There is no more fundamental need than a steady supply of water. Without it, our bodies cannot survive more than a few days. Yet when natural disasters or other emergencies take place, municipal water is often one of the first victims. And large-scale terrorism is likely to target water distribution as a key element of […]
How to properly store your canner and supplies for the winter. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. With the garden processed and put to bed for the winter heavy frosts are descending on our property every morning now. Many people who practice home canning are getting ready to put their canner up for […]
Three years ago, when we moved into our current house, there was a deck attached off of the kitchen. It wasn’t very high – 2-3 feet. The next spring, we noticed that there was some rot by the sliding door in that location and explored. This ended up resulting in a huge problem; the foundation […]
Adapting a grain mill to a treadle base is not that difficult to do and a wonderful solution if you can not turn the grain mill handle. Back in April, I rummied up my loose change and bought a grain mill. We chose a Grainmaker #99 model. We really liked it, except for one thing; […]
Canning venison sausage step by step. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Last week I wrote an article on how to make your own venison breakfast sausage, with a tasty recipe and step by step instructions. Click here for the article! This week I will show you how to can that venison sausage to […]
How to make breakfast sausage with venison. Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle. Since I was a child I have practiced subsistence hunting, meaning we hunt for part of our meat supply that we eat throughout the year. Not for something pretty to hang on the wall. I was taught by my parents to use […]
By Stephanie Dayle Living within a day’s drive of the pacific northwest coast does have it advantages. Since I was a kid, once a year my family would take a road trip over to the Washington coast where we would buy a couple hundred pounds of tuna right off the boat. This practice continues on […]
Written by: Naomi Broderick Nature has a way of making an entrance, sometimes announced and sometimes without so much as a whisper of her arrival. That’s why when push comes to shove, it’s good to know you’ve done everything you can to protect yourself, your family and your belongings. We probably will never be able […]
Written By: Dr. Rocky As we travel around the US in our RV, we look for ways to save money and space since we only have limited quantities of either commodity. The second issues is that we are preppers and are always on the lookout for ways to save and store items in an efficient […]
Written by: Anna Johnston With homes constantly being invaded by burglars, it is extremely necessary to protect your belongings from the reach of uninvited strangers. An astonishing fact about burglary is that, a burglary happens once in every 15 seconds in the USA. Most of them happen when you are away at work. The cities […]
In my prepping I need fresh ground and brewed coffee Anyone that knows me for any length of time knows I love a good cup of coffee and it is generally not a good idea to talk to me before I have had a good strong cup of joe to start my day. In preparing […]
By Stephanie Dayle It’s that time of year when the beets in your garden should be finishing up. When I was a kid our choices were to eat them fresh, which I loved, or pressure can them, I despised eating canned beets. They were the source of many late nights at the dinner table while […]
Written and lived by Stephanie Dayle A low pressure drip system is a homesteader’s and prepper’s dream irrigation system. There are so many advantages to them, but the one that preppers usually find very attractive is that they are powered by ‘low water pressure’ and with a little bit of research one can be designed that […]
It is that time of year again!! Fleas and ticks are starting to be reborn just to terrorize us and our beloved animals. They can be very dangerous giving your animal heart worms or Lyme disease and just like with our own bodies we may not want to put harsh chemicals on our animals or our yards.
A wonderful article with detailed video tutorials on how to easily slaughter your own chickens for food storage.
Have you ever wondered how your Parents or Grand Parents cooked on a wood stove so successfully? This article makes it a breeze!!
Very detailed instructions about making your own compost, along with ways to use and sell it!
Overcoming your fear of the dark, before you land in a survival situation.
Homemade Citrus Extract – An easy afternoon project that will save you money and will make great gifts for friends and family. This article also covers why you should make it part of your food storage, and how. Anyone can do this, try it today!
Teaching your dog how to remain quiet when you want him/her silent can be very important if your trying to survive or hunt.
How to Make Your Own Pectin! Simple recipe and instructions on how to use it when you are done.
How to make your own sugar from beets. Anyone can do this! Also a great recipe for greens!
Important factors and models of useful hand and pocket knives.
Old lore brought to life! Simple, yet effective, method to turn a log into a working candle / heat source outdoors!
Detailed process about dealing with those pesky moths in your pantry.
Perfect example of preparedness by learning how to make your own fishing lure! Simple steps and pictures!
Very Detailed and fully tested recipe for homemade dishwashing liquid! Many important items to keep around your home to stock for this and other recipes!
Great starting place for wilderness survival: Small game hunting! Excellent recipe for small game Stir Fry!
Expert advice on ways to keep your family cool during hot days!
Simple, yet effective, recipe to make your own high quality laundry soap from common ingredients found locally. Save yourself over 80% on the price of your laundry detergent!
Great knowledge about survival cooking! Any Leggo / building block experience works!
Thorough instructions on making pvc pipe or 5 gallon bucket watering systems for chickens!
Three fundamental ways to find North (without a compass or GPS!) Excellent information!
Great savings on home laundry soap! Full details on how to make it, use it, and what the components are!
Great uses for old cotton denim jeans and other materials!
Everything you need to know about selecting and taking care of your Dutch Oven!
Very well documented information regarding Gluten intolerance and Gluten-free diets and food storage.
Detailed instructions and two recipes on preparing fruit to make jellies and jams with canning!
Great, yet simple, design for a quick stove! Great for using wood scraps and on the go!
Of all the fire making tools at your disposal, charcloth is one that should be included in every survival kit. It works with every method of firemaking.
Canning jars are expensive! Used canning jars are a wonderful option, but there are some things to know.
Salvaging is a GREAT way to get what you need with out paying for it! Read on to learn how to get started with Salvaging.
Another in my Heat and Light series, this video shows how to start a fire with Steel Wool using both a 9 volt and 2 double A batteries.
In this video, I discuss the lifestyle and philosophy behind building and living off of a 3 Month Supply. This philosophy makes it easy to attain a 3 month supply and especially easy to keep it rotated. The primary philosophy is to become used to thinking of your 3 Month Supply as your ‘grocery store’ […]