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The Best Ways To Get 10 Times More Potatoes, Every Homesteader Should Know

Americans love potatoes, eating about 125 pounds, per person, per year. Although potatoes are easy to grow, many off-gridders on small plots of land avoid them because traditional growing techniques take up a lot of space. However, by using the caging technique, you can get a high yield in a small space. …

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10 Best Edible Roots That Can Keep You Alive In A Survival Situation

When hermit monk Brother Simon reappeared at the farmer Farrin’s market after not being seen for seven years, people thought they were seeing a ghost. After realizing that Brother Simon was, in fact, alive and well, people started asking him how he managed to survive completely off grid. “I used …

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Depression Recipes – Simple Meal Ideas for Hard Times – Simple Meal Ideas for Hard Times

The Great Depression is almost universally thought of as the darkest time in recent U.S. history from at least a financial standpoint. Like many of you, I know close family members who lived through the depression and their stories of the hardships, but more precisely how they made do regardless of …

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Back To Basics: Grinding Grains For Flour At Home

There are many reasons why you may want to grind your own grains at home. Making your own flour is a rewarding experience, and your product will still have all of the nutrients and flavor that commercial milling takes away. In a survival situation, you may only have access to …

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The Best Ways to Grow Vegetables in Winter

Based on how many unproductive patches of dirt you see in winter time (doing nothing but sitting and waiting for spring), it would seem most folks think you can’t grow food during the winter. Well, guess what? You totally can; it’s not even that difficult (unless you live near the …

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The Best Ways to Grow Vegetables in Winter

Based on how many unproductive patches of dirt you see in winter time (doing nothing but sitting and waiting for spring), it would seem most folks think you can’t grow food during the winter. Well, guess what? You totally can; it’s not even that difficult (unless you live near the …

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7 Time-Tested Ways Your Ancestors Preserved Food Without A Refrigerator

Most of America’s food storage today depends on refrigeration or freezing, or processed foods that we purchased at a grocery store and then stocked in a pantry. But there was a time when food storage wasn’t quite so easy. On a fundamental level, old-time off-the-grid food storage involved a series …

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7 Delicious Fruits You Can Grow Indoors This Winter

Do you have a love for gardening, but live in a small apartment? Or do you have a love for fresh fruit in the middle of winter? Growing fruit inside is a fun and enjoyable way to have delicious fruit handy and be able to garden all year long. If …

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Why Urban Preppers Should Learn Basic Homesteading Skills

I had a wonderful surprise the other day. A friend of mine from high school, whom I haven’t spoken to in almost 30 years, contacted me out of the blue. It seems he’s also a prepper and recently came across our blog. Recognizing my name, he decided to reach out. …

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40 Ways to Save Money on Groceries

To save money on groceries, you need to first know how far you can stretch a dollar. Sometimes the ways to save money are obvious, sometimes they’re not. When you’re grocery shopping, the ways to save money are often not as obvious as you think. Here are a few ways …