Category: Homesteading


Urban Survival: 9 Places Where No One Will Scavenge

Urban Survival: 9 Places Where No One Will Scavenge - While it all sounds very complex, you can find great places to search for food and other items if you sit down and think about it. However, the location of these resources is just step one. You also need to get in to get after them without getting killed. This is another big issue.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. If you are in an urban setting, you will run out of certain resources in a collapse. You will find a time when  things get …

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Attached Greenhouse: Building This Should Be Your Next Gardening Obsession

Attached Greenhouse: Building This Should Be Your Next Gardening Obsession - In this article we get a look at the attached greenhouse. This is a cost effective method of green housing because it can both you the structure of your home or shed as well as the heat from the home as well.

So many preppers and homesteaders dream of a greenhouse that can grow food all year long. For many it seems like a dream that is too far out of reach. That has a lot to do with the fact that these structures cost money to build and money to heat. How many have you seen …

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How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free!

How to Make Firebricks (fire logs) and Wood Stove Logs for Free! - More importantly, even than that, are the applications of blacksmithing that can be used in conjunction with a forge lined with these firebricks or logs. Suddenly you have a forge and become capable of manipulating metal to both repair things and create new things.

Understanding what makes something flammable is a very important part of survival. There is such importance in fire and being able to start fire. How about what makes something impartial to flame?  Well, there are great uses for this as well. When you think of things like firebricks in a survival situation I hope the …

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When and How to Grow Garlic

When and How to Grow Garlic - This article is all about when and how to grow garlic in your own garden. Supermarket garden comes down to sourcing. Where is that supermarket garlic coming from. Some of it comes from China.

There are few foods that are as effective and as powerful as garlic. There may not be another food that can make dinner as tasty and solve as many problems as garlic can. If you aren’t growing garlic you missing the boat. Its a great resource and it is a staple in the world of …

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25 Powerless Appliances For Your Homestead Kitchen

25 Powerless Appliances For Your Homestead Kitchen - In this article, we'll go over some of the best powerless appliances on the market. I'm talking meat grinders, rocket stoves, pasta makers, percolators, solar ovens, hand crank mixers, hand crank blenders, and more.

Nowadays, most people are completely reliant on their electric kitchen appliances to make a meal. Mixers, blenders, microwaves, electric ovens, and so forth. But if the grid ever goes down, they won’t be able to cook anything. That’s why it’s best to start acquiring powerless appliances now. Of course, the possibility of the grid going …

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Urban Gardening: Growing Tomatoes, Vegetables and Flowers in an Apartment

Urban Gardening: Growing Tomatoes, Vegetables and Flowers in an Apartment - The importance of growing food is overwhelming to me. I think it is the first step in finding your own independence.

Image Credit: thepreppingguide.com The importance of growing food is overwhelming to me. I think it is the first step in finding your own independence. There is no way you can get away from the will of the centralized food system and the big name corporations that produce most of the food in the nation. Once …

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How to Make a Propane Forge

How to Make a Propane Forge - There is really no limit to the things you can make with a working forge. With the right tools this creation seems pretty easy to make.

Image Credit: instructables.com Though forging metal can be a highly dangerous thing and in a SHTF world injuries you could suffer may be life threatening. If you are not trained you may want to consider getting proficient today. That said, you are looking an at amazing way to transform scrap metal into usable materials. There …

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Roasted Zucchini Seeds

Roasted Zucchini Seeds - We have all walked through the garden in August or September and stumbled across one of the massive zucchinis. You know that kind. Its too big to really do anything with. Thoughts of zucchini bread start to go through your mind but it more than likely ends up in your compost heap.

Snacks. Those little things that stick close. They often come with too many calories and we almost always eat too many. Its always a blessing when you find a new snack that doesn’t pack on the calories and also comes with some health benefits. Even better when that snack comes for free. This article offers …

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How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed!

How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed! - The only thing that would make this small structure any cooler would be a well disguised hatch that led to your survival bunker. Even on its own its a project worth considering, mimicking or using as inspiration for your own storage area.

One of the most interesting prepper projects comes to us in this article. We all dream of having a sort of prepping haven where things could be kept out of the way and in hiding. I was very impressed at this well thought out shed. To be honest it tugs on my spy lovers heartstrings. …

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How To Make Bannock Or Indian Bread, The Food Of Mountain Men

How To Make Bannock Or Indian Bread, The Food Of Mountain Men - To put it in a few words, bannock is a round, heavy and unleavened bread. Most mountain men call it a flat cake.

Back in the day, people were struggling to survive and every day was a challenge. Foods with a high-calorie intake were in high demand and taste wasn’t as important as it is today. People were looking for calories and durability, and they couldn’t afford to be picky. Bannock or Indian bread is one of the …

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