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How To Survive the Financial Cost of a Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies often come out of the blue and can be devastating to not only your mental well-being but your finances. Because of the nature of these unexpected burdens, we’ve put together some steps that can be taken to survive the financial strain of an unforeseen medical emergency.

21 Healthy Meat-Free Ways You Can Add Protein To Your Diet

Every living cell in your body uses protein for structural and functional purposes. It is important to get enough in your diet for that reason. Here’s a big list of 21 plant-based protein sources.

Juicing and Blending: Two Easy Ways To Get Your Health On!

Ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day may seem like a lot, but thankfully, there are two easy ways to get them in: juicing and blending. Both methods are also great ways to get kids who are picky eaters (and adults who are picky eaters!) to get more nutrients in every day.

How To Survive the Financial Cost of a Medical Emergency

Medical emergencies often come out of the blue and can be devastating to not only your mental well-being but your finances. Because of the nature of these unexpected burdens, we’ve put together some steps that can be taken to survive the financial strain of an unforeseen medical emergency.

Juicing and Blending: Two Easy Ways To Get Your Health On!

Ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day may seem like a lot, but thankfully, there are two easy ways to get them in: juicing and blending. Both methods are also great ways to get kids who are picky eaters (and adults who are picky eaters!) to get more nutrients in every day.

Homemade Elderberry Extract and 3 Ways To Use It

Elderberries have long been touted for their amazing health benefits. They are widely used in natural medicines and food. Elderberries are the rich, dark purple fruit of the elderberry shrub and have high levels of antioxidants making them perfect to help support the body through some ailments, such as the common cold.

A Few Tips To Grow A Juicy Crop Of Cantaloupe Melons From Seed

A bite of sweet cantaloupe is a summer treat!  The delicious melon is full of vitamin A and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. That means it can help with protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. So why not try growing some of this delicious and popular melon in your garden?

Homemade Slippery Elm Cough Elixir

Made from all natural ingredients, slippery elm cough elixir is easy to make, tastes good, and gets to the heart of a sore throat or cough. 

TOP PRODUCT REVIEWS

7 Uses For A Sun Oven (Other Than Cooking)

Solar ovens are a great addition to any prepper’s gear. Not only can they be used to cook food, but there are several other ways you could use a solar oven in an emergency situation when you don’t have access to modern power sources. When you only have the sun to rely on, a solar oven can be incredibly efficient at many very important tasks.

NATURAL LIVING

Yarrow Herb: It’s Health Benefits And How To Use It Medicinally

Yarrow isn’t as well-known as other medicinal herbs such as echinacea or peppermint, but it’s nonetheless a useful tool for a more natural approach to health and wellness. Yarrow’s uses range from aiding in clearing blood clots to menstrual issues. It can also be used cosmetically!

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Immune System Naturally During Cold And Flu Season

Not everyone is on board with the flu shot once winter rolls around. If you are one of those who doesn’t want to get the shot, this guide is for you! It is possible to boost your immune system naturally and give your body the extra edge this cold and flu season without getting the controversial shot.

4 Healthy Reasons Why Echinacea is a Wondrous Medicinal Herb

Echinacea is perhaps most widely used as an herbal remedy to help fight off colds or the flu once ill.  It’s often used in a tea or as a supplement to boost the body’s natural immune system, yet it has even more incredible health benefits even if you aren’t sick with a cold!

20 Medicinal Herbs That I Have in My Prepper Garden

So, many of you may be asking my I want to go to all the trouble and grow herbs and roots for natural healing. In short, it’s so I can have options at my disposal. These 20 herbs made the cut and I couldn’t be more pleased with my choices.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

22 Ways To Conserve Water In Your Home

Learning ways to practice the art of conserving water now, will help you lower your energy bills and make the most of your water sources during times of emergencies.

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.

5 Simple Solutions For Composting

Utilize these five easy ways to collect compostable materials to add to the garden. The end result is a full spectrum soil conditioner that will keep your garden thriving.

Five Eco Friendly Alternatives For Emergency Preparedness

Are you ready for the first 72 hours of an emergency or natural disaster? If an unforeseen event should happen, sustainable and reusable supplies are great tools for you and your family. Here are several eco-friendly and health conscious ways to prepare for the possibility of an emergency.

80+ Items You Can Compost

A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?

10 Cool Season Plants You Can Grow Today!

Even though the days are still cool, there are some seeds you can start today. Here are some cool-season vegetables and growing tricks for a great harvest.

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Homemade Elderberry Extract and 3 Ways To Use It

Elderberries have long been touted for their amazing health benefits. They are widely used in natural medicines and food. Elderberries are the rich, dark purple fruit of the elderberry shrub and have high levels of antioxidants making them perfect to help support the body through some ailments, such as the common cold.

A Few Tips To Grow A Juicy Crop Of Cantaloupe Melons From Seed

A bite of sweet cantaloupe is a summer treat!  The delicious melon is full of vitamin A and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin. That means it can help with protection against colon, prostate, breast, endometrial, lung, and pancreatic cancers. So why not try growing some of this delicious and popular melon in your garden?

Homemade Slippery Elm Cough Elixir

Made from all natural ingredients, slippery elm cough elixir is easy to make, tastes good, and gets to the heart of a sore throat or cough. 

How the Right Music Enhances Your Workouts

Music has a physiological effect that you need to know about. When you listen to music that is pleasing to your ears, it stimulates the production of Dopamine, and “synchronizes” the brain within the rhythm, and helps you to perform repetitive motions (such as push-ups, or sets of bench presses) with more fluidity, increased smoothness.

A Gardening Guide For Growing Hulless Oats

Hulless oats are whole oats grown without the exterior hull, which means they require less processing after harvest and can be rolled or ground into flour.  They also provide a quick and healthy breakfast.  In our ongoing quest to become more self-sustaining, why we’ve put together this “seed to table” growing guide so you can try to grow your own hulless oats.

10 Health Boosting Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Tonics

Apple cider vinegar has a fairly lengthy history when it comes to natural home remedies. It has been touted as a cure-all for almost everything; from helping blood pressure issues, fungal infections, to sore throats and even weight loss. 

YUMMY RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Who doesn’t like chicken tortilla soup? The seasonings are intense and the soup is incredibly filling. Even the kids will enjoy this!

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COOKING AND FOOD PREP IDEAS

DIY Potato Flakes From Scratch

Potato flakes are one of those pantry items you can make from home and save money doing so. Here is an easy recipe to make potato flakes from scratch.

The Functional Vintage Kitchen

Vintage kitchenware that are off-grid capable and built to the last are becoming all the rage. Homesteader, extraordinaire, Ruby Burks talks about her favorite utensils and heirloom books to keep an eye out for.

Fun with Freeze Dried Food!

Freeze-dried foods are a survival food must-have! Not only do they last 25+ years, but they will add versatility and needed vitamins to your preparedness diet. Discover ways of adding this important survival staple to your pantry.

FAMILY PREPAREDNESS

Cover the Basics: 8 Prepper Tools to Get You Through a Disaster

The following products are the basic items a prepper can use that will help prepare to live and thrive in the aftermath of a disaster. These products encompass your very basic needs and will provide you with the beginnings of a solid collection of prepping tools.

13 Ways to Keep Your House Warmer This Winter

In our 1952 house, keeping the basement warm (where our entertainment center is located) is a tall task. Utilizing the tips below will not only save money, but will make sure you’re warm and comfortable all winter long.

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS

Are You Ready Series: 72 Hour Kits

Every family should have a 72 hour bag ready, not because we should all run for the hills, but because there may be an unforeseen disaster where your family will have to make a swift evacuation. Here is a list of items to gather while preparing your 72-hour kit.

Checklist For Winterizing Your Home

Even though we are usually given fair warning of winter storms, there are unpredictable circumstances and you should be prepared to face them. Use this checklist to fortify your home for winter to help you have a better chance at thriving in these circumstances.

Pet First Aid Kit

During times of disaster, our pets need a little extra TLC to help them cope with the stressful situation at hand. Having some first aid supplies set aside for your pets may help ensure they are as safe as the other members of the family.

Road Side Medical Care Kit

Leaving home means venturing away from the safety of your home where necessary items are waiting to be used. If an emergency occurs while in the vehicle, having the necessary items in place can save essential time, money and provide relief.

ARE YOU READY?

Are You Ready Series: Extreme Winter Storms

With winter storms becoming more unpredictable, it is important to prepare accordingly. Read more on how to better prepare for winter storms and what to expect when they occur in your location.

Are You Ready? How To Survive Falling Through Ice

Every year, people die from falling through ice they thought was safe to cross. In near-frozen water, you have exactly 10 minutes to get out of the ice water before your muscles become too cold to function. Know these preventative measures and how to survive if you find yourself in this type of emergency.

Are You Ready Series: Essential Footwear

Surviving the harsh elements of nature is a hard thing to do.  Surviving the harsh elements of nature without a good pair of shoes is next to impossible.   Waterproof boots will protect your feet from the natural elements (water, heat, cold, snow, etc).  Hiking boots...

Do It Yourself Tips (DIY)

Six All-Natural Lotions, Balms and Salves You Can Make On the Cheap

It’s time we take an active stance against chemical-laden products. Knowing how easy it is to make your own will help you positively impact your health and save money at the same time. There is no reason to spend endless amounts of money on a lotions, creams and salves that you can make yourself – without the added chemicals. These recipes are loved by my family. Try them today and notice the difference!

Get Fizzy With It! Make Your Own Homemade Soda

Home brewing your own sodas are cheaper, more nutritious and a great project to do with the family. Learn how easy this skill is and use the recipes provided to make your own homemade soda.

DIY: Soothing Bath Blocks

Using bath blocks infused with essential oils is an easy way to sooth symptoms of upper respiratory infections.

8 Recipes For Making Homemade Extracts

There’s nothing like homemade extracts to really bring out the flavor in your baked goods and beverages. Here are 8 delicious, homemade aromatic extracts that can be made in 5 minutes!

3 Simple DIY Laundry Detergent Recipes From Around the Web

Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!

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