We are nearing the 15 year anniversary of 9/11 this September. For those of us who lived in and around New York City it was a terrible time. Our family came close to death, but for the actions of God, our lives were forever changed. This single event and the domino events that cascaded from […]
I’ve gotten a real sense of what homesteading used to be. Living at the base of the Shenandoah National Park in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and working in the line of work that I do, you learn a lot about history. As I said to my homestead friend this week when she was sharing her […]
Life changes in an instant. One day life is normal and everyone is going on their own merry way. The next day, you may have to evacuate your home in an hour due to wildfires or flooding. Your kids may have a life threatening illness or the new superbug. People may be starting to riot […]
What do you have on your body in the event of an emergency? What do you do if your BOB (Bug Out Bag) or your Get Home Bag is in your vehicle but you can’t get to it? Read more about why Every Day Carry is important.
Being a “prepper” seems to be an in vogue thing. However, at our ranch and farm that is not what we call ourselves. We think it is misleading. And, we think it is something that doesn’t get to the point of this entire effort to build sustainable lifestyles. This article takes a deeper dive into […]
Have you ever wondered what a farmer or homesteader has to do to prepare for a snow storm? We aren’t standing in line at the grocery store to clear out the bread and milk. Most homesteaders live away from the city so we are stocked on food most of the time. So, prepping for a […]