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How to Skin and Gut a Squirrel

In a survival situation where food is limited anything that can be caught is food. Squirrels are no exception. Squirrels can provide a much-needed source of nutrition. The sooner you skin the squirrel the easier it will be. Skin the squirrel and remove the entrails quickly to prevent spoilage of the meat and promote cooling.
Here are some... Read More

Be Prepared This New Year

Who would have thought that this year would bring a slew of disasters? As the country was dealing with wildfires in California, and then a hurricane that affected The Bahamas and Puerto Rico.  All of this, with the constant threat of nuclear war, put a lot of the country on alert. The Ready Store was... Read More

Pregnancy During a Crisis

Newborn photographer Cassie Clayshulte has noticed there seems to be an increase in pregnancies during disasters. She tracked down 8 mothers-to-be, all 8 months pregnant who conceived during Hurricane Mattew in South Carolina, for a special maternity photo shoot.
Pregnancy is not very much fun for most women on any given day. First, there is the morning sickness... Read More

How to Skin and Gut a Rabbit

Rabbits are a great source of protein. Unlike beef and chicken, they aren't pumped of antibiotics. Rabbit eat fresh greens generally. They reproduce extremely quickly ensuring your food source in well stocked. Skinning and preparing rabbits can be a challenge, follow this simple steps to help it go smoother. The fresher the rabbit the easier skinning... Read More

How To Butcher a Deer

One of the best resources for emergency preparedness is meat that you can hunt yourself. Since most areas of the country have a plentiful deer population, deer meat may be your best bet for feeding your family. Learning to process the meat is not complicated if you understand a few things.
Processing a deer can be... Read More

Basic Self-Defense Tips

Everyone one should have at least a basic understanding of self-defense. You never know when you are going to need to use it. Having some skills in self-defense will give you the confidence to go about your day without fear. You'll be able to protect yourself and those you love when the time comes.
Common sense says to... Read More

Surprising Uses for Bananas

Bananas make great tropical smoothies and yogurt blends, but they have many other great uses as well. Here a just a few surprising uses for bananas.

Health and Beauty Treatments 
Banana peels are jam-packed with nutrition. Bananas are a great way to add vitamins to your breakfast instead of tossing out the peel try a few of these beauty tips.

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How to Build an Underground Bunker

Underground bunkers became extremely popular during the Cold War Era. Today, we still have a need to protect ourselves from unforeseen dangers. A backyard bunker may be exactly what you need to protect your family.
When building an underground shelter make sure to have at least 2 feet of dirt over the top. This layer... Read More

Gardening with Plastic Bottles

Do you have old plastic bottles laying around? Plastic bottles make great containers for gardening. Simply cut a hole in the top, bottom, or side and fill with soil. Plant the seed, water, and watch them grow. Many plastic bottle gardens can even water themselves saving you time and effort.

Make a self-watering garden by cutting... Read More

Emergency Medicine for Pets

*Note- Always check with your veterinarian before administering any medicine to your pet. Also, if you suspect your pet has a serious condition, please go directly to your veterinarian. This list is intended solely for emergency situations when veterinary care is not available.
Dogs and cats are members of the family, so why not keep a... Read More

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