Self Sufficiency

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 [...]

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 [...]

OFF GRID ANTIBIOTICS – FOR WHEN THERE IS NO MEDICINE

Today’s article details Lomatium, the most powerful herb in North America for use as an antiviral or antibiotic.  [...]

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. [...]

23 Medicinal Plants the Native Americans Used on a Daily Basis

Native Americans are renowned for their medicinal plants knowledge. It is rumored they first started using plants and herbs for healing after watching animals [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]