Prepping & Safety

Homesteading articles about Prepping & Safety as they pertain to homesteaders, family, farming, animal husbandry, history, and myriad other topics discussed at Homestead.org, collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

Peter Piper Picked a Peck: DIY Pickles on the Homestead

Homesteaders are accustomed to spending time at home and taking on projects in the kitchen.  Now that everyone has been…

6 days ago

How to Make Herbal Tinctures

Learn how to make herbal tinctures and liquid medicinals from herbs, berries, and roots. Medicine making is both an art…

4 months ago

Homesteaders vs Survivalists

Homesteaders vs. Survivalists: Conflicting Interests or Alternative Routes to the Same Destination? A funny thing happened when I got caught…

4 months ago

Adam vs. the Post Pounder

As far as I can tell, the blame lays squarely with Prince William of England and his then-fiancée, Kate the…

5 months ago

Homesteading Requires a Keen Edge: Knives on the Homestead

What’s the most oft-used tool on the homestead? Whether cutting vegetables for supper, field dressing wild game, butchering livestock, or…

6 months ago

The Day the Fires Came Through

I found myself fitting in well to my new way of life: being a woman, living alone in the middle…

8 months ago

The Deadliest Homesteading Mistake

They came from the city. They were prepared. They were prepared for the complete collapse of world civilization, and with…

10 months ago

Homestead Prepping: Buying a Bug Out Location (Buying a B.O.L.)

About two years ago, while selling real estate for a broker who specialized in rural properties, I was contacted by…

12 months ago

Top 5 Reasons to Can Your Own Meat

  Every year I can nearly 200 pounds of meat.  I normally can about 60 pounds of meat at a…

1 year ago

Emergency Food Storage

  As a homesteader and a prepper I believe in having stored food.  However, there's the smart way to do…

1 year ago

Homestead Heating Safety

  You’ve made the decision to live a simpler life in the country… no corporate ladder climbing, no tense lengthy…

2 years ago

Acronyms to Live By: WTSHTF and It’s TEOTWAWKI Will You Be SOL Or LOL?

  The Internet is a wonderful thing.  Or a terrible thing.  Depending on the user, and the day, and the…

2 years ago