Homesteading

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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How To Manage Your Goats

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Goats are perfect animal to have on a survival homestead. Even if you live in suburbia, you should have enough space to keep a Pygmy or Nigerian Dwarf goat – they are not any larger than a typical family dog. There are approximately 200 different breeds of goats. A goat will provide the family with both milk and meat. Some…

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Homesteading

How To Raise Rabbits From A to Z

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Rabbits are one of the best survival livestock options. They are far less expensive to buy and keep than nearly any other meat source – and of course reproduce rapidly. You don’t need much space at all to keep even a fairly large colony of rabbits, making them an ideal source for a prepper who lives on only a small…

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Food Preservation Done Right

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You work tirelessly for weeks and months to create a bountiful harvest and cultivating livestock. You spend countless hours hunting in the woods and at your favorite fishing hole, to ensure the family will have enough food to get through the winter and to stockpile for emergencies. All of those efforts will be for nothing if the food grown, raised,…

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Homesteading

Watchdogs and Guard Dogs for Survival

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No survival homesteading retreat or bugin home regardless of location, would be complete without a dog. Not just any dog will do. To protect your home/retreat, family, or livestock, requires specific breeds of dogs that are trained to enhance their natural watchdog, livestock guardian dog, or herding tendencies. During a SHTF scenario, keeping what you have will be a 24/7…

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Homesteading

Planting and Growing Moringa Trees

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Moringa trees are not only entirely edible, but they grow rapidly and boast a gigantic amount of nutritional value. In typically only takes just a few months for a moringa tree to grow large enough to be harvested for food and natural medicine. The Moringa is a tree of many names, and even one highly descriptive nickname: The Tree of…

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Homesteading

How to Free Range Rabbits

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You can, and should, be free ranging rabbits. You neighbors, maybe even your significant other might think you are nuts, but the benefits to raising meat rabbits in this manner far outweigh the initial weird looks you will surely receive. Free ranging livestock is the most humane, natural, money-saving way to raise your animals. Keeping livestock this way will cause…

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Homesteading

Halfway Homesteader. How to Prepare and Enjoy Life

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You know that you need to become more self-reliant and prepare for your family’s survival in case disaster strikes, but you simply do not have the time or skills to become a full-time prepper. Perhaps you want to be a full-time prepper to increase the odds of your family’s survival, but do not want preparedness planning to rule your lives.…

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