Articles by Tess Pennington

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10 Skills for Urban Preppers

They’ll give you an advantage in a long emergency.

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8/5/2014

Looking for a Survival Retreat?

21 characteristics of a top location. Article by Tess Pennington.

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5/27/2014

10 Ways To Relieve Spring Allergies

Get relief for your sneezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose naturally, says Tess Pennington.

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4/21/2014

Create Your Own Voltaic Pile

Tess Pennington on how to make a 3-penny battery.

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4/7/2014

How To Have a Successful, Productive Garden


Tess Pennington on the 6 tips to get yours growing.

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3/5/2014

10 Household Products You’ll Have To Never Buy Again

Tess Pennington on DIY chemical-free dishwasher tablets, drain cleaner, and more.

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1/29/2014

Checklist for Winterizing Your Home


Tess Pennington on being prepared for the unpredictable.

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1/18/2014

The Top Ten Foods

For naturally clean teeth. Article by Tess Pennington.

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1/16/2014

Got Water?

Tess Pennington on how dehydration can make you fat and sick.

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1/14/2014

15 Items That Could Save Your Life


Prepare your vehicle for winter emergencies, says Tess Pennington.

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1/8/2014

Time for a Holiday Detox?

Tess Pennington on 7 ways to get your body back on track.

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12/30/2013

8 Essential Oils for SHTF Medical Care


They’ll be our saving grace, says Tess Pennington.

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12/14/2013

How To Prevent Infection


Tess Pennington on making your own powerful antiseptic.

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12/12/2013

A Very Prepper Christmas

Tess Pennington on unique and welcome gifts.

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12/5/2013

6 Ways To Recycle Water


For self-reliance and emergency prep. Article by Tess Pennington.

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11/12/2013

Don’t Advertise Your Food Supply


When the SHTF. Article by Tess Pennington.

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11/4/2013

Zombie-Proof Your Home


13 ways to harden your property against looters and home invaders. Article by Tess Pennington.

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10/10/2013

What Does Your Health Say About You?


10 ways Tess Pennington got control of hers.

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10/1/2013

6 Types of Fuel for Emergency Prep

Tess Pennington on storage, safety, and use.

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9/13/2013

Can you Survive a Sudden Income Drop?


Tess Pennington on how to prepare for unemployment.

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8/29/2013

How To Test Your Precious Metals


Is that old jewelry truly valuable? Article by Tess Pennington.

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8/13/2013

Keep Your Cool

11 ways to protect yourself in very hot weather.

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7/4/2013

Avoid Financial Surveillance

Tess Pennington on how to go unbanked.

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5/18/2013

Tornado!

Tess Pennington on how to be safe and ready.

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4/12/2013

Tornado Preparedness

Tess Pennington on how to be safe and ready.

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4/12/2013

Learn Anything in 3 Easy Steps!

Tess Pennington on how to prepare for what's ahead with newly acquired skills.

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10/31/2012

The Sweet Life: Sugar Alternatives for Your Homesteading Needs

Tess Pennington on growing and preparing healthy sweeteners from scratch.

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10/24/2012

Cold and Flu Remedies From the Pantry

Forget the OTC chemicals; these have stood the test of time, says Tess Pennington.

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10/17/2012

Prepping on the Down-Low

Tess Pennington on how to deal with the reluctant ones.

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10/1/2012

The Natural Route to Pain Relief

Tess Pennington on natural relief. No pill popping.

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9/20/2012

When There Is No Food, Even Civilized Societies Will Resort to Dumpster Diving To Survive

Tess Pennington on hunting and gathering for survival.

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9/1/2012

Are You Ready Series: Nuclear Disaster Preparedness

Tess Pennington on how to survive when others don't.

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8/20/2012

Preppers on Vacation

And you're on vacation?

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8/15/2012

Topical Home Remedies the Easy Way

Tess Pennington on natural DIY home remedies.

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8/6/2012

Bug-Out Boot Camp

Tess Pennington on how to prepare your body for the demands of an emergency.

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8/2/2012

Real Meat, Uncanned Vegetables, Creamy Dairy

Freeze-dried foods have come a long way, says Tess Pennington.

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7/23/2012

5 Inexpensive Ways

To safely store food in your survival pantry.

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6/30/2012

The Most Versatile Item in Your Bug-Out Bag

Tess Pennington on 50 reasons to pack paracord.

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6/8/2012

13 Steps To Making Your Home Your Fortress

Tess Pennington on securing it inside and out.

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5/28/2012

There for the Taking

Tess Pennington on food freebies in your own backyard.

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5/7/2012

Inexpensive Now, Invaluable Late

Put some of your prep dollars in barter goods now, says Tess Pennington.

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4/30/2012

What Valuable Skills Do You Have?

Could you barter them in a survival situation?

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4/28/2012

A Powerhouse for Your Survival Pantry

Tess Pennington on the Aztecs' chia seeds.

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4/24/2012

Dog Stew, Feline Feast

Tess Pennington cooks-up long-term emergency chow for the family's 4-legged members.

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4/13/2012

The Silver Bullet

Tess Pennington on making your own colloidal silver.

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4/5/2012

Test Your Precious Metals

To make sure they're not fake.

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3/28/2012

7 Kitchen Essentials

That belong on your preparedness shelves.

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3/23/2012

5 Reasons To Read the ‘Survival Mom’ Book

Tess Pennington on Lisa Bedford's excellent preparedness guide.

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3/20/2012

Our 5 Most Expensive Preps

And 5 of the cheapest.

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2/27/2012

When the Grid Goes Down

Will you be ready? Tess Pennington on what you'll need.

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2/14/2012

Forget the Rice and Beans

Fat is critical survival food. Here are 10 sources for your storage, says Tess Pennington.

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2/9/2012

10 Rules for Your Emergency Food Supply

How to plan what you can't do without.

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1/28/2012

Prepare for the Bartering Boom

The 19 goods to have in long-term storage for trading.

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1/25/2012

Enemies of Your Emergency Food Supply

Tess Pennington has remedies for 6 of the most damaging.

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1/19/2012

Home Invasion: Preventative Security Layers To Protect the Home

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1/11/2012

The Basics of Long-Term Food Storage

Tess Pennington on how to pack dry goods and more.

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12/30/2011

How To Keep Your Home Secure

Technology is making it easier for the guys who want to rob you, says Tess Pennington.

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12/20/2011

Antibiotics for SHTF Planning

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12/5/2011

Soap Nuts? Who Knew?

This natural, versatile product saves money and aides preppers, says Tess Pennington.

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11/16/2011

5 Ways To Use a Pumpkin

Autumn is the season to enjoy this cheap, nutritional powerhouse, says Tess Pennington.

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11/10/2011

7 Vitamins That Help Prevent Dental Emergencies

Tess Pennington on the importance of stocking the right ones for the long term.

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10/29/2011

6 Alternatives to Toothpaste

Tess Pennington on the chemical-free ways to promote healthy teeth and gums.

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10/28/2011

10 Super Foods To Store for Survival

It's not just nutrition; you need the ones that prevent disease, says Tess Pennington.

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10/22/2011

Prepping Your Home for Crime in a Disaster

Tess Pennington on making it defensible, even if the grid goes down.

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10/13/2011

10 Critical Survival Tools

They're essential for your bug-out-bag or 72-hour kit, says Tess Pennington.

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10/11/2011

Bugging Out With the Joneses

Tess Pennington on empowering your neighbors to prepare themselves.

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10/3/2011

6 Emergency Fuels

Tess Pennington on storing them for maximum safety.

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9/26/2011

13 Signs of Societal Collapse

The signs are here, says Tess Pennington. Are you ready?

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9/15/2011

30 Most Popular Herbs in Natural Medicine

Tess Pennington explains their role in healing and prevention.

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9/9/2011

10 Cities Likely To Face Severe Water Shortages

Tess Pennington on ways to become less dependent on local government supplies.

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8/31/2011

Disaster Can Strike Anytime, Anywhere

Tess Pennington on assembling your 72-Hour emergency kit before you need it.

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8/24/2011

10 Basic Survival Tips

If you get lost in the woods.

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8/22/2011

SHTF Survival and Everyday Oral Health

7 vitamins that help prevent dental emergencies.

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8/1/2011

The Cheap, All-Purpose Prep Item

For homesteading and personal and medicinal needs: vaseline.

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7/28/2011

11 Survival Foods

That can last a lifetime.

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4/7/2011