Self-Reliance

Rabbits: The Ultimate Homestead Animal

Rabbits: The Ultimate Homestead Animal

Most preppers include livestock in their preps, but not all preppers have acres of land to keep that livestock or the experience needed to keep some of the bigger farm animals.

Learning to Thrive while “Going Homeless”

Learning to Thrive while “Going Homeless”

I am not going to say that I am by any means an expert on this subject. I’m not really sure if there is even anyone that would claim to be an expert on ACTUALLY living and thriving as a “homeless” person or what that would even be! What I am going to try to do here is to share how we by choice and circumstances went “homeless”.

Raising Chickens in Winter

Raising Chickens in Winter

In the last article I was privileged to write for TI, I discussed the very basics of raising a small flock of chickens. Now that winter is fast approaching, we need to look at what needs to be done to keep the flock healthy when the temperatures drop. But, first let’s make the assumption that you live in an area that has 4 seasons, and it will get below 32 degrees F at least some of the time.

How to Start Raising your own Flock of Chickens – Part 1

How to Start Raising your own Flock of Chickens – Part 1

Having your own chickens is a great way to supplement your food supply and to increase your food security. Even if you only have them for the eggs, you will have the peace of mind to know that should times get hard, you always have the option of butchering them for meat.

36 Awesome Baking Soda Uses for Preppers

36 Awesome Baking Soda Uses for Preppers

As preppers we tend to accumulate stuff. This, for obvious reasons, is a good thing, but on the other hand, our pantries, closets and other storage places tend to fill up. In many ways prepping and hoarding can be a fine line (except our stuff is much cooler πŸ˜‰ ). At any rate, to save space, it’s […]

Why It's Time You Learn How to Hunt NOW

Why It's Time You Learn How to Hunt NOW

When the shelves go bare, the supply systems shutdown, and chaos hits the populated areas, it’s highly unlikely you’ll be frequenting your favorite restaurant for some time.

How to Make Maple Syrup

How to Make Maple Syrup

Homemade pancakes made from my food storage are excellent by themselves, but when you add some homemade maple syrup to them they are so good I wouldn’t mind surviving the apocalypse just on those alone. πŸ˜‰

How to Can Bacon at Home

For you guys out there that think that canning is for a bunch of old grannies let me tell you…canning can be manly.

How to Make Homemade Deodorant

How to Make Homemade Deodorant

If we are ever faced with a TEOTWAWKI type situation, given that most people are far from prepared with hygienic items like deodorant — let alone food — the world is going to literally become a stinky place (you ever been in a packed bus in a third-world country? Not fun I tell ya, not fun).

Converting a Lawn Mower Into a Generator

Converting a Lawn Mower Into a Generator

With Spring almost here, keep on the lookout for many of your neighbors clearing out their sheds and getting rid of their older lawn mowers in hopes of upgrading to newer models. I see them every year around this time lying in front of their houses, waiting for the trash man to come pick them up. […]