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The First 5 Items That Should Be In EVERYONE’S Everyday Carry

You likely already know that what you carry with you on a daily basis is influenced by whether you live in the city, in a small town or on a farm, as well as by the job you have and the mode of transportation you use. Nevertheless, there are a...
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Police Raided Legal Business, Seized $324,000, Forced 35 To Lose Jobs — But Never Charged Anyone

Image source: Institute for Justice James Slatic was never charged with a crime, but he now has to go to court to get his legal business, his inventory and his $324,000 in cash back from the San Diego County district attorney’s office. To make matters worse, 35 employees at Slatic’s...
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The Popular Homestead Tree That Could Kill Your Livestock

Image source: Wikimedia Many people love wild cherry trees because of the beautiful white and pink blossoms that show their colors during spring. While these trees are aesthetically pleasing and can add a nice splash of color to a pasture, they can present a grave danger to livestock. Growing up...
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Why We Should Never (Ever) Abolish The Electoral College

Image source: Pixabay.com Some things become so predictable. Every time there’s a presidential election, I hear friends and family who say that it’s time to abolish the Electoral College and go to a popular vote. They claim that the system created by the Founding Fathers is fundamentally unfair and was...
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The Hidden Cash Source On Your Property

Homesteaders often spend most of their time devoted to their gardens and livestock, all the while ignoring a hidden gem just beyond their lawn: the woods. Those thick brambles and gnarled trees are a homesteading goldmine and overlooked source of cash – but only if we know what to do....
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6 Surprising Luxuries You Didn’t Know You Could Run Off-Grid

Image source: Pixabay.com Before moving off-grid, I had a lot of preconceived notions about what “off-grid living” meant. Say goodbye to grandma’s antique 1000-watt waffle iron, put away the power tools and don’t even think about a dishwasher … right? Well, not really. While “off-grid” can mean living without electricity...
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How Did Native Americans Keep Time Without A Watch (Or Calendar)?

Artist: Patrick Rahming In today’s modern world, it is easy to tell time. There are clocks on buildings, billboards, cell phones and microwave ovens. Then there’s the old-fashioned grandfather clock in the hallway. But what if you didn’t have a watch? What would you do then? And if you didn’t...
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Rethinking Survival Tools: 6 Areas Most People Get Wrong

Image source: Pixabay.com It seems that everyone has their ideas about survival kits and must-have tools. I’ve probably read through at least 100 different lists in the last few years, and in reality, what I find are the same ideas being reiterated over and over again. The new ideas I...
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5 Reasons Trump Shocked The World

Image source: Screen capture WASHINGTON – Republican Donald Trump shocked the political world Tuesday to be elected the nation’s 45th president, and in doing so delivered the type of upset that hasn’t been seen in America since perhaps 1948, when Harry Truman defied the polls to defeat Thomas E. Dewey....
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Single Mother Of 6 Sells Food On Facebook … And Now Faces 1 Year In Jail

Image source: Mariza Ruelas STOCKTON, Calif. — A single mother could be jailed for up to a year because she shared homemade meals through a Facebook food group. Mariza Ruelas of Stockton was charged after a year-long investigation by county inspectors that ended with an undercover sting operation. “It was...
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Survey Of Convicts Confirms Everything You Suspected About Gun Control

Image source: Wikimedia HOUSTON — Convicted murderers were well aware of gun laws they used to commit their crimes but still had no problem getting their hands on weapons, according to a survey of Texas inmates by a Houston television station. KTRK in Houston sent surveys to every prisoner in...
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The Easy-To-Spot Giant Mushroom That Can Feed A Family

Image source: Steve Nubie Editor’s note: The author is a certified chef and specializes in wildfire and wilderness cooking. I remember the first time I encountered a puffball mushroom. It was autumn — the height of puffball mushroom season. I was 17 and was walking my dog in a particularly...