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There are plenty of reasons to learn to hunt. The most ancient and trendiest modern reason for hunting are actually the same: it’s a great way to secure lean, free-range meat for yourself and your family. Wild game meat reduces your reliance on the commercial food chain and helps you know exactly what you’re eating in our age of processed foods. Hunting is also a great way to learn more about the natural world, and to support wildlife habitat and conservation in the U.S. Best of all? Hunting is fun. But getting started isn’t always easy. Hunting is a commitment that takes time, interest,...

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What is Freeze-Drying? Freeze drying is the process of dehydrating frozen foods under a vacuum so the moisture content changes directly from a solid to a gaseous form without having to undergo the intermediate liquid state through sublimation. In this process, freeze dried food maintains its original size and shape with a minimum of cell rupture. Removing moisture prevents a product from deteriorating at room temperature. The process is used for drying and preserving a number of food products, including meats, vegetables, fruits, and instant coffee products. The dried product will be the same size and shape as the original...

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Tornadoes, derechos, sandstorms… whatever type of wind event is headed your way, it can be extremely dangerous to be caught off guard. That’s especially true for tornadoes, which typically touch down with only 13 minutes of warning—if any. While tornados can occur anytime, peak “tornado season” stretches from March to June on the Gulf Coast and southern Plains, and from March to July in the northern Plains and upper Midwest. While most tornadoes occur between 4 and 9 p.m., because they strike with little warning, being prepared to respond before a twister even forms will boost your chances not only...

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50 gallon water storage, prepper supply list, prepper supply storage, prepping, solar powered generator -

How do I start prepping? 1. Find a secure place to store your supplies 2. Explore long term food options (freeze-dried foods, cans, peanut butter, etc.) 3. Store at least a 50 gallon water supply, depending on your family size. 4. Invest in a solar powered generator. 5. Make a checklist of your supplies - as you store them. If you're interested in becoming a prepper one of the most important things you can do to start is to find a secure place to keep your supplies. Many people choose to store their supplies in a designated room, basement, or garage. It...

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How do you grow a garden in the winter? Most people think the only time you can plant a garden is in the warmer months and then it's harvested in the fall. This is true for some plant varieties but it's also possible to plant vegetables later in the season to put them in dormancy so that they can be harvested in the spring. We'll explain how to grow a bountiful garden in the winter! One benefit of growing plants in the winter is that it allows you to harvest them earlier on in Spring. Read on about which plants...

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