Homesteading

DIY- Storing and Canning Apples

Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, as well as to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are... Read More

How to Care For Baby Chicks

It's springtime, which means it's baby chick time. Whether you are raising chickens for pets or for a food source, you're going to want to follow some steps to make sure they stay healthy enough to grow into functional chickens. Here are some tips to help you start your newborn chicks in the right direction.
Brooder... Read More

DIY Garden Fence

Spring is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about planting a garden again. Depending on where you live and what animals live around you, you may need to consider building a fence around your garden to protect it from hungry invaders. Luckily, a garden fence is an easy project, requiring just... Read More

New Developments in Quick Building

Part of your doomsday plan should include a bug out shelter. A safe place fully stocked with food and supplies. Construction and building may not come naturally to everyone. Luckily there are a few options that could save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to building the perfect doomsday shelter. 
Shed Tiny... Read More

DIY Earthbag Shelter

Earthbag shelters are eco-friendly and energy efficient. They make ideal hunting cabins or bug out shelters. An earthbag house is a cost-effective method for a shelter since you'll be bagging the dirt you're digging out. A basic earthbag shelter could cost as little as $3,000 if you're willing to do much of the work yourself. Many... Read More

Backyard Chickens Linked to Higher Rates of Salmonella

Backyard poultry like chickens and ducks are becoming increasingly popular. The popularity has greatly increased the demand for chicks year round, not just in the spring.  A Connecticut chicken breeder stated that last year she only sold about 5,000 chicks and this year she has sold hundreds of thousands.The desire for self-reliance and dissatisfaction with the... Read More

Off Grid Tiny House Living

Living on a fixed income and having a mortgage can be a real challenge. For that reason, many millennials and retirees are opting for a simpler life. People would rather spend their money on travel than being suck in one place paying for a house they work too much to enjoy. The market has been flooded... Read More

Practical Uses For Goat Milk

If you're considering adding another level of preparedness to plan, you've probably considered adding a goat or two. (Click HERE for a blog that will help you make the right decisions when buying your goats.) Once you have the goat, however, what can you do with the 90 quarts of delicious, nutrient-dense goat milk you... Read More

Homesteading: How to Make Sausage

Whether you hunt your own meat or get it from the store, making your own sausage is a great way to save money and be more self sufficient. Even better, making your own sausage is easier than you think.
Here's what you need:
-5 pounds of meat with a fairly high fat content (Pig is popular, but... Read More

DIY Well Digging- How to Drive Your Own Well

In the event of an emergency, one of the most important things you'll need is a good source of water. You can't always trust municipal water facilities to export clean, uncontaminated water. To take control of your water, an easy solution is to dig your own well.  While there are different options when it comes... Read More

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