Category: Homesteading

How to Make and Get Free Mulch

How to Make and Get Free Mulch - This article offers some great advice on the subject of mulch. It offers great ideas for items to be used as mulch. What I really enjoyed about this article are the many ways the author gets his mulch for free. There is only one thing better than mulching your plants and that's using free mulch to do it.

Your plants are surviving in the wild. They are subject to a harsh environment that involves incredible heat and cold, damaging UV rays and even pests. For a long time I was simply not interested in mulch. I had no …

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Non-Food Preparedness Items To Stockpile

Non-Food Preparedness Items To Stockpile   — I am not sure if (or when) a natural or man made disaster may hit our area but we wanted to make sure we have the necessities of life in our home. Who knows how long the power, gas, phone lines, grocery stores will be shut down following an emergency situation.

I am not sure if (or when) a natural or man-made disaster may hit our area but we wanted to make sure we have the necessities of life in our home. Who knows how long the power, gas, phone lines, …

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How to Grow Sweet Watermelons

How to Grow Sweet Watermelons - This is an article about growing sweet watermelons. You have to take some important steps in your garden if you are going to grow those delicious ruby red, sweet watermelons. Take some time to read this one and add these to your survival garden.

With summer on top of us there are certain parts of the garden that are about to be unleashed upon us. Things like corn and tomatoes come to mind and we all love these foods in the summer. There is …

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How To Build a Squash Arch

How To Build a Squash Arch - You can build many of these that provide a beautiful garden structures that produces amazing squash and won't break the bank! I will be doing this project this year as I am growing butternut squash for the first time.

In this article you will see how to build a squash arch and get more food per square inch than you would have without one, plus, they look amazing in any garden! The great thing about building a squash arch is …

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How To Grow Potatoes Off The Grid

How To Grow Potatoes Off The Grid - When living off the grid, potatoes should be a major storage crop grown in your garden. They’re not difficult to grow, taste delicious, and are packed with energy. Keep in mind that there are tons of ways to learn how to grow potatoes (some of which are easier than others).

Are you struggling with finding a food source that is sustainable, easy to acquire, an inexpensive to grow? If so, then consider growing potatoes. If you’re even a little familiar with gardening, you know that potatoes can grow pretty much …

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Starting a Gardening and Landscaping Business

Starting a Gardening and Landscaping Business - Once you get into the flow of thinking about business, you'll begin to see opportunities everywhere. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who are always open to seeing opportunity and then act on what's relevant.

Gardening is a growing thing. If you love gardening and would like to start a gardening and landscaping business, then this may be for you.  More people today than ever are interested in these things: Gardening Landscaping Foodscaping Agrihood & …

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You Can Drill Your Own Homestead Well

You Can Drill Your Own Homestead Well - In this podcast you are going to hear from a man who is using pressurized air to drill wells. Its a very interesting interview. You will find that there are more options out there to getting your hands on that pristine underground water source. Do you have a well at home? What things do you use your well for on the homestead.

One of the best solutions to a fallen water system is the hand drilled well. This process is surprisingly simple when you compare it to the freedom that you get from having access to your own water. If the water …

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5 Awesome Methods to Preserve Eggs

5 Awesome Methods to Preserve Eggs - Eggs are nothing like the canned veggies you buy at the grocery market – their expiration date should be heeded with serious caution as some pretty bad illnesses can be caused by rotten or expired eggs

Eggs are a common food item, bought in half cartons to cartons packed by the dozen(s). Necessary for all of your cake baking needs (and plenty of other delicious recipes too), most households carry them and use them on a …

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Zero Fuel Solutions for Keeping the Cold at Bay

How To Make Your Own Energy-Saving Thermal Curtains - These can be made with reused and recycled materials and are great if you are looking to save money or if SHTF you need a way to keep your house warm.

The cold months are literally breathing down our necks! Before long we will be unboxing the sweaters and looking for that one missing glove as the days grow shorter and the air colder.  How long will you hold off turning …

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Home Remedies / Pain Relief For Sore Throats & Tonsillitis

Home Remedies / Pain Relief For Sore Throats & Tonsillitis - In a SHTF situation there will be no doctors quickly available so these home remedies may help. Please note that I am not a doctor; you should always check with your health professional and read my disclaimer.

Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by a virus, but they can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Tonsillitis caused by the streptococci bacteria is also called strep throat and can have serious complications. This is a very common …

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