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 is, though, how important are those dates? Well, in some instances, they’re important. In others, not so much. [...]

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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. [...]

The Five Best Places To Bug Out In The USA

I don’t care who you are or where you live, bugging out is one of the most complex scenarios for any prepper. [...]

Top 20 Low-Cost DIY Gardening Projects Made With PVC Pipes

Not just for construction purpose, PVC pipes can be used for a variety of purposes. As it is sturdy, waterproof, inexpensive and easy to get, it is the perfect material for [...]

How to Track Animals: A Primer on Identifying Footprints

“It is hard to over-value the powers of the clever tracker. To him the trail of each animal is not a mere series of similar footprints; it is an accurate account of the [...]

The 4 Most Dangerous Bugs In The US

There are plenty of biting and stinging insects on US soil to watch out for. We all have the common sense to watch out for spiders, scorpions, bees, wasps etc. [...]

6 Totally Insane Things That Will Happen If Our Power Grid Goes Down

Imagine if you will, what would happen if you pulled an American family from the 19th century, and plopped them in the middle of downtown Los Angeles during rush hour. [...]

How To Feed Your Family Without Any Soil Or Space

Growing hydroponically sounds complicated and expensive, but it’s actually neither. All that it means is that you’re growing your plants without soil. I’ve seen examples [...]

5 Handguns That Are Perfect for Home Defense

Having a handgun or two (or several in the case of guns enthusiasts) around the house is far from being a bad idea. [...]

Surviving Off-grid: Hot Water From Your Wood Stove

Whether we’re talking about off-grid survival or just having the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of living in the 21st century in our cabin in the woods, having hot water [...]

How to Build a Smokehouse In Your Backyard (With Pictures)

One of the best and tastiest ways to conserve meat is to smoke it. The meat is delicious, and if you keep it in a cool, dry place, it can last up to a year and sometimes even [...]

Survival Kitchen: How To Revive Cast Iron Cookware

Want to know the best thing about cast iron skillets and pots? They’re practically indestructible and will last literally hundreds of years. [...]

Emergency Wound Care: When All You Have is in Your Pantry

Without access to hospitals and emergency medical care during off-grid emergencies, a simple infection from wounds can become life-threatening. Having knowledge of alternative [...]

5 Techniques To Preserve Meat In The Wild You Should Practice

Unfortunately, many people are unaware of how to preserve meat without a refrigerator and have completely forgotten how our grandfathers preserved their proteins. If you [...]

Lost Remedies from Our Forefathers

Often my grandmother’s remedies worked faster and more effectively than conventional treatments. These lost remedies can treat and improve a variety of conditions. [...]

Survival Cooking: How To Use A Dutch Oven

Pioneers no doubt had to make some rough choices about what to take and what to leave behind when they made the voyage west. One thing that they didn’t even consider leaving [...]