Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

If you plan to evacuate and wait things out at a safe location when SHTF, you’ll need more than a bug-out bag. Before it’s time to bug out when disaster strikes, prepare essentials like a backup power source, water and space for a survival garden in your emergency shelter. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Preparing your off-grid shelter before SHTF ensures … Continue reading Emergency shelter essentials: 7 Things you need for hassle-free off-grid living

10 Homesteading tips and tricks for the all-around homesteader

Homesteading is a great way to live a more sustainable lifestyle. But the idea of running a homestead may feel overwhelming if you’re new to homesteading. There’s simply so much to consider and so much to do that beginners run the risk of making mistakes that can make homesteading unnecessarily harder than it should be. On that note, … Continue reading 10 Homesteading tips and tricks for the all-around homesteader

Homestead must-haves: The best solar batteries for off-grid use

Using solar panels alone is not enough to efficiently power your off-grid home. For better energy storage, you might want to consider installing solar batteries. Solar batteries store the excess energy produced by your solar panels for later use. You don’t have to send the excess energy back to the power grid. When your solar panels are not producing enough … Continue reading Homestead must-haves: The best solar batteries for off-grid use

Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Running a homestead requires a lot of your time and effort, and with it comes many expenses as well. Fortunately, preppers are creative and can save a bit of money by being frugal. You can also save on your water bill by setting up a rainwater harvesting system. Follow the tips below to avoid five … Continue reading Five common mistakes preppers make when harvesting rainwater and how to avoid them

Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

DIY non-toxic cleaners are a must-have on your homestead, especially if you have children or pets. Many store-bought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to their health as well as the environment. If you have rooms at home covered in carpet, use this recipe to make a non-toxic carpet cleaner. (h/t to ModernSurvivalOnline.com) When SHTF, you can make this … Continue reading Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

Survival essentials: Here’s why you need to stock up on clothing before SHTF

In a post-SHTF world, you might have trouble buying daily necessities that you can purchase easily in a normal scenario, like food, water, or clothing. Before disaster strikes, stock up on weather-appropriate clothing so you have enough clothes for yourself and your family if SHTF. (h/t to LivingLifeInRuralIowa.com) Clothes to stock up on Even if things remain … Continue reading Survival essentials: Here’s why you need to stock up on clothing before SHTF

5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges can be used in their entirety. In fact, the peels may carry more nutritional benefits than the juicy pulp inside. For instance, a tablespoon of orange peel has thrice more vitamin C than the fruit, and four times more fiber. With so much food waste, there are … Continue reading 5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

5 Tips for successful raised bed gardening

Raised bed gardening is a great way to grow your own vegetables if the soil is of poor quality. It allows you to grow more food in less space, tailor the soil precisely to your needs and control weed growth. It also allows you to reach plants without having to stoop down and eliminates the need to till … Continue reading 5 Tips for successful raised bed gardening

Home gardening basics: A detailed guide to growing vegetables indoors

Growing vegetables indoors is a lot less challenging than beginners might initially think. Once you get over the technobabble, it will become apparent that indoor gardening is something that even people with no green thumb can do. The following is a detailed but simplified guide to getting started with indoor gardening: (h/t to NewLifeOnAHomestead.com) Growing space The … Continue reading Home gardening basics: A detailed guide to growing vegetables indoors

Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Mold is a nasty fungus that thrives in warm and moist areas like bathrooms. Removing mold has to be done frequently because it grows and spreads quickly. Unfortunately, regular upkeep can be just as dangerous for your health because many commercial household cleaners are toxic. Bleach, for example, is known to trigger asthma, compromise reproductive health and damage organs. Some household cleaners also contain the … Continue reading Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes