3 urban homesteading blogs for newbies

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Follow my blog with Bloglovin My fiance and I are in the final days of buying our first house; as we’re waiting anxiously to close, I’ve begun planning my projects for my impending homestead. Becoming homesteaders is a large reason why we decided to buy a house instead of staying in our apartment. We’ve experimented with…

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Using the web to assist emergency responders during disasters

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The Nepal earthquake is just one of several recent events that has harnessed the power of social media to document a disaster as it’s happening. It’s not a new concept, but it continues to become more prevalent as technology improves worldwide. What’s especially fascinating about this movement is that it’s largely driven by amateurs and…

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Bunker Buddies is our new favorite survival podcast

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If you’re a new prepper, the internet is a goldmine of prepping blogs, shows, books and media to educate and inspire aspiring survivalists. It’s a lot to take in at any level of prepping. I’ve spent my fair share of the last five years learning much about prepping, both as a personal hobby and as…

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The pros and cons of ready-made survival kits

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Ready-made survival kits, in theory, seem like a smart idea. Usually created by established companies to appeal to the layperson or an amateur survivalist, survival kits are intended to be a one-stop-shop for everything you need in the event of a disaster or emergency. Common pre-made kits include first aid kits (FAKs) or bug-out bags–some…

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