HOMESTEADING

Survive Without Modern Conveniences That may Be The Best Homesteading Skill To Learn From Great-Grandfathers Of All

Living without power, mini-marts, cars, electronics or running water may seem like a nightmare scenario but to great-grandfathers it was just the way life was. Having the skills to survive without modern conveniences is not only smart in case SHTF, it’s also great for the environment. We’ve compiled a list …

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15 Ways To Warm Us During The Winter Learned From Our Ancestors Used On A Daily Basis

Staying warm was not always as simple as flipping a switch or nudging a thermostat. In the days of our ancestors, it also was not as easy as loading and starting a pellet stove. It involved even more than hauling firewood in from a dry shed and loading it into …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Most Valuable Secrets Of The Amish Used Still The Since 1800s

The Amish culture is alive and well in America, and we can learn a lot from their way of life. There are approximately 300,000 Amish citizens still living an 1800s lifestyle in the United States. Amish communities exist in 30 states and Ontario, but the largest groups primarily exist in …

PREPAREDNESS

13 Pioneering Skills That Have Been Use Everyday And That You Might Want To Learn

July 24th in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day.  Pioneer Day is a state holiday commemorating the arrival of the first band of Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847.  So in honor of those great pioneers of the past, here are thirteen skills that were everyday …

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15 Ways To Warm Your House On During Winter Learned From Our Grandparents

Staying warm was not always as simple as flipping a switch or nudging a thermostat. In the days of our ancestors, it also was not as easy as loading and starting a pellet stove. It involved even more than hauling firewood in from a dry shed and loading it into …

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God’s Dietary Laws: Why These Wonderful Animals Like Pigs, Crabs And Lobsters Are Bad For You

God’s dietary laws prohibit eating carnivorous animals. Just as God created clean animals for food and by-products that humans could use, he created unclean animals for other reasons. Carnivores are prey animals that help to control the populations of other animals. Such is the case with mountain lion and wolves who keep …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

4 Forgotten Skills That Helped The Native Americans Survive Winter Still Used Today

Most of us head indoors and turn up the furnace when frigid weather hits, stacking in a good supply of wood for the stove or plugging in the old electric throw blanket — and praying that the power doesn’t go out! For the native people of this land, however, they …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

The Most Common Skills That Will Come In Handy When Society Collapses

It’s hard to imagine what life is like in Syria, which has torn itself asunder thanks to a punishing civil war that has more factions joining in every month, it seems. If you take a look at recent photos of the country’s major cities, you will see that they have …

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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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6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. …