If you’ve ever watched the TV show Survivor, you’ll notice that one staple that producers always give contestants is rice. Rice keeps you filled up and provides easy meals when other supplies are hard to come by. You can make a wide variety of recipes using rice and it helps […]
The Homestead Act of 1862 promised 60 acres of land to families who stayed on the property for 5 years and farmed it for prosperity. Today, cities and towns are once again resurrecting homestead incentives – but for different reasons. Instead of trying to populate an area that’s never seen […]
If you’re going to homestead, you need to know the basics. But the first thing you need to realize about homesteading is that the goal is to become self-reliant. That means you can provide and care for your family completely with what you can grow or make yourself. There are […]
Water is one of the essentials your body has to have in order to be able to survive. Your body’s organs can’t function without it. Since water is so necessary, you want to make sure that you’re well prepared with abundant access to clean water. One of the problems with […]
Many homesteading prepper families make the decisions to invest in a dairy cow for their property. This will provide plenty of milk for your family – and possibly extra for your pigs, if you’re raising those. You can drink the milk, or create yogurt, ice cream and other items from […]
Chicken coops are one of the most popular live animals additions to any homesteading property. Just as a cow can provide beef and milk, a chicken has a duel purpose, too – eggs and meat. You can either build your own chicken coop from scratch or purchase them in an […]
Putting aside canned foods for future use is a good idea. But before that food supply runs out, you’ll need another way to take care of you family’s food needs. That’s why many preppers use gardens.