Homesteading

How Much Land is Enough to Live Off?

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One of the best ways to prepare for an extended crisis is to relocate to a remote property where you can live off the land and be as self-sufficient as possible. If you’ve been a survivalist or a prepper for any amount of time, you’ve probably figured this out and have at least begun to think about how to make…

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How to Build a Potato Box for Almost Free

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One of the staples for many families is potatoes. They can be used to create a variety of different meals and when stored in a cool, dry place, they have a fairly decent shelf life. For long term storage, you can even dehydrate potatoes, so it makes sense to include them as part of your food stockpile. But if you’re…

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The Mittleider Gardening Method

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Simply put, the Mittleider System is the result of ‘Nearly six decades… of almost constant study, research, and field application on food production problems in many parts of the world’ by Jacob Mittleider, which produced ‘a synthesis of the best features of several major methods of gardening’ (quoting Mittleider Soil Bed Gardening). In practical terms, it is a regenerative system…

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Elderberry Tincture and Cough Syrup

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Elderberries are a go-to- remedy for many herbalist families. These dried berries come from the Sambucus Nigra plant, and they contain natural, immune-boosting compounds. Evidence shows us that these compounds help us to beat colds and the flu easier and quicker. You can use elderberries to make your tinctures and cough syrups. The processes don’t take long. Tinctures require only…

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Homesteading

How to Store Your Harvest

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There is nothing as depressing as taking the time to grow enough food for the winter, only to find it spoiled just a short while afterwards. From apples and pears to potatoes and squash, this guide will teach you exactly how to store and manage the dozens of crops from your harvest, to have a steady food supply throughout the…

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Is Treated Lumber Safe for Raised Beds?

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Over the years there has been a lot of talk about pressure treated lumber and its use in gardening, and specifically for raised beds. Like most things, the more people talk about a particular topic the more the truth gets diluted, and the myths and incorrect facts get shared as truths. In this article we are going to look at…

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Homesteading

20 Herbal Teas Every Homesteader Should Grow and Use

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Is it tea time on your survival homestead? If you haven’t started growing, foraging, and drinking herbal teas on your homestead, you are really missing out. Herbal teas have unique flavors, and many of them are delicious. Some herbal teas are reputed to have medicinal properties, too.  The majority of these teas are easy to grow or forage, and preparing…

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Is Keeping Chickens in My Backyard Feasible?

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If you’re new to prepping or if you’re a prepper who has been exploring ways to become more self-sufficient for an extended SHTF event, you may have wondered is keeping backyard chickens feasible?  The truth is that backyard chickens are a great way to get more prepared for a SHTF event and when managed correctly, could provide you with more…

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Homesteading

How to Raise Backyard Chickens

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Chickens are a perfect survival livestock, no matter where you live or how much land you own. They provide both meat and eggs, while helping rid your garden area of bugs that can destroy your crops. Most cities and small towns allow chickens to be kept, but may place restrictions on the number of birds, breed types, and the possibility…

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