Blog Posts - Self-sufficiency

The Frost Buck

My mother-in-law firmly believes that all big bucks deserve a name that preserves their memory for generations. She has the Christmas buck, an enormous 6 pointer that weighed in at over 200 lbs dressed. As you can probably guess, it was shot on Chris...

The Joy of Wildcrafting

Learn about the joys of wildcrafting!
by Hunter Happenings on Jul 7, 2016

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Are you finding a self-sufficient lifestyle to be too difficult?
by Hunter Happenings on Jun 30, 2016

How to use Herbs and Essential Oils for Health

Have you made changes in your environment, cleaning products and food consumption to get healthier and reduce the amount of toxins you and your family are exposed to?
by Hunter Happenings on Jun 26, 2016

The Lost Art of Self Reliance

  Poor Man Survival Self Reliance tools for independent minded people… ISSN 2161-5543 A Digest of Urban Survival Resources   Forewarned is forearmed!  >Unknown The Lost Art...
by Urban Survival Resources on May 24, 2016

Growing Up Hunting: Shaping Who I am Today

Learn about the legacy of hunting this woman passed on to her children!
by Hunter Happenings on May 24, 2016

Winter in a Yurt with Three Children

Discover how one woman, her family, and a yurt pursued their homesteading dream!
by Hunter Happenings on Apr 25, 2016

Selecting and Starting Seeds

Learn how to grow healthy transplants for your garden!
by Hunter Happenings on Jan 25, 2016

Gathering Wood: What Memories are Made Of

I have many fond memories about growing up on a small homestead. One of those memories is about cutting wood for the winter with the family.
by Hunter Happenings on Jan 7, 2016

Realistic Homesteading Dreams

As you plan your homestead, keep your goals realistic.
by Hunter Happenings on Oct 15, 2015

Protect Your Family from Snakes on the Homestead

Because snakes are a fact of life on her homestead, Jaimie has developed some strategies for getting rid of them.
by Hunter Happenings on Aug 13, 2015

Rent Assistance Grants

Looking for grants for rent assistance? There are some times when you’re above, while in other times you’re under. When you are in a slump, you would need help in getting through the rough time. As you know, one of the biggest e...
by Start Grants on Aug 6, 2015

The Hard Scrabble Life: Why I Don’t Call it Failure

This author and her family have chosen to live a hard life, off-grid, with freedom and integrity rather than a sheltered life of dependency.
by Hunter Happenings on Jul 27, 2015

8 Ways to Prepare for a Tornado

Start preparing today so your family won’t be caught unprepared for a tornado.
by Hunter Happenings on Jul 6, 2015

The Lure of Minimizing and Living Off-Grid

  ** Pole Barn. North Idaho. ©Tracy J Thomas, 2015. All rights reserved. ** I have always felt I would make the perfect Hermit. I love spending time alone and one of my favorite places to spend that time is lost somewhere in the forest. Th...

Slow Cooker Lard

Lard, believe it or not, is one of the most versatile and useful items to occupy the kitchen of any homesteading or health conscious person.
by Hunter Happenings on Jun 23, 2015

Behind the Scenes: Bio Barduca Organic Salad

  Every now and then life has a way of putting people in your path who create a profound impact upon you. It might be through how they are, it might be through what they do or it might be through what they believe in. The Barduca family hit us w...
by Larger Family Life on Jun 23, 2015

Be Prepared: What Should You Carry in Your Car Every Day?

Are you prepared for emergencies that may arise while you’re out? Find out more about creating an Every Day Carry kit.
by Hunter Happenings on Apr 22, 2015

Indiana Prepper & Survival Expo To Be Held May 2-3 In Valparaiso

Chicago-area blog readers- I know of two preparedness/survival-related shows planned for May next door in Indiana. The first of these is the Indiana Prepper & Survival Expo, billed as the “largest preparedness and sustainable living event in I...
by Survival And Prosperity on Apr 14, 2015

Planning for all Things HOME

Try using a yearly planner to help you juggle and schedule all of the things that need to be done around your homestead.
by Hunter Happenings on Mar 11, 2015

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