Category: Homesteading

Emergency Power Options for Your Home

Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power.  As winter months are approaching, a lot of us are preparing for the cold weather - especially homesteaders.  The more isolated we are, the longer it takes for utility crews to reestablish power, or clear roads of snow and ice. 

Do not make the mistake of assuming you can live without power. A backup emergency power system is a sensible solution to this problem, and these systems don’t have to be elaborate or expensive. As winter months are approaching, a …

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Simple DIY Solar Powered Projects For Preppers

House with solar panels

Solar power is getting big these days. It can be pretty expensive, but if you like making stuff yourself, the solar powered projects below could help you get off the grid quicker than you can say electricity. Spend a little …

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Landscaping With Food To Save Money And Live Healthier

Landscaping With Food To Save Money And Live Healthier -- It's easy to go crazy buying flowers and shrubs to add beauty to your landscape. Curb appeal is important, especially if you're planning to sell your home.  But by landscaping with food you can have a bit of both worlds: a beautiful lawn and food for the family.

It’s easy to go crazy buying flowers and shrubs to add beauty to your landscape. Curb appeal is important, especially if you’re planning to sell your home.  But by landscaping with food you can have a bit of both worlds: …

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28 Brilliant Garage Organization Ideas

This article shows you 28 different ways to organize your garage for cheap. Having a tidy, organized garage works wonders when it comes time to get motivated to garden or get your hands dirty with a few DIY projects. Garage organization …

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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 …

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How to Make Easy Aloe Vera Soap

How to Make Easy Aloe Vera Soap — The gel of this plant has many amazing benefits. It is especially fantastic for your skin. It soothes your sunburns, heals your wounds, improves infections, acne, yeast, eczema, and other skin irritations.

The gel of this plant has many amazing benefits. It is especially fantastic for your skin. It soothes your sunburns, heals your wounds, improves infections, acne, yeast, eczema, and other skin irritations. It makes your skin look beautiful, smooth and …

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Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasion

Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasion - As far as my understanding goes it seems that deterrents are one of the most powerful weapons in prepping and safety.

As far as my understanding goes it seems that deterrents are one of the most powerful weapons in prepping and safety. I know there are people out there who have been beaten by life and they are hoping that someone …

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DIY Living Fences: How-To, Advantages and Tips

DIY Living Fences: How-To, Advantages and Tips - What a perfect addition to any sized garden. Cheap and easy to do, you would be mad not to have this type of fence in your garden.

I think I will be doing this very soon. What a perfect addition to any sized garden. Cheap and easy to do, you would be mad not to have this type of fence in your garden. Having the fence around …

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Ancient Survival Medicine That We Lost To History

Ancient Survival Medicine That We Lost To History — As a huge proponent of health and wellness I can truly appreciate this great article on ancient survival medicine. Now, when you hear the word medicine I know you think of something that must be consumed.

As a huge proponent of health and wellness, I can truly appreciate this great article on ancient survival medicine. Now, when you hear the word medicine I know you think of something that must be consumed. You think of something you …

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How To Make Your Own Food-Safe Wood Sealant

How To Make Your Own Food-Safe Wood Sealant — Making your own food-safe wood sealant is easy, cheap and best of all... it is all natural with NO chemicals at all. Knowing how to seal wood so it doesn't rot is the key for a lifelong garden bed.

Making your own food-safe wood sealant is easy, cheap and best of all… it is all natural with NO chemicals at all. Knowing how to seal wood so it doesn’t rot is the key for a lifelong garden bed. You …

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