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

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

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

Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

Being a responsible homesteader means taking care of your belongings, even your clothing. Doing this ensures that your clothes last longer so you save money instead of having to replace shirts or pants when they get damaged. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Here are several ways to make clothes last longer and save money by doing the laundry … Continue reading Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

  Survival kits should include tools and resources that can be used for a variety of purposes and situations. One such tool is potassium permanganate. This chemical compound combines manganese oxide ore with potassium hydroxide, and its four oxygen atoms are essential to its applicability in survival situations. Read on to learn about potassium permanganate and how to … Continue reading 7 Clever uses for potassium permanganate, a versatile survival tool

9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

You don’t need to have a backyard to grow your own food. If you’re limited to a cramped balcony, a small patio or even just a sunny windowsill, you can still grow vegetables. The key is to use containers, such as pots, planter boxes and barrels. You can even recycle old baskets and reusable bags … Continue reading 9 vegetables that are the easiest to grow in containers

Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

Fire is a versatile survival asset, so it’s important that you have a fire starter kit in your bugout bag (BOB). A proper fire starter kit should contain multiple items you can use to start a fire so you can stay warm and cook outdoors. Read on for tips on building a fire survival kit. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) … Continue reading Survival essentials: 6 Things to include in a survival fire starter kit

6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

Living on a homestead seems like sunshine and rainbows from afar. But there’s actually more to homesteading once you get up close and personal. You’ll need to know more than just how to keep the house clean, the animals fed and the vegetables watered. But don’t fret. Each homesteading skill you learn will take you one step … Continue reading 6 Most important skills every homesteader should learn

Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

Bone broth is water simmered with animal bones, meat and vegetables. It’s an excellent survival food because it’s nutritious, easy to make and inexpensive. Just add bits of meat and vegetables in hot water, throw in some animal bones from your last meal, simmer and you have yourself a nice, flavorful soup to warm your belly. Plus, … Continue reading Survival cooking: How to make and preserve bone broth

15 Tools every prepper needs to make life on a homestead easier after SHTF

Homesteaders are hardworking and self-sufficient individuals. They also know how to use various tools to their advantage. Just because a homestead requires a lot of time and hard work to maintain doesn’t mean you can’t make things easier for yourself. Before SHTF, invest in useful kitchen tools like a dehydrator and stand mixer so you can … Continue reading 15 Tools every prepper needs to make life on a homestead easier after SHTF