How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

You don’t have to sacrifice the comforts of a grid-tied home when you go off-grid. Thanks to recent advances in technology, you can now operate an air conditioner without relying on the power grid. Harnessing solar energy is one of the best ways to power an air conditioner. Here’s what you need to set up a solar power system in your … Continue reading How to harness solar energy to power an off-grid air conditioner

Forager favorites: How to make dandelion tea, salad and jelly

To a non-prepper, dandelions are weeds that should be destroyed. However, preppers know that dandelions can be used to make tasty and nutritious beverages and dishes. (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com) The entire dandelion plant is edible, from its bright flowers to its roots. You can harvest dandelions in early spring or late fall. Only harvest dandelions from areas that … Continue reading Forager favorites: How to make dandelion tea, salad and jelly

Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Pioneer foods make excellent survival meals because they are easy to prepare. Additionally, they have a long shelf life and can provide high amounts of energy. When SHTF, these long-lasting, energy-dense foods will matter the most because they can keep you from feeling hungry and weak at a time when you need to stay on survivalist mode. Listed … Continue reading Emergency food prep: 9 Pioneer foods that you’ll need in your survival stockpile

Food supply 101: How to grow edible mushrooms in your basement

Growing edible mushrooms at home gives you the advantage of having a mushroom supply all year round. Ranging in taste from sweet to nutty, mushrooms are versatile ingredients that bring a delicious umami flavor to dishes. They are usually added to soups, pasta, salads and other savory dishes or dried as a snack. Though they are technically … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to grow edible mushrooms in your basement

Self-sustainability and independence: A beginner’s guide to living off the grid

Going off-grid isn’t a decision preppers make lightly, especially since there are many factors to consider before you can be more self-sufficient. If living somewhere secluded is one of your goals as a prepper, read on to learn how to prep your own off-grid homestead. (h/t to LivingEtc.com) Living off-grid is an ideal lifestyle for preppers who … Continue reading Self-sustainability and independence: A beginner’s guide to living off the grid

Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Dandelions will pop up just about anywhere, from the side of the road to the middle of your lawn. But don’t get rid of this flowering plant, even though it’s usually considered a pesky weed. Learn how to make soothing dandelion tea or salad using dandelion flowers and leaves. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Health benefits of dandelions … Continue reading Not just a weed: 5 Ways to use dandelions in your kitchen

Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

Preppers know that home gardening is a beneficial activity because it allows you to grow crops without any harmful pesticides. Becoming a home gardener also means you have access to food after SHTF. (h/t to FoodStorageMoms.com) 6 Reasons to start a home garden Even if the world doesn’t end tomorrow, below are six reasons to start growing … Continue reading Survival essentials: Here’s why you should grow food in your home garden before SHTF

5 Machines preppers need in their homestead before disaster strikes

Running a homestead is an arduous task, but it’s a very beneficial undertaking. After all, when SHTF, you can stay relatively safe in your homestead, which should also give you access to fresh produce and food if you keep livestock and have a survival garden. If you want to make things easier for yourself before … Continue reading 5 Machines preppers need in their homestead before disaster strikes

How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

  With the mosquito season well underway, it can be tempting to buy mosquito repellants to protect yourself from mosquito bites. But these commercial products contain toxic chemicals that can do more harm than good to your health and the environment. To ward off mosquitoes without getting exposed to chemicals, try one of the following recipes … Continue reading How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellants with essential oils

Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard

Before SHTF, most homesteaders plan to start a home garden on their property so they have access to fresh produce. If you have more space on your property, you should also consider starting a survival orchard. Within several years, you can harvest fresh fruits free from pesticides. (h/t to PreppersWill.com) Why start a survival orchard? If you … Continue reading Home gardening tips: How to start a survival orchard