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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

Leaky Cellar 101: What You Need To Know

Cellars can be an ideal location for storing your emergency supplies, and especially your food. Located underground, cellars take advantage of insulation from the Earth. This helps prevent your supplies from freezing in the winter. Your survival cellar is also out of sight for your household visitors, so you won’t be advertising your stores for everyone. Whether you’re building a cellar, or using a crawlspace o

Four Common Mistakes When Burning Wood

Do you heat your house with wood heat? Wood stoves are a great way to provide heat even when the power goes out. They help lower your heat bill. But, burning wood takes a little preparation. You need to make sure your stove is ready to burn safely throughout the winter months. You’ll have to put up a supply of firewood to see you through the season. Here are some major mistakes people make when burning wood, and

The Best Way To Stockpile Vegetables Off-Grid

Though many of you may be considering using solar panels or other sources of energy when you go off-grid so that you may have refrigeration and electric, that’s not going to be the norm if SHTF. For most of us, we’re not going to have refrigeration or a freezer to preserve our foods. For that reason, I think that it’s important to discuss ways to stockpile vegetables off-grid. Stockpiling Store-bought Veggies

How To Rehydrate And Prepare Your Preserved Food

You’ve stockpiled your heart out and have a great variety of foods to get you through if there’s a short-term emergency or a real disaster scenario. Now, the problem is figuring out how to actually use these foods. You have dehydrated, freeze-dried, canned and dried foods, but how do you make them edible? Today we’re going to talk about how to use the preserved food in your stockpile. What You Need to Know a

How To Build A Small-Scale, Backyard Aquaponics System For Less Than $100

Every homestead can benefit from a small scale aquaponics system. Let’s examine some of the reasons you might want to try one this year: Enjoyment. It’s fun to watch fish grow and swim (even under ice in the winter). It’s also fascinating that you can grow healthy plants without soil. Fresh produce. So many plants can be grown in aquaponics systems. The main consideration is the temperature if you plan on kee

7 Bartering Rules To Write In Stone

In old times, people were exchanging goods, today we barter with paper money issued by the government. Whether people realize it or not, the bartering system is still alive and well. We do it every single day, when we go to the grocery store, the gas station, and when we pay the rent. In a SHTF-type of scenario, paper money is completely and utterly useless. If you think that having a pig pile of supply will save y

Homesteading Skills To Learn From Pioneers

Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to pioneers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list of homesteading skills to learn from pioneers to help you along your way. Mindset This is the first skill that you

How To Start Your Survival Terrarium

When a crisis hits and it’s no longer safe to spend as much time outdoors, you’ll want to have a discreet garden to produce some food. You can create an indoor survival garden that’s out of sight of marauders inside of a terrarium. While they are most often used for growing flowers and other non-edible plants, it is possible to grow food inside of a terrarium. Keep reading to find out out how to turn this min

5 DIY Cooling Devices For Your Off-grid Survival

I’m not sure how the weather is in your neck of the woods, but here in Survivopedia-land I’m dealing with 93-94 F on a daily basis for the last couple of months. Being hot as hell, the air-conditioner works full time during the day. Now, the question is, how can you deal with a heatwave when it comes to off-grid survival? I mean, our ancestors managed to get through it, but what would happen to you, dear reader

How To Dry Can Food For Survival

Wouldn’t it be great to just reach for a jar and know that all you had to do was add water, juice or broth and everything would be ready to cook? Dry canning is also a good way to extend the life of some dehydrated foods and to keep your dried goods fresh and bug-free. I have some great tips and instructions to help you get started with your own dry canning projects. What is Dry Canning? Dry canning, also referr

How long did YOUR ancestors live while eating BACON, LARD & WHOLE MILK?

My Great-Grandma was a tough ol’ chick. She ate real, traditional food & could cook up fried chicken from scratch. When I say “from scratch” I literally mean “from scratch”. As in, she would kill a chicken, dress it, coat it with flour, and fry that baby up in a big ‘ol frying pan of lard. She was an amazing woman, my great-grandma. That woman wasn’t afraid of anything. She’d sleep out in the d

3 Herbs that Beat Anxiety

Without question, the composted waste of a successfully abundant harvest is favorable to packaging ridden landfills. Though, in the absence of hungry friends, family, and neighbors we must ask ourselves, is our acceptance of spoilage and degree of composting necessary? If you are like many, a plethora of knowledge which should have been passed down from your grandmother was replaced by the refrigerator and freezer.