Cooking from scratch isn’t something that many people know how to do these days. Most people open a box or can, add some water (or ingredients from another box/can), heat and eat. It can be a struggle, even intimidating, to think about learning how to take whole foods and make them a meal.
The holidays are over and it’s now what I always called “the Dark Time.” Especially living in southern Alaska, where we only get about 7 hours of daylight, the name fits. From now until Spring, I am battling winter blues for all I’m worth! Thankfully, a homesteader’s work is never done and this is the […]
It seems that every person, at some point in their life, wants to go ‘back to basics.’ To something more simple, more rugged. While most people don’t necessarily want to go back to being a nomadic hunter/gatherer, there is something to be said about the ability to make what you need to survive. With videos […]
Being prepared is a lot more than just having 5 years worth of freeze dried food and fire starters stashed away. In fact, I daresay it doesn’t have much of anything to do with your stash so much as your mentality. Yes, there’s a place of importance in the prepper world for having stocks put […]
Canning is something most newbies want to do but are intimidated by the thought of actually doing it. Their imaginations go into overdrive and they worry about things breaking, blowing up, or any number of other calamities happening. There’s a learning curve that can turn some people away, thinking it’s too complicated for them. The […]
“Prepping” is a term tossed around in mainstream media constantly these days. Generally speaking, it shows some guy who is an over-the-top type with questionable mental stability showing off his guns in a bunker 10 feet underground. They prepare for disasters that, while possible, are so far fetched as to make them look out of […]