Aquaponics Part 5: Video Update

NorCal MedTac

New Medical, Tactical & Preparedness Classes!

Our friends over at NorCal MedTac are at it again with a whole new round of medical, tactical and preparedness training classes. If you are not familiar with NorCal MedTac yet, get on over to their website and check them out,

I have had the pleasure of taking both Defensive Medicine 101 and Defensive Shotgun 101. Brannon, Stephen and Bob do a fantastic job making the classes fun for everyone and a great learning experience for all ages and genders. You’ll find me attending Pepper Spray and Urban Survival this month.

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The Perfect Onion Dip for Your Independence Weekend BBQs

Happy 4th of July to everyone!

I wanted to test out putting up some of my favorite recipes here on the site. You may find me playing around with the recipe formats and recipe managers. I came up with this onion dip a few months ago and thought I would share it with you all as a great appetizer for your Independence Weekend BBQs.


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Veggies Planted

Lawn to Garden Conversion

Man, did I take on a huge project!

About a month ago I was having a slow saturday so I started fumbling around Vimeo and YouTube for permaculture related videos. First, I really have to say, there is some amazing content out there. I would recommend it as a rainy day passtime to anyone. One documentary that I stumbled upon was called Back to Eden. You can watch it in its entirety on Vimeo. The story mostly follows one man Paul Gautschi, and his methods for mimicking some of the natural decomposition patterns of the forest to create lush, fertile soil for your home garden.

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5 for Friday

5 For Friday: Cooking on the Go

Welcome to another installment of Five for Friday!

Each week on Friday we will be highlighting a group of 5 products that will make your prepper arsenal that much stronger. We will be covering a different category each week and speak to how the products work together to give you a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. We try to list these five items so they have multiple uses and can help your everyday life on top of your prepping.

Today we are focusing on cooking on the go.

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