Going bananas over losing weight? Why not try eating more bananas

Bananas are one of the most popular fruits in the world. They are rich in vitamins and fiber that are good for health. It is commonly known as the “happy fruit” not only for its curvy shape but because it increases levels of the “feel-good” hormone dopamine. Among its many benefits, bananas are said to be … Continue reading Going bananas over losing weight? Why not try eating more bananas

Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Maintaining a homestead is no easy feat, and it can sometimes be an expensive task as well. But there are many ways to save money on your property, especially if you know how to manage your resources wisely. Read on to learn how to conserve water and reuse gray water on your homestead. (h/t to HomesteadLady.com) Some … Continue reading Homesteading 101: How to conserve water on your property

Cut down on processed food intake with these simple steps

  Processed foods refer to foods that have been altered from their original state through preparation or preservation. Not all processed foods are bad, as some only undergo minimal processing and retain most of their nutrients. However, heavily processed foods can contribute very little in terms of nutrition; if anything, they’re actually full of harmful chemicals. Unfortunately, … Continue reading Cut down on processed food intake with these simple steps

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

Food supply basics: 11 Foods to stock up on if you’re on a tight budget

As a prepper, you don’t need to break the bank to stock up on healthy foods for your stockpile. If you’re on a budget, you can buy affordable foods like bananas, beans, canned meat and rice. Using these ingredients, you can serve delicious, healthy meals to your family even after SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Shop wisely to build … Continue reading Food supply basics: 11 Foods to stock up on if you’re on a tight budget

Home gardening hacks: 7 Household items you can use as fertilizer

Fertilizers help the crops in your home garden get additional nutrients they need to grow healthy and strong. If you’re looking for natural fertilizers, try using banana peels or eggshells in your home garden. Doing this ensures that your plants grow well and aren’t exposed to harmful chemicals in store-bought fertilizers. (h/t to OffTheGridNews.com) Banana peels Banana peels … Continue reading Home gardening hacks: 7 Household items you can use as fertilizer

23 Foods you should never store in the fridge

Refrigerators have been making foods last longer since the 1830s. But not everything stays fresh in the fridge. In fact, some foods taste better and last longer when stored at room temperature. Plus, it helps to know that there are many foods that don’t need to be refrigerated to last for a long time in case disaster strikes or SHTF. Listed … Continue reading 23 Foods you should never store in the fridge

Food supply 101: Top 12 cheapest foods to stockpile

An emergency stockpile can greatly increase your chance of survival if SHTF. But creating a stockpile can easily drain your grocery budget if you’re not careful. Luckily, some of the best foods for stockpiling are extremely cheap, so you can buy them in quantities enough to last you several months. Here are some examples of cheap … Continue reading Food supply 101: Top 12 cheapest foods to stockpile

12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden

Keeping pests out of your kitchen ensures that your food supplies last a long time. Meanwhile, keeping pests away from your crops helps them grow healthy and strong. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Below are 12 non-toxic ingredients that you can use to make natural pest control remedies for your homestead. Keep your kitchen pest-free Using pantry staples doesn’t just … Continue reading 12 Homemade pest control ideas for your kitchen and home garden