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Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

Would You Be Pioneer Ready?

If you look at your food preps you have stored away, you will realize that we are very similar to our pioneer ancestors who were getting ready for their arduous journey.

The Perfect Homestead

The Perfect Homestead

If you’ve made the enormous decision to relocate and start a homestead, take the extra time to do it right. Research is essential! Read more about 5 important criteria when planning for a homestead.

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

Alternative Cooking Sources for SHTF Planning

All the stored food in the world will do no good if you have no way to heat your food. Learn more about these alternative cooking sources to use during an emergency.

Child Friendly Livestock

Child Friendly Livestock

There is some discussion about the idea of livestock being an ideal alternative to the family dog or cat. While I do not agree on livestock animals becoming family pets, I do appreciate the research that went into which animals are child-friendly. See why these three livestock animals are family friendly.

Off-Grid Refrigeration: Creating an Icehouse in Winter

Off-Grid Refrigeration: Creating an Icehouse in Winter

For those without enough property or in an urban or suburban area, an icebox might be a good thing to have, at least as a backup for the refrigerator.

Grandma's Ciabatta Bread (Made With Whey)

Grandma’s Ciabatta Bread (Made With Whey)

This no-knead ciabatta bread is a whiz to whip up and heavenly to eat!

Better Than Botox: Study Backs Up Benefits of Niacin for Better Skin

Better Than Botox: Study Backs Up Benefits of Niacin for Better Skin

Every so often an ingredient really does have an amazing effect on skin. Niacin and niacinamide (a form of the vitamin B3) is one such ingredient, with plenty of studies and research to back up the benefits.

Forge Ahead: This Unique Post-Collapse Skill Will Help You Fabricate and Repair Essential Items

Forge Ahead: This Unique Post-Collapse Skill Will Help You Fabricate and Repair Essential Items

With these materials, you’ll be able to make a forge for yourself. Why? So you can fabricate items made of metal, repair things, and obtain heat where a higher heat than just a standard fire is required.

Gluten-Free Blackberry Biscuits {Made with Whey}

Gluten-Free Blackberry Biscuits {Made with Whey}

These sweet berry biscuits are a snap to make and the perfect addition to a Sunday brunch.

Homesteading Basics: How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

Homesteading Basics: How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

We are all looking for frugal ways to bulk up our preparedness pantries. Using herbs is a great way to do that. Some of our favorite herbs we love to grow in our garden can be utilized to make long-term herbal seasonings to use year round.

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