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It isn’t uncommon for people to have a flock of chickens in their backyard or on their homestead. Chickens are super easy to raise and produce eggs that can be eaten or sold. Raising chickens for meat is quick and inexpensive as well, which makes them a favorite for those who are living the self-sustainable […]Continue reading
Learn how to build raised garden beds for cheap. These raised beds are perfect for square foot gardening.Continue reading
Having a gunshot trauma bag in your medical prep is essential. Learn how to build one yourself.Continue reading
Over the past few years, homes made from shipping containers have made a huge splash among people from all walks of life. Whether you are interested in the self-reliance aspect or just the architecture of these simple but elegant homes, there is something about them that peaks curiosity. If you have read some of my […]Continue reading
If you haven’t already established a flock of hens for your egg laying needs, it is time to get started. Chickens are easy to raise and will keep your family supplied with fresh eggs. Backyard chickens are becoming more popular, even in the suburbs, as people discover just how easy and convenient it is to […]Continue reading
Automatic Chicken Coop door with car antenna for $5 bucks! We lost several hens to predators this year unfortunately. I found this video while searching for a way to automatically open and shut our coop door at night without having to walk all the way out to the hen house. This simple and inexpensive DIY […]Continue reading
All of those strawberries, raspberries and other prolific fruits your garden and orchard produce can be transformed into delicious preserves. Jams and jellies are a tradition that have been passed down throughout the generations. Jams and jellies make excellent gifts around the holidays, can be used to pad your emergency food storage and make […]Continue reading
A fire is an absolute necessity for your survival. If you find yourself stranded in the outdoors, you need to be able to make a fire to stay warm, provide comfort and clean water if necessary. There are plenty of different ways to provide the spark that is needed to create a roaring fire. You […]Continue reading
One of the things a lot of preppers invest in is a generator to power their homes when the grid goes down. Picking the right kind of generator is very important, because some types are only good for the very short term. Chinese Generators A lot of people head out to their local bigbox home […]Continue reading
When my wife and I purchased our new home, not only were we strapped for extra cash but we were also pressed for time. I wanted to build a new chicken coop so that the ladies had a safe place to stay. I originally planned on building a chicken tractor from pallets but my wife […]Continue reading