Times have been rough. The old world you know is long gone, replaced with a blunt cruelty you never imagined possible. People are dispersed, cities are collapsing, and infrastructure is completely lacking.
You’ll need to preserve the results of your labor if you want to make wonderful meals all year. But you don’t want to plant ten pounds of carrots and let them go bad, or can a few dozen Mason jars of wild strawberry preserves without a place to keep them.
Over millennia, mankind has developed the ability to adapt to the environment and use its resources to its advantage. The mountains are one of these environments.We can sometimes bend the mountains to our will, but more often than not, we must change ourselves as well as our approach to mountain living and exploration.
Using less energy is the most reliable way to save money and cut costs on the farm. Try these energy-saving strategies to reduce your reliance on energy and improve your homestead’s resilience.
A while back, horses were an important part of everyday life in the United States. Folks were using them for transportation, fieldwork, and moving herds of livestock, and horses soon became a valuable possession. Purchasing a workhorse was back then serious business, and this endeavor was taken quite seriously by anyone looking for a reliable workhorse.
Cover crops are not just for large, commercial farming operations. Even on small farms and home garden plots, this regenerative technique works wonders on the soil.
The state of one’s hair can be a telling sign of the state of one’s body. This article will teach you how to make your own herbal shampoos. Chamomile, nettle, and soapwort are herbs suited for natural hair care, and they can make great shampoos.
Windmills harvesting wind power have been around for a long time, and many people are considering this power-generating option for their homestead. However, before you dive into it, there are a few things you need to know, like, for example, if your property is suited for hosting a wind turbine.
It was a late-summer evening in western California. I had just finished putting my kids to bed when I noticed an unusual odor filling the room through the open patio door. Something like a burning campfire mixed with smog.
Have you ever thought about becoming a beekeeper? To be honest, before I became a beekeeper, I never thought about wanting to be one. I’m actually allergic to bees, and the thought of being around them terrified me, but I did want to grow my own food.
Now that it’s the peak of the summer growing season and you can find watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydew melons at nearly all supermarkets, curb markets, and roadside stands, you can pig out on the juicy delights. And each taste is made a little sweeter by the realization that within a few weeks, there will be no more melons for months and months.
Nowadays, you can find one or more certified farmers markets in nearly every town nationwide. Farmers markets are gaining a lot of popularity across the country, and you should reap the benefits of these local markets if you want to be prepared now and for the future.
Preppers living in the city have a hard time getting their affairs in order, and they have to struggle much more compared to the rest of us. It is true that prepping in the city is complicated, but it’s not impossible. Let’s look at what you can do if you live in the city and you want to be prepared for the uncertain future.