Self-sufficiency involves different levels of commitment: towards ourselves, our family and community, and, above all, towards our planet.
Being prepared in today’s society is becoming more popular. As a whole, people, in general, are getting more organized with their lives. This is coming out in many ways, from food and water storage to having somewhere else to live if a world disaster were to happen.
A wide variety of native herbs and medicinal plants flourish across North America, and there is a ready market for many of these wild botanicals. A few are easily found and just as easy to harvest, including mayapple, goldenseal, bloodroot, black cohosh, and common boneset.
Every environment has its own pros and cons, and we are all pretty aware of that. From a survival perspective, bugging out in secluded areas could be the right way to go if you are familiar with the environment and you know how to handle it.
Traditional meat stews have existed since before the written word. Hunter-gatherers worldwide would boil what they could find in a hollowed rock, an animal skin or, later, in clay pots. Different regions of the world developed different styles of stew using local ingredients.
Having a bunker built in your home could be the fastest, easiest, and most comfortable way to face a SHTF scenario without leaving your property.
There’s nothing that will make a gardener teeter on the verge of madness more than marauding wildlife. In the spring, rabbits, groundhogs, and ground squirrels (depending on your part of the country) can destroy a newly planted garden seemingly overnight. And throughout the season, wildlife does its best to harvest before you do.
Being prepared is a matter of choice. In the very same manner, the selection of the right gear determines our success in facing hazards, especially when the moment of bugging out arrives.
As a homesteader, you’ve probably learned that diversification is a great way to ensure success, but have you considered growing anything other than annual crops that must be replanted each year? Fruit and nut trees are perennials that can provide you with excellent sources of food with little effort past the initial planting.
Strength in numbers is a clichéd expression, yet it’s still vitally important when discussing organisms that can possibly kill you on contact. The enemies in question are bees, and they can be one of the most underestimated adversaries you face in the great outdoors or even in your very own backyard.
The purpose of this article is to dig into an ordinary day in the lives of APU (Antipoaching Units). As allegedly reported by the news, the demand for animals part is still very high in the Far East part of the world, as poaching knows no crisis.
Purchasing a home is a major milestone in your financial life as well as your commitment to a particular place. After all, most people stay in a purchased home for a minimum of a few years, if not for the rest of their lives.
Hunting on public land can be an exercise in futility. This is especially true in the world of deer and other big game. Many parcels of land open to anyone feature plenty of hunters and little if any game. That’s reality, but it doesn’t always ring true when dealing with feathered quarry.