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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. […]

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Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Family Farm

Starting a family farm takes passion and hard work. Before you begin, establish what you hope to gain from this endeavor. Some people want to provide fresh food for their families, some want to engage in the lifestyle that farming offers and others want to build a meaningful business that provides for their livelihood.  In […]

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Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

How to Start Your Own Survival Farm

Beyond foraging, one of the only reliable ways to secure food in a lengthy disaster is by growing it yourself. Small farms are more popular than ever, and that means there are a wide variety of resources available that you can use to start your own. This is good news for preppers and survivalists who […]

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Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

Speed Composting With Chickens

If you have chickens (or want to raise them) consider using them to work through your compost pile for you. You can skip to about the 1:00 mark to get to the heart of the video if you like, with the bulk of the idea over by about the 7:30 mark…