Category: Homesteading


The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats

The Truth About Keeping Backyard Goats - Here is an article about the truth on keeping backyard goats. What I love about this article is that it really is the truth. You wont find any fluffy nonsense about all the joys of goat keeping.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. Do you really know whats possible in your little urban sprawl? Are you aware of all the zoning laws and what types of animals you …

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Cleanup with These Homemade Dishwasher Soap Tablets

Cleanup with These Homemade Dishwasher Soap Tablets - This article focuses on creating homemade dishwasher soap tablets.

Self reliance is just one part and parcel of the prepping experience. This comes in many forms. Self reliance can fill buckets like food production, security, repairs and of course the sourcing of materials needed to clean the home. This also gives you dominion over what chemicals are in your on your household surfaces. This …

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Preparing Our Raised Beds for Planting

Preparing Our Raised Beds for Planting - This article is a look at how these people prepare their raised beds for planting. You will see that they have a number of methods for creating the right growing medium. Again, this method gives you total control so you can tailor beds to certain plants and really find the best mix for them. 

There is no way to up the ante on your food growing potential like moving to raised beds. Raised beds makes all the difference in the growing game. Once you understand the basics of soil and how important it is to growing great food you will understand the importance of the raised bed. Suddenly you …

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How to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home

How to Make Ricotta Cheese at Home - This article is all about making ricotta cheese. I think you will be blown away at just how easy the process is. There is nothing like some fresh ricotta and it can be used to bolster other dishes that might not be as filling.

Where there’s milk there should be cheese. It has been that way forever. With the mass of convenience that has changed so much in our world Americans tend to think that cheese is magic! The truth is, you can make cheese right now if you have milk in your refrigerator. That cheese is an incredible …

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Survival Skills To Teach Your Kids During Summer Break

Survival Skills To Teach Your Kids During Summer Break - This article is all about the various types of survival skills to teach your kid during the summer break. You will need a clever vehicle but the skills are all here.  Don't waste the time. Be sure that you can capture as much of your child's attention as the electronic world.

What will become of your child’s summer? We all know that there will be plenty of opportunity for poor food choices, too much video game and tv time. These are just part of the summer break. That said, you can take the reigns on what your kids are doing and learning over their summer break. …

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Simple, No-Knead, Artisan Bread

Simple, No-Knead, Artisan Bread - This is a simple bread recipe from a homesteader. Its a no knead bread that will cook up into something delicious. Would you like to have that? It can be yours and now is the time to start practicing.

Food is always a concern when it comes to preparedness. We all have those thoughts about what the world looks like when we start scraping the battle of the barrel in terms of resources. What are we going to be capable of? That all comes down to how well you can manipulate ingredients into edible …

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How to Flatten Boards With Just a Planer

How to Flatten Boards With Just a Planer - This is an article about flattening boards with a planer. If you are building you will need boards that are consistent without them you will not be able to build anything that is even decent.

The processing of wood doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves. If we are talking about a scenario that ends the world as we know it, you are going to have to know how to manipulate wood and metal in order to survive. You will likely leave your home behind and have to build a …

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How to Organize Emergency Food Supply

How to Organize Emergency Food Supply - This is an article about organization. One of the best things about organizing preps is that it will magically make space appear. You will see space free up and be astounded. This is very important in all of this. The more space you have the more you can prep. I know lots of people don't like the thought of cleaning and organizing but its something that can make you a more effective prepper.

Preppers battle lots of things. Possibly the court of public opinion being their greatest enemy. While we have a group of people who are trying to warn the world about the coming disasters, the public laughs it off and carries on in ignorance. Another, less diabolical, prepper enemy is space. In order to be prepared …

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Building a Hand Made Butter Churn From Scratch

Building a Hand Made Butter Churn From Scratch - If you are looking for a way to churn some cream up into butter, in bigger batches than the kitchen aid can produce, this is the way to go. This design is just like the old school butter churn and to be honest, there is something very warm about having one of these on premises. its goes beyond mere nostalgia.

There are some pieces of equipment that just speak to self sufficiency in a way that others do not. One such piece of equipment is the butter churn. Now, I will preface this intro with: If you do not have a dairy cow or if you do not plan on getting one, the building of …

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3 Simple Steps for Life Without Cable

3 Simple Steps for Life Without Cable - How much time are people spending in front of screens and how much are they spending to sit in front of those screens? This article offers you some answers to the money and the time.  As you get further into this world you will come to understand that prepping takes time and commitment. You will find yourself evolving into a homesteader and that will also require time. Cable eats time and money.

You may be asking yourself, ‘ what does getting rid of cable have to do with my level of preparedness.’ It all comes down to a battle of time and money. In fact, the whole of life has become a very simple balancing act of time and money. How much of one are you willing …

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