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Soilless Homestead Gardening Using Hydroponics

Gardening Without Soil Using Hydroponics

Gardening without soil is fast becoming a trend among urban dwellers as well as prepping and homesteading enthusiasts and for good reason. When I heard about the concept of hydroponics, the first thing that came to my mind was how cool would it be to be able to grow plants indoors without needing soil in […]

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How To Build A Faraday Cage And Why You Need One

I was watching some documentaries the other day and one of the SHTF scenarios discussed is an EMP wave. I won’t get into the specifics of an EMP, but what you need to know is that it will fry up every single piece of unprotected digital equipment when it happens. An EMP wave means all […]

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How To Treat Heat Stroke in an Emergency

Heat stroke is a potentially fatal form of hyper-thermia, or a high body temperature, that usually occurs in hot and humid climates. It can be caused by being in a hot environment for an extended period of time or by strenuous physical activity. Learning how to treat heat stroke could literally save your life. Heat […]

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How to Survive Getting Lost In The Woods

You’re walking along in the woods either on your own or with your family and soon realize you left the trail behind. Now you have no idea where you’re at or where the trail might be to get you back to civilization. What should you do? Do you know how to survive getting lost in […]

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Checklist For Preparing Your Garden For Winter

Preparing your garden for winter is an important step to remember in gardening. The season changes from summer to autumn. Vegetables are getting close to the end of their production period and leaves are beginning to fall from the trees. Winter is just around the corner. However, in order to winterize the garden before winter […]

12 DIY Natural Remedies - It will be critical survival advantage to understand and identify DIY natural remedies even if you think you will never need them.

12 DIY Natural Remedies You Should Know About

As a dad one of my greatest fears (other than unemployment) is not being to do anything for my children in the event of a medical crisis when SHTF. Even simple camping trips can turn into a nightmare when you’re out in the woods or up in the mountains without necessary medication to help your loved […]

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13 Smart Baking Soda Tips for Your Home And Garden

Smart baking soda tips are all over the web these days but do they really work? I don’t know about what other blogs say but the 13 smart baking soda tips I’m sharing below work. How do I know? Even SHTF dads like me do housework from time to time. Why so many Smart Baking […]

Investing in coins

Investing In Coins – Government Coin vs. Generic Bar or Round Bullion

I have been investing in silver for many years. I started to invest to secure my kids future because I do not trust the banks. It’s as simple as that. Recently I have been looking to start investing in gold and copper. Let’s talk about  something that a lot of investors like myself get confused […]

Beehives in my backyard

Why Keep Bees? 8 Reasons To Start Raising Bees

Beekeepers are some of the most passionate hobbyists in the world. If you have any doubts, just ask the next beekeeper you meet to tell you about his/her bees. You may be in for a long conversation. But, why keep bees? What is so interesting about this common insect? Why Keep Bees? The Beekeeper’s Bible: […]

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How To Start Beekeeping For Beginners

Beekeeping is an integral part of the homesteading journey. Consequently, there are many benefits to the beekeeper, the garden and the bees themselves. And there is a lot of joy in having bees in your garden, not to mention the delicious honey that can be harvested from the hives. Here’s how to start beekeeping for […]