100s of Homestead Building Plans

Thanks to Prepared Ninja, at Twitter “@preparedninja”, we have this link to a resource containing hundreds of plans for buildings and other structures, tools and related machinery suitable for agricultural and homesteading use. The NDSU Agricultural Extension Building Plans page it set up according to categories. Beef Construction Crops Dairy Horse Machinery Housing Poultry Sheep Swine Miscellaneous

They can be viewed on screen or ordered from their site. This might be one of those sites you want to download, in

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Book Review -Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community: Building a Civil Defense Plan for a Long-Term Catastrophe

Met a guy on Twitter. I had posted a tweet somewhere along the lines of “Civil Defense begins with YOU”. His response was to invite me to read his new book.

Yeah. Sure.

I don’t respond to many invitations, and for good reason. But something about his premise interested me – because it included as part of its foundation an EMP strike. So, I trotted over to Amazon and read what I could of the “Look Inside” feature. The material

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10 Useful Knots, from PrepperIdeas.com

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I saw this post over at PrepperIdeas.com. It really does have 10 useful knots, with instructions and pictures on tying them. It also includes suggestions on where to use them.

I recently downloaded an Ap called “What Knot” or “What Knot to do in the Great Outdoors”. It does a great job of walking you through knots, but the included examples are many. This blog’s posting does a nice job of thinning it down

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Jerry D Young

I’m sure all of you have noticed the picture of grizzled ole Jerry Young to the right of this page. Among the adds that adorn that section, his likeness stands apart and anchors a link to his own home on the web. Just about everything he’s written is available there, and most of that for free.

I point people to Jerry’s works when I discover that they are new to prepping, need pointers and appreciate literature. While the short road

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