Identifying Your Backyard Pharmacy

When I move to the country and work for self-sufficiency, I find myself paying even more attention to what comes out of the field. I walk around taking photos...

9 Prepping Uses for Coffee Grounds

I remember reading somewhere that we don’t really calculate life in hours, minutes, seconds or years, but rather in a coffee spoon. I have to agree with this one...

10 Vegetables to stockpile for a whole year

Eating your vegetables can help you to grow stronger – and taller! My mama used to say. That is if they were properly stored. Whether you are looking for a long-term...

How To Pickle Meat

Brining has been a common method of preserving meat, at least as far back as the 18th century, to ensure it did not go to waste. Due to its...

Toilet Paper Pills – The Best Invention You Didn’t Know You Need

When hiking, camping, or just getting through daily life, there are always times when you need to clean up yourself, your kids, or your space. Most of us keep...

The Long-Forgotten Cheesecloth

The original purpose of cheesecloth was, as you may have guessed from the name, cheese making. This was used in the cheese making process to distinguish the liquids and...

Medical Preparedness with Alternative Methods

In modern times we have become accustomed to medication and healing being only a phone call away. It wasn’t that long ago that we were much more vulnerable to...

My First Batch Of Canned Cheese

I have always heard that "necessity is the mother of invention", but I also think of it as "the mother of learning something new." This has been the case...

12 Old Fashioned Arthritis Remedies Your Ancestors Used

When it comes to searching for good, readily available remedies for treating arthritis, or indeed any disease, we look back in time and take lessons from our ancestors, obviously. However,...

How to Keep Eggs Fresh for a Year with Isinglass

There are many ways to preserve eggs when you're lucky enough to have a surplus of them, but in general, each one has its own weaknesses. Pickling eggs when all...