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Growing plants without dirt

Growing plants without dirt

The modern survivalist should have at least a working knowledge of hydroponics. In the original Greek hydro means water and ponics means labor. Water literally does the labor normally reserved for dirt, which means you can grow a garden by suspending plants in containers or tubes and using a liquid solution...

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If you think mace is fun...

If you think mace is fun…

Many people love the idea of some sort of personal defense but are leery about packing a loaded pistol; much as the perps may deserve it, many citizens don’t want to administer a terminal case of lead poisoning. Pepperball Technologies is the company behind Hotshsot, a powerful, non-lethal personal...

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Greatest invention EVER?

Greatest invention EVER?

That’s a pretty bold statement but who could argue that the classic Stanley stainless steel thermos is, quite possibly, the greatest invention in the history of civilization. You’ve got a better idea? Anesthesia? Piffle! The wheel? Pure silliness! What’s better than a thermos designed so well it...

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Keep a cool head while others are losing theirs

Keep a cool head while others are losing theirs

It’s tempting, in times of chaos and confusion, to give in to the childlike urge to do your best ostrich imitation and hide your head in the sand until it passes. Or worse, do your hyperventilating best to make certain every decision is a bad one. Panic is human nature but you can train yourself not...

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Welcome to the New Dark Age

Welcome to the New Dark Age

With modern American society so reliant upon our electronic conveniences, terrorists may no longer be content to sit back and blow up a few cars or buildings. Even nuking us back to the Stone Age has lost its panache. It could be so much more satisfying to the extremist mind to fry us back to the Dark...

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In an emergency, drink your waterbed

In an emergency, drink your waterbed

Without clean drinking water, most of us would be dead inside a week. During extreme weather conditions, we would be lucky to make it three days. The problem with keeping an emergency supply of drinking water, especially if you live in a congested urban area, is finding space to store it. Between cooking,...

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Pandemic-proof your family

Pandemic-proof your family

Fear-mongering government agencies love to stand in front of microphones and issue a daily handwringing alert for the populace, apparently intending for us to exist in a state of perpetual fear about the next flu bug of biblical proportions. You know, some of us have things to do and can’t wrap ourselves...

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Commodity investing the old fashioned way

At Holistic Survival we like to talk about Packaged Commodity investing, which is simply another way to refer about real estate investing. After all, a house is simply a collection of basic commodities arranged in a particular structure that looks like, well, a house! While we firmly believe Packaged...

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Meri-K Appy

HS 21 – Home and Food Safety – Best Practices You Can Implement Today

In this two-part show we explore best practices in home safety and healthy food. Jason welcomes Meri-K Appy, President of The Home Safety Council based in Washington, DC. Do you know the most common cause of death in American homes?  What is seasonal fire prevention?  How can we best protect children...

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What does China need us for anyway?

What does China need us for anyway?

It’s official. China blew past Germany to become the world’s largest exporting nation and is nipping at Japan’s heels for the status of the world’s second biggest economy. Last year they passed the US as the largest auto market in the world. Anyone see a pattern here? All of this begs the question:...

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