How to Milk a Goat

If you have ever wanted to keep an animal, goats are a great option. Not only are they friendly and sociable animals, they can also contribute to your self-sufficiency with their milk. Goat milk has become increasingly popular because of its higher fat content, which makes it ideal for making cheeses. It is also easier... Read More

How to Harvest and Store Your Own Seeds

Seeds are an essential part of the sustainability of our eco system. Saving seeds from the plants that we grow has great importance in supporting an ecosystem and providing it with a variety of plants and breeds. Now it is considered a form of art by many people because very few do it. But seed... Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Power Grids

Electricity is such a constant, normal luxury that we have in our lives. We don’t really think about it until it’s not there. We use power in so many of our daily activities, but how does this electricity actually reach us and why is it so important?
What is a Power Grid?
Power grids are the complex... Read More

Avoiding Flash Flood Dangers in a Canyon

Flash flooding is one of the most common disasters in the United States and can be extremely dangerous for anyone caught in the path of a flood. Flash floods occur when there is a lot of rainfall in a very short amount of time, specifically under 6 hours. Flash floods are also caused by dam... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Canning Your Own Food

Canning food has been a long standing method to storing food in your food storage. You can create and preserve delicious foods and meals for yourself that will be able to store on your shelf for years to come.
But what are the advantages and disadvantages to canning your own food? Below are a few pros... Read More

Making Emergency Preparations for Your Pet

Our pets often become more than animals to us, they become members of the family! And just as we make emergency preparations for our families, we need to make emergency preparations for our pets.
For the most part, pets need the same preparations and items that we need, including food, water, shelter, medications, etc as well... Read More

Egg Substitutions in Recipes

Egg substitution in a recipe is a common occurrence. Whether it be for health reasons, culture, personal beliefs, or you just plain ran out of eggs, there are many different options that you can use and probably have on hand in your pantry. These substitutions will give you almost the same end result, depending on... Read More

Preparing Your Home Against a Wildfire

Wildfires are one of the most common natural disasters in the United States. On average, there are more than 100,000 wildfires that burn 4 to 5 million acres across the country each year. Ninety percent of these fires are caused by humans with the most fire-prone regions being in the north-western states, like California, Washington... Read More

Storing Meats and Proteins in Your Food Storage

Protein is an important part of our diet and necessary to have in your food storage. For many people the majority of protein comes from meat, fish, and poultry. In the past, these foods have been difficult to store because of the limited options of preservation. Canned and dried meats like tuna and beef jerky... Read More

An In-Depth Look at the Freeze-Drying Process

Freeze-drying is a process that has revolutionized the food storage industry. With this process you can store any kind of food, including fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. You can even freeze dry entire meals. However, the freeze-drying process can be very delicate.
What is freeze-drying?
Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilisation, is a reliable food preservation process... Read More

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