What to do if your survival garden dies

Starting a survival garden is ideal for anyone who wishes to become self-sufficient. But if you’re growing your own food for the first time, you should be prepared for the possibility of failure. As a skill honed through trial and error, gardening is fraught with difficulties that can be discouraging for new gardeners. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) How to revive a dying … Continue reading What to do if your survival garden dies

8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

TV shows and movies may portray surviving out in the wilderness as a fun adventure, but this is the furthest thing from reality. Becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness is a task that many survivalists spend years trying to accomplish. There are certain types of skills you need to master in order to survive for long periods … Continue reading 8 Skills you need to learn if you want to become self-sufficient in the wilderness

3 Ways to save money on your homestead

There are many ways to save money on your homestead. You can repurpose old items and avoid unnecessary expenses. You can also try DIY projects like soap making or grow edible flowers. (h/t to NewLifeOnAHomestead.com) Be a frugal prepper To save money on your homestead, start by spending your money more wisely. Buy in bulk and keep an … Continue reading 3 Ways to save money on your homestead

5 machines to have in your homestead to make your life a little bit easier

Maintaining a homestead requires a lot of hard work. Some of the things you need to do for your homestead may take a lot more effort than others. This eats into the time you have to do other essential tasks or to spend with your family resting and relaxing. With this in mind, what you need around the … Continue reading 5 machines to have in your homestead to make your life a little bit easier

Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

Most prepper stockpiles include an assortment of food supplies like store-bought canned goods, home-canned produce and other crucial survival items. Before SHTF, make sure your supplies will last for a long time by storing canned foods properly. (h/t to TheOrganicPrepper.com) Follow the tips below to avoid spoilage and food poisoning when stocking up on canned foods. Pay attention to “Best … Continue reading Food storage tips: How to store canned foods safely

Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Baking soda is a must-have in any homesteader’s pantry because it’s used as an ingredient for cakes, cookies and other baked goods. In a pinch, baking soda can also be used to keep your teeth clean and to get rid of bad odors in your drains or trash cans. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) Here are 15 incredible uses for baking … Continue reading Prepper must-haves: 14 Ways to use baking soda on your homestead

Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

Being on a tight budget doesn’t mean you need to starve yourself or buy food from the dollar menu at a fast-food restaurant. As a prepper, your whole family can eat well if you know when to buy ingredients and how to plan your meals. (h/t to PennilessParenting.com) By being practical, you can save money on groceries and … Continue reading Prepping food supply tips: How to eat healthy on a budget

California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Cooperation Humboldt, a transition initiative in Humboldt County in California, is providing mini-gardens for free to help communities in the state’s North Coast become self-sufficient and achieve food independence. The organization initially provided free lawn conversions but decided to shift its focus later on. Tamara McFarland, a leader within the cooperation, was concerned that the lawn conversion project failed to reach individuals who would benefit … Continue reading California communities learn to become self-sufficient with mini gardens

Survival 101: How to protect yourself against chemical weapons without survival gear

Multiple countries around the world still have stockpiles of chemical weapons. Some, like Syria and North Korea, have stockpiles that they haven’t declared to international regulatory bodies. This means that the possibility of you getting yourself stuck in a chemical weapons attack is more likely than you think. If you have the proper equipment handy, surviving a … Continue reading Survival 101: How to protect yourself against chemical weapons without survival gear

6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead

Some preppers envision a homestead in a quiet location as their endgame. If you have the same goals, don’t let having a small patch of land stop you. If you wish to start small-scale homestead farming, you must be ready to work hard before you can see good results. Experienced homesteaders know that you don’t need to … Continue reading 6 Things to expect when you start a small-scale homestead