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I’m Thinking About Buying a Beekeeper Suit, Maybe You Should too

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Now, I’m not saying I have the answer here but I’ve been thinking about buying a beekeeper’s suit lately, and it’s not because I plan on keeping bees anytime soon… someday I might like to try it.

Instead, I’m thinking about SHTF situations where I may have to deal with a hive of bees or, …

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Chickens and Rabbits the Easier, Softer Way by Bev

I was the coordinator for the Southeast Minnesota Sustainable Farming Association in the mid to late 1990s. It was a wonderful position for a dedicated homesteader to be in; I got to see lots of other people’s farms and homesteads and learn about the newest/oldest, most sustainable, least expensive techniques for raising livestock and growing …

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The Western Pit: Homestead Vehicle Lift (for underbody work)

Homesteading, self-reliance and survival may depend on the maintenance of your vehicle. Although it is hard to be a backyard mechanic on today’s newer, computerized vehicles you can still do a lot of basic maintenance and occasional cobbling.

However, there are always dangers to jacking your car up and going underneath it, even with a …

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The Homestead Hog: Husbandry and “Getting it Done” Butchery (Updated and Revised) by Bev

This article was originally featured on ModernSurvivalOnline.com, a very useful emergency preparedness website that I highly recommend. This article has since been updated by the author and re-published here as part of our new homesteading series.

When I was a little girl visiting my great-grandfather’s farm, I remember watching out the upstairs window, from the …

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