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Category Archive: Homesteading

Feb 21

Papercrete

Okay. So this is neat. It’s like concrete but it is made out of repulped paper fibers. They call it papercrete. It isn’t approved as a valid building material, yet it is being used by homesteaders and preppers alike because of its durability and strength. It is relatively easy to make and doesn’t cost much …

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Feb 12

Endless Hot Water Without Electricity

  The uses for a project like this are many. It is quite a simple set up and may be as good as you can get in a backwoods or survival type situation. It definitely won’t give you on demand temperature controlled water like we’re used to at most homes in the US, but it could …

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Feb 10

6 Things to Do With Eggshells

Eggs are a staple item in almost any household. You eat them for breakfast, in cakes, in random recipes. Very rarely do you go through a day where eggs aren’t eaten. But if you save the eggshells, you can do many things with them. Here are my 6 favorite things to do with the leftover …

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Jan 29

Fish Antibiotics for Humans. What You Need To Know…

“Stockpiling medication for a future disaster or a collapse of society is straightforward when it comes to non-prescription medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen etc. They are cheap to buy and readily available. However, it is not so simple to acquire and stockpile prescription medications such as common antibiotics which are required to treat infections. To …

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Jan 27

7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know The Location Of

      I’m always surprised at how many people who own homes and don’t know even the basic operations of it or locations of it’s main components. If you don’t feel confident in this department, please give this article a read. It’s never too late to learn. 7 Things Every Homeowner Should Know The …

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Jan 12

Dairy Goat Breeds and Their Milk Production Stats 

If you’ve got a homestead or a small farm and want to add some goats, the choices might be daunting. It helps to not only know the breeds of goat that are available to you, but their size, their coats, their temperaments and, naturally, their milk output.  If you only want a goat for your …

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Jan 10

Keep Your Chicken’s Water From Freezing (Without Electricity)

I don’t have chickens but I have wondered about this. How do you keep their drinking water from freezing without electricity? There are several tactics, and perhaps using a combination of them is the best approach. Using a large water bin, black, made of rubber or plastic with some ping pong balls floating on top …

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Jan 02

How to Make Easy-to-Clean Nesting Boxes For Your Coop

I don’t have chickens so I won’t pretend I can relate to this project beyond knowing that part of the reason that I DON’T have chickens is because I’ve heard how difficult they are to clean up after. This project should suit those of you with a few little backyard hens and don’t want to …

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Dec 18

How to Make Bunny Brew: Managing Rabbit Manure On The Homestead

I have two non-homesteading friends with bunnies and knew a girl in college who had one two. That guy bit my foot once for no reason at all. Little jerk! My mom got us two bunnies for Easter one year when I was about 8. I think that lasted 2 days before they were sent …

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Dec 10

42 Zero Waste Habits That Will Save You Money 

If you could do even half the things on this list you are living an extremely conscious and, likely, busy lifestyle. If someone (the author?) is doing ALL of these things, well that is one impressive effort. The most difficult tasks on this zero-waste list are the homesteading efforts like canning, bread-making, food-drying, salad-dressing/hot sauce/mayo …

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