Homesteading and Survivalism

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Month: February 2009

Pertussis whooping cough

Before we begin, The author of this article (Kevin) is NOT a medical professional. This article should NOT be considered as medical advice, because its not. If you want more information about Pertussis, please visit a medical professional or contact your local health department. Pertussis (also known as the whooping cough) is a highly contagious […]

Evacuation plans

Every family unit should have some kind of evacuation plan in place. These plans should include, but are not limited to: Road Maps – detailed maps of your area, including all the way to the destination.  Know where the construction zones are and ways to avoid those areas. Supplies for the trip – this includes […]

Where would you go?

If you and your family had to evacuate, where would yall go? Part of the answer also depends on the situation, needs of the family members and type of disaster. Shelter in place or leave? There are many factors should help determine where there is a real need to evacuate, or whether the family unit […]

Canon PowerShot D10

One of the problems with running a website that uses a lot of pictures and videos, is copyright infringement.  To ensure that I do not violate any copyrights, I take all of my own pictures and film all of my own videos.  To do this, a good quality camera is needed. The first camera I […]

Contaminated drinking water

In a wilderness survival situation, its important to know what kind of diseases and parasites you could be exposed to. The lake in the video is called Steinhagen Reservoir, also known as Dam B, which is located in a rural part of East Texas. The location of the lake is important, because there are people […]

Almost time to plant potatoes

As spring gets closer, there is one crop that you people with a green thumb can go ahead and plant – and that is the potato. Potatoes are easy to grow, are a good source of nutrition and can be stored for a long period of time.  If you want to plant some potatoes, go […]

Are you going to plant a spring garden?

In these uncertain times, growing your own food makes good financial sense. There was a news report today that around 7% of the US population is now out of work. With money having to go to pay the house bill, electric bill, insurance and other expenses, having a home garden could free up some money […]

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