Homesteading

Homesteading

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 a long term survival situation (think extended grid-down scenarios, prolonged social disorder, disruptions in transportation and distribution systems, or a [...]

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 be prepared to down-grade your expectations a bit. Standard phone lines aren’t usually a problem, unless you have very remote [...]

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 in popularity. A big reason for the appeal is that these renewable energy sources fit in with the environmental and [...]

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 remote ones), this article is going to cover the more conventional types of energy sources. Most of these are used [...]

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 of produce you’re going to have come harvest time. That’s assuming your garden is large enough to produce more than [...]

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 that it is going to be healthier and tastier than anything you’ll get at the store. Oh, and it costs [...]