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Simple Ways To Keep Food Cold When The Power’s Out –

When you lose power, the first thing you usually think of is how to keep your food cold during the outage. Whether it’s the wind of a severe thunderstorm in…

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12 “Cool Ways” To Survive Off-Grid Without Air Conditioning

There are lots of ways to stay cool off-grid without air conditioning. Since I am living in a century-old home off-grid without air conditioning during what is shaping up to…

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Unique Off-Grid Ways You Can Use A Fresh Pumpkin This Fall

Fresh Pumpkin Nothing quite says “fall is here!” like seeing the season’s first big bins full of fresh pumpkins at the local store. They’re synonymous with autumn’s holidays — jack-o-lanterns…

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8 Foolproof Ways To Heat Your Home When The Power’s Out

heat your home It’s wintertime and the power goes out. If you’re like most of us, you’re not all that worried – you trust that the power will come back…

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How To Ensure Your Livestock Survive The Winter

Livestock Winter usually means the end of the growing season, shorter daylight hours, and possibly bitter cold temperatures. That means your livestock will need to be handled very differently. The…

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Spring Guide To Raising Healthy Chicks

Chicks There’s nothing that hints of spring quite like newly hatched chicks. If you haven’t ordered yet, now is the time to do so, either through a nearby breeder, the…

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Critical Preps For Spring Storms

Spring Storms are upon us. The spring storm season is here, and for thousands of people in the United States, that means time to start preparing the homestead. It is…

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DIY Warm Winter Blankets Anyone Can Make

DIY Warm Winter Blankets Anyone Can Make As the winter temperature drops far below freezing, many people start to get out their thicker blankets and perhaps add a throw or…

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10 Incredible Off-Grid Uses For Diatomaceous Earth

We’ve compiled a list below of our top 10 off-grid uses for diatomaceous earth that we think you’ll find highly beneficial. (Image source: WaltsOrganic.com) Diatomaceous earth (DE) is an all-natural…

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Easier Than Chickens And More Fun Than Rabbits … –

Raising ducks on your homestead can be a lot of fun.   Whether you’re introducing poultry to your backyard farm for the first time, or adding to an existing operation…