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Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Sheep

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Raising sheep will supply a survival homestead with not only meat and wool, but a money making opportunity. Selling the raw wool, dyed wool, or clothing and toys made from wool, can become quite a lucrative home-based small business. Sheep are typically extremely docile animals, making them a great way to introduce homesteading and self-reliance skills to children. Showing sheep…

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Homesteading

Can You Live Without a Fridge?

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Can you live without a fridge? I posed this question to my teenage daughter and her immediate response was, “why would someone want to live with no fridge?” I imagine many people might respond the same way. But there are people doing it. Some by choice, some not. Many people in impoverished countries live without a fridge every day. And…

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Homesteading

How to Start Beekeeping for Survival Purposes

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Beekeeping as part of your survival plan will not only provide you with sweet tasting honey, but a natural healing agent as well as sustainable and substantial bartering material. A beekeeper has ample bartering options when running a successful backyard operation. Honey can be used to prevent bacteria from getting into wounds and enhance the time it takes for the…

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Homesteading

How to Get Rid of Roaches Fast

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No matter where you live in the world, you’re probably familiar with cockroaches and what a pain they can be when they invade your home. In a SHTF situation, cockroaches will thrive in abandoned homes and buildings which means they may become even more of a problem for everyone as they multiply unchecked Roaches carry disease, can contaminate surfaces in…

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Homesteading

Here’s My Chicken Coop [PHOTOS]

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Chickens are a staple on nearly every survival homestead. You don’t have to live in a rural area (although every prepper should) to keep meat and egg birds as part of your food security survival plan. Self-reliant folks who live in a small town or even the suburbs can keep chickens or ducks – as long as you build the…

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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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Homesteading

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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