Self-Sufficiency

How to Prep Your Home So You’re Ready if Disaster Strikes

No one likes to think about fires, floods or other natural disasters hitting their homes, but this is always a possibility. However, as they say, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. By getting your home and family ready for disasters now, you can rest easier knowing you’re prepared in the event …

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Top 10 Reasons Our First Attempt at Raising Chickens Failed

Top 10 Reasons Our First Attempt at Raising Chickens Failed – Several years ago, we tried raising chickens with somewhat disastrous results. So we recently did what any other crazy family would do and got chickens again. Normal people might be deterred when their first attempt was a miserable failure, but we apparently just aren’t …

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How to Boil Sap into Maple Syrup without Special Equipment

How to Boil Sap into Maple Syrup without Special Maple Syrup Boiling Equipment – In our prior post, we taught you How To Easily Tap Maple Trees for Splendid Natural Syrup. We’re back to teach you how to boil that sap into maple syrup without buying any special equipment. We put together a video of …

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How to Easily Tap Maple Trees for Splendid Natural Syrup

How to Easily Tap Maple Trees for Splendid Natural Syrup – If you’ve ever experienced the sticker shock of shopping for real maple syrup, you will likely understand why someone might want to tap maple trees to make their own real maple syrup. Fortunately, you can easily tap your own maple trees with very minimal …

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Winter Storm Preparedness – Power Outage Foods

Winter Storm Preparedness – Easily-Prepared Power Outage Foods – We’re still in the middle of winter, folks. I’m sure you’ll want to pick up some of these convenient power outage foods on your next grocery trip. A power outage doesn’t stop your family’s need to eat. Meeting your food needs can be trickier during a …

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Winter Storm Preparedness – Alternative Heat

Winter Storm Preparedness – Alternative Heat without Electricity – All the times that we’ve had longterm power outages going back as far as I can remember have been the result of winter weather conditions. This means, in our area, having a way to heat your home that doesn’t rely on the electrical grid is vital to …

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Winter Storm Preparedness – Massive Water Storage on the Cheap

Winter Storm Preparedness – Massive Water Storage on the Cheap – In order to protect and provide for your family in any winter storm power outage, you must have adequate water storage. Experts consider one gallon of water per person per day to be an appropriate level of water supplies. For a large family, that’s …

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