Herbs You Should Be Growing Now

If you don’t yet have a medicinal herb garden, perhaps now is the time to consider starting one. Having not only a living but a renewable source of holistic medicine on hand for your family is only one of the benefits of growing medicinal herbs. There’s no reason to wait either, even if you are in the grips of the […]

50 Ways to Prepare Your Homestead for SHTF

The truth is although you may get some advanced warning of an SHTF situation, no one will predict it with absolute certainty. There are however some predicted behaviors and events that experts can predict may happen leading up to the chaos and afterward. These predicted behavior patterns are important to understand for anyone who is trying to protect their family […]

7 Mostly-Great Options for an Off-Grid Refrigerator

Those of you old enough to remember the TV show The Honeymooners may also recall their icebox, which (spoiler alert!) is on this list. But if storing your food next to a block of ice isn’t appealing, I’ve got six other refrigeration options for off-grid living. One of which is certain to be a perfect fit. Refrigeration as a modern-day […]

The Many Benefits Of Chicory

The wild and domesticated varieties of chicory have a long history of use for food and medicine, and as a forage crop for livestock. Chicory is prized for its long taproot, which is roasted and used as a coffee substitute or coffee additive. The roots are also high in inulin, which is used as a sweetener and prebiotic. The plant […]

Establishing If The Meat Is Edible When Butchering Domestic Or Wild Animals

Meat hygiene is not a mere luxury which might be handled lightly, or worse, entirely overlooked. Butchering meat should be given the same thought and preparation as any other important life-sustaining work. No matter if you are butchering domestic or wild animals, you should always be able to establish if the meat is edible or not. Beginning with the live […]