Category Archives: Homesteading

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall!

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall! In my early days of gardening I thought that tilling was so important. I didn’t realize that there were seeds being shot all over my garden as I tilled that land. I also didn’t understand I was destroying the quality of the soil …

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Pizza Dough Recipe to Make and Freeze

Pizza Dough Recipe to Make and Freeze When you tell people you are making pizza once a week at home they may assume you are buying premade dough or premade crusts. I am a huge proponent of making pizza dough from scratch at least once a week. I make it and use it. My family …

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Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden

Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden As the cool winds of fall give way to the vicious cold of the winter, most of us will be covering gardens. We will be closing up shop on our gardens. There is no better time to plot and plan for an expansion of next years garden then …

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Homemade Eczema Cream

Homemade Eczema Cream The itching and inflammation that comes with eczema is a terrifying thing to deal with. Its also an ugly thing to watch someone you love deal with. One thing that can be an issue early on is baby eczema. In our world we have access to great creams and antibiotic ointments to …

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Make your Own Homemade Deodorant

Make your Own Homemade Deodorant Everyday you are putting aluminum under your arms. Its not tin foil but its enough over time that some studies believe it can have an affect on how your brain works. I don’t know all the science but I know there are possible links between heavy metals and Alzheimer’s. We …

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How to Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil

How to Preserve Fresh Herbs in Olive Oil Hopefully you have a nice plot set aside for growing herbs. Herbs used to be only for culinary use in my kitchen. Once I learned about the healing powers of herbs I also started keeping a variety of herbs that go beyond the frying pan. The fact …

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Prepping Your Bedroom for Winter

Prepping Your Bedroom for Winter From the bedroom of a modern homesteader, this article comes with advice for preparing for the winter. Now is the time to make these preparations. Not a moment later. If you don’t want to be caught off guard by the cold weather that is coming our way it takes preparations. …

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10 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead

10 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead The homestead can be one of the greatest undertakings of your life. It can be a true power move where you take back your liberty. Suddenly, you could be living off grid in a self reliant and independent lifestyle. Its a dream to many but its one …

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Planting In Grow Bags

Planting In Grow Bags It wasn’t until this year that I even heard of grow bags. I received a few from my father in law and we set out to give them a try. There are many varieties of grow bags and some are more simple than others. When it comes to having limited funds …

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5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden

5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden The up cycle is all the rage these days. The DIY pallet project has became something remarkable. I have seen people build almost anything out of pallets. In a fallen world you will find that re using everything will be crucial. When resources are sparse you …

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How to Build a Low-Carb Prepper Stockpile

How to Build a Low-Carb Prepper Stockpile Does your health require a diet that is low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in protein? If that’s the case, you may have found that building a low-carb prepper stockpile is pretty difficult. After all, “beans and rice” is the prepper standby. And those buckets of food? …

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The Truth About Landscaping Fabric & 5 Other Simple Ways to Prevent Weeds

The Truth About Landscaping Fabric & 5 Other Simple Ways to Prevent Weeds While getting out in the garden is rewarding, there are some garden chores that are less fun than others, and weeding is one of those jobs. Yes, you need to do it but there are ways to minimize the amount of time …

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5 Power Tools that Every DIYer should have in the Toolbox

5 Power Tools that Every DIYer should have in the Toolbox With all the information available nowadays, people can now do things on their own. There is no need for the help of professionals and skilled workers in fixing a lot of things at home. The majority of homeowners are now knowledgeable about the things …

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Two Keys to Prepping Against Antibiotic Resistance

Two Keys to Prepping Against Antibiotic Resistance Do you remember the first time you heard about MRSA or any other type of antibiotic resistance strain of bacteria? It was a terrifying idea. All of your life you depend on antibiotics to pull you out of some of your worst illnesses. Now, you can talk about …

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How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden

How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden The condition of honey bee populations is no secret anymore. The importance of their struggle is not either. To this day we are still looking for ways to bring them into our garden because they are such powerful pollinators. There are many steps we can take as  …

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The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart

The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart Its the time of year for chopping wood and stacking wood. We are looking over piles and preparing for those cold days ahead where the fire is all that warms us thoroughly. Even with modern heat there is nothing like the licking flames of a burning fire to warm you …

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How To Make Your Own Gas In 7 Easy Steps With A Biogas Generator

How To Make Your Own Gas In 7 Easy Steps With A Biogas Generator Simply one of the most thorough instructions and informative articles on biogas, this article is great. Not only does it expand on how to make your own generator, with pictures, it also talks about the use of biogas elsewhere in the …

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Roasted Zucchini Seeds

Roasted Zucchini Seeds Snacks. Those little things that stick close. They often come with too many calories and we almost always eat too many. Its always a blessing when you find a new snack that doesn’t pack on the calories and also comes with some health benefits. Even better when that snack comes for free. …

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How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed!

How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed! One of the most interesting prepper projects comes to us in this article. We all dream of having a sort of prepping haven where things could be kept out of the way and in hiding. I was very impressed at this well thought out shed. To be honest …

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Homemade Poison Ivy Spray

Homemade Poison Ivy Spray Even if you aren’t incredibly allergic to the urishol in poison ivy, its still such a pain. I get it really bad sometimes and whenever I do I always wonder how bad it would be if I was in a survival situation in August with ichy rashes all over me. The …

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Fabulous DIY Scented Mason Jar Oil Candles

Fabulous DIY Scented Mason Jar Oil Candles Do you use the plugin air fresheners in your home? If you do I would highly recommend you STOP. They could be killing you. I do not want to scare you with that comment but I stopped using them 4 years ago and my house has never smelled …

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Growing Food Passively with the Kratky Method

Growing Food Passively with the Kratky Method Growing food at home doesn’t need to be a challenging and time-consuming task. Did you know that there is an interesting growing technique that is very easy to set up, off-the-grid and low-maintenance? It is called the Kratky method, a passive Hydroponic growing system. By Hydroponics, it often …

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Kids and Gardening: Fertilizing Our Future

Kids and Gardening: Fertilizing Our Future People always remark about what good little eaters my children are. They just consume raw vegetables like crazy. When people see them eating raw peppers like apples they get all red in the face because they want the same for their children. The truth of the matter is, its …

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8 Natural Ant Remedies

8 Natural Ant Remedies It seems like everything I turn over in my yard has an ant next under it. This year the ants have been downright intrusive. Though they have not made it to my home I am still looking for new ways to assure that doesn’t happen. You may think that this trivial …

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Skin Problems and Their Treatments

Skin Problems and Their Treatments Skin issues and general hygiene related ailments are going to become a much bigger problem than most preppers can imagine after a collapse. For now we are stockpiling bullets and food in order to survive and outlive the rest of humanity that threatens us. This has been the prepper creedo …

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