Root cellars are typically underground structures used to store food supplies at controlled temperatures and humidity levels. Root cellars used to be vital in places with long and cold winters, but modern-day food circulation systems and technology have reduced the need for root cellars almost entirely. However, there are still people out there who place […]
Learning how to prepare for emergencies at home is a huge step in ensuring your family’s safety. Preparedness isn’t just about knowing where the best exits are in the event of a fire, or having some extra batteries on hand. It’s about preparation. Knowing the most common disasters your area is susceptible to is a good […]
Building a community garden is a great way to revitalize a neighborhood, counter the effects of food deserts, and teach people how to eat healthy.
A pantry can be more than just a place you stock canned goods and other non-perishables: it can be your ticket to being prepared for any emergency that might come your way. Some people think they can get by with a few extra gallon jugs of water and some canned vegetables, but is that what you […]
Need a project to fix a problem in your backyard this weekend? Here are 25+ DIY PVC projects for your homestead, backyard, or garden that you can tackle in a day! At some point, we’ve all gotten to the point in a project where we just can’t find anything commercial that will fix a need, […]
If you are preparing for an emergency where resources such as fresh food might be scarce, then it’s vital to know what foods can stay on the shelf and what needs to be discarded. You probably know some foods remain fresh long after the printed date, and others don’t even seem to make it that […]
Picture this: A local emergency of some sort has emergency personnel knocking on your door telling you that you have 5 minutes to evacuate your house (fire, gas leak, railroad collision, earthquake). What will you grab in those 5 minutes? Hopefully, you’ll get your children and your 72-hour kit (and then whatever else you think […]
Years ago, a friend of mine moved into a house where there was a rosemary bush that was about 5′ high and 7′ around. It was massive. I was always so envious of it. I’d never been able to get my Christmas ‘tree’ rosemary sprig to grow much at all. I’d babied it, my husband […]