Homesteading

Homesteading

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 and freeze-dried food supplies available for short-term emergencies. But you’ll need a reliable food source to turn to when these [...]

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 table. But what if you’ll be unable to grow that food? Maybe a volcanic eruption will hinder your gardening endeavors. [...]

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 lot in the burbs, raising rabbits for meat is a viable option in your self-sufficiency and survival planning. They are [...]

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 wanted a place far enough out to have some relative privacy. However, on our budget, we were worried about raising [...]

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 remain important to us, the ability to sustain ourselves long-term is the heart and soul of our preps. These are [...]