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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 […]

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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 […]

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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Coturnix Quail for Homesteaders

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I’ve had a bit of interest over the last few weeks regarding quail as a backyard meat source. I thought I’d dust off the topic and put another article together covering the ins and outs of raising Coturnix quail, particularly in an urban setting. It is a rather long […]

Fear as a Training Tool

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I am a compulsive trickster. Much to my wife’s annoyance, she is on the receiving end on a regular basis. From hiding her personal belongings to jumping out to scare her at the perfect moment, I always tend to keep my immediate family on their toes. After 16 […]

Five Reasons I Grow My Own Food

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I’d like to go over my five reasons I try to grow my own food, or at least as much food as I am able to squeeze into my already hectic life.
It all started when one of my daughters was 5 years old, we noticed she […]

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Frozen Moments in Time – Campfire Breakfast While Primitive Camping on an Island

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From time to time, you will have a moment in time that is frozen forever in your mind as a good memory. Odds are as the years pass, that frozen moment becomes better….you forget the bad parts, leaving only the […]

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 […]