Category: Homesteading

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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Use SoapStone Warmers For Emergency Heat

We have been warm for a while. Yes, it's been a long time since we conquered the cold. We have done it using a number of means and methods. We were warm before electricity and kerosene.

We have been warm for a while. Yes, it’s been a long time since we conquered the cold. We have done it using a number of means and methods. We were warm before electricity and kerosene. The reality of human …

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The Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Survival

How Cherokees Used Trees for Food, Medicine, and Craft — There are those articles that stir ideas, that offer small smatterings of information often prefaced with a bold title. These articles are very important to the content of the community.

There are a lot of natural resources out there for you to take advantage of in an SHTF scenario. The most overlooked resource of them all are trees.  How many varieties of trees do you know? Are you aware of …

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Growing a Robust Pantry

Growing a Robust Pantry — There is more to having a well stocked pantry than just buying a bunch of food and putting it on a shelf. A robust pantry has a healthy mix of home canned and store bought foods. A pantry is a revolving thing and though it can take a bit to start, it's easy to maintain it!

The moment the trucks stop running to your city or town so too does the food. How will your current stock of food hold up to nourishing your family over a month? What about 4 months?  We should all be …

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DIY Broths From Kitchen Scraps

One of the very basics of culinary training is understanding the stock. Stocks are broths that are made from bones and vegetables. There are a number of methods and means for making stocks and broths but the basics are pretty simple. 

One of the very basics of culinary training is understanding the stock. Stocks are broths that are made from bones and vegetables. There are a number of methods and means for making stocks and broths but the basics are pretty …

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The Prepper’s Dictionary

The Prepper’s Dictionary — Nothing is more confusing than jargon when you are trying to learn about something new, and the prepping and survival world is full of it. Acronyms like BOB and EDC and OPSEC. Terms like "bugging in" and "grey man."

There are a number of prepper words and acronyms that make up this wacky world we all operate in. Some of the words are pulled from the military origin and others are unique to the prepping experience.    Many of …

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Powerful Herbs and Cold Remedies

Herbal Cold and Congestion Remedies The time to prepare your herbal remedies is not in the depths of the winter. Depending on what remedies you are looking to use in the fall and winter season. Spring is really the best time to consider your remedies preparations.

There used to be an allergy season. Do you remember the time when allergies struck one time and then they went away? Now it seems that we have a never-ending season of allergies. It could be from many things and …

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How To Make a DIY Chicken Coop From an Old Swingset

The humble yard bird can transform a typical backyard into something of an urban homestead. Suddenly you are producing eggs and that takes what you produce to a lot more valuable. You have an answer for protein in your own backyard. 

The humble yard bird can transform a typical backyard into something of an urban homestead. Suddenly you are producing eggs and that takes what you produce to a lot more valuable. You have an answer for protein in your own …

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Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks

Tips For Building Emergency Food Stocks - Have you been trying to build an emergency food supply, only to turn around and use up all you worked to stock up? It can be incredibly frustration and make you feel like you're failing when that likely isn't the case at all!

Food is power. Remember that above all. The moment you are out of food in a disaster is the moment you become a prisoner to whoever has the food. That’s real.  I’m most cases we are dealing with a benevolent …

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Homemade Citrus Vinegar Cleaner Recipe

People are much more aware of the chemicals that come into their home these days. Cleaner  was just cleaner, in the past. That was the line Americans believed and they never concerned themselves with what made it up. 

People are much more aware of the chemicals that come into their home these days. Cleaner  was just cleaner, in the past. That was the line Americans believed and they never concerned themselves with what made it up.  Of course, …

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