Plant Hardiness Zone Map

Do you know what your planting zone is? We have added this handy interactive map to help you pin down exactly what your plant hardiness zone is. The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is how gardeners and growers determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a specific location. Click on the image below, […]

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Review of The KA-BAR Becker Short Drop Point Field Knife

We tested this amazing knife, read our review and get information on buying one. A must have for any prepper!

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Building Your Food Storage For Practically Nothing

Building your food storage is an important part of prepping. Did you know that you do not have to spend a ton of money if you know how to shop smart.

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Why You Should Be Raising Ducks Opposed to Chickens

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 […]

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How to Build a Raised Garden Bed for Cheap

Learn how to build raised garden beds for cheap. These raised beds are perfect for square foot gardening.

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How to Build a Gunshot Trauma Kit

Having a gunshot trauma bag in your medical prep is essential. Learn how to build one yourself.

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23 Homes Made From Shipping Containers

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 […]

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5 Best Chicken Breeds for Laying Eggs

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 […]

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Automatic Chicken Coop door with car antenna for $5 bucks!

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 […]

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Making Jams and Jellies for Your Food Storage

  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 […]

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