Sep 01

Have a Bunch of Apples? Here’s What to Do!

Have a Bunch of Apples? Here’s What to Do! Apple harvests are pouring in and sales at the store are all over the place. It’s apple time and canners are firing up all over the country. Eventually though, you get to the point where you just don’t want to make any more applesauce! You realize …

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Jun 02

10 Busted Gardening Myths

10 Busted Gardening Myths It’s funny what people believe and pass on to the next generation. While not all inherently bad, certain myths can cause harm or limit potential and in the garden is no different than anywhere else. HomesteadDreamer.com busted gardening myths that she had heard of over and over again. For example: Do …

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Jun 02

Long Camping Trip Lessons

Long Camping Trip Lessons Most people go camping a couple times a year, and usually only for a night or two. Camping is a great experience and fun activity but to really get the full impact, you need to camp for more than a couple nights. Trips lasting more than 3 nights is what I …

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Jun 02

Practice Makes the Prepper

Practice Makes the Prepper It doesn’t matter how much gear you have. All of it is worthless to you unless you know how to use it. Trying to read the instructions on how to use a fire extinguisher while the house is blazing isn’t the best time to learn. You have to understand how it …

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Jun 02

Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can

Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can For many, pressure canning is an intimidating thing. For others, it’s an outdated way to preserve food so there’s no reason to bother when you can just buy what you want. Sadly, canning food is a lost art compared to how many people had the skill a …

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May 24

7 Micro-Survival Items That Make a Macro-Difference

7 Micro-Survival Items That Make a Macro-Difference Why would you want to get micro-survival items? Do you really need them? In some cases, particularly when you’re on the run, in get home or bug out scenarios, yes. Smaller items are: easier to conceal, meaning they will attract less attention, and fewer people will catch on …

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May 16

Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills

Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills Technology has brought the human race some truly amazing and almost miraculous benefits. Instant information has both helped and hurt our society as a whole. There are so many skills that have been lost, and I’m not talking about ancient history, either! I’m talking about your grandparents and …

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May 16

3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens

3 Tomato Varieties for Container Gardens Tomatoes are one of those garden foods that you’re either really great at growing or you can’t get them to fruit to save yourself. Others, still, are stuck in the middle: they can grow ’em, get fruit, but then it never ripens. I happen to fall into that third, …

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May 16

All You Need to Know About O2 Absorbers

All You Need to Know About O2 Absorbers Not to be confused with a desiccant that absorbs moisture, an oxygen absorber (also called an O2 absorber) is a fantastic invention that helps preserve stored food for even longer than usual! By removing the oxygen in a container, you are removing one of the requirements bacteria …

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May 16

These 5 Reasons Will Make Homesteaders Fail

These 5 Reasons Will Make Homesteaders Fail No one wants to fail at any time but especially when you’ve uprooted your whole life (and maybe even your lifestyle) and moved to start a homestead. You’re all gung-ho about it and then, reality sets in. It’s a big change, with a lot of work involved that …

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