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Even though things slow down on the homestead during winter, there is still work that needs to be done! Having some winter chores prepped will keep you ahead of the game so you can stay inside more. Below are some winter chores to keep in mind when tendin...

Beans are great to stock up on for a future SHTF event. Most soups are creamy thanks to the addition of dairy, but that’s not exactly the best food to store for the long haul, so instead, try this dairy-free bean soup! This bean soup contains healthy veg...

Winter is fast approaching, and there’s already snow on the ground in many places. It’s time to make those last-minute winter preps to make sure you are ready for a cold-weather emergency. Has anyone wondered why bread and milk disappear when a winter st...

Did you know that drinking more water during winter is crucial to your survival? This fact is especially important when you are spending more time outdoors. Hydration is imperative to achieve proper gut functions, healthy skin and hair, and lubricated jo...

Amid an ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases, grocery stores have begun to limit the amount of toilet paper and disinfecting wipes once again. News reports say this new policy to prevent “hoarding.” In the last few weeks, we have seen (firsthand in some cases...

In light of the pandemic sweeping the globe, and the overwhelming stress it has caused, many people are considering going off the grid. The thought of cutting ties with the city, being your own boss, and living off the land is appealing. Imagine building...

This election has already been intense.  From the debates to the stories, the media has chosen to deliver. Add this to the pandemic issues and restrictions, we have a recipe for chaos! It may feel a little crazy out there, and trust me if you feel li...

Since we are all experiencing a shortage of canning jars, we should all brush up on our dehydration skills, just in case all those tips to find jars still turns up nothing. Dehydrating is one of the most economic ways of storing long-term food supplies.

Cauliflower is not only packed full of nutrients, but it’s also easy to grow and can withstand some mild frosting into winter.  We eat cauliflower all the time, and this year, we were able to grow it in our greenhouse and it actually survived last we...

You never know what’s going to happen. But, lately, I’ve had so many questions from those I know that have never been interested in preparedness before, asking how they can help themselves out on the cheap because they honestly “feel” like something is co...

Sometimes it feels like 2020 is out to get all of us.  Especially those of us who can and store our own food.  Canning jars are impossible to come by and if you do find some, the prices are outrageous. Here’s why, and what you can do about it.

Many people are getting a gut instinct to stockpile and prepare, but many have lost jobs and suffered other economic blows as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. We can prepare on a budget and grab some inexpensive items for our stockpile right now. A...

It’s that time of year where we’re either elated at the abundance of tomatoes we have grown, or a little sad at the loss of so many due to an early frost.  I am, unfortunately, in the latter category.  Our greenhouse was no match for the polar v...

As winter approaches, finishing touches should be made to our winter preps. Many of these food types were covered extensively in The Prepper’s Cookbook, but it’s important to have the basics on hand and ready. To help make sure we have what we may ne...

Over the summer, we grew carrots – A LOT of them. So much so, we have had to can some. This was the recipe we used to preserve our abundant carrot harvest. For those of you growing carrots, here’s a trick to growing big carrots that I did not know about.

If you’ve felt like you should be more prepared than you are for an event that could happen, you probably aren’t alone. With the number of hurricanes striking the east coast and the fires ravaging the west coast during a pandemic, it’s important to have a...

At the end of the summer, sometimes the weather does not always cooperate with us. In fact, sometimes cool weather can come early and ruin most of your late-summer garden. In our case, this happened to us recently with an early polar vortex that hit our a...

Having to plan for COVID around cold and flu season has certainly given us more to be concerned about in the coming months. Now is the best time to begin preparing your body to fight off illness. In The Coronavirus Handbook, author Tess Pennington outlin...

During times of crisis, stress, and uncertainty, we tend to forget that we should be taking care of ourselves too. Putting your kids, spouse, and pets welfare before yourself is common, but we all need to take the time to make sure we are mentally prepare...

We’re all looking for some activities to do with the family to welcome in the fall. With so many places still closed and others changing rules and schedules to work around the coronavirus restrictions, making plans to spend some time with family can be to...