The Lost Ways Second Edition

Many of you probably purchased or heard about The Lost Ways (first edition).The author, Claude Davis just issued the second edition of the book, The Lost Ways II and I am truly amazed of the knowledge these two books contain. [...]

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9 Tips To Smoking Meat Any Homesteader Should Know

Oh the delicious flavor of smoked ribs, brisket, or even fish and seafood… It’s a distinctive flavor, but varies significantly based on your methods. It can be sweet [...]

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 [...]

5 Classic American Recipes We All Love

We all have that one family dish that we’re known for, the one that was passed down to us from our ancestors.It may be a dip, or a cake, or your grandma’s meatloaf, but if [...]

THE TOP MEDICINAL PLANTS OF NORTH AMERICA

FOUND EVERYWHERE … Medicinal plants may be right under your feet. They may be in your backyard and all around at a local park. North America has a variety of medicinal [...]

How To Make a Powerful Calendula Extract to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet (with pictures)

Beautiful to look at in full bloom, the sunny orange calendula – also known as marigold – has a wealth of herbal uses that are worth learning about. [...]

5 Clever Tips For Building A Good Cellar

When it comes to preparing for a major disaster or just surviving nowadays crisis, storing food, weapons, medicine, and other goods will be difficult in both urban in rural [...]

How Will You Protect Yourself From Heavily Armed Organized Gangs?

In his article The Strategic Advantages Of Community Building Brandon Smith wrote “community networking is our best available solution in the wake of inevitable economic [...]

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 [...]

Planning To Retire Off-grid? Here’s Where To Relocate

One of the big challenges for retiring today is being able to afford retirement. Many of us are in the difficult position of not having company retirement benefits to fall [...]

How To Build A Rocket Mass Heater

Rocket Mass Heaters, also known by the acronym RMH, are the latest rage when it comes to extremely efficient and sustainable heating methods using low tech materials and basic [...]

When Canning Goes Bad: 9 Common Mistakes To Avoid

If you’re like me, if you see something you like, you wonder how to make them instead of just buying it from somebody else. This is how many of my friends have gotten into [...]

The Best Natural Painkiller that Grows in Your Backyard (Similar to Morphine)

From injury to disease, pain is a very common ailment or symptom that can take down the toughest of the tough. It’s so prevalent that we are seeing a major epidemic with [...]