Category: Homesteading


Off Grid Power: The DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine — 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.

Off grid power sources are changing all the time. It wasn’t long ago that solar power seemed like clunky and inefficient. Now we have solar generators that people bet their lives on in disaster! That’s the power of evolving and …

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Growing Food All Year in a Underground Greenhouse

Build A $300 Underground Greenhouse “Walipini” That Grows Food Year Round - There is some serious back work in making one of these. You will have to do some digging. Or you could get the help of modern equipment. Either way you are looking at creating a green house that will not need to be heated over the cold winter and will allow you to grow food at anytime during the year.

There is something about a good building project at a low price that gets the blood pumping! These greenhouses are incredible because they work off principals that are unchanging.  So much so that greenhouses just like these would have been …

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Managing Human Waste During SHTF

How To Build A Small Septic System For Cheap — Knowing how to safely and efficiently get rid or process your own waste is vital for survival. If you do not you could be headed to some really nasty medical problems.

Living off grid often means living in rural areas with little or no utilities available, we are left to fend for ourselves, which is typically the goal anyhow and not a problem. One of the biggest things the rural off …

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Are You Making these 3 Food Storage Mistakes?

Are you making these 3 Food Storage Mistakes? - The article is laid out well and you will glean some thing from at least one of these food storage mistakes. Within every article there are gems and while you may think you have mastered food storage its important that you read through the article. Sometimes a little speck of knowledge can change everything.

Food storage is becoming more practical by the day, but many preppers still make food storage mistakes! There was a time when storing extra food would get you labeled a maniac or something to that effect. Now we are facing …

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5 Things You Didn’t Want to Know About Gardening

5 Things You Didn't Want to Know About Gardening — No one mentions the darker stuff about gardening. Gardening has been romanticized by the media so badly that the reality is lost in the message. Gardening is a lot of work that will cause you to sweat, bleed, want to rip your hair out, and just torch the whole thing.

It’s not all sunflowers and watermelons. Sometimes things can get ugly in the garden. From the outside, it might look like a magic hobby. The truth is there are some hidden struggles when it comes to gardening. You will find …

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Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have

Top 10 Barter Items Every Prepper Should Have — Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering. You know the average American doesn't have much cash stored in their home.

Along with those items that you store for your own personal use there should always be a little bit stowed away for the purposes of bartering.  The barter is an exchange of goods for good rather than goods for money.  …

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The Shelf Life of Common Refrigerated Foods

The Shelf Life of Common Refrigerated Foods - Checklist of refrigerator items and their shelf life that could serve as a guideline for how long you can let a particular leftover sit around in the fridge.

You probably have never wondered about shelf life the way you do now. Preppers have a bit of an obsession with shelf life because we have a little obsession with food storage. Food storage is one of the most effective …

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The 4 Golden Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

The 4 Golden Rules Of Cast-Iron Cooking — A lot of people have had their cast-iron pots and pans for tens if not a hundred years or more and they still work as good as they day they were brought. Cast-iron skillets conduct heat beautifully, go from stove top to oven with no problem.

There is a reason why people of the past used cast iron cookware. You see, there were no Walmarts out there or Amazon deliveries. That said, you have to understand how important it was to upkeep that cookware.  When you …

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DIY Emergency 100 Hour Candles For $1 Each

DIY Emergency 100 Hour Candles For $1 Each - I found a great tutorial that shows you how to make candles that last 100 hours (have a think how long 100 hours of realistic use is!) and only cost a buck to make, this in my books is awesome and make as many as you can!

There are lots of things that preppers lean on in times of crisis. From the mundane to the most extreme. In times of total collapse, people are going to lean on that high powered rifle and all the ammo it …

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5 Lost Survival Lessons I Learned from the Amish

5 Lost Survival Lessons I Learned from the Amish - The author presents some great lessons to be learned from the Amish. These societies hold onto ancient knowledge that should never be forgotten. In our world today it may seem like knowledge that doesn't go very far or seems irrelevant but its far from that.

When it comes to walking the walk, it’s hard to overlook the Amish. They have been living the same self-reliant lifestyle for a long time and pride themselves on the fact that they do not need the luxuries of the …

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