Self Sufficiency

A Medicinal Plant MAP That Should Be in Your Survival Kit

A hundred years ago 70% of all medicines were made from plants. Most of them are still being used today, but only a few people truly know about them. [...]

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 [...]

How to Trim a Goat’s Hooves in 5 Simple Steps to Prevent Infection

  For some people, homesteading is scary. You have to deal with animals, plants, and a whole new different lifestyle. Well, one thing I’m learning to [...]

Back To Basics: How To Make Sugar At Home

One of the best bartering products when SHTF is undoubtedly going to be sugar. It will also be a great product to have in order to make treats that boost [...]

How To Make Beer At Home From Scratch

Have you ever been sipping a cold one and wondered to yourself, “Self, what would happen if there suddenly was no more beer manufacturers? Can I make this [...]

DIY Project: The Easiest Off-grid Fridge

As temperatures warm up, there is a natural tendency to look for ways to keep outdoor lunches cool, or even store other items without spending a fortune on ice [...]

Store Veggies For Long Term Step-By-Step

You cannot imagine how comforting it is to have fresh produce in hard times. But sometimes your garden just isn’t ready when you need it, or your [...]

Five Ways To Preserve Meat In the Wild

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

6 Best Tips For Butchering A Cow

  This isn’t necessarily a topic for the faint of heart, but slaughtering and butchering is part and parcel of being at the top of the food chain in [...]

How To Make Smoked, Salt Cured Fatback

Mine was truly a lovely childhood. I grew up on salt pork that was stored hanged in our root cellar. Almost anything in our pantry was home-made. The fatback [...]

6 Easy Homemade Breads For A Healthy Life

  Bread is a staple in most diets and can be a real lifesaver, literally, when it comes to surviving. Unfortunately modern store-bought bread has very [...]

Help Your Cow Or Goat Give More Milk !

If you have cows or goats for milk, you’ve most likely ran into times when milk production goes down. [...]

Back To Basics: Making And Canning Homemade Butter

Butter: you use it to make baked potatoes delicious. You smear it on your biscuits and you make finger-licking sauces with it. But what on Earth is going to [...]

5 Native American Survival Medicines Made At Home

If someone told you that your backyard may contain plants that could boost your immune system, improve your eyesight, relieve your upset stomach and help you [...]

How I Make Quick and Easy Newspaper Bricks For Burning In My Fire

  Forget everything you've ever read about shredding and soaking newspaper for days to make paper logs. There's a much faster and easier way to recycle [...]

Old Skills Revival: DIY Clothes And Shoes

  If you walk into the local stores these days, it may be hard to believe that all those racks of clothes could ever be sold, let alone become [...]

Back To Basics: Grinding Grains For Flour At Home

  There are many reasons why you may want to grind your own grains at home. Making your own flour is a rewarding experience, and your product will [...]

Raising Guinea Fowl: All You Need to Know to Do It Right

  Have you ever considered raising your own guinea fowl? Maybe you think their ‘chi-chi-chi’ is so annoying you don’t think you could take [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]