Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Homesteading


The “Whole Buffalo” Theory of Food Economics

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Whole, organic food is expensive, so in order to get our money’s worth, we need to be creative and make it go as far as possible.

Minutes a Day… To Produce Your Own Food

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

If you know the right tricks, gardening does not have to be time consuming. Here’s a quick and efficient way to get a robust, healthy garden.

Does Science Back Up Planting by the Cycles of the Moon?

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Can gardening success be determined by the moon’s position?

So You Think You Know How To Grow Food?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Most importantly, practice now, and practice as if TS has already HTF, because very soon it likely will. Practice for the worst case scenario. Your life just might depend on it one day; possibly sooner than you think.

Unstoppable Self-Reliance: The Tree is in the Seed

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

With each new skill I teach or post I write, I add more value to myself than my students or readers. Risk rejection and start sharing your stuff for unstoppable self-reliance.

The Grocery Store Rebellion: Here’s What We Ate During Week 1

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper decided to embark on a revolution. She banished the grocery store from her life for the next 3 months. Her Grocery Store Rebellion began on August 1, and this is an update on her first week.

Raising a family off-grid requires very careful planning

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s no doubt in my mind that having electricity is the one thing that would have improved my life. Having mains water would have been fantastic but the ‘lectricity would have been better.

Water costs skyrocket 1,000% where half the nation’s fruits, vegetables and nuts are grown

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Now, one of the worst droughts in U.S. history is making the one thing absolutely vital for food production — an ample water supply — more expensive as well, and that, ultimately, will translate into even higher prices at the market.

Dept of Agri Shuts Down Cell of Potential “Agri-Terrorists”: Seed Libraries Outlawed in Pennsylvania

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is protecting the heck out of the environment.

Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

My response to this is that preparedness is the ultimate form of optimism.

California Drought Spreading

Friday, August 1st, 2014

With farmers letting fields lie fallow some produce will be in much shorter supply than usual, and it’s likely that food prices will start rising before the end of the year.

Survival Food – 10 You Should Be Growing Yourself

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

You can save a LOT of money, and get nutritionally superior food for getting your family, or community through tough times, by growing it yourself. You just need to make sure you pick the right crops that can actually get you through tough times. Here’s an infographic we thought would help you in picking the best survival food for growing during long-term disaster scenarios.

The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

Friday, July 25th, 2014

We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer. We eat tropical fruit with Midwestern grains. Without the transportation system, there would be absolutely no rhyme or reason to our “normal” diets.

Backyard Bushcraft Skills: No Wilderness Required

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Your journey to self-reliance starts in your own backyard!

The Best Firewood For Heating

Friday, July 18th, 2014

We had an awful lot of trees to choose from to burn in the range, and some were far better than others.

20 Signs The Epic Drought In The Western United States Is Starting To Become Apocalyptic

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Thanks to an epic drought that never seems to end, we are witnessing the beginning of a water crisis that most people never even dreamed was possible in this day and age.

Outdoor Cooking Was Essential To Keep the Cottage Cool

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

In the Summer, especially if there was no breeze passing through the place it was suffocatingly hot, and unbearable if you lit the range. In order to burn less fuel as well as keep the cottage cool we would cook and eat outside as much as possible.

Sow Revolution: Join the Grocery Store Rebellion

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

Let’s exit the food system that we’ve been taught to believe was necessary for our survival. Let’s refuse to enrich a system that is killing us. It’s time to sow some revolution and start a Grocery Store Rebellion.

The Liberty Brothers – Living Off-Grid Author Rich Scheben

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

The Liberty Brothers speak to Rich Scheben, the author of “One New York Man’s Journey to Off Grid Living in Montana”.

ANTHRAX CONFIRMED IN NORTH DAKOTA BEEF COW

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

State Veterinarian Susan Keller is urging North Dakota ranchers to make sure their livestock are vaccinated against anthrax, after the first confirmed case of the year in a Barnes County beef cow.

How We Used To Fertilize The Vegetable Garden

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Back in the day there ware none of the composts and fertilizers around that you can buy nowadays.

Around Half the States in the Country are Now Experiencing Drought

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Vast tracts of land once used for grazing or food production will lie fallow. the dust bowl conditions of the 1930′s should not be forgotten, they could be returning to a town near you much sooner than you think.

Are you 100% Self Sufficient? Probably Not…

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Complete self-sufficiency. That was a goal of mine for some years until I realized I simply don’t have the money, the time or the land to pull it off.

Who’s Next? Martin Winters Jailed For Having An Emergency Food Supply

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

My job, as a wife, mother and grandmother is to try and limit the effect the negative aspects of those changes have on my family. It’s in my job description, it’s a part of who I am and that’s something that isn’t going to change.

7 Ways I Would Have Starved If The SHTF

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Here is a video I shot, “walking” you around a few parts of my property and pointing out the 7 different ways I would have starved to death, if the SHTF already and I had been forced to feed my family from my garden.

Homegrown Firewood From a Small Garden

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Now to say that eucalyptus is fast growing is an understatement, it grows astonishingly fast, between 6 and 8 feet a year for the most common varieties.

Ironing Day Using Flat Irons: The Blight of My Life

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

There were two types of iron years ago, the solid metal ones, flat irons which was what I had, and box iron, a similar thing, but the top of the iron where the handle is, lifted up letting you put hot embers inside to save keep reheating it.

80+ Items You Can Compost

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?

Natural antibiotics to stockpile now: 10 herbs and foods that kill superbugs

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Before you find yourself in dire need of something that will kill superbugs, here are 10 herbs and foods that will do the job naturally.

5 Reasons You Should Be Preparing

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Most people prepare based on their understanding of the emergencies that are most likely to affect them. Unfortunately, most of society feels that natural disasters are the only type of scenario they should prepare for.

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