Category: Homesteading

The Best Frugal Gardening Ideas for Preppers

The Best Frugal Gardening Ideas on the Internet - This is a round-up of some of the best frugal gardening ideas on the internet to help you get started growing your own food no matter what your budget is.

Who is not out to save money? If we can do it just as well for less money, why wouldn’t we?  Well, that’s pretty much the idea when it comes to this article.  We have 5 unique methods for low-cost …

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Extreme Weather Gardening

Extreme Weather Gardening - Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. This is a reality that we all must plan and plant for.

Last year my garden was totaled by extreme weather. It was well into May and my plants were looking great. After one particularly rough storm, I returned from work to find that my entire neighborhood was covered in shredded leaves. …

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The Many Aspects of Successful Urban Survival

While wilderness survival is by far the most challenging thing you are going to undertake, urban survival will not be a picnic either. There will be more, recognizable, resources in an urban survival situation but there will also be more people after those resources.

While wilderness survival is by far the most challenging thing you are going to undertake, urban survival will not be a picnic either. There will be more, recognizable, resources in an urban survival situation but there will also be more …

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DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden

DIY Indoor Vertical Herb Garden - Its so important that we start growing our own food. It comes from the necessity to combat this factory farming epidemic as well as a push towards self reliance.

We can all feel powerless as an apartment or small home urban renters. Even homeowners with small plots of land or none at all feel like food production are laughable. Image Credit: hgtv.com  What can they possibly do to produce …

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Prepper Nutrition is as Important as Food Storage

For a long time preppers have set nutrition and fitness off to the side. Its an ugly secret in the prepping world. Sure, there are food storage meals that are supposed to be stored and then there are some other long term food storage items that are nothing short of salt, flour, and sugar. 

For a long time preppers have set nutrition and fitness off to the side. Its an ugly secret in the prepping world.  Sure, there are food storage meals that are supposed to be stored and then there are some other …

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Food Supply: What Emergency Food Do You Need In A 72-Hour Kit?

Food Supply: What Emergency Food Do You Need In A 72-Hour Kit? - This article goes into what types of foods you will put into your 72 hour kit. There are a tremendous amount of options out there. Some of my favorites are the millennium bars. They are delicious and they are packed with 400 calories each.

What types of foods do you carry in your bags and in your kits? There are a tremendous amount of choices out there when it comes to packing food for your survival needs.  Because we have a category now that …

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Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from to Learn

Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from a Digital Nomad — The economy has been pretty messed up now for several years, and all indications are that it's not going to get better any time soon - and may even turn worse: much worse.

Looking at our economy is like looking at two separate but connected realities. That is one of the reasons it so hard to understand. Through one lens we have an economy that is producing jobs and getting things done. Its …

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Are You Cut Out for Cabin Living?

57 Best Cabin Plans - Cabins can be built from most timbers, providing its not tapered, has a 12” diameter and is over 30FT in length. So, providing you have land… you can easily build your own log cabin. Thousands of preppers have built log cabin homes ready for when SHTF.

Building your own log cabin and starting to live off-grid can be a great way to start prepping.  For those who don’t know, log cabins can be built for a surprisingly small sum of money (<$20,000) and can be hidden …

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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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The Importance of Blacksmithing Skills in SHTF

How to Make a Soup Can Forge — This is a great DIY project for anyone who wants to start blacksmithing on the cheap. Great for SHTF situations to fix knives or even make them. This is an inexpensive tabletop forge out of a soup can (any can really) with a plaster lining.

When you think of skills to survive TEOTWAWKI, what comes to mind? If you had to give #1 and #2 how would you want that to go?  You would probably think of something like military tactics, food growing, survival skills …

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