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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 […]

DIY Small Scale Artillery – A Black Powder Cannon

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My father, “Pops”, was a welder by trade, as was his father. Both did far more than just weld, being from the same stock that built this country into the great powerhouse that it once was. Rare was the time either my dad or […]

The Ultimate Secret to Preparedness

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A while back, my family and I were at a cookout at a friends house. Also attending were several couples that I’d never met before. After the festivities started to wind down, one of the new acquaintances mentioned my website, catching me off guard. I was well aware […]

Rule Of Threes

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In survival training, many instructors refer to the “Rule of Threes”.
 
Here they are, as taught to me by Hank, of Green Earth Survival School:
 
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How to Cook The ULTIMATE Steak

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(For Kip, as requested.)
The ULTIMATE steak (or pork chop…or chicken…or fish….)
 
…A bold statement for anyone. More so when you realize how un-picky of an eater I am. Until I started eating Paleo (no grains, legumes, or refined sugars), it was no surprise to see me eating a […]

The Fastest Way to Sharpen a Knife

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(Here is an old article I wrote way back when. If you are like 90% of the households out there, your knives are dull. Here is a quick-fix for that issue. )
In my post reviewing the Mora Companion knife, I mentioned the Smith Abrasives 2-Step Knife […]

How To Sucker Tomato Plants

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As this website has evolved and grown, I’ve built relationships with many of my readers. Many of these relationships start out as an emailed question. I love helping out, and am well versed in online and offline research, so if I don’t have the answer, I can usually […]

Smilax – A Backyard Wild Edible

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I was talking to my neighbor across the fence Sunday morning, and noticed the young green shoot of a what I grew up calling a green briar growing along the fence. I realized that this was the time of year when smilax, another name for green briar, […]

Waste Not, Want Not: Banana Bacon

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Seriously, when I first read about this, I would have sworn it was a joke. But since I grew up in West Virginia (we eat everything!), and I was so poor at one point that I was lucky to get a meal a day (hunger is a […]

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 […]