When I was a kid I was always in the woods, I practically grew up in them. I was homeschooled and still remember getting up at 5am every morning so I could finish all my work and be in the woods by noon. I admit when my Pa first told me people could eat acorns, I went […]
Homesteading is defined as a lifestyle of self sufficiency based on sustainable ag, preservation of the food you grow, and maybe even a profitable small business based on your land and craftsmanship. Modern homesteaders often use renewable energy from solar, hydro and wind. They choose to plant and grow their own food and sometimes to raise livestock for meats. Homesteading is a lifestyle choice, not restricted by where you live but by the decisions you make.
Becoming more self sufficient isn’t all about raising chickens, or getting up at 4:00AM. It’s about consuming smarter and producing for your own daily needs. And that might mean you choose to raise chickens and get up at 4:00AM, but it doesn’t mean you have to. Becoming more self-sufficient doesn’t have to be all or nothing […]
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average US family uses 400 gallons of water per day. Most of that goes to watering lawns and gardens. During a disaster, the grass can die, but the garden will need water. Today I want to share with you a great method for driving your own water well […]
What would you do if you had no house payment and no monthly utility bills? Well this guy is living the dream. Here’s a short introduction to simple solar homesteading that provides information on how to find cheap land, build an inexpensive home, and use solar power to eliminate monthly utility bills. While he doesn’t get into […]
So, you’ve thought about living off the grid and you’re wondering if it is right for you. By now you know that it means no more utility bills and generating all of your own power and water (and maybe even food and other necessary living supplies), but what’s really involved in that? It isn’t as easy […]
An apartment size propane cook stove with a small oven is very efficient. Normal everyday usage is from 2 to 5 gallons a month. Now this is not a camp stove but a regular looking small apartment size propane kitchen stove. These small LP ranges are available in both 20″ and 24″ widths. Five gallons […]