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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.

Six (More) Reasons to Get Better Quality Sleep

Six (More) Reasons to Get Better Quality Sleep

Much about sleep remains a mystery, but six recent studies have uncovered more about the importance of getting adequate Zzzzs.

3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

3 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

The advances in modern medicine are obviously wonderful and have added years to the average American’s lifespan. But what will you do when medical care isn’t so readily available, such as in a survival scenario or for a mild ailment? Hopefully, this list of three medicinal herbs that everyone can easily grow in their own home will help you decide if herbal medicine could be of some aid.

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Off Grid Cooking: 4 Types of Camping Stoves and Why You Need Them

Let’s take a look at four types of stoves: Sterno, heat-tablet, propane, and liquid fuel.

The Many Ways Lavender Is A Must For Natural Health

The Many Ways Lavender Is A Must For Natural Health

Most of us have already heard of a few of the many benefits of lavender, but its healing properties go way beyond simple aromatherapy. Whether it’s in the form of a tea, an essential oil, or a dried herb for food, lavender is a must for those seeking a healthy way of life naturally.

5 Tips For Naturally Healthy Skin All Summer Long

5 Tips For Naturally Healthy Skin All Summer Long

The warmer, more humid weather in the summer means our skin isn’t as dry and itchy as it was in the winter; but that’s no excuse to neglect your skin. As the largest organ of the integumentary system, it’s important to protect your skin, but doing so in a natural and earth-friendly way is often difficult. So we’ve come up with five tips and tricks designed to help you get the most out of nature’s bounty while caring for skin this summer.

Brace Yourself! Why You Need These Six Braces in Your Emergency Supplies

Brace Yourself! Why You Need These Six Braces in Your Emergency Supplies

One of the most common sets of problems deals with orthopedics and injuries to the joints during exercise. There are a number of good reasons for this, and we are going to go into them a touch and cover braces.

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