Author Archive | Tess Pennington

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Buying Local Honey: What You Need To Know

One of my favorite long-term food choices in our pantry is honey. Storing honey is a popular choice amongst preppers. After all, its versatility coupled with the capacity to last a lifetime is a perfect investment for your long-term food stores. Many are aware of the additives put into honey and ultra-filtering that inevitably removes all of the health […]

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Going Rogue: 15 Ways To Detach From The System

I am inspired by the very definition of self-reliance: to be reliant on one’s own capabilities, judgment, or resources. Ultimately, it is the epitome of independence and lays the groundwork of what we are all striving for – to live a life based on our personal principles and beliefs. It is a concept rooted in the groundwork  that made America […]

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Small Space Gardening

We don’t always have the option of moving out into the sprawling countryside to live off of the land. Our jobs dictate that we live near a city and, as a result, our yards are smaller and may not provide adequate space for a large garden. As well, those that are renting homes may also be […]

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When It Hits The Fan Most Won’t Be Able To Take A Warm Shower… But Here’s How You Will. (VIDEO)

The lack of sanitation following major disasters can quickly escalate and create secondary problems in a post SHTF situation. If the water lines are damaged, or if damage is suspected, do not use the water. Having an alternative to indoor bathing would be advisable if you believe there are questionable water sources. Sanitation-Related Diseases are Common Following Disasters Keep […]

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Fatwood: The Quick And The Tender (VIDEO)

When it comes down to it, you want your fires to start quickly and efficiently. Not using excessive fire starting materials (cardboard, paper, wood) can help you save these resources for another time. Fatwood is one of the most efficient ways to start a fire. The small bits of wood drip gooey sap into the […]

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DIY: 10 Herbal Tea Blends You Can Grow In Your Garden

From a sustainability standpoint, herbs are one of the easiest plants to produce. Many of the herbs we grow are perennials and will produce for many years. Drying herbs is a great way to save money and use for cooking or to enjoy for aromatherapy needs. That said, we haven’t completely put these perennials to their full potential. Harvesting Your Tea Growing […]

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7 Reasons Why Sunflowers Are A Multi-Purpose Prep

Thomas Bulfinch was once quoted as saying, “The sunflower is a favorite emblem of constancy.”  How right he was. This faithful flower is as useful as it is lovely, and should be a must in your personal seed libraries. Sunflower seeds are often overlooked for long-term preparedness goals. It’s a small seed, so it’s understandable. […]

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