The essence of emergency preparedness teaches us to get by with what we have. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the woods or in the kitchen. Being able to improvise with scarce resources is perhaps the most useful skills you could develop. Today we will discuss about the use of leftover fruit peels in the kitchen.
A few years ago, a close friend told me that I should try growing potatoes in straw. He pointed out that growing potatoes in straw or hay is much easier that planting them in dirt. Since I’m always trying to work smart, easier sounded just about right for me.
Seed starting is the most anticipated task of every gardener. However, it is also the most critical one. If you fail to grow your seedlings and nurture them, you can lose your entire crop. There are a few common seedlings problems and we all need to know how to handle them.
Becoming self-sufficient is one of the many good reasons to want to grow your own vegetables. Nothing beats homegrown food and for many people, there’s a great appeal to growing efficient food crops. The food you grow is cheaper, fresher and often better tasting than the one you get from the supermarket.
Being able to procure your own meat, to grow your own vegetables, to organize a pantry with all the essentials and to work with your hands are all activities worth knowing and mastering. But how about your own comfort, how about satisfying your sweet tooth when times are harsh? The following pioneer dessert recipes stood the test of time and they will please even the pickiest of eaters.
Although prepping is seen more like an “activity for old-timers” I believe that everyone should stand prepared, regardless of age. If you are preparedness likeminded, you should teach your children about emergency preparedness from a young age. It will help them become more self-reliant and face stressful situations.
While the winter season brings joy to both young and old as families come together, it also brings some health problems we shouldn’t ignore. We are all familiar with the common cold and the flu. The following herbal remedies will help you deal with all the issues the cold season may bring.
If you plan on buying country property you must make sure there is an adequate supply of fresh, potable water before agreeing on a down payment. To find out if there’s water on your off-grid property there are a few things you should look into.
My family has been smoking meat ever since I can remember and their teachings have been passed on from one generation to another. If you are the type of person that hunts or have a small homestead which provides you with all the meat your family needs, smoking meat may be a useful hobby for you.
There are plenty of good reasons for gardeners to make compost tea, but above all, it provides a natural alternative to enrich the soil without using chemical based fertilizers and damaging the environment. Making compost tea doesn’t need to be hard work and it costs you almost nothing.
On today’s market you can find all sorts of complex chemicals that have the same household uses of vinegar, a natural substance that has been used in the household for thousands of years. Many people don’t know that a gallon of distilled white vinegar or apple cider vinegar can replace a large number of chemical household cleaning products.
Back in the day on the homestead, my father spent little money on his winemaking and he learned how to make all of his wine from ingredients he obtained from his garden, yard and even the woodlands. Making country wine is a lesson we learned from the pioneers and we shouldn’t forget about this legacy.
Herbal medicine has been around for centuries. Although people are encouraged to buy modern medicine, this ancient healing knowledge is still widely practiced. Medicinal herbs will still be here, long after the collapse of modern society. We should all learn how to take advantage of these healing herbs.