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New York City Knife Laws

New York City Knife Laws: A Simple Cheat Sheet With All You Need To Know

Many weapons law experts believe New York City knife laws are at best confusing and at worst contradictory to the knife laws mandated by the State of New York. Several court decisions have attempted to unify New York state and city law, with many of the cases appealed for further clarification. [ Note: Out of all of the pocket knives available on Amazon.com this one is my favorite everyday carry knife – click here to see what...

Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Humans

Types of and Effects of Nuclear Weapons on Humans and The Environment

by Ron G Think of this as a primer if you will. It is written to cover the basics that will matter most to you as a prepper. I am intentionally leaving out a lot of technical jargon; there are others willing to throw that out at you.  There will be some terms and concepts that do need to be understood. One I will use a lot is Ground Zero (GZ). Ground Zero is that...

budget prepping tips

Prepping For Beginners – Simple Ideas on How to Get Started

By A Different Drummer There are many aspects of personal preparedness that make sense, and I know firsthand that once you take a trip down the rabbit hole, the path to preparedness can be daunting at best, if not completely overwhelming.  To this overwhelming state of mind, I wish to remind everyone that you must walk before you can run. I know it sounds obvious, but once you start “waking up” to the real world...

Bug Out Bike – Building a Bug Out Bicycle

by Barry B Bikes in a TEOTWAWKI situation may be the standard form of transportation and highly valued.  I’m speaking more about mountain bikes (MB) than the traditional multi-speed road bike. Mountain bikes are a great utility vehicle. They can traverse rough terrain, are rugged, and geared to make pulling a small trailer much easier. This article is more about other things that you might need to support your bike, but first a few things...

saving money

How To Make Saving Money Fun – Practical Tips for Saving More and Having More!

by Lynn (aka The Thrifty Prepper) Unfortunately, I am a lot newer to prepping than I would like to admit. That feeling in your gut that something just isn’t right has been there for a while before I finally listened.  Now my family struggles to make up for lost time. I have become like a machine in the last years attempting to streamline and speed our progress to feeling like we at least are somewhat “set”....

homemade cleaning products

Simple Homemade Cleaning Products That Work

by Lynn T My first prepping goal was to stock a year’s worth of everything we normally use that has a year plus shelf life. This took a few months but we were able to accomplish the goal.  (We did allow for freezer storage for this interim goal, so we’re really more prepared to not have to buy groceries for a year than being REALLY prepared a major long-term disaster. One thing I noticed is that...

fix stuff around the house

Fix It Yourself: How to Fix Things Around The House

by Karen I Being able to repair things is a useful skill to have – believe me, when you’ve knocked your iron off the ironing board repeatedly, it’s awful handy to know how to fix it.   Tackling simple mechanical objects like an iron or (my recently fixed) Foodsaver vacuum machine (see article – Can I Use My FoodSaver® to Vacuum-Seal Mylar Bags?) can be intimidating, but with certain exceptions, you can do it. First off, find...

secret hiding places

DIY Secret Hiding Places Within Your Home

by M. Roberts Most people have something to hide regardless if the object is valuable, sensitive, dangerous, illegal, or subject to confiscation.  Storing objects in a safe under key or combination lock can be a good security measure, but not everyone wants a large, heavy, and expensive safe and a small safe bolted to the floor can only contain a limited number of items. A safe of any size also commands attention from thieves and police...

How to cast your own bullets

How To Cast Your Own Bullets – A Step-By-Step Guide

by Jim Shy Wolf Before we begin, we’ve got to lay down the rules. First, this is a potentially very dangerous activity. The least that can occur is mild burns, progressing to severe burns and culminating in burning down your home or shop. It is mandatory every safety rule is followed- both those of the tool-maker and common sense. Fools will suffer their foolishness: don’t be a fool. Wear safety glasses at all times. If...

Last Month On The Homestead

Well, folks, as they say, it’s better late than never… well, yeah, they (people in general) do say that and it’s true sometimes but not always but then that’s another subject all to itself. Anyways, I should have posted this at the end of November, but things got in the way and I got lost with other projects… namely my other sites that I’ve started. Why did I start other sites you ask? Well, that’s a...