10 Wild Vegetables You Can Harvest and Save Money While You Do It

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A home garden provides a great resource for vegetables and spices, but there are space and financial constraints that might restrict you from growing everything you’d like. The woods throughout the U.S. are a natural cornucopia, loaded with all kinds of wild fruits, vegetables, and greens that will soon be prime for the picking. Taking advantage of this can greatly expand … [Read more...]




10 Common Toxic Plants That Can Kill You Dead

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In your house, there are probably several items that are marked with a toxic or hazardous symbol, and this will prevent you from ever ingesting them. Unfortunately, Mother Nature doesn’t tend to label plants, berries and other items, so it is much more difficult to steer clear of something that could cause you a lot of suffering or even death. This problem will quickly … [Read more...]




10 Edible (and Free!) Springtime Wild Plants

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As springtime rolls around, you will soon begin to see a large and diverse list of plants and flowers growing wildly in many places. This opens up many fantastic opportunities for preppers and homesteaders who wish to save money by getting as much as possible for free. It is dangerous to randomly pick plants and flowers without researching whether or not they are actually … [Read more...]




10 Incredible Snake Videos You Can Never “Un-See”

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What is it about shocking snake videos? For some reason, we just can't get enough of them. The more unbelievable, terrifying, or flat out disgusting, the more these videos seem to draw us in. In some strange way, these videos appeal to our sense of survival. Maybe it's the need to test ourselves in a way... Maybe we need to know just how we might react to a truly … [Read more...]




11 Weird (but Useful) Campfire Building Techniques

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Everyone needs to know several methods for building a campfire effectively in challenging situations (without gas or matches). You probably wouldn't be reading this post if you didn't feel that fire building is an essential skill. During a emergency situation, in the backcountry or even in suburbia, this could be the only way to cook and generate light and heat. Most of … [Read more...]