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
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
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
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
There are two basic ways to build a rabbit hutch. One is with an outdoor self-contained hutch. These typically have wooden frames and wire cages, and two to four rabbits are kept in each of the hutches.
These units are portable and can be moved around in the shade to keep the rabbits cool in the... Read More
One of the most important jobs when you’re growing your own food is ensuring that your garden is getting an adequate supply of water. If you are in a situation that requires you to grow a lot of your own food, keeping the garden watered by hand can be a time-consuming job.
Following an economic collapse... Read More
We want to be as prepared as possible with all of the necessary gear we might need for any situation, but there is one tool that is the most important factor for survival: the knife. Survival takes both knowledge and experience, and if you know how to effectively use a knife, surviving with nothing else... Read More
The summer months bring with them no school, family vacations, and frozen treats. But they also bring rising temperatures and a blazing hot sun. Although the heat makes for ideal pool time, it can also bring heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat strokes.
The heat can be uncomfortable and it can also be dangerous. Either... Read More
Paracord is a useful type of rope made from nylon. It is known for being a strong utility rope, making it useful in survival situations. Many people associate paracord with survival bracelets or belts that can be unraveled and used in various situations. But few people have heard of a paracord grenade.
The paracord grenade is... Read More
When storing food, you want to ensure that it will last as long as possible without being contaminated by bacteria, insects, or even water. This is especially true if you are packaging your own food. One way to ensure the shelf life of your food storage is adding an oxygen absorber, or O2 absorber, to... Read More