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

Food storage tips: Stock up on foods in gallon buckets

Before SHTF, you need to stock up on foods with a long shelf life like beans, pasta or rice. If you have five-gallon buckets, you can store grains and other bulk foods in your survival stockpile. To extend the shelf life of bulk foods, you can also add oxygen absorbers to the gallon buckets. (h/t to PrepSchoolDaily.Blogspot.com) … Continue reading Food storage tips: Stock up on foods in gallon buckets

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

Stockpile storage tips: How to organize your survival supplies

As a prepper, your survival stockpile should be organized. This will make it easier to keep track of all your supplies so you can quickly restock when you run out of something. If you’re at a loss because your homestead is cluttered and disorganized, start by clearing shelves and organizing everything. Always keep detailed records … Continue reading Stockpile storage tips: How to organize your survival supplies

Food supply tips: 9 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store

  Natural disasters and emergencies often come with little or no warning at all. Stocking up on shelf-stable foods and ingredients before SHTF will help you weather the situation successfully. Here are some of the best survival foods to stock up on before SHTF: (h/t to HomesteadSurvivalSite.com) 1. Legumes Beans, chickpeas, lentils and other legumes are classic survival foods, and it’s … Continue reading Food supply tips: 9 Best survival foods to buy from the grocery store

Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Rice is an essential component of many preppers’ emergency food stockpile for many reasons. For starters, it’s high in calories, meaning it can keep up your energy in the event of a disaster or SHTF scenario. It also lasts for years if kept at room temperature and is inexpensive when bought in bulk. It’s also very … Continue reading Food supply 101: How to store rice properly

Food supply 101: What to cook when SHTF

With a well-stocked food pantry, you can feed your family when disaster strikes and bug in without worries. But what if you’re facing a long-term power outage? While prepping your food stockpile, make sure that your supplies include items that you can prepare even during a blackout, like canned meats, canned soup and frozen vegetables. (h/t … Continue reading Food supply 101: What to cook when 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