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Great Depression

Agnes and Charles Hallowell, my great-grandparents, probably about 1920 (?)

Ten skills that helped my family survive the Great Depression

600 346 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

What lessons from the Great Depression might apply today? Here’s how my family got by.

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make jerky, small game jerky, make venison jerky

Check out this Dutch oven squirrel recipe

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

Subsistence hunting is nothing new, nor was it ever limited to indigenous people. Small game, especially squirrels and rabbits, can be an important part of a survival diet. Here’s how to cook squirrel in a Dutch oven.

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This violin from the 1930s was vital to a family's survival during the Great Depression.

Survival music | Simple instruments for when the power grid goes down

600 400 Survival Common Sense Blog | Emergency Preparedness

What will you do for entertainment on long, dark nights when the powergrid is down? Music might be just what is needed.

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