Becoming totally self-sufficient is the ultimate goal for all homesteaders and preppers. However, building such a life takes a lot of work and it’s a never-ending, learning process. The ranch life provides many fulfilling moments, but its’ not for everyone. Today I’m going to share our experience of owning a milk cow.
There are many tools of the survival/outdoorsman trade that are guaranteed to come in handy. However, if you could only carry one single tool with you into the great wilderness, your wisest choice may, in fact, be the axe.
My husband and our sons are avid hunters and over the years they mastered this skill. While I don’t have anything against their favorite pastime, I wish they would give a helping hand when processing the meat. Over the years, I tried to perfect my methods of smoking deer and bear meat. I hope my guide will provide you with some good tips.
If you want to keep garden produce fresh all winter long, a root cellar becomes a necessity. In the old days, having a root cellar helped people survive through the winter since they didn’t have supermarkets or any other means to procure food safety. Building your own root cellar is a great DIY option if you want to preserve your garden produce.
There are plenty of good reasons for gardeners to try composting, but above all, it provides a natural alternative to enrich the soil without using chemical-based fertilizers and damaging the environment. Making compost doesn’t need to be hard work and it costs you almost nothing. Here are my suggestions and things I’ve learned after years of composting.
Prepping is not an activity but rather a lifestyle and just like any other lifestyle, it will cost you money to fulfill it. The following budgeting tips will come like a breath of fresh air for those drowning in debt or those wanting to save a buck here and there.
If you are a superhero or a robot, you don’t need this article! Feel free to stay away. But if you are a regular human, who is also a survival enthusiast, keep on reading, because you are going to find out all you need to know about ultimate multi-tools for the situations that require heroic acts.
There are a multitude of important skills one may need to bring to the table when SHTF. While many are “top-list” and cliché, I fear that a few important abilities have been discarded or perhaps subconsciously abandoned. There were others, however, that disappeared for more shady reasons. Such as today’s topic: The knowledge of medicinal plants in the home garden.
It sure is easy to swipe a card and have anything you need; so easy, in fact, you can make simple transactions with your card on someone’s personal cell phone. Cash, credit, the name makes no difference, it is as simple as grandma’s apple pie. We’ve come a long way since the bartering time and people are forgetting about those challenging days.
In the old days, the home medicine chest of the pioneers was comprised of locally grown herbs and plants. Garlic has been used in medicinal remedies for thousands of years, since the ancient Greek and Roman times. It is part of our traditional medicine, and we should learn how to grow it and use it.
Whether you are preparing for life post-collapse or are simply giving easy-living a go, you will need to be preparing to live with far fewer modern conveniences. Those of us who are preparing to become official off-grid dwellers had better well learned to get down with the notion that these unnecessary conveniences are superficial and even, at times, harmful.
We are a proud nation and we somehow forgot the struggles we had to endure to get to the point we are today. The great depression years are unknown to many people and those times are being slowly covered by the dust of time. I refuse to let that knowledge die and I’ve gathered a few great depression recipes to show you how people were struggling to survive back then and how they had to improvise with the little stuff they had.
An off-grid life is a goal for many of us and being self-sufficient is what prepping is all about. However, the adjustments to an off-grid life may be difficult for some people. If they don’t get used to the routine, they will bounce back on the grid. In this two-part article, you will see how I handle the off-grid life and how I manage to save money here and there.