Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Homesteading


Liberty Movement Rising

Friday, April 18th, 2014

We have a long way to go before this Nation is once again truly free, but the liberty movement has proven its invaluable worth over the course of the past several days. We arrived at a crossroads, and we are now moving forward in the right direction — without fear and without regret.

DIY: Soy Citronella Candles

Friday, April 18th, 2014

It’s time to begin enjoying the outdoors more now that the weather is warming up. As fun as those barbecues and patio parties are, insects can really put a damper on outdoor plans. You can spray smelly chemicals on the body, but who wants to?

Fruit and Veg Growing in VERY Un-Ideal Conditions

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

I would advise anyone who wants to grow but think there’s too many problems to think again. Think laterally…and vertically, think outside the box and you will be surprised just what you can grow in a confined space.

Economic Warfare Plays Out Between East and West

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

The Ukrainian issue is more than just a grasp for resources – it’s quickly becoming a tipping point where countries are drawing lines in the sand.

Sen. Harry Reid: Bundy Dispute ‘Not Over’

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

“We can’t have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it’s not over”

Anonymous DHS whistleblower alleges Bundy Ranch surrender was a “strategical ploy”

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Investigator Doug Hagmann, of The Hagmann and Hagmann Report, wrote in a public email, to radio host and researcher Steve Quayle, that he has been speaking to a source inside the Department of Homeland Security about the recent surrender of federal agents in the Bundy Ranch standoff.

Are We Losing Practical Life-Skills?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Poverty and lack of life skills are causally connected. Practical skills are human capital, which is the means of production in a knowledge economy.

The Bunkerville Project: Glencore Xtrata and the Government Owned Gold Mines

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The standoff in Bunkerville is about money, nothing more and nothing less. It’s likely that companies such as Glencore Xtrata intend to start mining in the area, and they can’t do that with cattle wandering around.

Honey is a new approach to fighting antibiotic resistance

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Honey, that delectable condiment for breads and fruits, could be one sweet solution to the serious, ever-growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, according to researchers who presented their findings at a meeting of the American Chemical Society.

The Coming Food Shortages: Antibiotics in Manure Proven To Alter Soil Composition, Reduce Crop Yields, and Cause Human Health Issues

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Thinking what you will get the most from in the least space will give variety to your diet. However small your patch try to get into the habit of preserving some of your harvest. Every single portion of food you freeze, can or dehydrate is a portion of food you can eat in winter when you can’t grow fresh food easily. We all know it’s coming, the only question is how many people will be ready for it?

23+ Items You Need to Retool for Self-Reliance

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Those who are paying attention are actively retooling to escape the noose of modern consumerism and become self-reliant producers.

Get a Head Start on Gardening with Cold Frames

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a temperate climates where they can create a year-round garden. Sometimes, we have to make do with what we have.

Make a 55-Gallon Compost Tumbler Fast, Cheap and Easy

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Good for the environment, composting may be the single most important supplement added to your garden soil. Done right, it can boost your garden productivity, saving you hundreds of dollars in fresh, organic produce costs.

Is Urban Bee Keeping Better Than Rural?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Does it make sense that city beekeeping would actually be more help to the bee population than rural beekeeping?

The Albedo Issue And Eucalyptus Trees: The Difference Between Healthy Veggies And Shrivelled Dead Plants

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Thinking outside the box sometimes provides relatively simple solutions to what feels like an overwhelming problem.

Urban Gardening: Grow Anywhere!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Just because you live in an apartment, does not mean you have to live without the joys of fresh, homegrown garden vegetables. There are just a few simple steps that can help you achieve your homegrown produce dream.

A Spoonful Of Sugar…

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

The sugar does not cause any pain when applied, and those who have used it for wound healing say it actually reduces the throb associated with such injuries without the need for other, medicated pain relief.

A Dozen Uses For Empty Soda Bottles

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Solar still: Put a small container with the contaminated water in at the bottom of a bowl. Cut the bottom off the soda bottle and stand it over the top.

Warnings Of Rising Food Prices Follow ‘Bad Weather Events’

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

All of these things are going to have a major effect on the prices we pay for our food. Some foodstuffs, such as corn could be in short supply pushing prices up even further.

The Sweet Life: Sugar Alternatives for Your Homesteading Needs

Monday, March 17th, 2014

If you have a sweet tooth, like me, you may also quake in fear of the day when you can no longer purchase sugar at the store. What’s a dessert lover to do if the day ever comes when your sugar canister has run dry?

Extremely Contagious Pig Virus Has Already Killed More Than 4 Million Hogs In The U.S.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

If you eat pork, get ready to pay a lot more for it. A highly contagious pig virus known as “Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus” has now spread to 27 different U.S. states.

The Difference Between Oxygen Absorbers and Silica Gel

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Can oxygen absorbers and silica gel be used together?

The Art of ‘Smoothing It’ in Struggleville

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

We all have comfort zones and comfort items we’d hate to do without. These places and things are needed for maintenance, rest, and recuperation.

Start Your Own Seed Bank: How to Beat the Food Killers at Their Own Game

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

While having a nice stash of freeze-dried, dehydrated and canned foods is great fall-back, nothing can replace fresh crisp garden vegetables and fragrant, sweet fruit. Increasingly, it is incumbent on individuals to maintain their own supply of life-sustaining seeds.

Whole House Heating From A Single Wood Burner Or Open Fire

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

I think being able to move heat around the house effectively without the need for a boiler, furnace or fan would be a Godsend in a prolonged grid down scenario.

Long Term Water Solutions: Bugging In

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The solutions you choose for water should be based on whether your plans for long term survival are bugging out to a secondary or unknown location, or sheltering in place. This week we’ll talk about solutions for bugging in.

6 Fool-Proof Tips For a Successful Garden

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

As rewarding as it is to produce your own food source, it takes practice and work to refine this pertinent skill. For those who have just discovered their green thumbs, take note of some simple advice that can help your garden grow to it’s maximum extent.

Food For Thought: Portion and Calorie Control After a Collapse

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Okay, you’ve scrimped and saved, stocked up your pantry instead of taking holidays, done everything you should have done to protect you and your family/group from starvation. Now the time is here, it has hit the fan, the shops are empty, power is down and you have no idea how long before it comes back.

31 Percent Of All Food In America Is Wasted – And Why That Is About To End

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

According to a stunning new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly a third of all food produced in the United States gets wasted.

Food Security: Ramping Up The Amount You Harvest

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Providing for our families is becoming increasingly difficult with rising prices and weather issues looking set to cause food shortages. Anything we can do to increase the amount of food we get from our gardens has to be considered.

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