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Build an Inexpensive DIY Greenhouse

Build an Inexpensive DIY Greenhouse

If you’re looking for a sustainable way to stockpile fresh fruits and vegetables without spending tons of cash, then consider building a DIY greenhouse. Don’t get me wrong; I think every prepper should have canned
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Starting a Food Stockpile on a Budget

Starting a Food Stockpile on a Budget

As a homesteader, one of your strong points is, by far, the food you produce and stockpile. Should something major happen, you’ll be one of the “lucky” ones who will have food on your family’s
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Why Preppers Should Raise Ducks for Meat

Why Preppers Should Raise Ducks for Meat

Many preppers plan on having a garden and growing crops when SHTF…but what about a reliable source of meat? For those who are interested in raising animals, you might be wondering which animal you should
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Raising Meat Rabbits – The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat

Raising Meat Rabbits – The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Rabbits for Meat

The Benefits of Raising Meat Rabbits Raising meat rabbits is one of the most space efficient means of growing livestock for meat. Whether you live on a full blown multi-acre homestead, or on a town
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Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

Raising Cattle on Small Acreage: Risks and Benefits

Keyword: LivestockKeyword: LivestockRaising Cattle on Small Acreage When we decided to buy a homestead in rural Tennessee, we wanted a more peaceful, quiet existence. We didn’t necessarily want to be isolated from people, but we
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winterize your chicken coop

Winterize Your Chicken Coop: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Frozen Chickens

As most anyone who has raised chickens will probably tell you, they are, overall, pretty easy to care for. Regardless of whether they are raised in the confines of a coop or free-ranged, they require
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Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers

Beekeeping for Homesteaders and Preppers: Honeybees as Livestock

Honeybees - The Forgotten Livestock When we think of livestock for survival and in general, we tend to think of four legs and fur. However, in terms of return in the form of a diversity
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livestock

Homesteading Livestock: Choosing the Right Livestock for Your Needs

Once you have decided to take the livestock plunge, it is time to get down to the serious business of choosing what type or types of stock you will raise. Some of this decision making
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Raising Livestock for Survival

Raising Livestock as Part of Your Survival Plan – What to Consider

In preparedness, as well as in our normal lives, my family has adopted a strategy of self-sufficiency on the homesteading model. While food storage, arms and ammunition, communications gear and generalized survival equipment and skills
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Choosing the Best Foods for Canning

Choosing the Best Foods for Home Canning – Which Foods Are Safe?

How to Choose the Best Foods for Home Canning Last week, I sat in the kitchen watching as my in-laws carefully canned a dozen quarts of tomatoes from their beautiful garden. They are pros, and
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Canning 101

Canning 101 – Home Canning Basics

Whether you're preparing for a long winter or an emergency survival situation, canning 101 will introduce you to the one skill that every survivalist needs to know. All the bounty of your summer garden will
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Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Survival Garden: How to Extend Your Survival Gardening Season

Extending Your Survival Gardening Season Smart survival gardening will produce a steady supply of fresh vegetables for as much of the year, which is  a good thing in the best of times. However, in a
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Survival Garden Seeds

How to Choose the Best Survival Garden Seeds and Avoid Dangerous GMOs

Survival Garden Seeds - Start Your Survival Garden Now So you’re ready to start survival gardening, but where do you begin? Step one is to adjust your mindset. Don’t think of it simply as one
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Emergency Fund Survival Seeds

Survival Food Never Tasted Better: How to Build a Survival Garden

A lot of time has been devoted to the subject of food storage in the prepper/survivalist community. While food storage is a vital part of your preps, a survival garden lasts year after year. In
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Communication on the Homestead

Communications on a Homestead

Homestead Communications It's not talked about as often as gardening or water supplies, but managing your communications on a homestead can be a vital issue. Communications infrastructure can be poor in some rural areas so
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Alternative Energy

Types of Alternative Energy on a Homestead

Alternative Energy Sources One of the great things about launching a homestead is that you can strike out in new directions. Turning to various types of alternative energy is one area that has greatly increased
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Alternative Off Grid Energy Sources for the Homestead

Alternative Off Grid Energy Sources for the Homestead

Have Multiple Energy Sources on Hand You're going to need energy to run your homestead, but that can come from a number of different sources. Though alternative energy sources are big with homesteaders (especially the more
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Preserve Food 101 - Preserving Your Harvest

How to Preserve Food 101

Preserve Food 101 - Preserving Your Harvest So once you've embarked on your homestead garden, you need to learn how to preserve food. You need to have some sort of plan to handle the bushels
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Food on the Homestead

Food on the Homestead

Food on the Homestead A huge part of homesteading is the production of your own food. There is a real primal sense of accomplishment to produce the food you eat, not to mention the fact
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Sources of Water on the Homestead - Water Planning For Your Off Grid Homestead

Sources of Water for Homesteads, Water Planning For Off Grid Homestead

Sources of Water on the Homestead Land is very important for a new homestead, but so is water. You are going to need sources of water for your own family (drinking, bathing, etc.) and also
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homestead land

Homestead Land – 6 Tips to Help Find the Best Homestead Land

Choosing Your Homestead Land There is nothing as important to your homesteading plan than choosing the best homestead land. If you are shopping for that perfect homestead parcel, make sure you take the time to
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Homestead Planning

Homestead Planning: Forming an Action Plan

Homestead Planning: How to Form an Action Plan So you've been doing your research and and homestead planning and have been looking into all the areas that you think you need to know about before
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Want to Become a Homesteader?

Why Become a Homesteader? Considerations for Homesteading

Making the Decision to Become a Homesteader Are you sure that you really want to become a homesteader?This should be your first consideration. Why are you even thinking about getting into homesteading to begin with?
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Homesteading Life

Perception vs.Truth of the Homesteading Life

Homesteading Life - Because many people today live a "city" life before starting to homestead, they really don't have too much personal experience with it before they begin. That means they are making choices based
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Who Are the Homesteaders? Is it You?

Who Are the Homesteaders? Homesteading 101

So you might be wondering what kind of people decide to get become homesteaders. In short, it's people who want to get back to the land and shoulder their own food responsibilities. In a historical
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What is Homesteading?

Homesteading 101 – What is Homesteading?

What is Homesteading? So, you're considering homesteading? Let's first understand exactly "what is homesteading." Use of the term in the United States dates back to the Homestead Act (1862) and before. Homesteading is a lifestyle
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