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heating and cooking with a wood-stove

Heating and Cooking Off-The-Grid With A Wood Stove

by Dan W This topic has been frequently discussed around our table as one of the prime problems we needed to resolve. I thought that you all might be interested in our solution. We live about as far north as you can go and still be in the continental U.S. It is about 60 miles to the Canadian border by road and 35 miles or so as the crow flies. Winter is the dominant season...

cooking off the grid

Cooking at An Off-The-Grid Cabin, Campsite, or Bug Out Location

by Robert H If you live or camp off the grid or plan to then you’ll need to figure out and plan how you’re going to cook off the grid. There are several ways and fuel choices and I’ll talk about those below. If you have any other suggestions or ideas then please leave those in the comments section below. Propane The use of propane is easy and quick.  A small propane stove could be purchased...

fuel storage

Long-Term Fuel Storage and Selection For SHTF Preparedness

By R. V. Zeigler In any survival situation, some type of fuel is necessary be it liquid, vapor, or solid. Fuel will be used for heat, light, transportation, and cooking. Each fuel has its good and bad points. You do not know when you will need this fuel so the effects of long-term storage are a primary consideration. Solid Fuel: The most common solid fuel is firewood. Different woods give different amounts of heat for...

Survival Essentials List: A 16-Point Checklist For Preppers

It seems everyone likes lists. Lists are a quick reference point and a guide when stockpiling survival gear. Keep in mind that this is only a guide and not a list formed in stone. The tools and gear that you include should be individualized for you and your needs. After all, who knows your skills, location, and resources better than you do? However, with that being said, I feel this list is a good starting...

survival tools list

Survival Tools List – What You Need In Your Toolbox In Case of Disaster

by Chad H During the most recent years of my adult life, my finances have changed significantly, which forced me to seek additional ways to support my family. In my chosen career (firefighter) I have gone back to school in order to obtain additional training to become a Paramedic. The additional skills I am learning will allow me to provide better care for people in need, and give me more useful skills for a post SHTF scenario. I have also taken on...

tomahawk review

SOG Tactical + Throwing Tomahawk Review

by Mike I’m always on the lookout for new and better gear.  We should all be doing that, and for most of the readers of MDCreekmore.com, I think that statement holds true. Today I’d like to talk about the SOG Tactical + Throwing Tomahawk. I saw it for sale on Amazon and decided to snap it up for the following reasons: The cheap hardware store hatchet I bring backpacking with me is heavy, dull and clumsy....

HOW TO KILL Cockroaches

How To Get Rid Of Cockroaches Without An Exterminator

by Tia G. Growing up, I had the pleasure of never seeing a roach, except on T.V. I grew up with the assumption that only dirty people had roaches. When I moved to Texas, I found out how wrong that assumption was. Even the cleanest of homes can get infested with roaches and it doesn’t take much. My first apartment in Texas appeared to be clean. Nice neighborhood, clean grounds, the apartment itself looked and “smelled” clean,...

the best survival knife in the world

Best Survival Knife for Under $100

Best, this word always brings to mind the 80’s ninjitsu and various karate/TKD/dance kick-boxing martial arts superstars. Best is at subjective and a useless measurement of anything. This said, I and many others, have done enough recorded testing to be able to give you a short list of good survival knives. In fact, I believe quite strongly that as long as you do not want a knife that can be an axe, pry bar, fighting...

Blackberries [early-late July]

Identifying and Harvesting Wild Berries for the Homestead

by Bobcat-Prepper “Warning – Positively identify any food in the wild as safe before collecting. Some berries that are dark purple (like pokeberry) or black (like nightshade) are TOXIC.” I have been hiking and running around an abandoned 16 acre field near my home for the last year for exercise, and this spring I started paying attention to some familiar spouts popping up – raspberry and blackberry canes. That got me thinking about how much my...

Pyrenean Mountain Dog

What is the Best Dog Breed for Homesteading?

by Goat Mama 12 I am writing this article to give people some ideas regarding using livestock guardian dogs for protection of livestock, property, and people.  My husband and I moved to East Texas about 10 years ago to live my country dream.  We acquired 25 acres for my horses and soon thereafter I started raising goats.  It was love at first sight so to speak, of goats. My long-suffering husband has had to put up...