Category: Homesteading Skills

Hand Washing Laundry with No Power

During a power outage, you will need clean clothes. Take the time to gather a few things from around the house and learn how easy hand washing laundry is. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

During a power outage, you will need clean clothes. Take the time to gather a few things from around the house and learn how easy hand washing laundry is.   When the average person thinks about hand washing laundry, the image of some pioneer woman bending over a large metal tub and running clothing over …

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The Food Preservation Dream Team

Meet the food preservation dream team. These three are all you need to get the job done | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

The Food Preservation Dream Team Being able to preserve food is something everyone should know about. Beyond the freezer! How much food have you tossed out because of freezer burn? There are multiple methods of food preservation out there, beyond the freezer! Don’t get me wrong, using the freezer is great for preserving your food. …

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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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DIY: Compost for Newbies

How to compost for newbies. So many people see the title and think "How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!" | PreparedHomesteadingSurvivalist.com

How to Compost for Newbies   So many people see the title and think “How hard is it to compost? Just toss it into a pile and let it decompose!” I’ve heard it said before and remember thinking “there should be a compost for newbies book out there!” Thankfully, the people over at Farming My …

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Growing Potatoes in a Bucket

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket. If you have a space to put a 5 gallon bucket, some good soil or compost, and at least one potato, you're in business!

Growing Potatoes in a Bucket   Taters!!! I don’t know too many people who don’t like potatoes in at least one form or another. Personally, there are very few ways I don’t like potatoes, as my waistline can attest to. 😉 Do you have any idea how easy it can really be to grow your own? You …

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Tips for Homemaking for the Busy Homesteader

Tips for Homemaking for the Busy Homesteader I don’t know many people who aren’t always busy these days. A homesteader on the other hand, they are busy All.The.Time. It takes longer to do many things that people who live a more ‘modern’ life can get done in relatively little time. Laundry, for example. Even if …

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Cooking Methods Off Grid and Without Power

Cooking methods off grid and without power. What! Isn't being off grid the same as being without power? The answer is a very resounding "NO!"

Cooking methods off grid and without power. What! Isn’t being off grid the same as being without power? The answer is a very resounding “NO!”   Some may read the title and think, “Isn’t being off grid the same as being without power?” The answer is a very resounding “NO!” Just because you are off …

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Purifying Water Using These 4 Methods

Purifying Water Using These 4 Methods Ask yourself a question: “Do I know how to purify water and make it safe to drink, cook, or wash with?” If the answer is no, that may be something you want to consider fixing immediately. Water is life, as the saying goes and it’s a fact. Popular recommendations …

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Canning Your Own Butternut Squash

Canning Your Own Butternut Squash. Learn more about this valuable gourd that you can grow in your garden, harvest, and then can for later meals.

Canning Your Own Butternut Squash   Squash is one of those foods that can last a long time by itself but also jars up really well. With the bright colors of butternut squash, it can be visually appealing when you walk into your pantry and are greeting by the sight of so many vibrant colors. …

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Tips and Tricks to Start Homesteading Today

Tips and Tricks to Start Homesteading Today So many people believe they can’t homestead because they don’t have 100 acres of pristine land (or even one acre) and a bunch of livestock. This is simply untrue! Gone are the days when the pioneers went west in search of a better future. You can homestead no …

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