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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…

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Disaster Planning Homesteading / Gardening Skills / Knowledge

7 Common Trees Ranked for Survival Purposes

The following article is an interesting (and unexpected) comparison of several common trees and attempts to rank them in order of best to worst for survival purposes focusing on several key areas, including nutritional benefits, medicinal value, firewood quality, and more. The article compares oak trees, apple and maple trees, white pines, and a few […]

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Food / Water Homesteading / Gardening

Sowing Garden Seeds With PVC?

Here’s an interesting idea for those who still want to garden but have joint pain or knee / back problems…