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Storm’s Coming – Storm Preparation

Robin's Outdoors We prepare well in advance when a storm is moving in. We have food, water, heat, two means of cooking, light (Luci, headlamps, flashlights, candles), and plenty to keep ourselves entertained if the power goes out. The post Stor...
by Robin's Outdoors on Dec 9, 2014

Dozens of Ingenious Ways to Save Time and Money

by Urban Survival Resources on Nov 24, 2014

A Mid-November Morning

My morning started with 14 year old Sebastian the Wonder Mutt exercising his super power - barking. 4:50 am and we were not yet out of bed. Awake but lying in the warm, cozy sheets enjoying the absolute nothingness of laziness. Seb is up and his 14...
by Robin's Outdoors on Nov 13, 2014

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of my favorite fall snacks. They are not only healthy for you as a good source of zinc and other nutrients but they are also incredibly easy to make.You can use the seeds of any squash, not just pumpkins.Simply remove an...
by Restoring the Roost on Nov 11, 2014

Finishing Homestead Projects

Do you ever become anxious about things or projects you want to complete? Seems like it takes forever to get the money to buy the materials or have the time to do what needs to be done. You or your spouse or other family members keep whining about wh...
by Homesteading On The Internet on Oct 19, 2014

8 Food Price Spikes, Magic Words for Getting out of Debt, Obamacare Updates

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…   www.PoorManSurvival.com   ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources     My doctor warned me about the health risks of my years of wine, women and...
by Urban Survival Resources on Sep 17, 2014

Going Insane in the West

People went West for many reasons, but most carried a dream of creating a better life for themselves in this new, undeveloped territory. Homesteading was advertised as attractively as possible, and though emigrants may have prepared for it physically...

Need Money? Look at Mini-Grants & Fundraisers

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… http://PoorManSurvivor.net   ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources   Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final. - Roger Babson...
by Urban Survival Resources on Sep 4, 2014

Pantry Organization

I have wanted to purge, reorganize, and beautify our pantry for quite some time. We tried reorganizing a while back when I transferred several staples to glass jars and got rid of some things that were unhealthy or overly processed. However, the pant...
by Restoring the Roost on Aug 22, 2014

{this moment} Holz Hausen

Holz Hausen...
by Robin's Outdoors on Aug 15, 2014

Resource Of The Week: Top Prepper Sites

Last year around this time, I selected the Prepper Website as the “Resource Of The Week.” I blogged on August 16, 2013: This week’s ROTW is also a Drudge Report-style website- but with links to prepping-related articles, blogs, and websites. En...
by Survival And Prosperity on Aug 8, 2014

Sweet Summertime

Summer seems to be flying by! Here at the roost we are getting back into a routine after being away on vacation for a week. June and Georgia had a ball on their first beach trip and we loved getting to spend time with extended family!my cousins and o...
by Restoring the Roost on Aug 7, 2014

House Hunting (and dreaming...)

We have been casually on the hunt for a permanent home (we are in a rental house currently) for a while now but have always been hesitant for a variety of reasons. The main one being that we never knew if we were going to move back to Kentucky (where...
by Restoring the Roost on Aug 5, 2014

Urban Homesteading, Seed Banks now Agri-Terrorists in PA

Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… http://PoorManSurvivor.net   ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources The free, independent spirit who commits himself to no dogma and will not decid...
by Urban Survival Resources on Aug 5, 2014

Summer At Peaceful Forest

Peaceful Forest RoadSummer at Peaceful Forest  is never easy for some reason. At least not for us here. The projects we hope to work on always take money and that is always hard to come by. It seems that summer should not be more expensive than...
by Homesteading On The Internet on Jul 16, 2014

Dried Nectarines

Too many nectarines to eat all at once due to a nice CSA pick-up means it was time to dehydrate lots of nectarines. I had roughly 15 pounds of nectarines that I dehydrated which filled up all nine trays of my dehydrator. Making Dried Nectarines Ingr...
by Marine Corps Nomads on Jul 8, 2014

Peach Fruit Leather

We had several pounds of local peaches on hand, and they were starting to get a little too ripe for most purposes. Of course, this makes them perfect for making peach fruit leather. I cleaned them up, cut them up, and placed them in the blender to cr...
by Marine Corps Nomads on Jun 24, 2014

First Veggies of the Season

Back in March, we created our new raised bed garden at this house using lots of composted manure for the soil. Between being in a new state and using a new medium for growing, I wasn’t sure how well our new veggies would grow, so this really wa...
by Marine Corps Nomads on Jun 10, 2014

70+ Homestead Hacks to Make Your Life Easier

The amount of time it takes to do a job is based on knowledge about the subject, the more you know, the less time it will take to complete the task. The same is true for homesteading. There are many tasks the average homesteader must complete each da...
by Preparing For SHTF on Jun 8, 2014

Turning Homemaking into Fun and Saving a little money along the way with Sugarpie Farmhouse

 Well Hey Y'all ... Hope you have all had a lovely week and are having a lovely start to your weekend. Today I spent the morning at the Vintage Marketplace visiting several of my friends whom are selling their wares there .. and Flossie Dog...
by Sweet Magnolias Farm on Jun 7, 2014


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