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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.

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Mixer

How to Make Homemade Ice Cream with a Mixer

If you have a hand mixer, homemade ice cream can be yours!

Are Your Food Allergies Silently Making You Fat?

Are Your Food Allergies Silently Making You Fat?

According to medical studies, it is estimated that over 60% of the population suffers from one form of food allergies or sensitivities.

The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

The Unsustainable Absurdity of the Average American Diet

We eat blueberries in December and drink pumpkin spice lattes in the summer. We eat tropical fruit with Midwestern grains. Without the transportation system, there would be absolutely no rhyme or reason to our “normal” diets.

The FDA Does Not Have to Ban Antibiotic Use in Livestock, Court Rules

The FDA Does Not Have to Ban Antibiotic Use in Livestock, Court Rules

Despite evidence that antibiotic use in animals that are used for food can be harmful to public health, a court has ruled that the FDA does not have to ban their use.

Making Clotted Cream From Raw Milk

Making Clotted Cream From Raw Milk

Anyway, raw milk makes the best cream and that’s that. The rich Jersey milk we can buy in the shops is the next best, far better than regular milk but nowhere near as good as ‘real’ milk.

5 Reasons To Add Ponds To Your Homestead

5 Reasons To Add Ponds To Your Homestead

Ponds. They’re mosquito-ridden little green pools of algae-infested slop water… if managed poorly. But even if they ARE managed poorly, they’re still an asset for the thoughtful prepper.

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