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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.

Sustainable Farming: The Complete Guide to Raising Rabbits

Sustainable Farming: The Complete Guide to Raising Rabbits

Experienced rabbit breeder, Ruby Burks details how to begin sustainable farming measures by caring for rabbits. Her primer outlines what breed to choose, housing and feeding rabbits to use as meat sources.

What You Need To Know About Commercial Cleaning Products & How You Can Replace Them With Essential Oils

What You Need To Know About Commercial Cleaning Products & How You Can Replace Them With Essential Oils

tTessentials oils, which (bonus!) are known to boost your mind and body wellness.

The Dirty Dozen: The Hidden Dangers That Lurk in Soil

The Dirty Dozen: The Hidden Dangers That Lurk in Soil

When the SHTF, you do not want to become a casualty to the very dirt that you trod beneath your boots.

5 Beneficial Bugs You Want in Your Garden and How to Attract Them

5 Beneficial Bugs You Want in Your Garden and How to Attract Them

There are plenty of species that are beneficial to our gardens. They can pollinate your plants, fight pests, and in some cases they can help fertilize your soil.

Trauma Medicine: First Aid for Burns

Trauma Medicine: First Aid for Burns

Burns could be a prevalent injury during emergencies and knowing how to properly care of them to prevent further damage or infection is paramount.

8 Reasons to Become a Yardfarmer

8 Reasons to Become a Yardfarmer

Apart from raising awareness about some of the important issues and challenges we face, Yardfarmers is about converting unsustainable suburban developments, urban food deserts, or other neglected land into sustainable, more resilient opportunities for people while building community.

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