Homesteading

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 [...]

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

DIY Winter Water Heaters For Chicken Coop

If you’re a chicken farmer, you may already know that chickens actually thrive in colder temperatures, as they’re designed with a unique ability. They are [...]

25 DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas to Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

Have you ever stopped to think what people did long before refrigeration? I’ve already touched the subject on how to live without refrigeration, but have [...]

How To Keep Your Winter Stockpile Safe

  Building your stockpiles is only part of the equation for survival. Once you have items stored up, you also must protect them all year long. [...]

25 Forgotten Homesteading Skills The Pioneers Mastered

Pioneer life has a special meaning in America. In less than 300 years, civilization spread across a vast continental wilderness. [...]

How To Field Dress and Process Deer Meat For Storage

Love the taste of venison? I sure do.  There’s almost nothing that compares to freshly prepared deer meat after a long hunt. But in order to enjoy the [...]

Make Soda Yourself With Yeast, Sugar & Bottles

  Make soda yourself. Did you know that you can do it yourself? People have all sorts of skills and abilities for the sake of preparedness. But I found [...]

What to Do With an Onion (or Garlic Clove) That Has Sprouted

Has an Onion or Garlic Clove Sprouted in Your Refrigerator or Pantry? You've probably come across this situation plenty of times— you bring home a bag [...]