Self Sufficiency

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 [...]

This Is How To Protect Your Firewood During Winter

To quote one of my favorite movies, “Brace yourself, winter is coming” folks. And if you’ve chosen wood for heating your homestead, you should pay [...]

6 Old-Fashioned Ways to Predict the Weather

This information has been made available by Ready Nutrition. We’re going to cover the weather in this article: how important it is to forecast for bugging [...]

How To Wax Food For Long-Term Storage

You’ve probably noticed how shiny your cucumbers, apples, or other smooth produce looks when you buy it. That’s because it’s coated in a wax. [...]

How to Make Your Own Bacon (Step by Step Guide)

This article first appeared on artofmanliness.com . When I sat down to write this, I found myself questioning why I ever endeavored to make homemade bacon in [...]

Survival Garden: How To Make Cold Frames

Today’s article is aimed at preppers who aren’t lucky enough to live in warm or temperate climates yet are willing to try to grow their own survival [...]

How To Preserve Meat For Survival Like Our Grandfathers

In a SHTF event, chances are that you will not be able to rely on your fridge to preserve your food as usual. People can get overtly reliant on fridges to [...]

Back To Basics: How To Make And Preserve Pasta

There’s nothing more delicious and versatile that pasta. You can use it to make lasagna, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese or simple yet delicious rustic dishes [...]

Help – It’s Illegal to Live Off-Grid!

It seems like every politician spouts rhetoric about how they support sustainability and promote the use of clean energy, but it’s mostly bunk. In fact, [...]

Natural Medicine: How to Make Your Own Tinctures, Part 1

We’re going to delve in the exciting and fascinating world of herbal tinctures.  There are many reasons for making tinctures.  The foremost are: [...]

Old Skills Revived: How To Tan A Deer Hide

You’ve shot the deer, or maybe you’ve butchered a cow or one of the rabbits that you’ve raised. You’ve field dressed it and butchered it, but you have [...]

THE SKILLS THAT WILL REALLY MATTER AFTER SHTF

A big economic crash, government failure, or other widespread society melt down is definitely coming. In the middle of this catastrophe, money in the bank, [...]

10 Must Have Barter Skills For a Collapsed Economy: “Increase Your Ability To Survive”

This article was written by Anna Hunt and originally published at Offgrid Outpost.com. [...]

AUTUMN FLAVORS: Wild Game Sausage Recipes

For most of my venison recipes, I prefer to separate each muscle and cut slices or chunks across the grain of the muscle. [...]

Autumn Flavors: Old Beef Jerky Recipes From Around The World

Before refrigeration people relied on salt and smoke to preserve their meat. Most people lived on family farms and the “smoke house” was as familiar as the [...]

17 Pantry Staples That Can Last Just About Forever

Being a prepper, you will need to have food pantry staples that last long periods of time. You do not want to stock your food pantry only to have to restock [...]

Earthquake Survival: How To Restore Your Electricity

In the modern world, it is all too easy to be distracted by talk about terrorism, martial law, and other problems caused by humans in relation to survival [...]