likely have at least some canned food goods on your shelf with an expiration

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How To Store Gasoline For Prepping

JJ Johnson, from Reality Survival, gives advice on long-term storage of gasoline. He has had excellent results storing unleaded gasoline with ethanol for up to two years.

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CALL TO ACTION: ALERT! You are Needed to Protect Ann Coulter Speech this Thurs, April 27 in Berkeley!

Time to Stand Again in Defense of Free Speech [NOTE:  This is for those within driving range.  See detailed note below] Oath Keepers and patriots, NEW MISSION.  ANN COULTER SPEECH,

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Still No Sign of Facebook Murder Suspect UPDATE from Erie, PA Facebook Murder Suspect Found Dead!

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Despite a nationwide manhunt since Sunday, there is no sign of the suspect wanted for killing a Cleveland man and posting video of the act on Facebook.

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The Wilderness Supplies My Salad

Lonnie, at Far North Bushcraft And Survival, gathers himself some wild plants to make a tasty salad. Some say that wild plants are more nutritious than garden grown plants. Regardless,

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How To Make Cordage From Natural Materials

Survival Lilly shows us how to make cordage from different natural materials. Cordage is useful in making a primitive shelter, and for many other uses. You may have cordage in

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You May Not Want To Sharpen A Dull Knife

You May Not Want To Sharpen A Dull Knife? Huh? Lonnie, at Far North Bushcraft And Survival, has not “sharpened” his knife for over two years. He uses a honing

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Making Dandelion Root Coffee From Start To Finish

When you run out of coffee in a SHTF situation, you can make dandelion root coffee. Dandelions are plentiful, and roasting the roots makes a coffee substitute. Lonnie, at Far

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Beekeeping For Beginners

Here are two videos to help the beginning beekeeper. When the SHTF, keeping bees will be a valuable trade/skill. Honey, beeswax and other things are produced by the bees, and

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Harvesting & Preparing Cattails

Cattails are rich in starch, and have many uses. In this 6-part video from LearningHerbs.com, the various uses are shown. Part 1: – Part 2: – Part 3: – Part

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Rose Hip Benefits

This article comes from herbwisdom.com A rose hip is the fruit of a rose. Also known as rose haw or rose hep. The wild dog rose is the type of

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So Called Preppers Are Going To Starve

Kevin, at survivalistboards, has some news for so-called preppers who only concentrate one one small aspect of prepping, such as firearms and ammunition, or food storage. If you are not

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Daisy Benefits for Skin, Heart, Cancer, Lungs and Joints

This article comes from HealthTipsNow.com “He/she loves me, he/she loves me not …” many of us have picked at least one daisy. This flower is also known as lawn daisy,

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Prepping: Cross Loading your Ammunition for Success

This video is presented by SafeArmsReview. In it he gives ideas on mixing various calibers in your ammo cans and the reasons why. –

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16 Best Hobbies for Preppers

This article comes from theprepperjournal.com by Pat Henry Have you ever thought sometimes that Prepping is all work and no play? To the uninformed, prepping and preppers by association are

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Eggshell Tincture

Another HedgeLiving video. Eggshells have many uses. They add calcium to your garden, if you crush them and spread them around. Or, you can add them to your compost pile.

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Making and Canning Elderberry Syrup

Hedge Living has a 4-part video on making and canning elderberry syrup. If you are lucky enough to have access to an elderberry tree, you can make this immune system

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Wild Medicinal – Barberry

Hedge Living has two videos about Barberry. The first is about making a tincture with the Barberry berries. The berries are good for building your red blood cells. They also

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Wild Edible and Medicinal: Watercress

Hedge Living has a video on Watercress, a highly nutritious wild plant found near springs and streams. From the video description: Watercress is one of those wild edibles I can

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How to Organize a Survival Group

Southern Prepper 1 gives his ideas on starting a Survival Group; finding key people with the talents that are required to set up a survival group. –

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Patriot Nurse – Who Should Be In Your SHTF Group?

This is a video from 2012 where Patriot Nurse talked about who were the sorts of people she wanted in her retreat group. It is just as  important today, as

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What Then?

What happens when you reach the end of your stored food? Consider for a moment, that SHTF in a serious way. You have gathered with those you trust; your family

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How to Harvest Wild Onions

This article comes from honest-food.net by Hank Shaw Ramps, wild onions, wild garlic. These are some of our best wild foods come springtime. More than 100 species of wild alliums call North America

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The Amazing Serviceberry

  Where I live, in Northwest Montana, there are lots of serviceberry bushes. They line the roads wherever there is suitable moisture and sunlight, and also can be found lining

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13 Surprising Benefits of Dandelion

  I can remember my father digging dandelion greens a couple of times each summer, which he would boil, like spinach. I disliked boiled dandelions, (boiled spinach, also), but I

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Equestrian Survival For Bugging Out, Recon, Rescue, Projection of Force, or Hunting- Part 1, by R.M.

By SurvivalBlog Contributor | March 21, 2017 Assess Your Horse’s Capabilities and Temperament We all love to think of our horses as part of the family. Some might love their

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What Women Need to Consider When Preparing for CHAOS

Pastor Joe Fox, at Viking Preparedness, has done videos on “What the rich need to consider when preparing for Chaos”, and “The poor” and the “Elderly and infirmed”. Each was

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A Primer on Oxygen Absorbers for food storage

A Primer on Oxygen Absorbers… Use oxygen absorbers, not handwarmers, for food storage Made of iron powder, oxygen absorbers are harmless packets used for long-term food storage to keep food

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Tomatoes Hate Cucumbers: Secrets of Companion Planting + Popular Planting Combinations

By Krystal Trammell Did you know that tomatoes hate cucumbers? While they might taste great together in a salad, tomato plants actually dislike growing in close proximity to any member

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How to Make Pemmican, Nature’s Most Perfect Food

Pemmican comes to us from Native Americans. It is a mixture of dried meat (jerky) and tallow (rendered fat) from the same animal as the meat. Often dried berries or

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Preppers are Crazy

sootch00 tells us that Preppers are Crazy, but not nearly as crazy as those who refuse to take any preparations. We live in a fragile civilization, dependent on others for

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Cider Press For the Homestead

When I was in high school, (back in New Hampshire), I had a friend whose family owned a cider mill. I used to help them wash the glass bottles before

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Baking Soda: Another Wonder Substance

This article comes from PreppingToSurvive.com A while back, I wrote a piece extolling the virtues of vinegar.  I want to focus some attention on another inexpensive multipurpose agent-  sodium bicarbonate.

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Making Apple Cider Vinegar

Hedge Living has a two part video on how to make apple cider vinegar. Apple Cider vinegar has many uses, among them being an alternative to liquor in making tinctures.

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PVC Greenhouse – DIY

Nick Tamble shows how to make a PVC framed greenhouse. From the description: Step by step construction of a 14 x 42 foot temporary greenhouse structure using PVC piping and

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Loner or Community Prepper…Which One Will Live?

Oath Keepers promotes Community Preparedness Teams (CPT) for many of the same reasons Southern Prepper 1 encourages people to form groups for self-protection for any foreseeable crisis, be it fire,

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How to Dehydrate, Store and Cook Food

Following are Ten videos from the Dehydrate2store, showing how to dehydrate, store and cook with a variety of foods, from vegetables to fruits. Dehydrating foods is fairly easy, if you

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How One Family Grows 6,000 lbs Veggies On 1/10th Acre In Los Angeles

Just minutes from the sprawling urban landscape of downtown Los Angeles you’ll find the Dervaes family home, where they grow 6,000 lbs of produce on a tiny plot of land

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How To Can Potatoes. Step by Step.

This step by step method of canning potatoes comes from JoeandZachSurvival. Canning potatoes is a longer term solution to storing potatoes. Potatoes can be kept in burlap bags in a

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Foodsaver Sealing Mason Jars~Rice And Long Term Food Storage

TexasPrepper2 has another method of storing dry goods, such as rice, beans or coffee. He vacuum seals them in mason jars. It is another possibility for storing your dry goods.

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What the Elderly, Unwell, and Ill should do to prepare for CHAOS

Pastor Joe Fox talks about what the elderly and unwell should expect when the SHTF. He also offers some hope for those willing to actually DO SOMETHING to prepare, rather

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NEW! SHTF Roles – are you a victim or a player?

John, at the Prepared Mind, has an excellent video about the roles we play, and the roles we will play in SHTF. Everyone plays roles, be it father, mother, husband,

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Start Your Pickling Cucumber Garden

This video comes from Executive Gardens, with Jeff Bernhard. From the description: Pickling cucumbers, or pickles, are a favorite snack of people around the world. I love to make my

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Pickled Eggs, Home Preserving

An Australian couple shows us one method of pickling eggs. In the winter months, chickens lay fewer eggs. Pickling your excess summer eggs can carry you through the winter months.

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Canning Milk

Yes, you can can milk. In this video, the Preppers Wife shows how. She bought some raw milk and canned 17 pint jars full. You’ll need a pressure canner and

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Growing Lots of Carrots in Small Raised Bed Plus Tips!

Self Sufficient Me shows growing carrots in a high raised bed that is 3′ in diameter. He grows heirloom varieties and will save seeds when he needs them. –

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Rain Barrel System 220 Gallons SHTF Water Storage

Here is a video of one man’s Rain Barrel water collection and storage systems. The water collected can be used straight from the barrels for watering your garden or for

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Crisis Decision Making

Pastor Joe Fox, from VikingPreparedness, has a good video on Crisis Decision Making. When a crisis is upon you, don’t let your emotions take control of you. Think logically. Pastor

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Complete Home Canning Basics for Beginners | The Homestead Wife

Esther Emery presents a video on home canning for beginners. From the video description: This is my Ball canning 101 for beginning homesteaders and homemakers!!! I’ll be doing several more

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Home Cannery : Canning dry goods for the long haul

Engineer775 Practical Preppers decided his family would can some dry goods in #10 cans. He bought the cans, a canning device and some oxygen obsorber and they went to town

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Compost FACTS and MYTHS!

This video comes from Praxxus55712, on youtube. Gardens need to be refreshed with compost, as your plants take nitrogen and minerals out of the soil as they grow. This video

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A Wood Cookstove is a Must Have!

Wood cookstoves serve two, (and sometimes three), purposes. They cook your food and heat your home. Some have the ability to heat hot water in a tank that is attached

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The Ultimate Guide to Raising Turkeys

This article comes from survivalsullivan.com by Teresa Fikes In a disaster or a crisis, food will be one of the main things people will look for. Meat contains proteins that

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Prepper Priorities – Most Need Adjusting

The following video comes from VikingPreparedness, featuring Pastor Joe Fox. Joe was in the military, in Special Forces, and has lots of videos on his youtube channel. In this video

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Shallow Well Dig with Hand Auger

Why not put in your own well? You can use it for your garden, your washing and sanitary needs. Before using it for cooking or drinking, you should get it

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Endless Hot Water Without Electricity!

This video comes from emgineer775PracticalPrepper. Use wood to heat your hot water using the thermo-siphoning principal. –

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Survival Tip…Opening a Metal Can With No Can Opener.

So, you have some canned goods to eat, but you don’t have a can opener. What can you do? SouthernPrepper1 has a simple solution. –

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A Forgotten Area for Preppers. Solve it NOW

SouthernPrepper1 gives us a simple, primitive solution to something many preppers may not have thought about or made preparations for ….. laundry. –

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What is Chickweed? A Wild Edible Green for the Lymph and More

Here is another video presented by SuperFoodEvolution. From the video description: Wild chickweed is a cleansing, demulcent and expectorant herb useful for purifying the blood, the lymph system and healing

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Stinging Nettle, A Nutritive Herb and Energizing Tea

This video is presented by SuperFoodEvolution. There are many plants thought of as weeds or pests that are rich in vitamins and minerals. Stinging Nettle is one of them. From

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