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 […]
Anywhere there is dirt, we should be growing food. Twenty million Americans answered the call to plant Victory Gardens during World War II, producing 41 percent of the fruit and vegetables consumed then. Could we do that again, please? When First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt planted a vegetable garden on the White House grounds, the U.S. […]
Host: Renée aka Michigansnowpony It’s easier than you think to raise your own pork! If you have the space and your zoning allows it, you might want to consider raising a couple of pigs. Not only will you have the most delicious hams, chops, and bacon you can imagine, you’ll also have peace of mind knowing […]
By Linda Holliday Although the language is sometimes cumbersome, I still enjoy old books for learning homesteading skills. A favorite is the “1881 Household Cyclopedia of General Information.” This weekend I took time while it was raining to learn more about composting. Forty years ago, my mother sent us kids out every night to bury […]
By Linda Holliday When Cuba’s economy collapsed after the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, Cubans got healthier growing their own food. But first, they suffered, even resorting to eating domestic pets and zoo animals, according to a Forbes news report. Author Marjory Wildcraft wanted to learn how Cubans transitioned to a gardening lifestyle. To do […]
Written By: Linda Holliday When my sister and I were youngsters, my mother pulled us in our toy wagon into the woods during small game season each fall. She surely got a workout as she lugged that wagon through furrowed cornfields and thick brush. To entertain us while she hunted, Mom looked for a springy […]
Host: Sam Coffman Depending on where you live in the USA, the time is upon us (and even a little past) for planting fall gardens. Sam Coffman talks through a myriad of subjects regarding growing our own food. Do you know how to properly prepare your garden soil? How about water? What if your supply […]
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 […]
Emergency Preparedness for Your Pets. Pet Food, what to store and how to store it!
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.
The basics you should know about various types of seeds used to grow the food we eat.
Many of the highest yielding varieties of vegetables are hybrids, rather than heirloom. I do not shy away from planting hybrid seeds (gasp!).
Peas are a great crop to add to any garden and a must have in your survival seed kit. They are among one of the first things that can be planted in the spring. Here is how to get it done!
A wonderful article with detailed video tutorials on how to easily slaughter your own chickens for food storage.
Very detailed instructions about making your own compost, along with ways to use and sell it!
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!
An excellent article on how to care for your chickens feet and some problems you might not be aware of.
All the tips you need for keeping your flock healthy and happy in the cold of winter!
How to make your own sugar from beets. Anyone can do this! Also a great recipe for greens!
I would like to take a stab at convincing anyone who is able, to raise meat chickens. Not so much for the sake of prepping, but for the sake of self-reliance, although, you can never go wrong learning to raise your own food as an emergency preparedness skill. If you are a meat eater, like […]
Great update on the Bock Urban Farm activities! Successes, and lessons learned! Check it out!
Pondering the need for spices in successfully improving your survival foods!
Thorough instructions on making pvc pipe or 5 gallon bucket watering systems for chickens!
One of the pervasive folk legends about finding directions in the wilderness or woods, is that moss grows on a certain side of a tree or rock.
Interesting article about converting an old swimming pool to raise fish and plants!
Great experiences in starting your homestead! Get ready for the work and pleasures of a rewarding lifestyle!
Complete details on preparing quality dog food from your meat scraps and healthy vegetables and grains! Great recipe and canning procedures! Your dog will love you for it!
Good advice about planting food trees and plants on your homestead.
Rosa Rugosa – an excellent source of Vitamin C in most parts of the world! Great ideas on using, storing, and harvesting!
Great ideas for homesteading equipment and supplies for inside your home! Cast Iron pots, etc…
Vivid memories of starting a new life on a homestead! What to look forward to, and how to enjoy it!
Planting and germinating seedlings on a budget! Great, yet simple, design and construction!
Important information regarding Antibiotics in food production! Take notes, buy organic!
Have you been saying “When we get our own place…”?
It’s time to realize that Someday isn’t on the calendar. Somewhere isn’t on the map. Sometime isn’t on the clock. We have right here and right now. And I think that’s awesome.
Remember your pets when evacuating! Dogs and cats offer great companionship. Help them prepare for survival!
Springtime on the Homestead! Goats are a great addition, for their goat milk, low feed requirements, manure, and companionship!