Category: Homesteading

What the Off Grid Cook Knows

Understanding what you are up against when you go off grid is critical to your survival.

Understanding what you are up against when you go off grid is critical to your survival. Many people want to launch from their home and into a homesteading lifestyle. One of the things most people underestimate is what cooking looks …

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How To Build Your One Year Supply of Food

How To Build Your One Year Supply Of Food — Everyone’s storage plan should include bulk food storage items, for example, oats, rice, salt, etc. These basics are needed in everyone’s home storage. Long-term food storage is cheap and healthy and very do-able.

Whether we are dealing with the floods in the Midwest or chaos in our own cities, food can fill a lot of holes in disaster. There are a number of ways that you can build your food storage. Many people …

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How To Make Authentic Vodka Or Schnapps From Potatoes

How To Make Authentic Vodka Or Schnapps From Potatoes - You can make your own vodka and store it as a barter item. Alcohol will be in short supply and in a SHTF situation, people will be desperate to get away from all the calamity and chaos, so alcohol will be top on peoples to get list.

Mmm, vodka, one of my all time favorite alcoholic beverages. I like vodka because of its ability to be mixed with pretty much any other drink to create a wonderful, drunk inducing drink. I must have had my head in …

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How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration For Up To 9 Months

How To Store Fresh Eggs Without Refrigeration Up 9 Months - Store eggs without refrigeration like we did back in the day! Some say the eggs taste better when kept this way. Want to give it a try? I already do this and will never go back to refrigerating my eggs again!

Store eggs without refrigeration like we did back in the day! Some say the eggs taste better when kept this way. Want to give it a try? I already do this and will never go back to refrigerating my eggs again! …

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14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Chickens

14 Common Chicken Predators and How to Protect Chickens - Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though.

Other than diseases, predators are the biggest problem of every chicken owner. Being able to protect chickens from these predators can be tricky though. If you’re a new chicken owner, you might not notice it yet but there are many …

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37 Creative Storage Solutions to Organize All Your Food & Supplies

37 Creative Storage Solutions to Organize All Your Food & Supplies - One challenge we all seem to face is how best to store our stuff. Being prepared means having a large stock of necessities (and some luxuries) on hand. It also means you need to figure out how to maximize your storage space, so you actually have some room to live.

One challenge we all seem to face is how best to store our stuff. Being prepared means having a large stock of necessities (and some luxuries) on hand. It also means you need to figure out how to maximize your …

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Most Tender Meat Hang Times

Most Tender Meat Hang Times - If you are new to managing game meat you will find this article very interesting and helpful. It is all about hanging the meat for a certain amount of time. If you want a resource for hang times, this article will be that for you.

Here are a lot of great arguments and even some interesting studies about life without meat. Whether we are talking about vegetarianism or veganism it would seem that meat is not as necessary to human life as we once thought. …

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DIY Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

DIY Scalable Vertical Axis Wind Turbine - Whats good about this design is it has a low noise level. It can not be heard from 20m away. The average noise is lower than 45dB (A) in 8m/s wind speed. It is very suitable for the roof top mount in school, supermarket, park and other urban area.

In this project, you will see how to build a small DIY VAWT, Vertical Axis Wind Turbine. The project I am sharing wont get you much over 50 watts of production, though it would be fairly simple to double the …

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Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks

Vacuum Sealing Tips and Tricks - There are some great tips and tricks to help you seal your food right the first time, every time and save you even more money with less waste. Using canning attachments, sealing ‘wet’ foods, and the containers specially made to be vacuum sealed are all fantastic ways that you can regain control over your food, keep your freezer stocked, save money, and best of all, learn how to use a vacuum sealer better!

Most people think vacuum sealing is straightforward and while that is mostly true, there are some challenges that go along with this method of food preservation. Not all sealers are created the same just as not all vacuum sealing bags …

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How To Make Water Barrel Stands – FREE Plans

How To Make Water Barrel Stands - Don’t settle for cheap water barrel stands, build your own with these great plans. These are sturdy, easy to build and look fantastic in any garden.

Don’t settle for cheap water barrel stands, build your own with these great FREE plans. These are sturdy, easy to build and look fantastic in any garden. Short on space but want more water barrels? Then perhaps these Water Barrel Stand …

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