Host: Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour” What you need . . . . as well as what’s just nice to have The line between homesteading and prepping can be a blurry one. As a matter of course, prepping often leads to homesteading. After all, being able to provide for yourself and your family on a […]
Author Archive: Stephanie Dayle
I am writer for the American Preppers Network, a small local paper and for my blog, The Home Front. I write articles based on my own experience about emergency preparedness, self-sufficiency, homesteading, food preservation and life around the farmstead. I grew up in a very rural area where I learned to garden, the art of canning, to hunt and fish, and to raise my own animals for food. Yes, families such as mine still do exist! I also spent 6 years volunteering for the local county Search and Rescue group where I learned a variety of survival skills and a little bit about law enforcement protocol.
As a general principle do not write articles about information that I have only read - if I am writing about something it's because of I have done it myself and gone to great lengths to provide you with the facts. I also have a full time job with an hour commute - my alter egos are as a Marketing Director, and an amateur photographer.
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Migraine headaches can be completely debilitating and those of us that suffer from them could be at a severe disadvantage during a prolonged emergency. While their exact cause is still a mystery most doctors think they are related to the spasming of the large blood vessels in the brain. A severe migraine could render a person […]
An ice storm is currently coating the South East United States in ice. Just weeks ago a winter storm hit the area leaving traffic locked in grid lock for days, people were also stuck at the office and in school for days. Tonight ice and cold rains down on the same areas with massive […]
Stock rechargeable batteries! This has long been dispensed as preparedness advice. The reasoning behind this advice is of course to have the ability to recharge the batteries for additional use once exhausted. If the stores are closed or you can’t get to them for more batteries at least you can rely on stash of rechargeable […]
Water purification tablets are an ideal one-step back up form of water treatment. They are especially good for Get Home Bags and Bug Out Bags because they are light weight and inexpensive. Water purification tablets are also great to store in your vehicle or your bug out location to disinfect water on demand. Even though […]
There are positives and negatives to all tools of self-defense, if there was the perfect self-defense tool available where all you had to do was push a button and the attacker would vanish into thin air and materialize inside a jail cell, it STILL would not do you any good if an attacker has snuck […]
Looking for that perfect homemade Christmas present? Try canning some brandied apples, they are a simply divine dessert and an easy recipe to can yourself at home. Add a red bow to the top and it makes a great Christmas present (that is, if you don’t eat them all yourself, because they are that good) […]
Peel freshly laid hardboiled eggs with ease – without baking soda, or poking holes in them. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Ever boiled up some eggs for a dish only to discover that you can’t peel them without destroying the egg? Then looked online to see an endless variety of experiments that range […]
You’ve heard of vacuum sealing dehydrated dry goods – but have you heard of vacuum sealing clothes? When I was younger my parents saw their first FoodSaver Vacuum machine at the local fair. Kid you not – in small rural communities new technology was still introduced at larger local fairs. They were so impressed by […]
What a “Get Home Bag” is and why everyone should have one. Written by Stephanie Dayle. A Get Home Bag could be a life saver if we are ever faced with a true disaster. Everyone who travels away from home on a regular bases should have one assembled and ready as part of their personal […]
What “American Blackout” says about preppers and society. Written by Stephanie Dayle On October 27th 2013 the National Geographic Channel debuted their new TV movie American Blackout. The setting of the show is American society following a cyber attack induced massive cascading power failure that starts on the east coast and sweeps across the nation to […]