Category Archives for Homesteading

Starting Seeds Now For Spring Planting

Seedlings

If you are like me, you can’t wait to get started on your spring garden. After sitting around all winter long, I look forward to finally getting my hands in some dirt. To get a head start, you may want to consider starting some of your seeds indoors. Growing vegetables indoors allows you to get […]

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Why Urban Preppers Should Learn Basic Homesteading Skills

urban survival

See why Homesteading Skill are extremely important to any prepper no matter where you live.

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DIY Rocket Stove Heater

rocket stove heater

What is a Rocket Stove? A rocket stove or rocket mass heater is a remarkable way to heat your home, garage or any other space. It also works very well for cooking food. A rocket stove is highly efficient. It’s fueled by small diameter pieces of wood placed vertically into a burning chamber. The wood […]

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15 Free Root Cellar Plans DIY

Garbage Can Root Cellar

What is a Root Cellar A root cellar is an underground room or storage area used for keeping foods at a constant, cool, and low humidity environment for extended periods of time. This is much like what takes place in an underground cave. Whether the temperature at ground level is swelteringly hot or well below […]

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Homesteading, Then & Now

Homestead

There is a lot of talk about homesteading among those who are prepping to live long after there is a major economic collapse or some other terrible disaster befalls the world. Despite its common usage, not everybody is truly familiar and informed about what homesteading truly is. There is a good reason for that. Many […]

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20+ Grants for Homesteaders and Beginner Farmers

Homesteading Grants

Find over 20 federal and private grants for homesteaders, farmers and individuals looking to start a lifestyle in sustainability.

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12 DIY Raised Garden Bed Ideas

Rasied Garden Bed on Legs

Does your garden need a little inspiration? Check out the 12 raised garden beds made from everyday materials.

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How much food do I really need for 1 year

canned foods

Calculate how much food do you need to store to survive for 1 year.

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How to Dehydrate Onions

Dehydrating Onions

This article is first in a series where I will be discussing dehydration and how to use dehydrated foods for long term storage. We will also be featuring several video tutorials for you to follow along. This step by step tutorial will walk you through the whole process from start to finish. Dehydrating Onions for […]

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Want your knife to last?

Sharpening Knives

Maintaining your knives Most of us carry a knife or a multi-tool of some sort. A well-made bladed tool can be invaluable in the amount of tasks it can perform from cutting food or opening boxes to literally saving someone’s life. Whether you carry a folding knife, fixed blade or multi tool on a daily […]

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