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When you start growing your own produce, compost becomes worth its weight in gold. It's dense, nutrient rich soil that helps give your plants the natural fertilizer they need to grow and produce for you. In the wild, this process happens naturally, as the leaves that fall to the ground slowly break down and support the next generation of plants. Depending on the forest, this can take weeks to a matter of years. On your homestead, you can speed it up a little. But before we get into the how-to, I want to cover the why. It's easy to start...

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One item I see many survivalist websites recommending to include in your bug out kit is fishing gear. But on a recent trip with a number of our students, I realized just how sheltered city living can be. Many of them had never fished in their life, and when they looked at preparing their catch to eat, I've never seen more confusion. Growing up by the water, one of my dad's first lessons to me was how to clean and prepare a fish. It's something I've taken advantage of, and assumed that it was common knowledge. But for many it's...

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Car chases are a staple in movies today. Hollywood loves a good action scene, but in the real world you're probably not going to be able to use anything you've learnt on the big screen. Which presents a real and present danger. What do you do if there's a car following you? Perhaps they're a road rage incident waiting to happen Perhaps they're wanting to see your bug out location Today, I'm going to cover exactly what you should (and shouldn't) do if you're being followed in a car, along with a couple of techniques to lose your tail. Right,...

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Being kidnapped is terrifying. It places you at the complete and utter mercy of those who have taken you. And these are mostly likely not the friendliest individuals. I'm going to be honest, getting kidnapped puts you in a precarious position. It's often a life or death situation. But before you start plotting your own escape you need to consider the why. Why have you been taken? If it's for a financial ransom, and assuming your family has the means to pay it, you need to realize your kidnappers are going to operate like a business. You're probably safest if...

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When a disaster strikes, it can come hard and fast, which makes it critical you've got a plan in place beforehand if you want to survive. If you spend any significant amount of time away from your home, perhaps in an office building or your school, it's important to know what to do if there's an emergency. Even a rough idea of a plan will help you get out of a bad situation as fast as possible. Here's how to ensure you make it out alive. Know the evacuation route The smartest thing you can do when you enter any...

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