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  • Whether you are preparing to protect yourself or your family from a Natural or Man-made Disaster, Financial Hardship or an Economic Crisis or perhaps just wanting to set-up & prepare your home to be a little more self-reliant...
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Your home is the foundation of your family and your lifestyle... it is your starting point and focal point of your Emergency Preparations and Planning...

In this section you will find information and ideas on the many aspects of home development and creative projects and skill building for around your home and family...

06July

5 Attributes EVERY Homesteader Must Have To Survive Tough Times

5 Attributes EVERY Homesteader Must Have To Survive Tough Times

If you are considering a more self-reliant lifestyle ... then perhaps you might like to look into Homesteading...

 

Posted in Remote Living - Coping & Resilience, Preppers News & Stories, Home Preparedness - The Home

07May

25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING

25 FORGOTTEN SURVIVAL LESSONS FROM THE PIONEERS WORTH FINDING AND LEARNING

Early pioneers and settlers of any country were of course very self reliant and skilled.

They pushed out into unknown lands where they had to hunt, trap & fish for food... they had to navigate the land,follow water courses & collect and store water, build shelters & set up homesteads & gardens, cook over fire, preserve & store food, be on the look-out for all kinds of threats and know how to protect themselves, they also had to know first aid and many had their own forms of home remedies for healing wounds and sickness.

Below you will find some of these precious skills ...

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Home Preparedness - The Home

12September

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

22December

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. . (Copy)

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. . (Copy)

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information

09December

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. .

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D. .

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

27October

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness for the Family, 3rd Edition  by Arthur T. Bradley, Ph.D.

The Handbook to Practical Disaster Preparedness has been repeatedly praised for providing effective guidance to individuals and families interested in getting better prepared. It emphasizes practical preparations and avoids the scare tactics of many other books.

Posted in Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Preparedness - Threats - Information, Product Guide & Reviews - Latest Product Review, Product Review - Book Review

26October

Comfort and Care in a Crisis

Comfort and Care in a Crisis

I need to be prepared for earthquakes, fires, and nuclear Armageddon. To be on the safe side, I also prepare for other disasters such as blizzards, pandemics, EMPs, and meteorites, all of which are capable of blasting our comfortable way of life to bits.

Posted in Preppers News & Stories, Emergency Preparedness - Information, Home Preparedness - The Home, Emergency Supplies - Emergency Bag/Evacuation Bag, Emergency Supplies - Information, Stories - Readers Stories & Photo's