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Using Bulk Stored Goods – Taco Seasoning and Corn Bread

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Recently, I made it home from work before my wife did. Since she’s such a trooper in dealing with all the things that make most folks look at me in a strange manner (at least living here in town), I thought it would […]

Welcome 2 WV

What Makes You a Prepper?

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I recently went back to my roots in West Virginia, visiting there for the first time since I started FloridaHillbilly.com. I stayed with friends from high school, folks that have consistently proven themselves to be worthy of that short list of folks that you know you can call […]

Another Reason to Produce Your Own Food

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I was talking with BlueTang today, and he mentioned the fact that there is an ongoing swine epidemic….not swine flue affecting humans, but a virus that affects swine, killing large numbers of them.
A quick Google search reveals this:
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Pressure Canning

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A few weeks ago, I  received an email from Jeff, The Berky Guy over at Directive21, in regards to an impending price increase in canned beef. It appears that due to a shortage from a variety of reasons, we are about to get squeezed again as consumers.
Over the last couple of […]

Top 5 Christmas Gifts Every Prepper Should Have

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Let’s face it, being pragmatic about Christmas isn’t any fun. However, if times are tight, it might be a good idea to approach gift giving in this frame of mind. Not many folks like getting socks or underwear for Christmas…but almost everyone that does CAN […]

Hog Harvesting

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First, let me tell you that this is NOT a “How-To”,  it is simply an “I Got to” article. Also, this will include graphic details and pictures. This is about turning a live animal into food, start to finish. We took healthy animals, in an environment we controlled, and ended up […]

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Pumpkin Waste

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Today’s article was brought to you by the generous folks over at Hides.com. Go check out their great line of “Multifunction Eyewear Necessities”, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you!
Today is the 6th day of November. Over the past few days, I’ve been seeing something that really bothers me. Most of you […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Recipes & Tips for Sustainable Living with Stacy Harris

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Today’s article was brought to you by the fine folks over at Reef-Hunter.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you! (click to open a new page)
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Kentucky Apples

Apples, Flyspeck, Sooty Blotch, and Memories

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Today’s article was brought to you by the fine folks over at Reef-Hunter.com. Go check out their great line of custom apparel, and tell them FloridaHillbilly sent you! (click to open a new page)
 While I was out of town for my most recent gator hunt, I had […]

Preserving Avocados

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Running on a major tangent from yesterday’s gator hunt story, I wanted to cover preserving “Alligator Apples”, or avocados. Green black or or […]