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 to learn the most but are also a little scared to dive into.

How To Prepare A Bug Out Bag

Nobody wants to leave their home and it should be a last resort, but the reality is when you need to flee your home quickly a bug out bug can make things much better for you. Here is how to prepare a bug out bag for when things turn bad.

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 germinate and grow to the point of hardening off and preparing for being transplanted into the garden. Then I purchased a couple seed mats and I couldn’t believe the difference it made.

Seed Catalogs You Should Have On Your Coffee Table

Seed catalogs are great to have as you think about and plan your garden. There are a few great companies out there that send beautiful and information packed and best of all FREE catalogs right to your door.

Emergency Back Up Power Options

On this podcast episode I discuss some possible options to have in place just in case you lose power on your homestead for an extended period of time.