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Off the grid

21 Hand-Powered Tools You Need to Live Off the Grid - Homestead Survival Site

Sooner or later, your fuel stockpiles will run out. When they do, you must not only have a stockpile of hand-powered tools, you must know how to use them.

Bathing Off-Grid With Our Outdoor Shower & How to Stay Clean Without Electricity - My Homestead Life

Power loss, natural disaster, camping, broke water lines and more, are all reasons why you may need to take an outdoor shower. Here are 7 ways to get clean.

Off Grid Checklist: Become Self-Reliant with these Steps

Want to go Off Grid but don't know how? Download this free checklist with step-by-step instructions on how to go off grid and become self-reliant.

Off Grid Toilets: Which One Do You Want for Your Home? | An Off Grid Life

Comparing off grid toilets for your home? Learn about five different options, as well as what we have for our family off the grid. You may be surprised!

Freecycle USA - FREECYCLE USA

Freecycle Today! Learn more about Recyclable Products and DIY Videos on how to re-purpose just about any recycled item you want.

Most Helpful Off-Grid Cabin Accessories We’ve Found | Outdoor Troop

Packing for a stay in an Off-Grid cabin can be frustrating if you don't know what accessories you should bring. The same goes for off-grid…

Dehydrating

How to Make Dehydrated Lemon Powder + 13 Ways to Use It ~ Homestead and Chill

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Got lemons? Don’t waste the peels! Instead, turn them into a delicious, zesty, sweet dried lemon powder. Lemon powder is easy to make, and can be used in more ways than you’d imagine! Season your salad dressing, dips, vegetables, meat, fish, tea, baked goods, yogurt, and more. Use dehydrated lemon peel powder as a replacement for fresh lemon zest in any recipe - 1 tsp of lemon powder for every tablespoon of called-for zest.

47 Perfectly Delicious Dehydrator Recipes You Will Want to Try

Who knew a dehydrator was such a useful little kitchen appliance? We show you over 40 recipes for your dehydrator that can be easily made.

Dried Fruit + More Tasty Food Dehydrator Recipes

Do you love dried fruit? Here are the best dehydrator recipes out there so you can make your own and enjoy some delicious dried meat too.

What Foods Can You Not Dehydrate? - Mom with a PREP

Have you ever wondered what foods you can and cannot dehydrate? Here's a practical list from Mom with a PREP.

47 Perfectly Delicious Dehydrator Recipes You Will Want to Try

Who knew a dehydrator was such a useful little kitchen appliance? We show you over 40 recipes for your dehydrator that can be easily made.

How to Dehydrate Ginger and Make Ginger Powder

Dehydrate ginger for the best tasting ginger powder you've ever had! Better than storebought - and it's so easy to do!

How to Use Fruit Powders Dehydrate

Learn these 25+ ways to use fruit powders to extend the life of dehydrated fruits and elevate everyday foods to something wonderful!

Essential Oils

This DIY Kitchen Tool Is What You Need to Naturally Dry Herbs | Hunker

Learn how to make a DIY Herb Drying Rack, a surprisingly stylish and functional kitchen tool that you didn't know you needed.

An Herbalist's Ultimate Guide to Herbal Books | indieherbalist

Cultivating a home reference library is essential for home herbalists! Take a peek at an herbalist's shelves and see what I've been reading.

How To Grow Your Own SHTF Pharmacy | Survival Sullivan

24 plants you should grow as part of your survival garden that'll help you fight medical issues post-collapse. Lots of easy recipes included.

Shop - Wellness Books - Filtered Family

Wellness books galore! Get healthy with these fantastic books! From eating clean to going gluten free to healing your thyroid!

The Super Healing Powers of KITCHEN SPICES: 14 Medicinal Spices Your Kitchen Needs! (You Probably Already Have an Herbal Pharmacy!) — All Posts Healing Harvest Homestead

NOTE: This article is all about how common kitchen spices you probably have in your cupboard are useful for home remedies! Find out how to use the herbs and spices you have for cooking for first aid and other remedies, as well as general wellness. Drat! Mr. V. cut himself again! Working on the

15 Best Herbs for the Beginning Herbalist (Which Herbs Should You Start Using First?) — All Posts Healing Harvest Homestead

NOTE: This article is about easy, safe, effective herbs perfect for the beginning herbalist to start using. Take a look and see if any of these sound like something you might like to try. And if you want an amazing community, consider joining my group, The Confident Herbal Tribe community to learn

7 Must Get Beginner Herbal Books For Your Library |

7 of the best Herb books for aspiring herbalist like yourself, plus some beginner tips the to help you get started n the path to herbal remedies.

So, You Want to Become an Herbalist? Here are Eight Simple Steps You'll Need to Start Learning About Herbalism Now — All Posts Healing Harvest Homestead

Find out how you can become an herbalist: Be confident in your ability to use herbs for health and wellness, safely and effectively, in your daily life! Learning herbalism changed my life ! When I started learning about using herbs and essential oils for health, becoming an actual herbalist

8 Herbal Podcasts Herbalists Will Want To Listen To | Growing Up Herbal

Whether you’re in the car, folding laundry, or hiking in the woods, podcasts are a great way to learn from other experts on a variety of subjects, and herbalism is no exception. Herbal podcasts are an easily accessible source of information on individual herbs, interviews with herbalists of a specific topic, or learning about a...Read More

FREE Handcrafted Herbalism Mini-Course – CLOSED | Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

The Handcrafted Herbalism Mini-Course includes 3 FREE lessons on: Foraging • Botany • Medicine Making

13 Things You Need to Have in Your Home Apothecary

If you're just starting out in your herbal journey, there are a few things you need to get started. I've compiled a list of the top 13 essential items you need to stock your home apothecary.

The Herbal Home; How to build your home apothecary ~ Locusts & Honey

Discover how to build your own herbal apothecary at home and the tools you need to easily bring herbalism into your everyday life.

Gardening

How to Grow A Survival Garden For Hard Times | SHTFPreparedness

Learn how to start a survival garden and keep your family well-fed and happy. You'll find everyting you need ti know about prepper gardening.

25 Raised Garden Beds That Will Inspire You to Actually Grow Veggies This Year

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How to Regrow Food in Water: 10 Foods that Regrow Without Dirt

Great money saving idea to regrow food in water. Perfect if you don't have room for a garden & are trying to save a few bucks! :: DontWastetheCrumbs.com

10 Dwarf Fruit Trees That You Can Grow in Pots Easily

Dwarf fruit tress are perfect for small spaces. Here are 10 dwarf fruit trees which you can easily grow on your porch, or in containers or on the terrace.

12 Best Veggies & Herbs to Regrow from Kitchen Scraps

Best vegetables & herbs to regrow from kitchen scraps in water or soil. Start a windowsill garden indoors, or grow foods using grocery lettuce, beets, etc!

Category: Growing Projects

Our Veggie Buds Club Grow Box is full of quick, fun, and tasty growing projects that you can do at home.

Composting 101: How to Start a Compost Pile

We are new gardeners and new to composting. We created this composting 101 guide to help you get started with creating you first compost pile! It's easy!

Homesteading

10 Brilliant PVC Projects for Your Homestead

If you like to build things and save some money along the way, here is a collection of the best PVC projects to update your homestead.

How to Learn 52 Homestead Skills This Year

Sometimes all you need is a bit of motivation....and a lot of accountability. This guest

How to Homestead - (Not Quite) Like Grandma Used to Do

You don't have to move off grid to learn how to homestead. Just take a lesson from grandma and work to provide for your family with the best of old and new.

Old Fashioned Homemaking Ideas

Learn what old fashioned homemaking is, whether or not its for you, and how you can become an old fashioned homemaker today!

15 Vintage Skills That Can Be Learned On YouTube

15 Vintage Skills That Can Be Learned On YouTube! There are many skills you can taught simply by watching well done YouTube videos for homesteaders.

The Homestead Kitchen: Tips for Creating a Practical, Rustic, Self Sufficient Kitchen

Learn about running an efficient and organized homestead kitchen: Tools, off grid appliances, wood stoves, cast iron, food storage and more!

13 Items They Made During the Great Depression (But We Pay for Now) | The Frugal Navy Wife

Did you know there are many items then made during the Great Depression and we now buy? Head back to basics with these items to save money on items like....

20 Plants You Can Turn Into Flour - Homestead Survival Site

Wheat is a staple of almost everyone’s diet, but it can be difficult to grow. Thankfully, there’s a plethora of other plants that can be made into flour.

Living Fences: How-To, Advantages, and Tips | MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Durable for generations, living fences protect soil, contain livestock, provide wildlife habitat, and sometimes even provide wood.

Homeopathy

Best Homeopathy, Homeopathic Treatment, Clinic, Doctor in Ahmedabad

Best Homeopathic or Homeopathy Treatment with Psychological Counseling Clinic and Doctor in Vastrapur and Satellite, Ahmedabad, India. +919377442021 or info@manakriticlinic.com

Greenhouse

Amazing Ideas for Fall Winter Gardening

Turn an existing raised garden bed into a cold frame by attaching a lid to to it(in this structure, consider installing a vent to prevent overheating.) Image Source For people who love gardening, the cold winter can not stop their planting excitement. If you’re looking for a foolproof method to expand your gardening time, cold […]

Food Storage

How to Properly Freeze Food

How to freeze food to keep it fresh the longest, how to thaw foods safely and what foods are NOT freezer friendly!

How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator - Off The Grid News

If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. The fall season brings bountiful harvest from your own garden as well as inexpensive prices from local farmers’ markets. In winter months, prices on produce inevitably rise. So it makes sense to store ...

9 Easiest Ways to Store Meat Without Refrigeration | SHTFPreparedness

Learning to store meat without refrigeration is essential when SHTF. If the power goes out, you can’t depend on the modern conveniences we have today.

Living Without a Fridge and What You Can Learn

Food storage is a bit different without modern technology. Adjusting to what is seasonally available is a large part of living without refrigeration.

Root cellar

7 Best Ways on How to Build Root Cellar | Survival Supply Zone

Store fresh fruits and veggies without electricity by making your own root cellar. Check out the 7 best ways how to build this electricity-free refrigerator

25 DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas to Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

25 DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas to Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators

Do you want to store your harvest fresh without electricity? Here are 25 DIY root cellar plans and design ideas that you can build in your backyard.

Root Cellars - Modern Homesteading - MOTHER EARTH NEWS

Pushed aside by the development of refrigeration technology, root cellars made a comeback among homesteaders in the 1970s and 80s.

Bee keeping

61 Plants That Attract Honeybees

Here is a list of 61 plants that attract honeybees and other pollinators. This list will give you an idea of which wild plants bees love to work and some ideas on what to plant in your own garden.

"Meat bees" vs bees — WILD BEE PROJECT urban wild bees SLC | UT | US

FYI, "meat bees" are actually wasps. Yellow jacket wasps. Bees are vegetarian, and are not aggressive. Late in the summer we see lots of wasps. When other food sources (nectar and insects) for wasps dry up and decline, wasps come more aggressively to our picnics and BBQs.&n

Punch Boredom In The Throat With These 38 Randoms

Random pics, GIFs and memes that'll kick boredom's ass.

NATURAL LIVING – 👣 Helen's Journey 👣

Posts about NATURAL LIVING written by Helen's Journey

PALLET IDEA

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Foraged food

Elderberry Identification and Foraging Tips | HealthyGreenSavvy

Identifying elderberry plants isn't difficult, but it's important to know about potentially toxic lookalikes. What to know about elderberry identification.

20 Medicinal Trees You Can Forage Medicine From

Before running to the pharmacy, I always check out the medicinal trees around me. A lot of them can treat common ailments. Here's how...

Emergency Preparedness

10 Survival Skills Every 12 Year Old Should Know - Mom with a PREP

Does your twelve year old know these basic life skills? It's about time that he or she did (and frankly - all of us!) // Mom with a PREP

52 Survival Skills your Kids Should be Learning | SHTFPreparedness

Many of us have forgotten the importance of teaching our children survival skills. Here are survival skills your kids should be learning.

How To Build A Solar Furnace For Only $50 | Urban Survival Site

A solar furnace could keep a single room nice and warm on a sunny day. This would be great if the power went out as you wouldn't have to use any of your fuel.

A Printable Schedule to Actually Finish Your Family's 72-Hour Kits

If you are totally overwhelmed with putting together 72-hour emergency kits for your family, this website is gold! It provides a free printable, step-by-step, organized way to start and actually finish your family's 72-hour kits!

Foot Powered Off The Grid Washing Machine

This foot powered off the grid washing machine can is a labor saving device that can save sore muscles, time and energy when washing clothes without

Flower Gardening

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Cleaning

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Grandkids

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Canning

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Food

Instant Pot Freezer Meals from Aldi

These 7 Freezer Meals are great for New Moms. Spend less than $60 and be done in 60 minutes when you follow the steps to making these healthy, easy recipes.

20+ Elderflower Recipes: cordial, liqueur, tea, jelly, cake + more!

When elderflowers are in season make these great elderflower recipes! Includes recipes for elderflower cordial, liqueur, tea, jelly, cake, and more!

How to Grow Elderberries | Gardener's Path

The elderberry makes a beautiful addition to any yard. Learn how to care for this plant and harvest the berries in our growing guide at Gardener’s Path.

Grow Forever Food with Edible Perennials

"Edible Perennials to Harvest and Enjoy (Pretty Much) Forever" will help you to build that sustainable garden that will feed your family for many years!

Organization

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Pets

Introducing A New Pomeranian Puppy Into Your Home

Are You Getting a Pomeranian Puppy? Introducing A New Pomeranian Puppy Into Your Home. how to comfort a new puppy Pomeranian.

Pomeranian Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts - DogTime

It's fairly obvious as to why the Pomeranian is such a popular pup: they are intelligent, highly social, and downright fluffy and adorable. Thinking about bringing a Pomeranian puppy into your home? Then here are a few things to know about the breed as a puppy!

Pomeranian Faces. Teddy Bear Pomeranian, Baby Doll Pomeranian or Fox Face Pomeranian?

Learn about the 3 Pomeranian faces. Baby Doll Pomeranian, Fox Face Pomeranian and Teddy Bear Pomeranian. Pomeranian face types explained.

Recipes

19 Make Ahead Freezer Meals to Save Time and Money

These easy make ahead freezer meals are perfect for families, for two, or just for one. Save time and money with these casseroles, crockpot meals, and more.

Self Sufficient

FREE Becoming an Herbalist Mini Course – Herbal Academy

Has anyone ever asked you, What does an herbalist DO? It can be challenging to explain the multi-faceted life of an herbalist! Though herbalists work in the wellness field, herbalists are not doctors! In fact, in many areas of the world, herbalism is not a licensed profession. An herbalist may work in a clinical setting, sell herbal products as a business owner, grow herbs, write about herbs, or be a family herbalist who uses herbs at home. For any type of herbalist, even more…

Zero Garbage Lifestyle

13 Zero Waste Sewing Projects

Living a zero waste lifestyle is easy with this list of eco friendly sewing tutorials. They make it simple to swap out single use items with home sewn projects.

Cows

Pigs

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Instant Pot Freezer Meals from Aldi

These 7 Freezer Meals are great for New Moms. Spend less than $60 and be done in 60 minutes when you follow the steps to making these healthy, easy recipes.

19 Make Ahead Freezer Meals to Save Time and Money

These easy make ahead freezer meals are perfect for families, for two, or just for one. Save time and money with these casseroles, crockpot meals, and more.

Introducing A New Pomeranian Puppy Into Your Home

Are You Getting a Pomeranian Puppy? Introducing A New Pomeranian Puppy Into Your Home. how to comfort a new puppy Pomeranian.

Pomeranian Puppies: Cute Pictures And Facts - DogTime

It's fairly obvious as to why the Pomeranian is such a popular pup: they are intelligent, highly social, and downright fluffy and adorable. Thinking about bringing a Pomeranian puppy into your home? Then here are a few things to know about the breed as a puppy!

Pomeranian Faces. Teddy Bear Pomeranian, Baby Doll Pomeranian or Fox Face Pomeranian?

Learn about the 3 Pomeranian faces. Baby Doll Pomeranian, Fox Face Pomeranian and Teddy Bear Pomeranian. Pomeranian face types explained.

20+ Elderflower Recipes: cordial, liqueur, tea, jelly, cake + more!

When elderflowers are in season make these great elderflower recipes! Includes recipes for elderflower cordial, liqueur, tea, jelly, cake, and more!

How to Grow Elderberries | Gardener's Path

The elderberry makes a beautiful addition to any yard. Learn how to care for this plant and harvest the berries in our growing guide at Gardener’s Path.

Elderberry Identification and Foraging Tips | HealthyGreenSavvy

Identifying elderberry plants isn't difficult, but it's important to know about potentially toxic lookalikes. What to know about elderberry identification.

Grow Forever Food with Edible Perennials

"Edible Perennials to Harvest and Enjoy (Pretty Much) Forever" will help you to build that sustainable garden that will feed your family for many years!

How to Sex Chickens: 6 Ways to Determine Hen Or Rooster

If you’re in the chicken business in any capacity, you likely know how important it is to correctly sex a ... Read more

Homemade Herb and Spice Fire Starters | Garden Betty

One of my favorite things about fall is the smell of burning wood and bonfires. Whether it comes from a backyard chimenea or a wood-burning stove, I’m always anxious for the temperature to drop a few degrees just so I can light a fire at home. I mostly keep it low-fi and light some crumpled newspaper to get a fire going, but these homemade herb and spice fire starters are a simple step that makes a fire feel really special. If you use them inside the house, they’ll fill the air with the most…

Best Homeopathy, Homeopathic Treatment, Clinic, Doctor in Ahmedabad

Best Homeopathic or Homeopathy Treatment with Psychological Counseling Clinic and Doctor in Vastrapur and Satellite, Ahmedabad, India. +919377442021 or info@manakriticlinic.com

How to Properly Freeze Food

How to freeze food to keep it fresh the longest, how to thaw foods safely and what foods are NOT freezer friendly!

How to Grow A Survival Garden For Hard Times | SHTFPreparedness

Learn how to start a survival garden and keep your family well-fed and happy. You'll find everyting you need ti know about prepper gardening.

7 Best Ways on How to Build Root Cellar | Survival Supply Zone

Store fresh fruits and veggies without electricity by making your own root cellar. Check out the 7 best ways how to build this electricity-free refrigerator

How To Store Fresh Vegetables For Months … Without A Refrigerator - Off The Grid News

If gardeners find spring and summer to be about growing food, they find fall and winter to be more about storing food. The fall season brings bountiful harvest from your own garden as well as inexpensive prices from local farmers’ markets. In winter months, prices on produce inevitably rise. So it makes sense to store ...