Tag Archives: Self-sufficiency

Completely, 100 Percent Off-Grid: 9 Essential Foods You Should Grow

Are you ready to feed your family by what you grow and raise? If you want to reduce your dependency on the commercial food supply, you better start now. It is important to develop a functional homestead capable of producing enough food to live on before you need it. Establishing crops, building infrastructure, raising animals and working out the kinks all takes time, and you may have a few less successful years bef

5 Strategies To Survive In The City When SHTF

When we think of survival and disaster preparedness the images most people conjure up are basically rural. Preparedness is all about being ready to harvest the essentials from the land, and there’s a distinct echo of pioneer families about it all. But is this realistic? The latest figures, from 2015, show that 82% of Americans now live in urban areas. If you’re one of them, being ready for the worst brings a wh

Tools The Early Pioneers Used on A Daily Basis

Setting out for the frontier in the 19th century was nothing like moving to a new city today. You weren’t moving to a place with a fully developed infrastructure, where you could easily get your hands on all the essentials of day to day life from a choice of stores and service providers. The hardy pioneers who built the West had to be self-reliant, and that meant taking everything they needed with them. We often

How to Store and Stack Firewood The Right Way

Winter is coming! For some folks, perhaps it is already here. If you’re living in a place where wood heat is a primary or supplemental heat source for the winter months, firewood is a big deal. The Best Kind of Wood to Burn The best kind of wood to burn will depend on where you live and which kinds of trees are available. Generally speaking, hard woods, like oak and cherry, burn longer and put off more heat, and

25 Skills You Can Trade After SHTF

When people talk about trading after the apocalypse, usually they start discussing whether you’re better off stockpiling extra ammunition or some surplus food. These are both great trade assets – for a while. Eventually they’ll run out, though, and then what? The guy who’s been bringing you fresh eggs every day isn’t going to keep doing it when you’ve run out of shells for his 12-gauge. Trading surplus

‘A Very Disturbing Series Of Events’ – Are The Russians Running To Their Bunkers?

Back on August 24th, Susan Duclos reported on ANP that the Czech Republic had recently warned their citizens to ‘prepare for the worst’, joining a growing list of government’s including Germany, China and the US recently issuing cryptic warnings to their citizens. As this recent story from the Organic Prepper’s Daisy Luther tells us, we seem to be witnessing a very disturbing series of event

University Takes Away Binkies And Diapers, Special Snowflakes Freak Out Across The Internet

– Social Justice Warriors Are Having A Fit Over UChicago Letter Saying They Don’t Support Or Condone ‘Safe Spaces’ Or ‘Trigger Warnings’ A welcome letter was sent out to newly accepted incoming students of the University of Chicago, informing them the school does not support nor condone “safe spaces” and “trigger warnings,” nor does it cancel invited spea

Social Justice Warrior Freak-Out Compilation – Special Snowflakes Weaponizing Victimhood To Stifle Debate

In an age where the MSM spotlights minority deaths by police in order to “generate outrage,” despite the fact that more whites are killed by police each year, and where we have the most divisive president in history, pushing class warfare, inciting racial tensions, targeting whole segments of society like veterans, constitutionalists, Christians, survivalists and others, by labeling them as extremists a

Louisiana: What They Don’t Want You To Know Or See

-Donald Trump Did More For Louisiana In One Day Than Obama, Hillary Or The MSM Has Done Since The Historic Flooding Began What is happening in Louisiana right now is being called “The worst natural disaster in US since Hurricane “Sandy”,” with others saying it it is the worst to hit the U.S. since Katrina, but either way, the bottom line is it is bad. The Hill reports that at least 13 people

What Is the the Right Fence for Your Homestead?

One of the basic fixtures on a homestead is fencing. Fences are used to keep animals in, or out, of areas. They are used to mark boundaries or provide attractive borders to properties. You may think that a fence doesn’t need to be all that sturdy to contain your particular livestock. However, a horse using the top wire to scratch its neck, or a cow snuffling under the bottom wire to reach better grass can soon ca

How Living Off the Grid Works

Around the same time each month, millions of Americans go to their mailboxes seeking the comforts of a handwritten letter or their favorite magazine only to be greeted by white envelopes with miniature cellophane windows. We’re all familiar with these mailers — power, water, gas and telephone bills, all conspiring to take your hard-earned money.