Category Archives: Homesteading

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden There are more people growing their own food now than in recent years. This is great news for American health in general. The exposure to fresh vegetables and fruits often creates more desire to eat fresh vegetables and fruits. The natural next step for a gardener and …

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Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden

Noise and Light in a Survival Situation: How to Stay Hidden I cannot explain how important this is for the average prepper and survivalist to understand. These disciplines of light are just crucial. For many preppers the idea of traveling and moving at night is not foreign. Still, without training in light discipline you could …

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading How many people are stuck in a cubicle for 40 hours a week? When I am on the road I look at all the cars and wonder how many people are stuck in a life they hate and wishing they were on about 20 acres off …

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Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap!

Savings: 5 Ways to Get Fruit Trees For Cheap! Fruit trees are nearly mythical in some settings in America today. To happen across a tree that food grows on in an urban setting is absolutely amazing. We all have those stories of people who had an apple tree in their backyard. Its magic thing to those …

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10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids

10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids Getting the family involved in your efforts to be more self-reliant or independent can be a huge hurdle. When articles like this come along you have to take full advantage of them. Its one of those great cases where you find yourself with a gravitational pull that …

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Canning Equipment – The Must-Have Tools For Canning Season

Canning Equipment – The Must-Have Tools For Canning Season I prefer to get my canning and preservation methods from homesteaders above all. While there are many canning enthusiasts out there and some are publishing books and have great advice I prefer those who canning to survive. Those folks who can to survive the winter will …

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser

Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser I cant imagine a single prepper or survivalist on the planet that wont fall in love with this tool pegroll. The design is fully customizable and can be made to fit any size effort. When I happened upon the article the first thing that came to mind was: BUGOUT BAG. …

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Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden

Why Your Home Survival Plan Needs A Camouflage Garden That beautiful raised bed garden that produces tomatoes, peppers and zucchini for you is a great means of growing. In fact, in my experience it is the best method of growing. I find nothing works better than the good old raised bed. Still, your raised bed …

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56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader

56 Essential Items for A New Homesteader Starting a new homestead, especially as someone who has been living in the city the whole life, takes a huge amount of courage. It’s not easy, mentally and physically. But that’s not the only thing you need. Realistically, you’ll also need tools, equipment, and supplies to help you live …

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Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil)

Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil) One of the best things to happen to our country over the last 20 years is the explosion in home gardening and community gardening. I am so happy to see more and more people taking the reigns on food production. Whether they know it or not …

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Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish

Aquaponics- Growing Food with Fish We often get much of our aquaponics information from first hand users that enjoy the benefits of this method of growing food and fish everyday. That is a great source. There is an incredible cohesive relationship between the fish and the plants in a well run system. Imagine producing fish …

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Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family

Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family The emergency bunker can be a serious force multiplier when done correctly. When executed with a real thought out plan you can have something that will shelter you from all types of terrible disasters. I like to think of the bunker as a home away from home. …

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Apartment Homesteading for Preppers

Apartment Homesteading for Prepper lived in an apartment I was still an uninformed sheep. I never dealt with the overwhelming anxiety that goes along with limited space preparedness. Its a reality that so many Americans face. When you come to the shocking realization that the world is hanging at the end of a rope it …

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How Prepping Can Actually Make You Money

How Prepping Can Actually Make You Money The act of prepping is one that offers several benefits. The first of all being that we can better our chance of survival. The truth is there are some serious financial benefits that can come from being well prepared. Making moves towards self-reliance and independence. Some of the …

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Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options Once the excitement of your sprouts is over you are hit with that familiar feeling. You see those terrible weeds starting to sprout as well. Wire grasses and various other ground weeds that steal the nutrients from your soil and choke those delicious plants …

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Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard

Startup Guide to Keeping Meat Rabbits in Your Backyard Why don’t we like to eat cute things? The first time I had rabbit I was blown away by the flavor and texture of the meat. I thought it was something I should eat more but the availability was rough. Now, so many years later homesteaders …

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How To Be A Successful Homesteader

 How To Be A Successful Homesteader Any article with that broad of title has to have at least a few great sentiments. When I started into this article I wasn’t sure if it would be a paint by numbers style article or something else. In my head I was envisioning a step by step breakdown …

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Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Aquaponics System

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Aquaponics System I am personally terrified of aquaponics. I have these grandiose ideas about a great fish farm that can also provide my plants with incredible nutrients as well. Then I get terrified at the efficiency. The never ending flow of fish. The vast number of …

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How to Seamlessly Camouflage a Hidden Floor Safe

How to Seamlessly Camouflage a Hidden Floor Safe Concealment is everything. When it comes to preparedness concealment is always a great option. Its an even better option when you are talking about your weapons. Our guns are constantly under attack. It seems we cannot go a week without hearing about the latest piece of legislation …

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When The Grid Goes Down ~ Kerosene

When The Grid Goes Down ~ Kerosene When I was growing up kerosene heaters were terrifying. They smelled horrific and there were those stories about the fires. Tremendous fires that burnt down rows of homes from the kerosene heater that fell over. This article shed some light on kerosene and its place in the homesteaders …

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Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasion

Hardening Your Home Against Home Invasion As far as my understanding goes it seems that deterrents are one of the most powerful weapons in prepping and safety. I know there are people out there who have been beaten by life and they are hoping that someone breaks into their home one night so they can …

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23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis

23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis There is never enough information when it comes to the way that a plant can heal you. You must first understand that the food we eat heals us as well as the herbs and wild plants we chop, simmer and mix into healing salves …

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How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit

How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit –  We have all read articles about making weed killers and pesticides from home materials. Its not a bad thing to push towards more natural products particularly when they are going to be used in or around our yard. I think you will …

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10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees

10 Must-Knows Before You Plant Fruit Trees Nothing provides a better satisfaction than being able to pick your own fruits from the trees you planted in your garden. Having a bountiful orchard is a dream come true for many gardeners, but they will all tell you that caring for it is not easy. Even more, …

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11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love

11 Charming DIY Chicken Coops You Will Love I don’t know about you but I am a sucker for a great chicken coop or project. I love seeing the creativity of others in what they house their chickens in. I think chickens in cute coops help to balance the world ending scenarios that we as preppers …

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