Tips to Homesteading

Here are Some Easy Food Storage Tips

Food storage needs to be started now for you to survive in the future. Start canning, buying and generally storing for the future. Let’s look at some food storage tips to keep all of your food safe for you to eat in the future. Not all foods can be stored long-term. But, there are many that can. If you store certain foods properly, they will last you for years. Becoming self-sufficient is your long-term goal here. We are going to a few foods that will be easy to buy and great for storing in the future: Beans – You can […]

Start Planning to be Self-Reliant

Do you have what it takes to live a life that is self-sustainable? Are you interested in ending up being self-dependent as well as counting on your own two hands to expand food and essentially live off the land? If that sounds like something that is interesting to you, well, you just may be a future homesteader. What exactly is Homesteading and Why Is It Growing In Popularity? In the most simple explanation, homesteading is a lifestyle of growing and harvesting your own food, raising livestock animals for consumption or to provide a benefit to the homestead, or even producing […]
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The Importance of Vacuum Sealers

The time for canning and storing is almost upon us.  If you are growing a garden and are planning to “put back” some of your yield, you obviously know the importance of vacuum sealers.  For those who are just starting out with their self-sustaining homestead garden, let’s take a moment to discuss the importance of vacuum sealers. A vacuum sealer is probably one of the greatest food saver inventions of all time. Any type of food (except extreme liquid foods) can be sealed. You want to make sure that you don’t waste any of your precious food supply and this […]

Homesteading and Planning for your Area

As you are working on your Homesteading plan, you will need to consider your area.  We have friends who live in other parts of the Country (USA) who are working hard to plan their homestead.  Their dream is to setup their homestead in the beautiful mountain and fertile areas in the East, but they currently live in the dry flat areas of the West.  Obviously, there is quite a contrast in the environment, culture, and growing seasons, so they will have quite a bit of preparations to make as they adjust. Get a Free Subscription to PREPARE Magazine Homesteading can […]
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What are Some Homesteading Basics?

When we are out meeting with folks and sharing on our site, we often get the question “What are Some Homesteading Basics?”  Now, we realize that this is primarily for new families who are considering a homesteading lifestyle, or maybe a review for the more experienced homesteader.   We hope it will be helpful to everyone. If you’re going to can, prepare food and homestead, basic homesteading concepts are great to know.  Becoming self-reliant is a skill that you will be able to take forward in your life. If the economy becomes unstable or you just want the satisfaction of knowing […]
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Why Own a Homesteading Chicken Coop?

Many people who are considering a homesteading lifestyle are always excited about the possibilities of self-sufficient food growth.  They like the idea of knowing exactly where their food source is coming, so growing a garden becomes one of the first things they consider.  For us, the next step in our food production was chickens.  That led me to the question of “why own a homesteading chicken coop?” Chicken coops are one of the most popular live animals additions to any homesteading property. Just as a cow can provide beef and milk, a chicken has a duel purpose, too – eggs […]