SELF-SUFFICIENCY

4 Forgotten Ways Your Ancestors Stayed Warm During Winter

Your home’s heating is an essential part of your survival in cold weather. Even if your house is insulated well, it will eventually get dangerously cold if your heating system is off or the power grid goes down. Many homesteaders have fireplaces or wood-burning stoves in their homes, an idea …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

5 Best Survival Knots Learned From Our Grandparents

Knowing how to tie secure knots can be a critical skill in many pastimes and occupations. For firefighter, sailors, climbers and campers, survival can depend on a properly tied knot. They must be able to tie and release knots quickly and tightly using knot forms that will secure heavy objects …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

10 Off-Grid Lessons From Our Grandparents Used A Long Time Ago

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. Without that supply chain, most of …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Top 3 Ingredients Used By Pioneers For A Survival Food Long-Term

While working cattle at my in-laws’ ranch recently I caught myself dreaming about the past, running through a checklist of things I take for granted that George – the ranch’s founder who grew up in the 1930s — never had the chance to enjoy as a kid in his small …

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 …

FEATURED

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 …