Category: Homesteading

How Compost Heals Your Soil

How Compost Heals Your Soil — Its all about the soil. If you plan on growing a survival garden or would like to start seeing real results from your current garden I have to tell you step one is great soil.

Its all about the soil. If you plan on growing a survival garden or would like to start seeing real results from your current garden I have to tell you, step one is great soil.  You can spend years fighting …

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Dating a Non Prepper?

Dating a Non Prepper? — Prepping is not an easy thing to admit to. After the damage done by Nat Geo's terrible Doomsday Preppers show we were all turned into laughable nuts.

Prepping is not an easy thing to admit to. After the damage done by Nat Geo’s terrible Doomsday Preppers show we were all turned into laughable nuts.   Of course, that narrative is the one that the general public seems …

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DIY PVC Tomato Cages

DIY PVC Tomato Cages - There is no other plant as hotly contested as the tomato. Growing tomatoes brings out whole communities of people who believe various ways and means of producing the best fruit.

There is no other plant as hotly contested as the tomato. Image Credit: Rex Hammock via Flickr Growing tomatoes brings out whole communities of people who believe in various ways and means of producing the best fruit. They are fruit, …

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Eating Bugs From Your Back Yard

Free Food From Your Back Yard - I'm not saying go into your back yard today, grab some stink bugs and throw them on the BBQ. But you can see the practicality of eating them to stay alive if SHTF. If you learn how to cook them they will be more palatable and just might save your life.

Your backyard is full of food. You probably have things like garden vegetables growing, you might even have some fruit trees back there.  Image Credit: IntoConnection via YouTube Even if you dont have any planted food in your backyard the …

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Shade Cloth and Hoop Houses

Shade Cloth and Hoop Houses - There are so many trains of thought when it comes to gardening. Its very easy to "geek out" over very little things when it comes to your garden.

There are so many trains of thought when it comes to gardening. It’s very easy to “geek out” over very little things when it comes to your garden. One of the ideas almost all gardeners wrestle with is the greenhouse …

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Buying a Realistic Bugout Vehicle

Buying a Realistic Bugout Vehicle — We have all seen those fantasy bugout vehicles with gun turrets and the like hanging off of them. They are heavily armored and look like something out a movie.

There is no getting around the fact that you need a bug out location (“BOL”). These could be varied. Maybe your bug out is very far away or maybe it’s pretty close by.  Either way, you need an answer if …

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How Clean is your Water in SHTF?

Water is life. In SHTF food is power but water is life. You cannot operate without each. This is a very important part of the process. Do not assume you are prepared to deal with a collapse if you are lacking on either. 

Water is life. In SHTF food is power but water is life. You cannot operate without each. This is a very important part of the process. Do not assume you are prepared to deal with a collapse if you are …

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Make Chicken Sweaters To Prepare for Winter

Chickens are warriors. They are survivors. It's so heartbreaking when that coop is broken into and your birds are eaten up or just torn apart. It happens. 

Chickens are warriors. They are survivors. It’s so heartbreaking when that coop is broken into and your birds are eaten up or just torn apart. It happens.  Your chickens are your little backyard survivors. They are a constant reminder of …

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Use SoapStone Warmers For Emergency Heat

We have been warm for a while. Yes, it's been a long time since we conquered the cold. We have done it using a number of means and methods. We were warm before electricity and kerosene.

We have been warm for a while. Yes, it’s been a long time since we conquered the cold. We have done it using a number of means and methods. We were warm before electricity and kerosene. The reality of human …

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The Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Survival

How Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Craft — There are those articles that stir ideas, that offer small smatterings of information often prefaced with a bold title. These articles are very important to the content of the community.

There are a lot of natural resources out there for you to take advantage of in an SHTF scenario. The most overlooked resource of them all are trees.  How many varieties of trees do you know? Are you aware of …

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