Category Archive: Homesteading

Living In the Land Rather Than On the Land

Living In the Land Rather Than On the Land On all the prepper and homestead sites we talk about living off the land. But never before have we talked about living in the land! These homes are awesome. Not viable on everyone’s budget and I do think they would be expensive to build with all …

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Thoughts on Hoop Greenhouses & Shade Cloth

Thoughts on Hoop Greenhouses & Shade Cloth Many people’s gardens are left to rest during colder temperatures. But others grow year round despite the weather. This leaves many pondering how they should approach those low temperatures in their hoop greenhouses. Less of an  instructional blog, the featured link below speaks to the thoughts and ideas of …

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DIY Water Storage Tank

DIY Water Storage Tank The featured DIY instructions in this post are what I would call vintage! Ron wrote these instructions in 1986. So add a bit of inflation for the cost of materials on this one. However, the need to store and gather water for your livestock still exists and doing it yourself is …

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DIY Gravity Chicken Feed Dispenser

DIY Gravity Chicken Feed Dispenser Livestock of any size is a lot of work, including chickens. If you could reduce the daily chores involved, why wouldn’t you?  This gravity feeder could substantially reduce your work load especially if paired with the DIY Automatic Chicken Watering System. During any crisis or storm the last thing you …

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How and Where to Drill Your Well Video

How and Where to Drill Your Well Video If you don’t live near a moving body of fresh water or if getting to that fresh water could be an issue at your bug out location. You will want to drill/dig a well.  This process could actually be life saving someday and if the water is …

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Apply For Free Land In Kansas

Apply For Free Land In Kansas Who says you can’t afford land anymore! If you have been saving for your dream home, looking to relocate to a rural area, or just wanting to start over some place new, this could be the deal for you!   There are always strings attached to just about anything …

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Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop!

Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop! Once again I am amazed by the ingenuity of the homesteader. If you have children, in all likelihood you either have or have had one of the triangle style swing sets in your back yard at some time or another. Now days they are much more complicated then the back …

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Rancher Turns the Tables on Government Surveyors

Rancher Turns the Tables on Government Surveyors We have all at one time or another experienced government bureaucracy, fees, permits, and red tape. This is especially true if you are dealing with wildlife of any kind. One Oregon rancher received a request from the department of fish and wildlife to survey his property in regards …

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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower

DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower I have got to say this is one of the most awesome DIY rainwater harvesting projects I have ever seen! The step by step instructions allow you to build it as high or as low as your needs and location allow. Harvesting rain water has become more and more important as …

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Hiding Food While Bugged Out

Hiding Food While Bugged Out Everyone talks about a bugout bag. It’s what we are able to take with us if we are forced to flee our current location. Many have and many are searching for a bugout location. A safe place to land and begin again. But what if that safe place isn’t truly …

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