Like many older farm houses my home was constructed without indoor plumbing. But in the early 1970s, indoor plumbing was added to my house. That’s fairly late by American standards. Up until that time all water for drinking, cooking and bathing was hand carried into the house. Water was also carried in by buckets to […]
A jacket is a critical piece of gear for any suburban homesteader. Rain, wind and cold are all elements that we battle both on the homestead and in our day-to-day suburban adventures. Being protected from the elements can mean the difference between a comfortable day’s work and a purely miserable experience. In this article, I […]
What is the first thing that a suburban homesteader does? I’m sure you guessed correctly – they start a garden. It’s probably the easiest thing to do to start a self-reliant lifestyle because of many reasons. There’s a low barrier to entry – you just need some dirt and a few seeds – and it’s […]
I was recently approached by Survival Hax to review a new shovel they had come out with. The Survival Hax Survival Shovel is filling a void in the marketplace for a budget-friendly, collapsible shovel. It’s small and lightweight which makes it conceptually ideal for hiking and backpacking. Likewise, it’s adjustable which promotes ease of use. […]
Now here’s a resource you might want to take a closer look at. Are you looking to join a community of homesteaders, homeschoolers, homemakers and/or home-industry enthusiasts? Check out this review of Molly Green on-line and see if it’s right for you.
Before homesteading full-time, getting ready for baby meant having what baby items I needed and stocking the pantry for about four months. Since embracing the living-off-the-land lifestyle full-time, however, preparing takes on a new meaning. See how I’m preparing for our new bundle of joy, and glean some ideas for your next bundle.