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

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

Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

Herbal tea is a nutritious drink with many health benefits. It’s also available in different flavor combinations that suit your taste and the benefits that you are after. But did you know that commercially prepared herbal tea blends also produce a lot of plastic waste? If you want to enjoy a plastic-free cup of tea, learn how … Continue reading Here’s how to make your own healthy, zero-waste herbal tea blends

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

8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

Water is crucial to your survival, especially in a post-SHTF scenario. If you’re stuck in the wilderness without any water, you can prevent dehydration by monitoring your water supply and learning how to find water in the wild. (h/t to ProperSurvival.com) Why is it important to stay hydrated? Drinking enough water keeps your body hydrated. It also helps … Continue reading 8 Ways to survive without water and prevent dehydration when SHTF

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

Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to

Preppers are well aware of the importance of prepping before SHTF, but this doesn’t mean that a survival plan is automatically fail-proof. Some situations may require specialized responses that you can only hatch at the moment. This is why preppers should also know how to improvise when the occasion calls for it. (h/t to BeansBulletsBandagesAndYou.com) Preparing vs. improvising It may appear contradictory to all that … Continue reading Prepping 101: Prep before SHTF, then improvise when you have to