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10 Things You Need for a Basic Chicken Coop

10 Things You Need for a Basic Chicken Coop

In addition to the lumber, roofing, windows, and hardware needed to build your structure, here is a basic shopping list for a chicken coop.

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Bicycle-Powered Washing Machine

Bicycle-Powered Washing Machine

Unfortunately, washing machines take a lot of power. How do you use a washing machine when you either don’t have electricity or it’s in short supply?

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6 Ways to Dehydrate Food Without Electricity

6 Ways to Dehydrate Food Without Electricity

Whether you can’t afford an electric dehydrator or you’re trying to use as little electricity as possible, there are plenty of other ways to dehydrate food. #homesteadsurvivalsite #foodstorage #dehydrate #fooddehydration #offgrid

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11 Surprising Uses for Soap

11 Surprising Uses for Soap

Bar soap and dish soap can be used for all sorts of things including repelling pests, soothing bug bites, removing sticky substances, and more.

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10 Genius Kitchen Tricks to Make Your Life Easier

10 Genius Kitchen Tricks to Make Your Life Easier

Here are 10 random kitchen tricks that will make your life easier and impress your family. Read the full list and watch the video to see them done.

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6 Gardening Myths That Just Create More Work

6 Gardening Myths That Just Create More Work

By taking advantage of the relationship between plants, animals, and soil, we can boost productivity and limit the work we need to do in the garden.

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14 Clothing Repair Supplies You Should Keep On Hand

14 Clothing Repair Supplies You Should Keep On Hand

The average clothing repair, done immediately after damage occurs, should take less than five minutes and extend the life of the garment by several months.

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How We Feed 9 People For Only $250 a Month

How We Feed 9 People For Only $250 a Month

In this video, Brad and his wife explain how they feed a family with 7 children on a budget of $250 a month. If this sounds impossible, watch the video.

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How to Make Hardtack (Step by Step with Pics)

How to Make Hardtack (Step by Step with Pics)

Hardtack is a survival food that can sit on the shelves for years. Check out the 5 easy steps to making your own hardtack.

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5 Plants You Can Grow From Cuttings & Leaves

5 Plants You Can Grow From Cuttings & Leaves

You might be wondering, why would I regrow plants from cuttings when I can just get seeds? As you’ll see, there are many benefits to growing new plants from cuttings. For example, rooted cuttings are sturdier and mature much faster. So what sort of plants can you grow from cuttings and leaves? That is the subject of this video by…

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How to Prepare Your Homestead for a Hurricane

How to Prepare Your Homestead for a Hurricane

If you live in a hurricane zone, it is foolhardy to wait until a hurricane develops to prepare for its fury. Here are 15 ways to prepare your homestead.

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10 Most Important Homesteading Skills

10 Most Important Homesteading Skills

To be a successful homesteader, you need to have a variety of homesteading skills: gardening, food storage, animal husbandry, and more.

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6 Lessons from Living Without Running Water for 48 Hours

6 Lessons from Living Without Running Water for 48 Hours

Shut off your tap water and live on your water storage for a couple days to see what happens. That’s what Misty from Simply Family Preparedness did.

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Blacksmithing Basics: 7 Things You Need to Know

Taking up blacksmithing doesn’t just mean making decorative items. There are many things a blacksmith can make for use around the homestead.

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Can You Homestead When Your Spouse Doesn't Want To?

Can You Homestead When Your Spouse Doesn’t Want To?

There are a lot of people out there who dream of setting up a homestead, but their spouses think the idea of self-sufficient living is crazy. What to do?

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23 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

23 Surprising Uses for Washing Soda

Washing soda can be used to clean all sorts of things including sinks, tubs, toilets, grills, ovens, and more. Just make this washing soda solution.

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