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Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

Simple 10′ x 12′ Off Grid Cabin Build

Are you feeling like you need to have an place to get away from it all if things get worse? If so, consider building your own off grid cabin. This one is a multi-part series and well worth the watch if you’re interested in the entire process as I was. And if you want to […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

10 Best Dogs for Going Off Grid and Homesteading

If you’re looking for information about going off the grid, the internet provides a wealth of information — but most of it focuses on things like food, water, and solar panels. There is a lot more to the act of going off the grid than just the basics. One of the things that every homesteader […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

How to Find Land for Your Homestead

Going off the grid and homesteading may seem like an unreachable dream for those of us who spend most of our time living in fast-paced, tightly-packed cities like light-speed sardines. Finding land in a city is like hunting for a needle in the world’s largest haystack, but once you escape from the hustle and bustle […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Homesteading / Gardening

How to Minimize Wildfires While Homesteading

Wildfires might seem terrifying, especially if you’re in their path. But they’re as natural as the land they burn. Traditionally, lightning strikes or volcanic eruptions can spark wildfires that tear their way across the landscape, burning everything in their path. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These fires clear away dead plants and underbrush and […]

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DIY Projects Homesteading / Gardening

DIY Handmade Bricks for Homesteading

Ever wonder what you would do if we, as a society, had to start from scratch? More specifically, which crucial structures we take for granted in today’s modern society that may need to be recreated? I do. While there’s a lot to consider, one of the biggest problems we may face could include the ability […]

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Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

5 Best Off-Grid Water Sources for Preppers

When deciding to go off the grid, most homesteaders face two major challenges — power and water. While you can get by without power and the modern creature comforts we’ve become accustomed to, water is a necessity. We can only survive for a few days without a source of clean and drinkable water, but if […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

How to Make Your Own Greenhouse

If you’re planning on going off the grid or are working on creating a cache of survival supplies, being able to grow your own food is a necessity. In warm climates, that is easy — places like Texas and Florida have incredibly long growing seasons, so you can stagger your planting and harvest all year. […]

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Homesteading / Gardening

Deep Watering for Better Garden Results

So you think you’ve been watering your garden properly all these years? Maybe not. Here’s why watering your garden deeper is important, how to do so properly (he makes some good points), and when you shouldn’t bother…

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Equipment / Supplies Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

A Wealth of Survival Supplies Post-Apocalypse

I’ll let you in on a major character flaw of mine: I’m a horrible “outside of the box” thinker. If solution A doesn’t fix problem B then I’m usually in trouble. I think that’s why I’m so fascinated with DIY projects and why I truly enjoy watching YouTube videos on anything survival-related, especially in a […]

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DIY Projects Homesteading / Gardening

Best Off-Grid Power: Solar, Wind, Hydro or Something Else?

When people consider going off the grid, there are two primary challenges they find themselves facing: finding safe and sustainable sources of power and water. A few decades ago, doing this meant you were leaving all modern creature comforts behind in favor of a simpler existence. Today, however, you’ve got plenty of renewable energy options. […]