The government is giving away free land and farming equipment. Sort of. If you are eagerly awaiting the day that you can buy your dream land and build a prepper retreat or start This entry was posted in Homesteading and tagged USDA, grants, free land, homesteading, survival, prepping, preppers, food supply on January 14, 2016 .
Posted on January 14, 2016 by Tara Dodrill
Posted on January 13, 2016 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the downsides of cooler weather is the arrival of the cold and flu season. As people head inside because of rain and snow, it is easier for cold and flu viruses to spread. Even though you might take preventative measures like hand washing and getting plenty of sleep, there is still the risk of getting sick.
While many people turn to prescriptions or over-the-counter medicines ... Continue Reading →
Posted on October 21, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Posted on October 14, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Distilled white vinegar and apple cider vinegar are dual-use and inexpensive products, making them a perfect item for preppers to stockpile. The plethora of ways vinegar can be used now in our daily lives and after the This entry was posted in Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Survival Skills and tagged vinegar, smell discipline, apple cider vinegar, vinegar survival uses, survival, SHTF, preppers, distilled white vinegar on October 14, 2015 .
Posted on September 29, 2015 by Rebecca Maxwell
One of the joys of outdoor recreation is the chance to get away from civilization, but getting away from modern conveniences means that running water, and therefore toilets, are often not around; precautions are needed to properly dispose of human waste. Appropriate sanitation is not only important to minimize health risks, but it is also considered polite to clean up after yourself.
A simple cat hole can be created with a shovel or trowel and then covered up. However, these are onl... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 28, 2015 by Rebecca Maxwell
Have you ever thought about starting your own garden? Gardening is a rewarding activity. Many people find joy in growing their own food and discover that the time outside in their gardens is therapeutic. Moreover, gardening can save you some money if you are on a tight budget for food.
Keep in mind, however, that gardening takes some work and you will probably have to dive right in and learn as you grow. No one is the perfect gardener when they first begin. Here are some ... Continue Reading →
Posted on May 12, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Learning how to properly prune your fruit trees not only results in more fruit, it also keeps trees disease-free, controls shape and size, stimulates growth, and improves air circulation and fruit quality. And while the process isn't difficult, it's important perform pruning correctly to avoid tree injury. Check out a few beginner pruning tips and look forward to healthy fruit trees yielding beautiful results:
When to Prune
Winter pruning is the mos... Continue Reading →
Posted on April 14, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Do you enjoy making your own salad dressings and are interested in delving into the world of herbal vinegars? Are you simply wanting to add to your knowledge that's filed away under "cooking"? Then check out how to make delicious, so-good-for-you herbal vinegars:
To create an herbal vinegar, you need a quality vinegar with an acidity of 5% or greater. Acceptable options include raw apple cider vinegar, red or white wine vinegar, rice wine vinegar, a... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 17, 2015 by Kent Page McGroarty
Container gardening is a common practice among urban gardeners, aka those who do not have a backyard, or a backyard with grass. It's also popular among gardeners who simply want to grow extra food, flowers, and herbs and either don't have the space to accommodate another full garden, or don't want to. Since knowing how to grow your own food is an excellent survival skill, check out a few container gardening tips to get you started:
Think about... Continue Reading →
Posted on March 6, 2015 by Tara Dodrill
Coconut oil has almost limitless uses and should be a part of both your first aid kit and your stored preps. Just as when purchasing essential oils and the natural wonder tea tree oil, there are various grades of coconut oil. The expensive versions of coconut oil might be ultra-fabulous, but the $2.50 jars of organic oil I but at Aldis work so well I have never been tempted to dig deeper in my pocket and try the more costly varieties.
In addition to all of the many great edib... Continue Reading →