This is an interesting time to be alive. Fear and panic abound. Many in the community are ill at ease, even frightened. Others appear oblivious and even foolish in their responses to a public health emergency. This is the first time since 9/11 that the entire nation is facing a collective experience that stands to … Continue reading Healthy mindsets for Corona calmness
It is very regrettable that more often than not, those who prepare for the future are viewed by society as being isolationist, separatists, and downright anti-social. Sure, this can be blamed on the media, propaganda, and perhaps a few loose cannons out there, but it’s also in part because many who give such thinking to … Continue reading Consider Your Cordage
Not much is more sobering about the fragility of human life than a pandemic. Beyond the consideration of our own mortality, for many, COVID-19 has been their first experience of even a remote possibility that goods and services we all take for granted might not always be so readily available. This initial thought can cause … Continue reading Practical steps to developing food security during uncertain times
Full Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. This helps us offset the cost of the time spent writing articles like these. Hello friends. Long time no write. We wanted to take this opportunity of the panic and pandamonium of the COVID-19 virus to share a bit about how we manage sickness and malaise in general … Continue reading Our cold and flu anti-viral toolbox in good times and bad
We're living in times that are undeniably permeated with hotly-fueled, often polarized debates about many topics. One such topic that certainly has a large share of the opinionated conversation market is "climate change". We aren't here to offer support to either side of that debate. To the denying side, we say that care of the … Continue reading Get a clothesline or please shut your mouth about climate change
We get it.. we've been there... longing for better days ahead when we might have more land, more time, more space, more dollars... The future is always so elusive and discouraging at times! Hope often seems to disappoint us, doesn't it? One of the worst mindsets to fall into for someone striving for hoped-upon future … Continue reading Anyone can homestead – today!
Homesteader? What is this about homesteading and off-grid-capable? Living an off-grid-capable life, in many ways, could be fairly said to be a form of homesteading. For some, that word might conjure up images of venturing out west on a covered-wagon train, eating meals of cornbread and beans, and hand-clearing a hundred acres of raw wilderness with … Continue reading Eight Essential attributes of an off-grid-capable ‘homesteader’
This expression has come to be a mantra in our family. In fact, recently one of my youngsters was snacking on some freshly made cookies and asked me for another... "After all", she said, "two is one and one is none!" Of course, she knew what we really mean when we say that, but … Continue reading TIO&OIN – it’s not just for Navy Seals
Pressure Treated?! If you've ever looked into raised beds, you've likely looked for the materials to build them out of and, if wood, probably come across mixed advice when those discussions center around using pressure-treated (PT) wood. Out of the abundance of caution, we've always steered clear of pressure treated wood - that is until … Continue reading Raised beds with pressure treated lumber?!
Homesteaders are often naturally prepared people and as such, have more infrastructure available to them than your average North American household. Prepared people hear expressions like the above on a routine basis. Here are some other derivatives: "If the [ SHTF ] [ Apocalypse ] [ world ends] [ WWIII ], I/we are coming to … Continue reading “If anything happens, we’re coming to your place!” – reality check