Survival is a fundamental human instinct. For thousands of years, people have adapted to a changing environment: withstanding changing climates, mutating diseases, and declining food sources. With food being essential to life, it has been one of the top topics of survivalists and the most important element, along with water, you can have in your […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you work and travel within a few walking hours of home, consider a get-home bag instead of hauling a massive survival bag in the back of your car. With a get-home bag, there’s not quite as much to pack, it’s convenient to carry, and it makes traveling back home to your family fast! Why […]
Recently I told you about my Dad’s DIY Chicken Tractor that he made on the cheap. He used a salvaged nesting box to reduce the cost of the coop. While setting a box with some hay down seems easy enough, you actually need to have a ‘home’ for your chickens to lay their eggs. Sure, […]
PIN IT Fruit leather is one of the easiest ways you can use leftover fruits, or take advantage of abundant fruit crops to create tasty and healthy snacks for your family without the added sugars and chemicals from most store-bought varieties. You don’t need sugar for most recipes; fruit is generally sweet enough on its […]
When we were introduced to the idea of making your own popcorn that didn’t come from a microwave, I finally fell in love with popcorn. I’m not a fan of theater popcorn or microwave popcorn, but I love the homemade version as long as it has tons of popcorn salt! There are a few different […]