Category: Homesteading

Is it Time to Harness Wind Power for SHTF?

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.

Is it time to consider going off-grid with your power solutions?  1000 watts is a great power for any home. A DIY turbine can help charge the battery bank that powers our off-grid home. With a permanent magnet alternator, generating …

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What Did You Do To Prep This Week

Hopefully, the answer to this question is easy for you. I am sure, because of the holiday, there are some people who are going to say, 'nothing' but that is never a good thing. If you have the ability to do something small for prepping you should do it every day.

Hopefully, the answer to this question is easy for you. I am sure, because of the holiday, there are some people who are going to say, ‘nothing’ but that is never a good thing.  If you have the ability to …

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How To Make Cleaning Slime and Other Cleaning Hacks

Cleaning is something that has to keep going no matter what the condition of the world around you. A collapse does not mean that we get to forget about cleaning and hygiene. If you do that pest born pathogens will likely make you sick and probably kill you. 

Cleaning is something that has to keep going no matter what the condition of the world around you.  A collapse does not mean that we get to forget about cleaning and hygiene. If you do that pest born pathogens will …

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Every Prepper Needs Written Plans

Planning and Documentation (Level 1 Prepping & Preparedness) - This article is brief but it is a great reminder of the fact that you can only get so much done with your mouth and you mind. Its very important for you to also write down goals. You need to hold yourself accountable. Goals and plans need to be written down and stored for the time when you need them most. Survival is about decisions making. Have tons of info on your side.

Plans are everything. All the gear in the world cannot create a plan for you.  It’s important to recognize that there are levels of prepping. If you are really going to take your preparedness serious planning is one of the …

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Planning for Fresh Foods Through the Winter

While you will have the ability to tap into those canned vegetables from the previous growing season you will miss that crispness of a fresh vegetable. There are methods that you can use to grow some crisp shoots and sprouts throughout the winter. You will get the nutritional value as well as the deliciousness of the fresh grown vegetable.

That crispness of fresh vegetables is one of the things you miss most in the winter. While you will have the ability to tap into those canned vegetables from the previous growing season you will miss that crispness of a …

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Can You Bugout to a Campground?

Free Campgrounds By State (and Zip Code!) - Who doesn’t like camping? I think everyone I know likes to camp at least once a year. I actually go camping more like 3 or 4 times a year. The cost can add up so I went hunting for some free campsites near me and came up with a database that shows you free campsites you can search by zip code.

We all have the outline of a scenario in our heads of when a bugout situation will take place. Maybe we even have some triggers in mind that would send us on our way. Of course, that begs the question: …

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Three Ways to Survive a Winter Power Outage

Survive a Winter Storm Power Outage — Winter storms must affect more people in the nation than another disaster. They hit giant metro areas like Boston and New York City. Even with underground power lines and a fleet of powerful plows the city and surrounding areas can be paralyzed by powerful winter weather.

We so rarely have to deal with the trials and tribulations of winter. More importantly the cold over time is just not something most of us deal with. We see cold for a few minutes between trips to the car …

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All Preppers Should Try to Drill a Well!

How To Drill Your Own Water Well - The water well drilling methods described here work well in digging/drilling through dirt, and clay, including really hard clay.  They will not work if you need to drill through rock but, if the area you live in is flat or relatively flat, it is definitely worth a try.  Many folks think they have to dig or drill their well into an aquifer.  For irrigation and lawn watering, reaching an aquifer isn't necessary.

The importance of water stands on a pedestal above most others in the world of disaster preparedness. We are bags of water that dry out in 3 days. Image Credit: offthegridnews.com When your organs dont get the water they need, …

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Powerful Natural Antibiotics You Need To Know About

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As preppers, we need to be prepared for anything, including being able to alleviate infections during an emergency. Of course, there are times when seeing a doctor is a must! But oftentimes you can take care of minor ailments with …

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DIY Emergency Water Filter

Water is critical and there is really no monopoly on it. If you are harvesting rainwater, if you are storing water and maybe even sourcing it from a well or local source, you got it! 

Water is critical and there is really no monopoly on it. If you are harvesting rainwater, if you are storing water and maybe even sourcing it from a well or local source, you got it!  You might look at your …

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