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How To Homestead When You Rent: Part Three

Most prepper-types are also homesteaders but do not know it.  I say that because we “Homestead in Place” which is a term I defined back in January 2014.  Perhaps others are now using that term; I have not checked.  None the less, it still applies. By my own definition, to “homestead in place” means that


DIY Emergency Lights From Solar Yard Lights

When it comes to emergency lighting, flashlights and lanterns rule.  The problem, however, is that they require a power source, be it batteries, propane, or some other type of fuel.  There are candles, of course, but candles do eventually burn out, plus, in some environments and especially around children, candles can represent a safety hazard.


Fatwood: The Quick And The Tender (VIDEO)

When it comes down to it, you want your fires to start quickly and efficiently. Not using excessive fire starting materials (cardboard, paper, wood) can help you save these resources for another time. Fatwood is one of the most efficient ways to start a fire. The small bits of wood drip gooey sap into the


10 New Steps For Living A Strategic Life

When it comes to living a preparedness lifestyle, from the get go I have focused on what I like to call “prepping for the rest of us”.  To me, this has always meant embracing survival strategies that transcend the weird, the strange and the off-the-wall. The focus is and has always been prepping for ordinary


How To Homestead When You Rent: Part 2

According to my research, the term “Homestead” was first used in the United States in the 1860’s.  More specifically, in 1862 a law was passed that offered for free up to 160 acres to any family who paid a registration fee, lived on the land for five years, and cultivated it as a farm.  A


How To Homestead When You Rent: Part One

Homesteading is the buzz word of the year within the preparedness community, and rightfully so. The desire to be self-sufficient and self-reliant has never been stronger.  Folks of all ages and all walks of life are beginning to look back to pioneer days as they seek skills to learn how to grow food, cook from


How The UN Is Confiscating American Homes And Controlling All Food And Energy

In times of crises, the government has proven, time and time again, that it cannot be counted on to adequately protect the American people. As the American people have not prepared for the coming dark days, they will be vulnerable to starvation, dehydration, cholera, pandemics and attacks from resource-deficient  looters. Will the government be there to save them?


Make Your Own Biomass Firelogs In Four Easy Steps (VIDEO)

The United States is extremely inefficient when it comes to energy  consumption. Our dependence upon this finite resource could very well be our Achilles’ heel. What will happen when these fuel sources are depleted? Or, if we were in the middle of an emergency and ran out of our fuel source? I have often emphasized


All Over America, Government Officials Are Cracking Down On Preppers

Why would the government want to punish people that are just trying to work hard, become more self-sufficient and take care of their families?  There are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today, and often they appear to be singled out for punishment by bureaucratic control freaks that are horrified at the thought


Unplug From The Matrix And Escape The Grip Of Social Engineers

By: Daniel Taylor | Old-Thinker News - We have been slowly chained down in a kind of technological cave. The age in which we are living has enabled the potential for human isolation like no other time in history. And not just physical isolation. Our reality is increasingly controlled by people we have never seen or


Step Aside Solar Panels-This New Technology Could Change Everything

By: Joshua Krause | The Daily Sheeple –  For nearly a decade, the substance known as graphene has rocked the scientific world. As of late, it has changed the world of electronics by creating more efficient transistors and high powered super capacitors, though many speculate that it may have hundreds of possible applications in medicine,


You Can Turn A $2000 Shipping Container Into An Epic Off-Grid Home

What if you could spend a fraction of what it would cost to buy or build your own house and instead build a unique home that you could make completely off grid? It can be done and there’s a bunch of people who’ve done it already. Shipping containers exist in a massive surplus and someone


The Austerity Diaries: Making Hay While The Sun Shines

Over the past couple of weeks, I haven’t been around my computer much. That’s because we are working hard to live a more agrarian lifestyle. And to do that, you have to “make hay while the sun shines.” That little proverb was first recorded in 1546, in John Heywood’s “A dialogue conteinyng the nomber in


Living Life The Old Fashioned Way

There is a tendency in all of us to compare the old to the new.  This is especially true in the preparedness community where in anticipation of hard times ahead, we look to our parents and grandparents for ideas for living a self-reliant and sustainable life. I have been thinking about that a lot lately;


All-In-One Energy System Offers Sustainable Power For Off-Grid Homes, Farms

An innovative ‘trigeneration’ system fueled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad. Developed by a consortium led by Newcastle University and funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through theRCUK Energy Programme, the small-scale combined


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