Disasters often strike quickly and without warning. Though sometimes it’s impossible to predict a disaster, you can always be prepared for one. The first step to help alleviate some of that stress is to start having regular discussions with your children about what to do. Teaching your kids their role in an emergency plan will... Read More
Whether you fish for a hobby or do it as a means to provide food on your homestead, knowing how to remove a fishhook painlessly is going to come in handy. It may be even safe to say, you could be someone’s hero!
The reason why fishhooks are so tricky to remove painlessly is because of... Read More
Fishing has been an age-old hobby, sport, and way-of-life in many cultures. Many people enjoy eating fish, but many do not know how to clean one. Cleaning a fish is a skill that brings a sense of independence and can prove to be useful in survival or everyday situations. For those who have never cleaned... Read More
We’ve talked previously about caring for chickens on a homestead. But most people aren’t raising chickens just as pets - they’re raising them to eat!
So, what is the best way to kill, pluck and prepare a chicken?
Below, we’ve prepared some instructions on how you can do that. Take a look at the instructions and be... Read More
Emergency power options within the preparedness industry are constantly evolving. From gas generators and deep cycle batteries to wind and solar there are more and more options to generate power for use in an emergency. For those that need mobility the problem traditionally has been the bulk and weight of such systems but even that... Read More
Water is the most important item to keep in your storage because it is essential to survival. However, this can become more difficult in the winter when temperatures drop below freezing. If your water freezes, you’ll need to use precious energy and heat to thaw it out for use again. But there are precautions you... Read More
Knowing how to care for your car can help you become more independent and self-reliant. Not to mention, if there was a breakdown in the economic structure and you had to start maintaining your own car, would you know how to do it?
The knowledge and ability to rotate your own tires is a good skill... 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
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
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