Water Well – DIY Water Well in a Day

For anyone lucky enough to have a shallow water table without bedrock, a do-it-yourself driven well saves thousands of dollars compared to having a bored well drilled. [...]

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Bullets for Barter: Good Idea or Disaster Waiting to Happen?

So many articles have been written on the subject of bartering for preppers from many different viewpoints. Bartering is seen by many as the natural method people will use in [...]

How To Make Your Own Beef Jerky Step-by Step

This article first appeared on survivalbased.com The act of preserving meat for later use is nothing new even though the methods for doing so have changed over the years. [...]

How to Build an Bulletproof Earthbag Dome For $300

Earthbag construction can be a wonderful way to build a small (or large) home. The earthbag dome is also incredibly simple to design and build. [...]

33 Must Have Tools For Your Off Grid Homestead

Off griders and homesteaders need tools! Period. Hand tools, power tools, and equipment all make off grid living easier and more productive. [...]

10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

Chickens can withstand a lot of weather extremes, but heat is not one of them. Did you know that a sudden increase in temperature is more dangerous for a chicken’s health [...]

You Won’t Believe Why Washington State Isn’t Allowed to Prepare for Nuclear War

If the government was able to take care of everyone during any foreseeable disaster, there probably wouldn’t be a thriving prepper movement today. [...]

Is Your Home Safe? 10 Ways to Defend Your Apartment

It’s your home, it’s comfortable and cozy although it’s only a studio apartment, but is it safe? It may be impossible to leave your small urban apartment during crisis, [...]

How To Build An Earthship House ( Pros and Cons )

Today, most people in the United States are accustomed to living in homes that have a squarish or rectangular shape. While you may not realize it, this is the least efficient [...]

6 Easy Campfire Desserts (No Pots or Pans Required)

As someone who loves camping, but has a busy schedule, I can usually only get away for a day or two at a time, and am thus always looking for ways to streamline my trips in [...]

10 Dutch Oven Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Though the pioneer women were used to cooking, doing so on an open flame was not something they knew how to do. [...]

Homesteading Basics: How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

Herbs are one of the first plants we put in our garden. There is nothing like fresh culinary herbs to intensify the flavors of food. As well, herbs are hardy garden plants [...]

How To Make Your Own Aspirin For Survival

Knowing how to make a natural pain reliever if you’re stuck in the wild can be more helpful than you think. Because aspirin is a pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, blood [...]

The Simple Reason Why a Second American Civil War May Be Inevitable

America has always had its divisions, and Americans have never really been a monolith. We’ve always been a nation of many nations. The culture of New England is different [...]

How Long Does Shelf Food Really Last

Just about any food item that you pick up is going to have a date that says something along the lines of “sell by,” “best if used by,” or “use by.” The question [...]

A Beginners Guide to Sausage Making (Recipes Included)

My grandfather was a large influence on my passion for homesteading. He was an avid gardener, hunter, made his own wine and sausage; and was always generous about sharing. [...]

Natural Anesthetics For Humans

Way before the invention of Advil and Percocet, there were many different natural anesthetics used to dull or block pain. [...]

Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening-Biodome [Part 2]

A geodesic dome looks much like a ball cut in half. Due to its shape, the dome is durable and reliable. They are built to use maximum space while using the least amount of [...]

Self Sufficient Greenhouse Gardening [Part 1]

With skyrocketing prices at the grocery store and an unstable economy, it’s no surprise people are turning back to the ways of their grandparents and great-grandparents. [...]

“Threat of Civil Unrest” – Preppers Who’ve Relaxed Under Trump Have No Idea the Hell That Is Coming

Editor’s Comment: Perhaps it feels like the calm before the storm, but those with a careful eye surely see the pure chaos that is coming. Economically, politically, events [...]

5 Ways To Preserve Milk For Survival And Homesteading

Milk is packed with calcium and protein and is also a necessary ingredient in many recipes. It’s something that you’ll want to have on hand in a survival situation. [...]