Spring is a very exciting time. Over the spring and summer on our homestead, we ramp up raising animals to replenish our freezers and our canning shelves. Raising our own meat is one of the most important aspects of our homesteading goals. But these days, raising your own animals to eat has become something of […]
A cheap and quick do-it-yourself gravity filter for off grid living.
Sally’s kids have been begging her to build them a play house out back, just like the one little Tilly’s dad built for her. But Sally has never built anything more than assembling some shelves from the store. She realizes she is in way over her head, and has no idea how to go about […]
Backpacking is often thought of as this out of reach, extreme sport that only people in top physical condition undertake. That’s just not the case. Backpacking is as much a skill builder as it is an activity for the adventurous. And the best part is that anyone can do it. It can be as simple […]
In the past, I’ve posted articles on how to pack a bugout bag, but I’ve never fully addressed exactly what to put in a bug out bag or, as it’s also known, a 72hr kit. Fortunately, for both of us, Misty Marsh from Simple Family Preparedness has taken the time to write a “by the […]
The homestead lifestyle comes with a necessity to learn new skills; one must become a jack of all trades. Things like construction, animal husbandry, plumbing, welding, electrical, machinery repair and gardening all come with wide, deep learning requirements. The ability to learn quickly and efficiently is one that is important to develop, even moreso when […]