PREPPING
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

DISCLAIMER: Please note that I have neither financial nor familial interest in any of these sites. With the exception of those sites sponsored by the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-day Saints, which I endorse without reservation, and those few marked with a triple asterisk, I neither endorse nor recommend these sites or the products they sell. I cannot be held responsible for bad products, poor service, slow deliveries, foul language, controversial opinions, bad advice, undesirable links, body odor, or bad breath found therein. Link to these sites at your own risk, especially those in the final section and most especially those marked with a double asterisk (**).
Caveat Emptor!

See any busted links? Lem'me know!

--Grampa Slowsky AKA Bill Lewis
WOL3@comcast.com

Church Sites
Provident Living* Catalog--Home Storage* Emergency Preparedness* Home Storage Order Form*(PDF) Home Storage Order Form*(XLS)
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Government Sites
FEMA-Are you ready (Fed Govt) ReadyAmerica (Fed Govt) CDC Emergency Prep (Fed Govt) CDC Pandemic Page (Fed Govt)
PandemicFlu.gov (Fed Govt) GEMA-Disasters (State Govt) ReadyGeorgia (State Govt) Nat'l Ctr for Food Pres (State Govt)
Flood Maps (GA Govt) EMA Cherokee County, GA EMA Cobb Co., GA EMA, Paulding Co., GA
Colorado-What If? SD Food Storage Wisconsin Pandemic GA Flu Planning Kit
X Family Locator X X
X X X X

Warning & How-to Websites
Another Voice of Warning
Chris Martenson
Daily Survival
Dr. Doom & Nurse Amy
End Time Report, The
Food Storage Made Easy
Georgia Preppers Network
L.D.S. Preppers*
Living Outside the Box
My Survival Files
Nature Skills
New Survivalist, The
Prepared LDS Family*
Ready Nutrition
Ready Store, The***
Utah Preppers *
Wilderness/Survival
Economic Collapse, The
SHTF plan.Com
Prepper Central
Preppers 101 Blog
Survival Homesteader
Prepping to Survive
Emergency Food
Modern Survival Online
Homesteading Survival
Prepper Ideas
Underground Medic***
Survival Goddess
Prepared Society
Disaster & Emergency Surv.
Military Medicine
Homestead Survival
Weekend Homesteader
Alpha Rubicon
Frugal Squirrels
Modern Survival Blog
Prep for SHTF
Honest Eagle Survivalist
Build a Chicken Plucker
Primitive Ways
Happy Preppers
Pioneer Settler
Urban Survival Site
Survival Life
Backdoor Survival
Ares Survival
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Merchants
Buy sensibly; Don't fall for scare tactics!
AAOOB Storable Foods Alison's Pantry* Alpine Aire Foods American Family Safety Atlantic Spice Co.
B&A Emergency Products The Blue Chip Group* Breadbeckers (Acworth) Bulk Foods Distributor Camping Survival
Can Racks Canning Pantry Deep Creek Survival** Disaster Necessities* The Dry Store
Dutch Valley Food Earthquake Supply Center East Coast Food Storage* Emergency Essentials* Emergency Resourses
The Epicenter Extreme Food Storage FIFO Storage E.A.T. Pod Foods For Survival
Food Storage Software* Freeze Dry Guy Get Ready Gear The Granary Store (Acworth) Grandma's Country*
Harmony House Foods Healthy Harvest Home Emergency Homefront Emergency Homestead Products
Honeyville Grain The Internet Grocer Joel Skousen* Lazy Prepper Lehman's
Long Life Food Depot Millenium Ark Mountain House Foods MRE Depot MRE Foods
X Nitro-Pak* Pharaoh's Storehouse* Pioneer Preparedness Products Pleasant Hill Grain*
PowerVision (PermaPak)* Prepare 4 Disaster* Prepared Pantry* Preparedness Center Preparedness Plus*
Preparedness Pro Quake Kare Ready Reserve Foods The Ready Store* Remote Medical
Safety Central Shelf Reliance* Simply Living Smart* Survival Acres** Survival Center
Twenty-first Century Food Storage USA Emergency Supply Walton Feed Whole Grains & More (Carrolton) Wise Food Storage
Your Food Storage* Good Cheap Eats Practical Preppers Provident Living Today TruPrep Survival
Five Star Preparedness Ready Made Resources X FedHealth GrainMaker Mills
Homesteading & Survivalism Preparedness Guru, The* Survive the Odds My Patriot Supply Shepherd Supply
X Safe Castle Survival Mom, The PrepareWise Preparedness Deals
Willow Haven Outdoor Be Stocked Carolina Readiness Wise Food Storage Zombie Survival
NuManna X X X X
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Food Production & Storage
The are the most basic kind of tutorials... intended more
to help you make decisions rather than day-to-day operations.
GARDENING>>>
Survival Gardening
Container Gardening
Biodynamic Gardening
Square Foot Gardening
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Secret Gardening
Winter Gardening
X
X
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VEGETABLES>>>
Growing Beans
Growing Beets
Growing Bulb Crops
Growing Cantaloupes
Growing Carrots
Growing Celery
Growing Cole Crops
Growing Sweet Corn
Growing Cucumbers
Growing Eggplant
Growing Okra
Growing Peas
Growing Bell Peppers
Growing Hot Peppers
Growing Potatoes
Growing Radishes
Growing Rutabagas
Growing Spinach
Growing Squash
Growing Tomatoes
Growing Watermelons
Growing Yams
X
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GRAINS>>>
Growing Barley
Growing Grain Corn
Growing Oats
Growing Quinoa
Growing Rice
Growing Rye
Growing Sorghum
Growing Wheat
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FRUITS>>>
Growing Apples
Growing Apricots
Growing Apriums, Pluots, etc.
Growing Avocados
Growing Bananas
Growing Cherries
Growing Coconut Palms
Growing Date Palms
Growing Figs
Growing Kiwifruit
Growing Kumquat
Growing Lemons/Limes
Growing Paw Paw
Growing Peaches
Growing Pears
Growing Persimmons
Growing Pineapples
Growing Plums
Growing Pomegranates
X
.
NUTS>>>
Growing Almonds
Growing Chestnuts
Growing Filberts/Hazelnuts
Growing Hickory Nuts
Growing Pecans
Growing Pistachios
Growing Walnuts/Butternuts
X
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BERRIES>>>
Growing Blackberries
Growing Blueberries
Growing Boysenberries
Growing Currants & Gooseberries
Growing Dewberries
Growing Elderberries
Growing Grapes
Growing Honeyberries
Growing Mulberries
Growing Raspberries
Growing Strawberries
X
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HERBS & SPICES>>>
Growing Aloe Vera
Growing Basil
Growing Borage
Growing Calamint
Growing Calendula
Growing Caraway
Growing Chamomile
Growing Chervil
Growing Chives
Growing Cilantro/Coriander
Growing Cumin
Growing Dill
Growing Echinacea
Growing Fennel
Growing Garden Cress
Growing Holy Basil
Growing Horseradish
Growing Hyssop
Growing Lavender
Growing Lemon Balm
Growing Lemon Grass
Growing Marjoram
Growing Mint
Growing Oregano
Growing Parsley
Growing Rosemary
Growing Sage
Growing Stevia
Growing Tarragon
Growing Thyme
Growing Tumeric
Growing Watercress
.
HYDROPONICS>>>
For Beginners
Simply Hydroponics
Homemade Hydroponics
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POULTRY>>>
Raising Chickens 101
Chicken Breeds
Mobile Chicken Coops
Raise Chickens for Meat
Raising Ducks
Raising Geese
Raising Guinea
Raising Quail
Raising Turkeys
X
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X
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SMALL LIVESTOCK>>>
Raising Rabbits
Raising Goats
Raising Sheep
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LARGE LIVESTOCK>>>
Raising Alpaca
Raising Cows/Cattle
Raising Swine/Pigs/Hogs
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FOOD STORAGE>>>
Canning Food
Curing & Smoking Food
Drying/Dehydrating Food
Fermenting Food
Freezing Food
Freeze Drying Food
Jams, Jellies, & Preserves
Pickling Food
Storing Food
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Communications
A.R.R.L.
Cell Phone Shop
Georgia____A.R.E.S
Georgia____M.A.R.S.
Georgia____SkyWarn
NOAA Weather Radio
R.E.A.C.T___Intl.
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X
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Online Grocers
Amazon Groceries
Eden Foods
Meijer Groceries
NetGrocer
Online Food Groc.
Schwans
WalMart Grocers
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X
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X

Publications
American Survival Guide
Backwoods Home
Backwoodsman, The
Backyard Poultry
Countryside Mag.
Dairy Goat Journal
Dawn Approaches
Grit Magazine
Mother Earth News
Low Tech Magazine
Make Magazine
Lindsey's Technical Books
Self Sufficiency Guide
Sheep! Magazine
Simply Prepared
Survivalist, The
Survival Weekly
The New Pioneer
National Hog Farmer
X
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X
X
X

Nursery Stock & Seeds
Use primarily Heirloom and Open Source Seeds
2BSeeds (CO)
Abundant Life Seeds (OR)
Adaptive Seeds (OR)
Albert Lea Seed (MN)
All Good Things Seeds (OR)
American Meadows (VT)
American Organic (IL)
Amishland Heirloom Seeds (PA)
Anderson's Seeds (UT)
Annie's Heirloom Seeds (MI)
Aravaipa Heirlooms (AZ)
Ark Institute, The (PA)
X
X
X
Backyard Beans & Grains (WA)
Baker Creek Seeds (MO)
Ballengee Farm (PA)
BBB Seeds (CO)
Big Bang Seeds (CA)
Blue River Hybrids (IN)
Bohan Seed & Supply (ND)
Boondockers Seed Co. (OR)
X
X
X
X
Botanical Interests (CO)
Bountiful Seeds (CA)
Burpee Seeds (PA)
X
Camp Point Seed Co. (IL)
X
X
X
Center of the Webb (TX)
CherryGal Heirloom Seeds (NC)
ChilePlants.com (NJ)
Clear Creek Seeds (OK)
Cloudview Ecofarms (WA)
X
Companion Plants (OH)
Cook's Garden, The (PA)
Cornucopia Seeds (CA)
X
Daggawalla (Not Rec) (OR)
D. Landreth Seed Co. (NY)
Diane's Flower Seeds (UT)
Diaspora Seeds (CA)
X
X
Direct Garden Seeds (VA)
Dirt Goddess Super Seeds (NJ)
Down-to-Earth Seeds (AR)
Dust Bowl Seed (OK)
X
East Branch Ginger (NC)
Eden Organic Nursery (FL)
Environmental Seeds (CA)
Epic Gardens (VA)
Family Farmers Seed Coop (OR)
Family First Seed Bank (AZ)
Farm Direct Seed (CO)
X
X
Fedco Seeds (ME)
Ferry-Morse Seeds (MA)
Filaree Garlic Farm (WA)
Florida Backyard Gardener (FL)
FoundRoot (AK)
X
Freeman Family Farm (NC)
Fruition Seeds (NY)
X
X
X
Gardens Alive (IN)
Garden Medicinals (VA)
X
Golden Harvest Organics (CO)
Good Mind Seeds (PA)
Good Seed Co., The (MT)
Goodwin Creek Gardens (OR)
Gourmet Mushrooms (CA)
Gourmet Seed (NM)
Grandpa's Orchard LLC (MI)
Green Journey Seeds (OR)
Granny's Heirloom Seeds (MO)
Great Harvest Organics (IN)
Groundswell Seed Farm (ME)
X
Grow Organic (CA)
Grower Jim's (FL)
Gurney's Seeds (IN)
X
X
X
Harmmony Farm Supply (CA)
Harris Seeds (NY)
X
X
Healthy Harvest Seeds (FL)
Heirloom Seeds (PA)
Heirloom Solutions (IL)
Heritage Flower Farm (WI)
X
X
High Altitude Gardens (ID)
High Mowing Seeds (VT)
Hobbs Family Farm (CO)
Home Farmer (CA)
Hometown Seeds* (UT)
Hood River Garlic (OR)
Hudson Valley Seed Library (NY)
X
X
Indoor Harvest Gardens (MI)
Irish Eyes Garden Seeds (WA)
Italian Seed & Tool (NM)
X
J & L Gardens (NM)
Le Jardin du Gourmet (VT)
Johnny's Selected Seeds (ME)
J.L. Hudson, Seedsman (CA)
J.W. Jung Seed Co. (WI)
X
Kitazawa Seed Co. (CA)
Kitchen Garden Seeds (CT)
Knapp's Fresh Vegies (WI)
Kusa Seed Co., The (CA)
Lake Valley Seed (CO)
Lakeview Organic Grain, LLC (NY)
D. Landreth Seed Co. (NY)
Laurel's Heirloom Tomatoes (CA)
X
X
Little Red Truck Farm, The (OH)
Living Seed Co., The (CA)
Livingston Seed (OH)
X
Maine Potato Lady, The (ME)
Marianna's Heirloom Seeds (MI)
Mary's Heirloom Seeds (FL)
X
X
X
Michigan Heirlooms (MI)
Miller Nurseries, now Stark (MO)
X
X
Monticello Seeds (VA)
Mountain Valley Growers (CA)
Mountain Valley Seeds (UT)
My Heirloom Seeds (CA)
My Patriot Supply (IN)
Native Seeds (AZ)
Natural Gardening Co. (CA)
Nature's Creation's Seed (WA)
New Hope Seed Co. (TN)
New Mexico Tree & Garden (NM)
X
Nichols Garden Nursery (OR)
Non-GMO Hawaii (HI)
X
X
Ommas - Aarden (NY)
Orchard House Heirlooms (MI)
Organic Heirloom Plants (MI)
Organic Sanctuary (FL)
X
X
X
Pantry Garden Herbs (MO)
Park's Seeds (SC)
X
Peace Seedings (OR)
Peaceful Valley Farm (CA)
Pearson's Gardens (CA)
Penny's Tomatoes (SC)
X
X
Pepper Gal, The (FL)
Pepper Joe's Peppers (SC)
X
X
X
Petaluma Seed Bank (CA)
Phoenix Tears Nursery* (UT)
X
X
X
Pinetree Garden Seeds (ME)
Plants of the Southwest (NM)
Pollinator Nation (NM)
Pucker Butt Peppers (SC)
X
X
QR Seeds (FL)
X
X
Raintree Nursery (WA)
RareSeeds (MO)
X
X
X
X
Redwood Seeds (CA)
Renee's Garden Seeds (CA)
Restoration Seeds (OR)
R.H. Shumway Seedsman (WI)
Rich Farm Garden Supply (IN)
RiverHills Harvest (MO)
Rolling Hills Herbs (CA)
Rooftop Ready Seeds (NY)
X
X
X
X
X
X
San Diego Seed Co. (CA)
Sandy Mush Herb Nursery (NC)
St. Clare Seeds (WI)
Seed Geeks (MO)
Seed Guy, The (OK)
X
X
X
X
X
Seeds and Things (GA)
Seeds for Generations (VA)
Seeds for the South (SC)
Seeds from Italy (KA)
X
X
SeedsNow (CA)
Seeds of Change (CA)
X
X
Seed Saver's Exchange (IA)
Seeds Trust (ID)
Select Seeds (CT)
Self Reliance Strategies (FL)
Sierra Gold Trees (CA)
Skyfire Garden Seeds (KA)
Smart Seed Store (CA)
Snarky Gardener, The (OH)
Sprout People (CA)
X
Southern Exposure Seeds (VA)
Sow True Seed (NC)
Sunnyside Organic Co. (CA)
Sustainable Mtn. Agr. (KY)
Sustainable Seed Co. (CA)
Tasteful Garden, The (AL)
Territorial Seeds (OR)
Terroir Seeds (IL)
Todd's Seeds (MI)
X
TomatoFest Heirloom Seeds (CA)
Tomato Growers Supply (FL)
Totally Tomatoes (WI)
Turtle Tree Biodynamic (NY)
Two Seeds in a Pod (FL)
Umpquatopia (OR)
Urban Farmer (IN)
X
X
X
Vermont Bean Seed Co. (VT)
Vermont Wildflower Farm, The (VT)
Victory Seeds (OR)
Vitamin Berries (MI)
X
X
Westwind Seeds (AZ)
White Oak Valley Farm (TN)
Wild Garden Seed (OR)
Winter Sown Educational (NY)
X
X
X
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X

Armoury
Weaponry may be used for both defensive measures and hunting.
The Church makes no recommendations as to the use of weapons,
other than weapons are NOT to be brought on Church property.
Prayerfully consider both procurement and use. Be safe!
And stay legal. This may be quite difficult in some jurisdictions!
Note: '+' = an arms manufacturer who also manufactures/markets ammunition/accessories.
FIREARMS>>>>
Armalite
Barrett
Benelli
Beretta
X
Bond Arms
Browning
Bushmaster
Charter Arms
Colt
Daniel Defense
Faxon Firearms
Freedom Arms ++
Glock
H&R
Heckler Koch
X
Henry Repeating Arms
Hi-Point Firearms
Hodge Defense Systems
X
X
X
Kel-Tec Weapons
Kimber
Knight's Armament
LaRue Tactical
Les Baer Custom
X
Linebaugh
Magnum Research
Maximus Arms
Marlin
Mossberg
X
Para Ordnance
Remington +
Ruger
Savage
X
Sig Sauer
Smith & Wesson
Springfield Armory
Tactical Rifles
X
Taurus
Weatherby +
Dan Wesson
Wilson Combat
X
Winchester +
Windham Weaponry
Guns Int'l
Gun Broker-Saiga
X
X
X
X
X
X
AMMUNITION>>>
Black Hills Ammunition
Buffalo Bore Ammo
CCI Ammunition
Crossfire Ammunition
Federal Premium
Freedom Munitions
G2 R.I.P Ammo
Hornady
Midway Online Ammo
Sportsman's Guide
X
X
X
X
X
X
ARCHERY>>>
BowHunting Outlet
X
Bear Archery
Bow Tech Archery
X
Mathews Archery
X
Parker Archery
PSE Archery
X
Quest Bowhunting
X
Make a Longbow
Make Arrows
Make a Quiver
X
X
X
X
X
ARMOR and ARMOUR>>>
Bladeturner-Armor
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Make a Great Helm
Make Leather Armor
Make Chain Mail
Make Plate Armor
Make Scale Armor
X
X
X
X
X
Bartholomew's Armor
Lloydian Armor(Mail)
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
CROSSBOWS>>>
X
Bass Pro Shops
Cabela's
X
X
X
Mission Crossbows
TenPoint Crossbows
X
X
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BLADED WEAPONS>>>
Cold Steel
Dark Knight Armoury
Koster Knives*
Special Forces Cutlery
Tops Knives
.
Knife Making
Making Swords
Make a Spear Point
X
X
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MISC WEAPONS>>>
Sling Sites
How to build a Trebuchet
Make a Zip Gun
X
X
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ACCESSORIES>>>
CrossBreed Holsters
Holsters.com
Sneaky Pete Holsters
Hoppes 9
Outers Gun Care Eqpt
Bushnell Rifle Scopes
Leupold Rifle Scopes
Nikon Rifle Scopes
Tasco Rifle Scopes
Dillon Reloading
Weaver Rifle Scopes
Zeiss Rifle Scopes
X
X
X
.

Fishing/Angling/Boating
RODS/REELS>>>
Bass Pro Shops
Cabela's Fishing
X
X
Walmart Zebco
NETS/TRAPS>>>
Best Deal Cast Nets
Florida Net Co.
X
How to Make a Fish Trap
X
BOATS>>>
Ebay Fishing Boats
X
X
X
X
MOTORS>>>
Evinrude/Johnson
Honda
Mercury
Suzuki
Yamaha
AQUAPONICS>>>
Backyard Aquaponics
Miniature Demo
Twelve Plans
X
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"My Friend, the Witch Doctor"
Plague, Pestilence, and Pandemic
Also General Medicine, First Aid, and Field Dentistry
Folk Remedies IMHO are to be used only in addition to best available medical treatment,
when all else has failed, or nothing else is available.
Be very aware of and cautious of possible interactions and contraindications!
ADVICE>>>
Dr. Doom & Nurse Bloom
Flu.gov
Underground Medic***
Self-imposed Quarantines
Fish & Bird Antibiotics
Make an Essential Oils Still
Making Essential Oils
Making Colloidal Silver
.
Herbs 2000
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FOLK REMEDIES>>>
10 Fruits That Heal???
10 Herbs That Heal???
Tumeric for Tumors???
Garcinia Kola for Ebola???
Cinnamon for Diabetes???
10 Herbs for Diabetes???
9 Herbs for Kidney Cleansing???
7 Herbs for Hypertension???
Treating Liver Disease???
Treating Pancreantitis???
Treating the Thyroid???
Herbs for Celiac Disease???
Herbs for Arthritis???
Herbs for Fibromyalgia???
Making an Aspirin Substitute???
X
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FIELD DENTISTRY>>>
Dental Issues
Dental Kits
X
X
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LOST ARTS
For the most part, these are skills which our ancestors commonly used,
but are known by relatively few today.
I may not have links for all of these, and some may be impractical
for even the well equipped retreat.
FOOD>>>
Making Cheese
Making Vinegar
Making off-grid Mayonnaise
Sourdough Starter & Bread
Making Jerky
Making Yogurt
Making Sorbet
Making Butter
Making Beet Sugar
Making Maple Syrup
Making Maple Sugar
Making Sorghum Syrup
Making Fruit Leather
Making Sausage
Making Sausage Casings
Making Vegetable Oil
Making Cane Syrup
Making Molasses
Making Cane Sugar
Fly Tying
Making Ketchup
Making Mustard
Making Apple Butter
Making Apple Sauce
Making Red Pepper Flakes
Making Black Pepper
Make a Solar Oven
Make a Solar Powered Dehydrator
.
CLOTHING>>>
Make a Buckskin Shirt
Make Buckskin Pants
Make a Coonskin Cap
Making Moccasins
Make Buttons from Antlers
How to Darn Socks
Tanning Leather
Make a Loom
.
Weaving
.
SHELTER>>>
Build a Log Cabin
How to Thatch a Roof
Making Adobe
Making Wilderness Shelter
Making a Tepee
Earth Sheltered Homes
Making an Igloo
X
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AMENITIES>>>
Making Grampa's Pine Tar Soap
Making Gramma's Lye Soap
Make Hygiene Products
Bookbinding
Make a Spinning Wheel
Joy of Spinning
Making Glass
Making Pottery
Making a Composting Toilet
X
X
X
.
CHEMISTRY>>>
Making Lye
Making Glycerin
Making Gelatin
Making Ammonia
.
Making Saltpeter
Making Sulphur
Making Iodine
.
HOMESTEADING>>>
When There Is No Welldigger
Dowsing
Make Rope
Making Black Powder
Make an Axe
Making Fuel from Sugar Cane
Making Biodiesel
How to Hand Shear Sheep
Making Traps
Making Snares
How to Field Dress Game
Casting Bullets
.
Making Charcoal
X
X
X
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SMITHING>>>
Making a Forge
Make a Blacksmith's Bellows
Make a RR Track Anvil
Smelting
.
FORESTRY>>>
How to Fell a Tree
How to Tap a Pine Tree
How to Graft Fruit Trees
How to Blaze a Trail
Using Map & Compass
X
X
X
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PALEO>>>
Knapping Flint
Foraging
X
X
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MISCELLANEOUS>>>
Make a Bull Roarer
Make a Wampus Cat
DIY Green Pest Control
Beginning Beekeeping
Make an Olive Oil Lamp
Make a Battery
Homemade Pepper Spray
Predict Weather After TEOTWAWKI
.

HARDCORE SURVIVALISM
Guns & Guts; A bit strong for most tastes.
Armed Forces Merchandise Outlet Brigade Quartermaster Delta Press** End Times Report** Last Days Survivalist**
Major Surplus & Survival Off Grid Survival** Paladin Press** Ranger Digest, The** Survival Blog
Survival Cache Survival Info SurvivalistBlog Survivalist Tribe** The Urban Survivalist
X X X X X

Sites marked with an asterisk(*) are operated by members of the Church.
Sites marked with a double asterisk (**) contain strong language and/or controversial opinions.
OK; I'll break my own rule! I recommend sites marked with a triple asterisk (***)!