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Category Archive: Homesteading

Jun 09

What’s An Earthship?? 

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to live completely off grid, or have considered going for it, but aren’t sure you can truly cut it, well have I got good news! You can RENT an EARTHSHIP. Not sure what an Earthship is? Neither was I. The following video explains what they are …

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Jun 09

How to Train Chickens to Come When Called 

Funny how we all seem to be conditioned to think only dogs and horses can be trained. So many times I’ve seen someone walking their cat on a leash and heard chuckles and saw pointed fingers (ok, I was the one pointing!) But seriously! Behavioral training principles really work the same for any animal. In …

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Jun 03

How to Make A Composting Toilet 

If you are at all obsessed with the tiny house movement, or homesteading, then you have likely already heard of a composting toilet. Even if you have heard of it, you might not fully understand how it works. I know I didn’t! Although the idea of bucketing and reusing your own waste may seem repulsive, …

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Jun 03

10 Everyday Reasons To Be A Prepper

I think that being a prepper is a wonderful thing. Not a lot of people know the community well, but we have a pretty good idea here at IYSK. “Prepping” is being prepared for a widespread disaster so you would know how to survive without our modern day conveniences. This isn’t paranoia, it’s common sense. …

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Jun 03

How to Take a Vacation from the Homestead

    After four months on the road in an RV, we’ve come one step to our determination of what we want out of our lives. We want to homestead. At least a little. But we still want to travel in our RV whenever possible. I woke up this morning thinking about how on earth …

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Jun 01

30 Uses for Wood Ash

A camplife such as ours necessitates campfires as much and often as will be allowed. I’ve always loved making fires and love this lifestyle that makes it part of my routine! With fires almost every night, that produces a ton of ash! Most of that ash we do have to remove so that the pit …

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May 30

The Garden Tower vs The Tower Garden

Ah, the great vertical growing debate. There are many of you who are purists and will look at these contraptions as ridiculous novelties that are taking us farther away from Mother Earth. And some of you will be staring, mouth agape, at the wonder that is vertical gardening and will be kicking yourself for wasting …

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May 28

Learn How To Wash Clothes During An Emergency

Life on the road truly does force you to have some creative thoughts, if not creative solutions! There have been many a-time where the laundry facilities were unusable, unavailable, or just too darned expensive. We have toyed around with learning to do wash on our own. Off-grid. This seems to be the favored method, but …

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May 24

DIY Cleaning Wipes

I finished with buying these overpriced, wasteful cleaning wipes. It’s ridiculously simple and cheap to make your own. You can choose whether or not to use later towels for the disposable version our cut up a t-shirt to reuse them. Both options are better than what you’re paying for at the store. Here’s the recipe: …

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May 24

8 Survival Hacks Using a Soda Can

  You never know when the apocalypse is going to arrive and suddenly you’re faced with a life and death situation and all you have is….a soda can. Ok, so you most likely will need some other tools to make these hacks work (except for #7), but if you’ve got a few tea lights, a …

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