Self Sufficiency

How To Build A Walipini Greenhouse

We use cellars because they maintain a more constant temperature than structures that are built above-ground. We use greenhouses to extend the growing season [...]

Q&A On Storing Meat Without Refrigeration In Hot Areas

You work hard to stretch your grocery dollars, but there’s no way around it – meat is expensive. When you find a good deal, or if you’re preparing for an [...]

How To Make Bread In A Can

Bread provides nutrients and fills bellies. It’s been an important staple on the table for generations. If you have a few shelf-stable ingredients and a [...]

Back to History: Top 9 Civil War Survival Recipes

The Civil War was brutal. That’s all there is to it. If you’ve seen The Free State of Jones, even the first fifteen minutes of the movie bring home some of [...]

The Easy Way To Canning Meat Off Grid

Though there are many different methods of preparing meat for long-term storage, without a doubt, canning it is the easiest way to store large quantities of [...]

Beefing Up Your Prepper Pantry with Jerky

Beef jerky is the epitome of homesteading. Our pioneer ancestors dried beef as a way to help them make it through the harsh winters and when food was scarce. [...]

20 Medicinal Herbs That I Have in My Prepper Garden

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” –  Hippocrates So, many of you may be asking why I want to go to all the trouble and grow [...]

16 Foods That Will Live Longer Than You

There are few things that I am more proud of in my house than my pantry, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way. After bending over backwards to [...]

Just Like Doxycycline: The Antibiotic That Grows in Your Backyard

There has been plenty of concern in recent years with the overuse of antibiotics, and the risks that overusing them can bring, even to a normally healthy [...]

24 Lost Gardening Tips from 100 Years Ago

While many things improve with age and advanced technology, there are some things that stand the test of time. What worked perfectly a century ago is still [...]

8 Signs Your Stored Foods Could Kill You

You worked hard in your garden. You butchered your own meat. Then you went through the labor-intensive, time-consuming process of canning it, but how can you [...]

Back To Basics: 4 Types Of Homemade Cheese

Without a doubt, life is made tastier by cheese. We put it on everything from burgers to macaroni and kids love it. We mix it in sauces to add flavor and [...]