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Healthy Hobbies: Productive Hobbies & Skills to Improve your Mental Health

November 25, 2022 8 min read

For most of us, our beloved hobbies are simply ways to have fun and fill our free time. They help us connect with family and friends, as well as maintain a healthy balance between work and play. 
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 Camping Bread

Camping Bread: The Art of Baking Campfire Bread 4 Ways

November 18, 2022 8 min read

Baking delicious loaves of camp bread has played an integral role in the human diet and has been a hobby many have enjoyed for centuries. Over the years, recipes have gotten increasingly more delicious as ingredients and baking utensils have improved. 
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effective fishing lures

Make Fishing Lures: Using Homemade Fishing Lures to Catch a Monster

November 16, 2022 8 min read

A hobby, such as making homemade fishing lures, is an excellent way to fill your free time or unwind after a long day of work. Spending time on an activity you enjoy can help improve your well-being and mental health and help you become more self-reliant. 
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Whittling Wood: Learn Whittling for Beginners

November 04, 2022 8 min read

Whittling is not just a playtime activity children do with a pocket knife their grandpa gave them and sticks from the backyard. Whittling is a hobby, an artistic expression, and an exercise in self-reliance.
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Learn Blacksmithing: How to Start Blacksmithing

November 02, 2022 8 min read

Blacksmithing is not some archaic, outdated art form. To this day, there is an entire community of individuals who are becoming interested in beginning blacksmithing. As such, there are all kinds of beginning blacksmithing classes and mentors who can teach you how to start blacksmithing. 
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6 Survival Techniques: the Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

October 25, 2022 9 min read

Survival in the aftermath of a natural disaster, economic collapse, nuclear warfare, or civil unrest can be challenging. It requires a host of survival skills you would otherwise not need to utilize in our modern world. 
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How to Make Heat Without Electricity: 5 Alternative Heat Sources

October 20, 2022 8 min read

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root cellar ideas near the forest

Root Cellar Ideas: 10 Root Cellar Plans to Make a Root Cellar

October 18, 2022 8 min read

With a modest budget and some effort, you can install an inexpensive DIY root cellar in your home or backyard. 
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Security at Home Tips: What You Need to Know About Security for Your Home

October 11, 2022 7 min read

Security for your home is non-negotiable. It’s vital to keep your family and personal belongings safe and sound, and we take securing a home seriously. That is why we’ve developed tips for home security. 
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Get Our Disaster Preparedness Checklist: The Survival Checklist That Can Save Your Life

September 22, 2022 8 min read

When emergencies strike, and you face a life-threatening situation, it’s already too late to make plans. That is why making preparations ahead of time using an emergency preparedness checklist is vital.
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Urban Prepper Survival: Urban & Suburban Prepping Tips & Tricks

September 14, 2022 8 min read

Preppers do not only come from the backwoods or other rural areas of the country. There are also entire networks of urban preppers who are focused on preparing themselves and their families to survive in the event of a natural or human-triggered disaster in the city—and for good reason. 
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Prepper Pantry Organization Ideas: Getting Your Pantry Organization to the Next Level

September 14, 2022 5 min read

Preppers are good at preparing for the worst and collecting supplies to help them survive if SHTF. However, that doesn’t automatically make them great organizers—and you need to know where everything is in an emergency so you can grab what you need.
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