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Homesteading / Gardening

Everything to Know About Firewood for Your Homestead

Firewood is a practical and environmentally friendly way to heat your homestead. Trees are all around you, and they’re readily available to be used as fuel for your wood stove. Many people who homestead choose to use firewood, so you might be thinking about switching to this heating system. Using firewood sounds easy, but a […]

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Disaster Planning Interesting Stuff

10 Useful Additions to a Survival Shelter You May Not Have Considered

In a survival situation, your primary requirements are food, water and shelter. These are the most essential elements of living alone, regardless of the SHTF scenario you find yourself in. Of course, there is something to be said for what you may consider “nonessential” survival concerns. In most cases, you won’t know how long you’ll […]

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Food / Water Skills / Knowledge Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

10 Ways to Live Without Refrigeration

He’s makes a point that most of us in the modern world feel like we can’t live without a refrigerator, but it wasn’t so long ago when that’s the way the world did things. And, while I don’t necessarily agree that all of his ten suggestions are the easiest to accomplish, they’ll certainly give you […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

Tips for Managing Wildlife on Your Homestead

Wildlife on your homestead provides many benefits and opportunities for you. Attracting the right animals and insects, while humanely mitigating pests and dangerous animals, will make your homestead a thriving community for wildlife. By managing wildlife, you can peacefully observe animals coming and going. If you’re an avid photographer, hunter or observer, properly dealing with […]

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Medical / First Aid Safety Advice

How to Maintain Your Mental Health in Isolation

Maybe the events of the past year haven’t tested your mettle enough, or perhaps too much cabin fever has you itching for an extended solo trek. Spending time in isolation has inspired poets and off-the-grid types since time immemorial.  Plus, sometimes, you just want to be alone. However, human beings are social animals, and you […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

The Walipini – Alternative Greenhouse Design

I’d imagine you’ve seen a variety of greenhouse designs, including the traditional hoop house styles, but have you ever seen a Walipini? It’s purposely designed like this to more efficiently transfer heat in the winter, reduce heat in the summer, and even water the grow beds too. Of course, there’s some math involved, but nothing […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness

What If I Was Stuck Out in the Country for 6-12 Months?

Question: What if I was stuck out in the country and needed at least 6 to 12 month’s supply of necessities? I have a torch, spare batteries, shampoo, deodorant and soap for starters. But what about the full range of all products and their longevity etc. for this sort of situation? Many Thanks for your […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

10 Steps to Prepping Your Homestead for the Spring

As winter fades and springtime arrives, it’s time to make your homestead ready for warmer weather. Whether you’re a seasoned homesteader or are still making your way into the homestead life, you need to take time to prepare your property for the busy season. People tend to wait until the last minute to check off […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water

How to Make Your Own Bulk Water Filter System

I’ll be honest, it’s DIY projects like this one that make me grateful somebody invested an easier solution, like the Berkey water filter system. But if you’re looking for a truly long-term, bulk water filter, consider a setup like this one which uses rocks, sand, and charcoal to filter almost any water source. According to […]

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Camping / Fire Homesteading / Gardening Interesting Stuff

Stop Wasting Your Firewood Ash

Truth be told, I’ve always just dumped my ash behind our garage once it’s cooled. Looks like I should be using it around the house more. Here’s several ways to make use of firewood ash if you’ve been discarding it like I have. FYI, I’ve started the video about five minutes in to get to […]