Category: Homesteading

How To Make Homemade Butter With Your Kitchen Mixer

How To Make Homemade Butter With Your Kitchen Mixer - You may already know that you can make butter in a mason jar or something similar, but that method only produces enough butter for a couple slices of toast. What if you had a big family or a party coming up? This is your project!

Sweet cream butter is a true gift. Its something we all have in our fridge and in this modern world we take for granted.  Image Credit: kitchen-tested.com You know, we take a lot of food production for granted. Its just …

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Food War: Grocery Shopping Versus Fresh Food

Food War: Grocery Shopping Versus Fresh Food - The author took a lot of time to seek out prices, labor and other stats that help solidify the point that growing food is cheaper and easier than spending money at the market. Side conversations about packaging and its effects are also very eye opening.

It is often said that a single person cannot make changes on the Macro level. That could be one of the biggest issues we are all having. We like control and freedom Image Credit: thegrownetwork.co  However, our ability to influence …

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How To Use Bamboo For Survival

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Bamboo is cheap, awesome and invasive. And… it could save your life in an emergency situation. I would consider planting some before it’s to late! And while you’re waiting for it to grow, let’s look at ways to use bamboo …

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Foraging for a Coffee Replacement After SHTF

Two Wild Alternatives to Coffee - This process of identification and the recipe for these two wild alternatives to coffee is written up by one of the best authors on the topic of outdoor survival. You will find both pretty easy to identify and when you get comfortable with foraging and roasting them the drink will be part of your outdoor arsenal as well.

The dawn of a new workday brings many things to the forefront. Kids have to be ushered to and fro, reports completed, meetings held or postponed and all the while we must carry on as the survivors we are. Image …

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Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps

Organizing Your Pantry In 5 Simple Steps - The author clearly has some great advice and pictures to go along with that advice. Organization is a choice that we all make. Its also a never ending process. There is no on button for organizing.

If space is the greatest enemy then organization is our greatest ally. For preppers and survivalists, we have our pantries stuffed to the gills in most cases but if we aren’t utilizing our space effectively we could be missing out …

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How To Clean Your Mattress Naturally

You can use natural cleaning products which do the same job without being exposed to nasty chemicals. If you want to sleep in a bed or mattress that is clean, free of chemicals and smells good, check out these tips on how to clean your mattress naturally.

With shifting weather conditions or seasonal changes, your mattress endures dust, perspiration, hair, drool, skin oil, temperature changes, and worse! This is why it needs a deep cleaning to keep it fresh and smelling good. Likewise, learning how to clean …

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How Minimalist Living Changes Everything

Striving for Minimalist Living (and how its changing my life!) - This is an article by a homesteading woman who explains her challenges and successes while striving to live a minimalist lifestyle. We read it, we talk it but many of us willingly do it.

This wild world of bloated materialism is exhausting. The lengths we go to keep up with the Joneses leaves us stressed out and miserable. The goal many of us are after is minimalist living. We are in a wash of …

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Why Build a Cheap DIY Carbon Air Filter

Sew Your Own Carbon Air Filter for $10 - This carbon air filter is a very interesting project on its own let alone with modified. I like to consider shrinking something like this to filter a gas mask or what about filtering air into a bunker? There are a lot of possibilities once you get the base materials and process created.

The survival uses are varied and  there are so many directions you can go once you understand the basics of creating this carbon air filter. Are you keeping carbon on hand? I recommend keeping activated charcoal around for both survival …

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Mortgage Free Tiny House Living: The 5 Practices for Downsizing

Why Living Smaller Is Living Better! The 5 Big Keys To Downsizing - This article is a great representation of how you can begin your own journey towards downsizing. I liked the fact that the author said that having less is not always the same as downsizing. We often get this idea that we must live in a box with one chair and hat to live a minimalistic lifestyle.

When I hear the word downsizing it often conjures up visions of children growing up and heading off to college. I see mother and father staring at one another inside a once necessary home that has suddenly just become a …

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5 Supplies Baby Turkeys Need

5 Supplies Baby Turkeys Need - Another big benefit when it comes to turkeys is the vast array of predators that come to eat chickens slims substantially when you have a full grown turkey. This article is all about caring for these birds long before they are the big gnarly birds that you usually sit against a tree and hunt.

Though they are not the most popular bird to keep there are some real benefits to keeping turkeys on your land. Of course, they are absolutely delicious and they grow to be much bigger than your average meat chicken. Another …

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