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Category Archives: General Preparedness

How To Render Lard

How To Render Lard

Well, after butchering a couple of pigs a few months ago, we ended up with a ridiculous amount of pork fat. Time for rendering lard! We had never actually done this, so lots of reading was done, and a few conversations with folks that had. This didn’t seem all that complicated, so we dove in,… Continue Reading

So What Should You Focus On?

So What Should You Focus On?

I’ve gotten a few emails lately from folks wondering what they should focus on, now that the chaos of the election is over and we have certainty in front of us. Well, maybe not so much on the certainty part. In all honesty, I don’t think that there’s a whole lot that you should change… Continue Reading

On Being Resourceful

On Being Resourceful

Had an interesting day today … my brother in law had picked up an old wood lathe or a song.  And when I say old, I mean old. However, he wanted to refurbish it.  Our wives were hanging out and the kids were playing, so him and I went out to putter. A few hours… Continue Reading

Got Skills?

Got Skills?

A few days ago I talked about dealing with prepping overwhelm, and it was heavily focused on being smart and methodical about what you buy. Today I want to touch on something that is arguably as important or even more important that stuff you buy and store. Skills! Having basic skills in medical areas, gardening,… Continue Reading

Dealing With Prepping Overload

Dealing With Prepping Overload

There’s always too much to do. There’s never enough time to do it. And there’s always too much to learn. And never enough time to learn it. Every new prepper gets completely overwhelmed by the massive task of prepping for anything and everything.  Even seasoned preppers get hit by the overwhelm from time to time.… Continue Reading

Be A Producer, Not Just A Packrat

Be A Producer, Not Just A Packrat

I’ve had a few interesting conversations with my dad lately. We’ve been talking over some of the things I’ve discussed here before, such as raising our own beef, expanding gardens, expanding orchards, and the like. We’re both of the opinion that things are unlikely to get better for the long term anytime soon, though they… Continue Reading

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