Expiration Date Cheat Sheet: The Best Time to Replace Just About Everything

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Expiration Date Cheat Sheet: The Best Time to Replace Just About Everything How long can you rely on these everyday household goods? Stockpiling food, tools and other resources is a futile act if you don’t pay close attention to the potential longevity – or otherwise – of your goods. When times are good, we don’t …

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How To Grow Food In One Container All Year Round

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How To Grow Food In One Container All Year Round Space is at a premium when you’re making preparations for harsher times, and if you don’t have such a roomy abode to begin with then the idea of growing your own fruit and vegetables can feel highly unviable. But eating plenty (and eating healthy) is …

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The Illustrated Essential Guide to Providing First Aid

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The Illustrated Essential Guide to Providing First Aid No one wants to be in a situation where first aid is needed, but this is something that will definitely happen at some point.  Whether you are a homesteader or simply in a situation where medical aid is not available, there are skills that need to be …

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Energy Saving Tips for the Winter

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Energy Saving Tips for the Winter As the winter months approach, cold-proofing the home is pretty routine for those of you who live in cold climates.  While it is standard to stock firewood and shrink-wrap windows, there are plenty of other ways to keep your home both warm and energy efficient.  This infographic from Global …

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How to Build Your Own Ugly Drum Smoker

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How to Build Your Own Ugly Drum Smoker The ultimate DIY project for the backyard chef:  Building your own ugly drum smoker.  There are some great smokers on the market, but price tag can be hefty.  So, instead of shelling out $800-900 on a smoker, you can make one for well under $200.  Not to …

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The Survival Rule of Three

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The Survival Rule of Three Survival skills are not just for the outdoorsy types.  You just never know when you might find yourself in a life-threatening situation.  An ice storm can wipe out a power grid and make roads impassable for days.  A fire can fill the air with dense smoke before there’s a chance …

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Best Goat Breeds For Your Homesteading Needs

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Best Goat Breeds For Your Homesteading Needs Animals can be a key part of the homesteading lifestyle. And few animals are as versatile as the goat. But which breed of goat can become a tricky question. Your needs are what drives your decision. If your primary need is milk production, for example, breeds like the …

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How To Cook Using Food Storage Ingredients

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How To Cook Using Food Storage Ingredients Cooking with just the foods in your food storage (whether that is emergency storage or just your pantry) can be challenging, especially when the more ‘easy to use’ items start to run out. Imagine being in week 3 and all you have in your storage are just the …

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7 Essentials in Your Emergency Survival Kit

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7 Essentials in Your Emergency Survival Kit All ready for a disaster? Nobody wants to experience a disaster, but there’s no guarantee that it will not happen. You need to prepare for the worst even if you hope it doesn’t happen. This means packing a survival kit that contains some of the essential items needed …

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50 Essential Backpacking Tips You Need to Know

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50 Essential Backpacking Tips You Need to Know Trouble has gone down. You’re in the wilderness with a backpack on and no contact with the outside world. You don’t know when you’ll next see the sparkling lights of the city, or what kind of state the city will be in. Or, perhaps not. Perhaps this …

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro

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The Skivvy Roll – How to Pack Like a Pro Having spares of the bare essentials is always a good idea. A good shirt, a clean pair of undergarments, and some dry socks can always be clutch whether you are contending with a simple mishap or an extreme survival situation. The skivvy roll is a …

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How to Check Change for Coins with High Silver Content

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How to Check Change for Coins with High Silver Content Silver has often been called “Poor Man’s Gold” because it is so much more affordable than gold. The value of silver has been increasing and trading $20/oz, compared to gold which trades around $1350/oz. So for the price of one ounce of gold, you could …

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The Ultimate Guide to Reheating Food and Reducing Food Waste

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The Ultimate Guide to Reheating Food and Reducing Food Waste Eating and cooking is something many of us enjoy but, when we are faced with a lot of food waste, it is no longer fun. In a recent study, the Food Standards Agency found out that that a lot of households end up with food …

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Everything You Need to Know About Canning Jars (And More!)

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Everything You Need to Know About Canning Jars (And More!) Canning and the canning jars we know and use today have a rich and long history behind them. Knowing the history of not only the jars we use, but also how it was first discovered to be a viable method of food preservation is surprising. …

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Nutritional And Medicinal Value Of Garden Vegetables (FREE PDF)

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Nutritional And Medicinal Value Of Garden Vegetables (FREE PDF) Nutritional And Medicinal Value Of Garden Vegetables is a great FREE PDF that we all should print off or have bookmarked. You can grow it, but do you know just how good it is for you??? The chart shows you vegetable nutrition chart, a compilation of vitamins, minerals …

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Home Remedies / Pain Relief For Sore Throats & Tonsillitis

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Home Remedies / Pain Relief For Sore Throats & Tonsillitis Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by a virus, but they can also be caused by a bacterial infection. Tonsillitis caused by the streptococci bacteria is also called strep throat and can have serious complications. This is a very common and prevalent ailment and children …

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How to Build the Perfect Campfire

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How to Build the Perfect Campfire The campfire is one of the most basic of outdoor skills, although many people don’t know how to build them properly. For the caveman, fire provided many things necessary for survival: heat, light, protection from animals and a means to cook their food. It was essential for their survival, and …

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How To Grow Fruit All Year Round

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How To Grow Fruit All Year Round Eating fruits help provide nutrients that our body needs but growing them at home is another story. Having fruit trees right in our backyard adds physical activity to our daily routine and also gives us more control over the chemicals that get into the fruits. However, not a …

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22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping / Wilderness Survival

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22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping / Wilderness Survival Camping is just a great past time to enjoy. Even in the colder months it is fun to all gather round a campfire, singing songs and enjoying campfire food. From survival to s’mores, here’s everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping …

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