Category: Homesteading Skills

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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There Are No Dumb Questions About Homesteading

There are no dumb questions about homesteading. This article is after my own heart! As the author states, Many farmish adults of today didn’t grow crops. | PreparedHomesteadingSurvivalist.com

There Are No Dumb Questions About Homesteading   This article is after my own heart! As the author states, “Many farmish adults of today didn’t grow up in farmish families. They did not come from parents who lived as homesteaders.They were not raised in a household where everyone knew how to can. Or grow tomatoes. …

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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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Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell

Is Your Chicken Still Laying? How to Tell Raising chickens and getting farm fresh eggs is something many people enjoy across the country. It seems to be a growing trend with backyard flocks springing up all over the place in larger numbers. There are a lot of newbies out there who end up having numerous …

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Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF

Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF 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 a washboard comes to mind. Some may think of it in other terms but you get the idea. Hand washing, rinsing, and line drying is …

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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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Using Vinegar for Things Other than Cooking

Using Vinegar for Things Other than Cooking Vinegar is one of those useful things that is found in just about every household’s cupboard across the country: at least in some form. Though it’s now used primarily for cooking, your simple white vinegar has far, far more uses around the house than you can imagine! We all …

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Read the Signs: Are You a Homesteader?

Read the Signs: Are You a Homesteader? You know you’re a homesteader when… you read an article about seeing if you are one. HA! All joking aside, the traditional definition of ‘homesteader’ has changed over the decades to something that is more open and inclusive to any who want to be more self reliant and …

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