My first memories of canning were watching my mother fill an old pressure canner with corn we had recently culled from neighboring fields. Farmers local to us used to allow us to go in and harvest the leftovers after the combines had gone through. We could easily gather 10 or more bushels per field. Now honestly, my mother recycled jars, spending money annually on lids but … [Read more...] about Ball or Kerr or does it matter: Weekly Product Review
by Angela Williams Wood is the oldest source of fuel. People from all civilizations used firewood centuries ago to cook and to warm themselves in extreme conditions. Today, splitting firewood is still very important. The process is commercialized making split firewood readily available for sale in timber yards and shops. Buying firewood from a shop or a timber yard can be an … [Read more...] about How to Split Firewood (Step-By-Step)
by Chad H During the most recent years of my adult life, my finances have changed significantly, which forced me to seek additional ways to support my family. In my chosen career (firefighter) I have gone back to school in order to obtain additional training to become a Paramedic. The additional skills I am learning will allow me to provide better care for people in need, … [Read more...] about The Best Tools for Your Prepper Tool Box (Updated for 2017)
Making your own soap is an enjoyable and useful activity. Homemade soaps are also better for the skin because they contain glycerin. Glycerin is a natural product of the soap making process. But, with many commercial soaps, the glycerin is removed and used to make lotions and other cosmetics. With self-made soaps, the glycerin is not removed and you will benefit from its … [Read more...] about How To Make Orange Crisco Soap by Krystal Brown
By Kate Here's the deal... Everyone knows that you need to practice your sustainable gardening skills now before the world as we know it ends. However, how are you implementing that practice? Did you purchase your seedlings from a store? If you have bugs in your garden, do you reach for the Seven? If a plant dies, do you run to the store to get another one? Did you … [Read more...] about Sustainable Vegetable Gardening Tips For Homesteaders and Preppers
By James Ballou If you’re like me you always seem to have more sharp tools around the house than proper fitting protective covers for them. A large number of the bargain knives I routinely find at yard sales and flea markets are purchased without sheaths, and other common cutting tools like scissors and chisels rarely wear point or edge protectors, anyway. Even so, I always … [Read more...] about How To Protect The Edges of Your Knives and Tools!
Good day to everyone from Ron and Johanna! We are the couple who have contributed some posts over the last year while living on a remote lake in the Canadian bush. I'd like to give everyone an update on the big move from the wilderness of Saskatchewan to the Nova Scotia coast. Although we had a few breakdowns along the way, I was able to drive the big truck across with all our … [Read more...] about Homestead Report From The Nova Scotia Coast
It's been a rainy but also hot and humid week here on the Tennessee Cumberland Plateau aka The Prepper Redoubt Of The East and no I don't have hidden motives nor am I trying to sell you any prepper property here, just letting you know that there are other alternatives for "safe areas" besides moving to the northwest, but I digress. Many of you have asked for a homestead … [Read more...] about What did you do to prep this week?