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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.

Finding Your Off-Grid Survival Retreat in Montana

Finding Your Off-Grid Survival Retreat in Montana

Montana has everything a prepper needs to thrive: freedom, non-intrusive government and plenty of space for the homestead. I come to give you some pointers Montana land for a survival retreat, and a plug for myself in the bargain.

Oregano: A True Herbal Goldmine for the Natural Medicine Chest

Oregano: A True Herbal Goldmine for the Natural Medicine Chest

Inexpensive and easily-grown, it needs to become part of your field medical chest of herbs to use in regular situations or when the world takes a dive.

Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Strawberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Now that barbecue season is quickly approaching, I thought I’d share this new take on the traditional bbq sauce and kick things up a notch.

10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

10 Brilliant Ways to Keep Chickens Cool in Summer

Although chickens are very adaptable, they still need a little extra TLC during extreme weather.

Contemplating the Kombucha Craze

Contemplating the Kombucha Craze

Kombucha has been hailed as a miracle drink and sweeping mainstream for the last decade. Is it worth all the hype?

Grow the Heartiest Tomatoes with These Organic Tips

Grow the Heartiest Tomatoes with These Organic Tips

Follow these organic natural tips and enjoy a juicy crop, perfect for summer salads and fresh sauces.

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