Monday, May 16, 2016

Four Prepper Projects To Put On Your Spring 'To Do' List!

When the Weather Warms Up, It’s Time to Get Prepping!

Spring weather has finally resurfaced in many regions of the country. It is time once again to start working on our outdoor preparedness projects and practicing our survival skills.
After many months cooped up indoors, we can now comfortably get back to embarking upon enhancements to our prepper retreat or homestead and making ready for the coming growing and livestock birthing season.
Learning new skills and cross-training other members of your family (or mutual assistance group) should be an integral aspect of your overall prepping plan. If the only person in the family or group knows how to help birth a calf in distress, or how to reload ammunition, the anticipated survival chances of the clan decrease substantially if that one all-important individual is out of commission, or dead, when their skills are needed.
Read the rest of my report and the complete "how to" steps for four potentially life-saving prepper projects on Survival Life!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Top 50 Healing Herbs All Preppers SHOULD Begin Growing Right Now!

Preparing for a disaster — any type of disaster — involves taking a long, hard look at both the current and possible future medical needs of the family. If you are fortunate enough to have a medical professional in your family or mutual assistance group, you are one of the lucky ones. But even the learned skills of a doctor or trained registered nurse can only get you so far during a long-term SHTF scenario.
Neither over-the-counter medicine nor prescription drugs will be available during a power-grid-down or similar TEOTWAWKI disaster. Food and medicine will likely disappear from store shelves in just hours. Many times we here at eFoodsDirect have shared detailed reports about natural remedies and instructions on how to grow and make your own tincturescreamscough syrup and medicinal teas.
Below is a list of the top 50 herbs for use in natural medicines that should serve as an excellent resource and reference manual. Nearly all of the herbs can be grown indoors or out in virtually any climate. Learn more about the uses of the herbs now so that you can order seeds/plants and begin growing your own pharmacy!
Top 50 herbs for natural healing
1. Aloe Vera – The herb boasts a myriad of healing properties. Aloe vera has antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, and wound-healing properties. It also can be used to treat burns, relax the bowels, and alleviate stomachaches.
2. Ashwagandha – This herb might be best known for enhancing sexual drive and boosting fertility, but it has many other uses as well. It is also known to boost energy, enhance memory, and reduce stress and anxiety.
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Survival Gardening Hacks - Natural Fertilizers

Growing your own groceries is a common goal shared by homesteaders, preppers, and off the grid enthusiasts. There is absolutely no better way to ensure that you family is prepared to survive a disaster than to have a massive stockpile of naturally grown and raised food as well as a backup supply of long-term storage food.
Raising crops to supply the bulk of your dietary needs can be accomplished in spaces both large and small. Vertical and container gardening allows even urban preppers and suburban preppers the opportunity to bolster their growing space and become more self-reliant. Rural preppers often raise livestock in close proximity to their crops and are extremely careful about what types of fertilizers are used to help the garden grow.
Whether you are growing your own food forest following the stealthy concept laid out by survivalist gardener Rick Austin or making use of every inch of available space with a vertical or container garden, aiding seed and plant growth by the use of fertilizers is always beneficial.

Meat Preservation Prepping Hacks

Many preppers and survivalists not only stockpile long-term storage food to make ready for a SHTF scenario, but they also perfect their aim so they can take down copious amounts of wild game as well. It would be a mistake to assume that because you are an expert shot and a quality hunter, you do not need to grow your own groceries or pile up buckets of shelf-stable food in your basement.
When a TEOTWAWKI situation occurs, everyone and their brother and favorite cousin will take to the woods to hunt for deer and other wild game. The pressure put on wild game could deplete the native wildlife in a single season. Being off of your own property for any reasons is always a dangerous proposition. You not only have to worry about the marauding hordes from cities making their way to your rural hamlet, but you also have to be on the lookout for local punks as well.
It would be far easier to sit in the shade and wait for a hunter to walk by with his kill and take it than it would be to hike the woods in search of your own wild game to shoot for dinner.
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Spring Prepper Projects - Top 4 Survival 'How To' Projects To Try This Weekend!

Spring weather has finally resurfaced in many regions of the country. It is time once again to start working on our outdoor preparedness projects and practicing our survival skills.
After many months cooped up indoors, we can now comfortably get back to embarking upon enhancements to our prepper retreat or homestead and making ready for the coming growing and livestock birthing season.
Learning new skills and cross-training other members of your family (or mutual assistance group) should be an integral aspect of your overall prepping plan. If the only person in the family or group knows how to help birth a calf in distress, or how to reload ammunition, the anticipated survival chances of the clan decrease substantially if that one all-important individual is out of commission, or dead, when their skills are needed.
Every single prepper I know looks at their retreat or homestead as a work in progress. There is always some new concept to test, repair to make, project to try, or something to build.
Here’s a round-up of the top four spring prepper projects and skills to incorporate into your survival weekend practice sessions or to work onto your future projects list!
Click here to read my detailed "How To" Guide on Survival Life!

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Bugout Boats - Pros And Cons Of Mobile Prepper Retreats

Is a boat the perfect bug-out location (BOL)? Prepper retreats come in all shapes, sizes and venues. Turning a boat into a survival bunker has a plethora of pros and cons, and each should be weighed heavily before buying a boat and packing all of your preps onboard.
Several years ago my prepper husband Bobby became intrigued about living on a house boat and turning it into a mobile prepper retreat. We spent a decent amount of time pondering the issue and researching the idea to access how such water-based self-reliance would impact our chances of surviving a SHTF scenario. We quickly abandoned the houseboat idea, although it can effectively be used as a bug-out location. Bobby instead decided that if we became water dwellers, we would be living on a barge. At first I laughed, but as his idea unfolded, it made a lot of sense.
We live in an area with multiple rivers and waterside campgrounds with docks (and darn little regulation). Bobby’s idea was to build a concrete block home on one end of the barge after filling the entire basin of the vessel with rich soil. The barge home would be equipped with solar panels and solar generators. We could grow crops in the soil and fence off an area for use by small livestock and a couple of horses. Bridle trails exist at the campgrounds, so my Ruby and her herd would get plenty of exercise until the SHTF.
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Survival Tracking Guide Part 3

Learning how to track (and not be tracked) could be a life-saving skill during a SHTF situation. This 3-part eFoodsDirect tracking series has focused on the skills that will enable beginning trackers to identify key prints and displacement of the natural environment. The basics of tracking are decidedly low-tech and have changed very little, if at all, throughout the decades. Once you’ve committed to memory the fundamentals of tracking, it is time to practice, practice, practice to increase your observation skills.
Wound Detection
Bleeding wounds can reveal far more than just the presence of a person on a trail or the direction they are moving. A trail of blood is perhaps one of the most obvious signs of displacement on a trail, but if you encounter that much blood while tracking, a dead body will likely be sprawled across the path not too far ahead.
If you are searching for a loved one or member of your tribe (mutual assistance group), determining their condition as you look for them will be at the forefront of your thoughts. Even if the bloodstains predict a serious wound, do not rush the tracking process, unless a trail of blood is exposed. Missing the signs of displacement along the trail could cause you to miss an otherwise easy-to-track individual.
Using bloodstains to gauge the severity of the wound of a possible foe can help you to develop a better plan to thwart the potential marauder. It can also help you determine their group’s level of determination to take what you have in an effort to help save their pal.
Bloodstain
Unless an artery has been severed or a person has been shot, you will most likely discover a bloodstain, not a blood trail, when tracking. A bloodstain is the phrase often used to describe any type of smear, splatter, droplet, or deposit of blood onto something in the natural environment.
Click here to read the final segment of the tracking guide report on eFoodsDirect!

The Government Is Coming After Your Guns! New Connecticut Law DEFIES Second Amendment!

A Connecticut gun bill which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Dan Malloy tomorrow makes it a whole lot easier for the government to take your guns away.
The Connecticut gun control bill subjects all residents to temporary civil restraining orders even if they have not committed any crime. Second Amendment rights activists largely feel the new law created in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, infringes on a citizen’s right to due process.

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Long-Term Food Storage Must For All Preppers!

Wheat is a long-term food storage staple that all preppers keep near the top of their emergency food supply list. Stockpiling flour can be done, but it does eventually go bad and must be rotated out of the preparedness pantry to prevent money loss.
You can buy big long-term storage food buckets of wheat, but they do take up a significant amount of space. Growing your own wheat is of course always a great cost-saver, but doing so requires multiple acres of land and constant tending to prevent crop loss.
There are two viable alternatives to stockpiling copious amounts of wheat buckets in your basement or garage: Activz Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder and wheat berries.
Wheatgrass Juice Powder
Activz Organic Wheatgrass Juice Powder can provide the body with all the nutrients it needs. Plus, it keeps for years, taking up little shelf space in the process. Folks who want to make sure they are eating organic but don’t want to spend a bundle to do so often buy wheatgrass juice because it is a convenient alternative to juicing whole foods.

Prepper Retreat Building Options - How To Build A Sturdy Home On The Cheap!

Building the perfect prepper retreat or creating a home for your family to live in with survival in mind can seem like a daunting task. Many factors go into making such a monumental and costly decision. The location of the home, annual weather obstacles, fire preparedness, and the ability to withstand an armed attack are just of few of the items to take into consideration during the initial phases of the home building process.
There are many viable types of economical and off-grid home styles to choose from. In my first book,Power Grid Down: Prepare, Survive & Thrive After The Lights Go Out, I go into great detail on this topic. One of perhaps the most economic and weather-resistant types of dwellings are cob homes.
What Are Cob Homes?
Cob homes are clay-based structures composed primarily of soil, straw, and pine needles. This style of building gets its name from the Old English term for “lump,” referencing the lumps of clay soil used to mold the earthen walls.
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Survival Tips EVERY Child Should Learn!

Are you attached to your child at the hip every minute of every single day? Your children have a far greater chance of survival if they possess some basic self-reliance skills and have practiced the emergency disaster plan with the family.
Even if your work does not force you to leave the property and the children are homeschooled, they are still not protected from a crisis. Children, even the youngest ones in the family, must learn what to do if mommy and daddy are not home, are injured, or are killed, during a disaster. Teaching children about disaster should begin at a very early age and the information should be presented in a manner which does not scare the child, but still relays the seriousness of the issue.
For example, children are firmly taught that a stove is hot and not to touch it when they are a toddler, yet they do not fear walking by the stove when they scamper into the kitchen. Employ non-nonsense and loving tactics when educating children about emergency situations and their role during such situations.
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Prepper Retreat Natural Fencing Options - Secure Your Off Grid Homestead On The Cheap!

Preppers and off the grid homesteading families grow and raise the bulk of what goes onto their dinner tables, so keeping their crops and animals safe is a priority. Protecting the crops from critters and keeping the livestock safely tucked inside their pens often requires a lot of of fencing.
Putting in fencing is a physically demanding and tedious task. I have had enough sore lower back muscles and blisters on my hands to contest to how laborious a day spent putting up fencing can be, but it is not necessary to bust your wallet or your back to protect what you have.
There are many different kinds of fencing. Some are designed for garden protection and others to house specific types of livestock. Most folks who keep cattle use either wooden or barbed wire fencing. Both require a lot of hard work to put up and maintain.
Electric fencing is a great option for horses and the money-conscious prepper, but it can sometimes be too weak to house cattle. Electrical fencing has successfully been used to contain cattle when a significant charge is applied to fence, but the higher charge could be harmful to smaller livestock or cause them to panic and bolt through the fencing. I have seen horses tangled up in electrical fencing. It is a sight that causes panic in horse owners, who must react quickly to keep the frantic animal from becoming even more tangled and injured.
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Long-Term Milk Storage Hacks For Preppers

Prepping for any SHTF scenario begins with ensuring that the three basics of survival can be met – food, clothing, and shelter. Preppers focus on the short-term, the first one to three months after a disaster, expand their stockpiles and sustainable homesteading efforts to prepare their family to make it for the long haul.
When determining how to spend your preparedness plan dollars or how to stock your off the grid prepper retreat, securing a sustainable source of water and milk should be a top priority when working on the “survival food” portion of the family disaster plan.
Living on a piece of land with a spring-fed pond, creek that stays wet year around, and a well is the first order of business. Without water dehydration could kill your loved ones and allow disease to spread when the home, clothing, and common use items cannot be cleaned properly.
One a sustainable water source has been developed, a wise prepper will set forth on securing an equally available source of milk for the family. While milk is not necessary to the human body like water is, it will keep infants from dying, is used for both cooking and baking, and to make cheese and butter.
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So, You Are Going To Bug Out To The Forest After The SHTF, Better Read This Report First!

How many times have you heard someone say, “When the SHTF I am just going to bugout to the woods,” and think that such a “plan” is a simp...