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

6 Ways to reduce your exposure to EMF

Most people are used to the electronic conveniences of modern life, from cell phones to kitchen appliances. But few are aware of the possible health risks presented by the gadgets and devices that make the world work. Electric and magnetic fields (EMFs) are generated anywhere electricity is used, including at home. Many experts have raised concerns … Continue reading 6 Ways to reduce your exposure to EMF

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

15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, is a common household item with a wide range of uses. Though it’s not used for cooking, Epsom salt can still be used in the kitchen to get rid of oven grease, scrub grime off of pans and remove grout stains. Despite its name, Epsom salt is not the same as table salt, which is the … Continue reading 15 Different ways to use Epsom salt on your homestead

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

5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes, and oranges can be used in their entirety. In fact, the peels may carry more nutritional benefits than the juicy pulp inside. For instance, a tablespoon of orange peel has thrice more vitamin C than the fruit, and four times more fiber. With so much food waste, there are … Continue reading 5 Creative ways to use citrus peels

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

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