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Category Archive: Homesteading

Bartering and Prepping Tips: Why it is important

Here is a great article wrote by a prepper from Lier Capitol who gives great advice on how you can do a few simple things with your finances that will make sure they are still there after the SHTF, because we all know if we rely on the government or someone else to take care of it …

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How To Set Up Your First BeeHive


Honey is great for survival and living off-grid, here is just some of what it can do. It aids the body making it stronger to fight allergies. It prevents cancer and heart disease, reduces ulcers and other gastrointestinal disorders, its anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and reduces cough and throat irritation, its also great for blood sugar regulation, …

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How To Build A Solar Oven


Here’s a great article I used to make my solar oven with. The reason I choose this design instead of others. Its made out of all items you probably already have at your home or apartment. Very easy to follow directions, uses reflected surface in oven, instead of paint(don’t like putting paint and heat with …

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DIY Dandelion Salve


Most people don’t know how useful dandelions can be, In fact they think of them as weeds. Did you know that dandelions contain many vitamins and minerals. Some people eat the leaves, make herbal tea from the roots, even batter and fry the flowers, and much more. With that being said, today I am going …

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The 5 Best Burning Woods for Heat


If you are like me and save money everywhere you can, then you probably already burn wood. Whether it’s for heat, cooking, water purification, or you like a warm shower. There is many type’s of wood and they all burn different HPC heat per cord measured by BTU’s by the millions and typically range between …

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The 6 Best Wood Burning Stoves For Off Grid Heat


There are many types of wood burning stoves on the market today. The six type’s we will be talking about are the Traditional, Multi-fuel, Boiler, Inset, Pellet and Soapstone these are the best out of the bunch. Now when picking a stove for off grid living you have to pick the stove that’s right for …

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Collecting Rain Water From Your House Now Illegal?


This might come to a shock to you, but did you know if you have been collecting and storing rain water, you might be breaking the law. Yes this does sound crazy, but many states in the United States have restrictions and even bans on collecting rain water at home. I never knew the government …

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10 Amazing Homemade Soap Recipes


   If you like to be self-sufficient like most preppers and homesteaders do, then you most likely make your own soap. Since there is so many different ways and varieties to make homemade soap, it is hard to pick which one you would like to try. If you try these ten amazing varieties or even …

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121 Homesteading Skills for the Modern Day Homesteader


Many of us want to be completely self-sufficient and to live off-grid one day, but to be able to get to that point in our life we must hone are skills and learn as we go. Homesteading is hard work its a full time job for a family to live off-grid and plant a full …

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Solar Water Heating Basics


  The amount of money and energy wasted to heat water is mind boggling, for most people hot water heaters continuously cycle on and off for them to just use the hot water a few times a day.  In just a 24hr time period you take a shower, wash your hands a bunch, and wash …

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