Self Sufficiency

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 [...]

How to Build an Bulletproof Earthbag Dome For $300

Earthbag construction can be a wonderful way to build a small (or large) home. The earthbag dome is also incredibly simple to design and build. [...]

33 Must Have Tools For Your Off Grid Homestead

Off griders and homesteaders need tools! Period. Hand tools, power tools, and equipment all make off grid living easier and more productive. [...]

10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

Chickens can withstand a lot of weather extremes, but heat is not one of them. Did you know that a sudden increase in temperature is more dangerous for a [...]

How To Build An Earthship House ( Pros and Cons )

Today, most people in the United States are accustomed to living in homes that have a squarish or rectangular shape. While you may not realize it, this is the [...]

6 Easy Campfire Desserts (No Pots or Pans Required)

As someone who loves camping, but has a busy schedule, I can usually only get away for a day or two at a time, and am thus always looking for ways to [...]

10 Dutch Oven Recipes That Survived The Oregon Trail

Though the pioneer women were used to cooking, doing so on an open flame was not something they knew how to do. [...]

Homesteading Basics: 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 [...]

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 [...]