The Ultimate Survival Medical Course

The Ultimate Survival Medical Course

Most people think the biggest threat during any disaster are the lack of food, water or shelter. But there is a deadly, silent killer that many are not prepared for. This powerful silent killer is disease and infection. This video is a must-watch to learn how to protect yourself. Whenever a disaster or major cataclysmic event hits, hospitals are overflowing with diseased, dying and even dead patients as nurses and doctors are overwhelmed with the workload. Supplies are low, water is often shut off or contaminated, power lines and communication are down, and thousands of people are in need of […]

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2 DIY Skincare Recipes for Any Homesteader

2 DIY Skincare Recipes for Any Homesteader

Did you know that you don’t need a ton of chemical-heavy, processed skincare products to look and feel younger and more vibrant? In fact, your homestead and garden could provide all you need to make more effective and healthier skincare products than any of the store-bought products you’ve used in the past. Lavender Body Lotion For firm, hydrated skin that feels soft and smooth, try this recipe for a calming lavender body lotion. You’ll need: 1/3 cup coconut oil 2 tablespoons beeswax 3-6 drops lavender oil Mix the ingredients well and store them in a cool, dark place when not […]

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Great Farm Animals for Beginners

Great Farm Animals for Beginners

Everyone loves farm animals, and many people would love to raise them. But of course, while the benefits of raising livestock are many, it can be a bit intimidating at first to dive in head first to the wide world of animal husbandry. Here’s a few suggestions for easy farm animals that are perfect for beginners: Bees: Bees are a great option especially if you don’t have a lot of pasture or yard space. If you make sure bees are right for you, honey and beeswax harvests can be plentiful and they’ll provide wonderful support for your garden as well, after […]

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Five Things That Are Better Analog

Five Things That Are Better Analog

One of the challenges of homesteading is getting off the grid completely, and the less your life is digitized, the more possible this is. Americans are quickly losing the last traces of self reliance by using digital everything, from media, newspapers, communication to even their home appliances and cars. Here are a list of a few items that are always more reliable analog, that you might as well stick to, especially if you plan on living 0ff-grid at some point. Clocks While most analog clocks are still battery-operated, there are also still clocks out there that only need to be […]

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Cheap Superfoods for the Frugal Health Nut

Cheap Superfoods for the Frugal Health Nut

The term “superfood” is very popular these days, and it’s often assigned to exotic, ridiculously priced food oddities like açaí berry or spirulina. But superfoods are not just for rich people, there’s plenty of everyday foods that are rich in nutrients and worthy of being called super. Every day foods like oats, eggs, butter, milk, and the rest of the items on this list may be conventional, but they’re packed with amazing and beneficial nutrients and minerals to make the most of your dollar. Grains/Starch: Oats Brown rice Quinoa Millet Sweet potatoes Red potatoes Fruits and Veggies: Cabbage Apples Carrots […]

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5 Healthy-Sounding Food Additives to Avoid

5 Healthy-Sounding Food Additives to Avoid

We all know how  many unpronounceable additives there are on ingredient labels these days, and it can be overwhelming trying to decipher even seemingly natural food brand’s ingredients. Because we don’t all have time to Google every ingredient in the supermarket isle, here are five healthy-sounding ingredients that should be avoided. Enriched Wheat Enriched wheat has long been recommended by doctors as a nutritious way to consume wheat, but it’s actually far from healthy. As real nutrients are stripped from the wheat in modern refining, enriched wheat and flour simply has synthetic nutrients added back in. Enriched flours of all […]

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5 Great Reasons to Get Goats

5 Great Reasons to Get Goats

Goats are awesome. They’re fun, cute, useful, slightly weird, and low-budget and low-maintenance options for livestock. If you’re not convinced, below are five great reasons to get goats. 1. Milk I don’t know about you but I personally don’t need any more reason than this. Goat milk is delicious, and what’s better than loads of free milk, from an animal who’s food you supply and who you see every day? A constant supply of free range, non-GMO, organic goat’s milk of your own is definitely the very best reason to get a goat. 2. Cheese There is such a thing […]

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Crops You Can Plant in August

Crops You Can Plant in August

As summer is winding down, many crops planted in spring and early summer are ready to be harvested and your garden beds are getting bare. But you don’t have to go fallow just yet-here are a few great options for crops you can plant in August for Fall or Winter harvest. Kale The choice vegetable of hipsters is at the top of this list for a reason. Quite possibly the perfect fall and winter crop, they are very cold-hardy, and may only require something as simple as a heavy row cover to protect them from cold and frost. But what most people […]

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Should You Be a Beekeeper? 3 Questions to Ask First

Should You Be a Beekeeper? 3 Questions to Ask First

All over the world, people are worried about honeybee populations. Declining bee populations mean a decline in pollination, as well as a decrease in food supplies for birds. Basically, if bees disappear, we’ll be in a lot more environmental trouble than you might think. As a result, homesteaders everywhere are helping their local bee populations out by becoming beekeepers, but should you do the same? There are a few questions you should ask before you commit to home beekeeping. Is One of Your Family Members Allergic to Bees? First, if anyone in your family is allergic to bees, then the […]

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4 Healthy DIY Alternatives to Soda

4 Healthy DIY Alternatives to Soda

Soda is delicious, refreshing and, unfortunately, really, really bad for you. A single can of soda contains roughly ten tablespoons of sugar, not to mention extra high fructose corn syrup, or, if you’re opting for diet soda, harmful aspartame, which has been linked to cancer in rats and is even commonly recommended that pregnant women avoid for its increased risk of birth defects or miscarriage. Soda also contains phosphoric acid, sodium, and is normally made with the lowest-quality tap water available. All these nasty ingredients greatly increase your risk of diabetes, cancer, chronic dehydration and high blood pressure, as well as tooth […]

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Skills to Build While You Wish You Could Homestead

Skills to Build While You Wish You Could Homestead

Whether you’re stuck in a cramped apartment in the city or living in a suburban starter home while you save up to buy land, there’s no reason you can’t start building your homesteader skills now, as you dream of more self-reliant times ahead. You can check out our guide to how to homestead in a city if you can’t wait to free yourself from the grid, and also start developing the following skills to be ready when the time comes to fully escape the plugged in life: Bake your own bread: We tend to take our packaged, fluffy white supermarket loaves for granted, […]

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5 Easy Plants for Kids to Grow

5 Easy Plants for Kids to Grow

Teaching children to garden is one of the best lessons they could possibly learn. And the younger, the better! There are so many benefits to getting them out in the garden with you: sunshine, fresh air, exercise, bonding time away from distracting devices and the basic essential skill of growing one’s own food. To guarantee a young child’s interest in gardening, it’s good to plan on some crops that will be sure to grow and be productive. Below is a list of some of the easiest and best plants for kids to grow to initiate them into the wide and wonderful world of gardening: Sunflowers: Most […]

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DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the most popular and useful natural health food items you can find. It’s incredibly versatile, and can be used internally for a plethora of maladies, as a cosmetic and topical remedy and also to preserve food and sanitize the home. But did you know you can make your own right on your countertop? Homemade apple cider vinegar is not only incredibly economical, it is delicious and requires nothing special to make. Odds are if you’re already an experienced homesteader or canner, you have what you need to make delicious apple cider vinegar right at […]

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How to Homestead in a City

How to Homestead in a City

Many of us would like to be able to afford a plot of land in the middle of nowhere and set up an amazing homestead, but that’s not always an option for everyone. One of the big appeals of homesteading is becoming self-reliant. So while you may be tethered to an urban lifestyle for now, there’s plenty you can do to become more self-reliant and homestead right where you are. Grow Your Food: This one is definitely obvious, but many people aren’t aware of how much they can really do in a small space. Tower gardens, box gardens, window gardens […]

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Highly Effective Natural Bug Repellents

Highly Effective Natural Bug Repellents

A lot of people think that living the homesteader lifestyle means giving up on modern amenities, like mosquito repellent. While you might not be buying chemical-heavy sprays like others, though, you don’t actually have to just sit back and let mosquitoes and other bugs take over your life. In fact, there are a lot ofhighly effective natural ways to keep those bugs away from you, your home, and your garden. Make Your Own Bug Spray                             Grab a spray bottle and fill it halfway with distilled water. […]

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5 Survival Foods That Virtually Last Forever

5 Survival Foods That Virtually Last Forever

When stocking up a survival stash, it’s important to maximize your space with items that will last the longest. Below is a list of items that will virtually last forever… 1.Dried Beans Dried beans are probably one of the most common items to stock up on, and for good reason. When kept away from moisture and light, they can last for decades. Vacuum sealing is a great option for storing beans, as they keep best in an absence of oxygen. 2. Vinegar Due to its high acidity, vinegar will last essentially forever. Vinegar is a great item to stock up […]

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4 Underrated Medicinal Herbs

4 Underrated Medicinal Herbs

  Herbs like mint, Echinacea, aloe and chamomile are common fixtures in medicinal gardens. But here are some lesser-known medicinal plants that make great additions to any natural healing arsenal. Some could even be already growing in your backyard! Marigold Commonly grown for its beautiful bloom, marigold has some wonderful healing properties as well. The calendula variety, otherwise known as “pot marigolds” are the most beneficial. You have probably already heard of calendula ointment, which is used to reduce swelling and inflammation in sore muscles, sprained ankles and bruising. When taken internally, marigold can improve circulation, boost the immune system, […]

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Camp More Comfortably

Camp More Comfortably

Whether you just want to make your weekend camping trip a little more comfortable, or you want to prepare for a homey camping experience in case of a disaster situation, there are many ways that you can make camping feel more like home. These methods don’t involve spending thousands of dollars on luxury camping items, or carrying far too much weight as you pack everything and the kitchen sink. But just a few simple touches around your campsite can make a huge difference. When you can, and when it doesn’t add too much weight to your gear, try to incorporate […]

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Produce Secrets

Produce Secrets

Ever wondered if you could tell the difference between GMO produce and organic? Look at the infographic below to learn what their produce code reveals about them. Use this info to avoid produce with potentially harmful pesticides… Look at the lists below, so you know which produce should be grown at home or given extra care when washing or preparing them. If you liked that, you might also like: Learn How To SUPER-CHARGE your garden or farm… Click Here To Get The Best Survival Medical Course… Check Out These Mind Blowing Survival Skills…

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Age-Appropriate Farm Chores for Kids

Age-Appropriate Farm Chores for Kids

If you’re getting started with a family homestead, one of the things you’ll have to learn very quickly is how to delegate. Even a small farm takes a ton of work, and one person can’t do it all. Whether you pay an allowance, or simply make chores a part of learning life skills, your kids should be a part of caring for your family homestead. If you have younger children, there are still plenty of ways that they can help out around the farm. Pre-School Aged Children While you may have to help 2- or 3-year-olds with some of the […]

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