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The Basics of Beekeeping For Beginners

Before deciding to get into beekeeping, it’s important to know what you’re signing up.  It may seem daunting, but beekeeping comes down knowing the basics. 

Miyamoto Musashi: Why Learning All Professions is Key to Perseverance

As a survivalist and a preparedness enthusiast, let’s explore a short (and by no means exhaustive) list of “trades” and skills that you should be able to have a working knowledge of.

How To Be More Sustainable With Your Clothing

We live in an era of “fast fashion” where things are of abysmal quality, super low in cost, but mass-produced to keep up with the latest trends.  But not only is falling into the trap of fast fashion hitting us in the wallet, but it’s also destroying the Earth, and not sustainable in the long run.

The Basics of Beekeeping For Beginners

Before deciding to get into beekeeping, it’s important to know what you’re signing up.  It may seem daunting, but beekeeping comes down knowing the basics. 

How To Be More Sustainable With Your Clothing

We live in an era of “fast fashion” where things are of abysmal quality, super low in cost, but mass-produced to keep up with the latest trends.  But not only is falling into the trap of fast fashion hitting us in the wallet, but it’s also destroying the Earth, and not sustainable in the long run.

5 Signs Your Garden Isn’t Getting Enough Water and How To Correct It

If the plants in your garden are not getting enough water, then they are also not getting enough nutrients to grow. Underwatering your plant is one of the worst things that can happen to your garden, but there are a few simple ways to tell if this is the case and we’ve got a few suggestions to make sure it never happens again!

Homesteading: Ducks vs. Chickens & How We Chose

Some people will be able to have both ducks and chickens on their homestead with no trouble whatsoever. We really wanted to raise a flock of something though for the eggs, and eventually made the decision to raise ducks. This is our story of how and why we ended up with 6 ducks and zero chickens.

How You Train Your Mind Will Either Make or Break You

The mind is a very powerful muscle in the body. In fact, it's the strongest muscle and has the capacity to make or break you. It can either propel you through a challenge or paralyze you into inaction. Therefore, having control over the mind gives you the wherewithal...

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NATURAL LIVING

Ancient Secrets to Relieving Back Pain

Back pain is a big deal. It will affect almost every American over the course of their lifetime, and in many cases, it goes on to become chronic and untreatable. But there is a way to avoid this ailment altogether.

12 Natural Ways to Remedy Sleep Disorders

There are times when sleep disorders interrupt our much needed rest. Try these suggestions and natural herbs to help calm the nerves and get the blissful sleep you need.

SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE

14 Ways to Repurpose Glass Jars

There is something about glass jars being used other than their intending purpose that makes a smile creep across my face.

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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How To Be More Sustainable With Your Clothing

We live in an era of “fast fashion” where things are of abysmal quality, super low in cost, but mass-produced to keep up with the latest trends.  But not only is falling into the trap of fast fashion hitting us in the wallet, but it’s also destroying the Earth, and not sustainable in the long run.

5 Signs Your Garden Isn’t Getting Enough Water and How To Correct It

If the plants in your garden are not getting enough water, then they are also not getting enough nutrients to grow. Underwatering your plant is one of the worst things that can happen to your garden, but there are a few simple ways to tell if this is the case and we’ve got a few suggestions to make sure it never happens again!

Homesteading: Ducks vs. Chickens & How We Chose

Some people will be able to have both ducks and chickens on their homestead with no trouble whatsoever. We really wanted to raise a flock of something though for the eggs, and eventually made the decision to raise ducks. This is our story of how and why we ended up with 6 ducks and zero chickens.

How You Train Your Mind Will Either Make or Break You

The mind is a very powerful muscle in the body. In fact, it's the strongest muscle and has the capacity to make or break you. It can either propel you through a challenge or paralyze you into inaction. Therefore, having control over the mind gives you the wherewithal...

Mom-Approved Back-To-School Preparedness Kits For Kids

We moms can’t always be around to help when our kids need it. Having some handy items stashed away in a backpack for the kids to use can also teach them the importance of preparedness and the beginning steps of self-reliance.

YUMMY RECIPES FOR ANY OCCASION

Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

Couscous Stuffed Tomatoes

This is a great recipe to add some zing in your couscous recipes. Best of all, you can use those herbs that you’ve been growing in your garden.

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COOKING AND FOOD PREP IDEAS

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

What To Do When You Have to Prep on the Fly

There are plenty of reasons why you, a person who is otherwise fully aware of how fragile society is, might not be prepared when a disaster strikes, but are you ready for the repercussions?

Bugging Out with Your Data

When you are in a bug out situation, carrying around a bunch of paperwork (along with all of your other gear) is the last thing on your mind. Thanks to the power of technology, you have options for storing and backing up pertinent data.

Just How Unhealthy And Unsafe Are Disaster Shelters?

There has been much evidence to support preparing for an emergency and disaster scenario on your own without putting your hopes in crowded shelters or government-operated camps. Even though FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) has come out and said they are not efficient nor are they even effective at helping people, most just don’t seem to care, and won’t until it is too late. And a shelter may not have conditions that are any better.

5 Simple Ways to Grow an Emergency Fund

Organizing your finances and finding ways to free up some of your money for an emergency will help you create a personal safety net. Theses five tips and suggestions will help you get on the path to financial freedom.

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.

PREPAREDNESS CHECKLISTS

Child Safety: Keep Kids Safe With Emergency ID Cards

Disasters can create a lot of havoc in our lives. Especially when loved ones go missing as a result. Emergency information cards can be an easy solution to this problem and should be added to your emergency supplies.

ARE YOU READY?

How To Avoid Financial Scammers After A Disaster

Natural disasters bring out the best in some people, but the worst in others. As the nation grapples with the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, victims of the storm’s wrath should also be on alert to avoid becoming victims of financial scammers looking to make a quick buck off those who have already lost so much.

Do It Yourself Tips (DIY)

DIY Lotion Bars

This DIY lotion bar is all natural and contains only 5 ingredients making it an easy DIY project.

DIY Electrolyte Powders

Making your own electrolyte powder is a low cost alternative to purchasing those expensive sports drinks. An added bonus to making your own electrolyte powder is it gives you complete control over the ingredients of the electrolyte drink and you can have it on hand when you need it the most.

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!

DIY: Recipes For Everyday Products

In order to save a few dimes in my pocket, I’m starting to use my emergency pantry items in other ways ranging from deodorant to furniture polish.

DIY Home Cooling Techniques

Whether your air conditioner went kaput due to a weather disaster or you prefer to “rough it” and not use the appliance, you can still keep your home cool!

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