Self Sufficiency

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, [...]

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.” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

5 Gardening Hacks Every Prepper Should Know

I personally am a firm believer and a strong advocate of the phrase “doing things by the book”, and I absolutely stand by this on a day-to-day basis. [...]

Back To Basics: How To Make Maple Syrup At Home

Maple syrup is delicious, mineral-rich and natural. It’s easy enough to make as long as you live near maple or birch trees and it stores extremely well – [...]

12 Survival & Homesteading Uses For Coffee

Coffee, that dark, heady brew that gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you going throughout the day! Though it’s most certainly delicious to drink, [...]

11 Reasons To Stockpile Castor Oil For Survival

Old timers used castor oil for everything from colds to parasitical worms, but recent generations have pretty much forgotten about it.  [...]

6 Basic Recipes To Prepare Off-Grid

If you’re in the comfort of your kitchen surrounded by wonderful utensils, a ton of spices and foods, and a nice electric or gas stove, cooking isn’t an [...]