The 5 Easiest Crops for Homesteading

Homesteading can be defined as establishing a life of self-reliance in the home through growing crops and vegetables in a garden within the family compound. These gardens help in production staple food for the family as well as helping to raise…
Prepping & Storing Food

The Seven Sisters of Urban Survival (Part II) Again we start with the basic rule of 2 adults for 72 hours. This is because FEMA, the Red Cross and most other emergency responders basically tell you that it the first…
Indoor Winter Gardening How To and Tips

How many of you have tried indoor winter gardening? Indoor greenery will not only improve your mood during the winter months, but if you are successful, any vegetables will provide a harvest to supplement your meals, especially useful post-SHTF collapse.…
15 Alternative Uses For Honey

As you probably know, honey is made by bees from their own internal digestion (and regurgitation) of flower nectar.  This is stored as a food source in wax honeycombs that are formed within the beehive.  With about the same relative…

Want to build a greenhouse in your backyard so you can extend your growing season? Or you just want a greenhouse so you can grow at all? Here is one of the better DIY greenhouse plans you’ll come across. You’ll…

Properly composted food scraps can be turned into an excellent fertilizer for gardens. However, composting food scraps in an open pile can attract some unwanted urban pests – rats, mice, raccoons and who-knows-what. One of the simplest ways to compost…

Root cellars make use of the consistent temperature and humidity present just a few feet beneath the soil.  Most cold weather vegetables thrive in these conditions, thus allowing them not only to be stored throughout the winter, but remain alive,…

The idea of selecting plants for insect control is not a new one – and is part of the overall subject of companion planting. Companion planting has actually been in use since ancient times; for example the mosquito fern has been planted alongside…