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Recommended Item Of The Week: Home Canning With Confidence

The question that I get asked quite often by folks just getting started is “What Homesteading Skills Should I Work On As A New Homesteader?” Of all the things on the list of skills I give them I think learning to can is the one that people seem to want ...
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Why Every Homesteader Should Also Be A Prepper

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 111 – January 14, 2019 – Why Every Homesteader Should Also Be A Prepper. https://api.spreaker.com/download/episode/16704982/111_why_every_homesteader_should_also_be_a_prepper.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS On This podcast episode I discuss a few things homesteaders should be doing to practice preparedness for when ...
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How To Prepare A Bug Out Bag

What is a Bug Out Bag? The Bug Out Bag is also known as the 72 Hour Kit. It is designed to support an individual for a minimum period of 3 days as far as basic comfort, sanitation and consumption needs. Why You Should Have A Bug Out Bag. Things ...
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Recommended Item Of The Week: Heated Seed Mat

For the first couple years of growing a garden I didn’t use heated seed mats, I started all of my seeds indoors on the kitchen table (despite my wife’s displeasure with this) in front of a south facing window. It seemed like it would take forever for the seeds to ...
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Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table

The Modern Homesteading Podcast, Episode 110 – December 26, 2018 – Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table. How can you get and stay excited about your springtime garden when you are struggling through the long winter months. One way I have found is by surrounding myself with ...
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