Category Archive: Homesteading

Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham

Old Fashioned Preserving: Grandpa’s Recipe for Cured Smoked Ham A century ago most of the hog’s meat was cured and smoked to preserve it. This process is still used today by some, but curing hams it’s becoming a lost skill. Nowadays we rely too much on refrigerators. You can buy a hundred pounds of meat, …

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11 Survival Uses for a Tin Can

11 Survival Uses for a Tin Can When you’re in a survival situation, you need to know how to improvise with what you have on hand. We can try to prepare and stock up for a SHTF situation as much as we can, but the truth is that we may have to switch into survival …

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107 Used Wood Pallet Projects and Ideas

107 Used Wood Pallet Projects and Ideas Repurposing is great way to save money, labor, and materials. Whether you’re building from the ground up, need more furniture, or just looking to flex your creative muscles there are plenty of recyclable materials that are super cheap or even free. Snappy Pixels has a gallery of 107 …

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How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking

How to Grow Your Own Herbs for Cooking Fresh herbs are a wonderful and healthy way to season food, and many of them even have medicinal properties. Some of us are intimidated by the prospect of growing their own herbs, but as Spark People’s tutorial shows us, it just needs a little bit of knowledge …

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15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap

15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap What would you do if one day you had to build your own shelter from scratch? No convenient housing materials or modern tools, just you and nature. It probably sounds intimidating to most, but we should remember that people have been building shelters for thousands …

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Principles of Home Canning

Principles of Home Canning Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply …

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DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap DIY pest control is a great way to save money, and may even be a necessity if professional pest control is out of reach. Store bought poison or natural repellents work especially well for a lot of pests, but poison can be dangerous to your family and natural options don’t …

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Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food There are plenty of rewards from growing your own produce. Self-reliance, the potential for extra income, and of course the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables are all great reasons to grow your own garden. For a garden that is cost-effective and productive there is a bit …

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How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans

How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans Rocket stoves are fantastic cooking machines. They can produce a lot of heat, from very little fuel. See how you can make one… 6 different ways! I have built many brick rocket stoves over the past few years. Most of the time I built these while …

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10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles

10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles Repurposing is beneficial for everyone, as it’s a great way to save money while being environmentally conscious. It also lets us exercise our improvisation skills and resourcefulness for a time or situation where we don’t have access to the conveniences we are used to. This way of thinking isn’t …

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