Listen To The Article Always ask landowners before wildcrafting and foraging. Wildcrafting is the term that people refer to for collecting wild plants. Wild plants often have strong healing properties and exceptional flavor. I have never tasted a store bought strawberry that compared in flavor to the tiny alpine ones that grow freely in wild
Spring Storms are upon us. The spring storm season is here, and for thousands of people in the United States, that means time to start preparing the homestead. It is important to becoming mentally aware of how to react should you find yourself in the midst of a natural disaster. Summer and fall seasons bring
Food Shortages As the new case count for COVID-19 patients decreases and then increases according to media needs, we need to realize that the pandemic is far from over. In fact, some medical “experts” now predict that we will be dealing with COVID-19 well into 2022. With that being the case, chances are pretty high
Hunters will be able to choose a Tier One license, the traditional option, which allows six ducks, with some restrictions on the species and sex of the ducks in their bag. Tier Two will be the three-splash limit. Hunters are limited to a total of three ducks with no restrictions at all on species or
Keeping warm during a winter power outage can be difficult. The recent polar vortex hit Texas hard. While the entire country suffered with unexpectedly cold temperatures which lasted for days; no other state had as many people without power, without water and dying from the cold weather. But why should this be so? First, no
After learning about the enormous catch, the New Mexico Game and Fish Department said that the state record for blue catfish is 54.25 pounds, and that Ordaz’s fish likely would have edged out the record. However, since the fish was not weighed on an official state scale prior to release it was ineligible for a
If there is a hint of good news here, it’s that you don’t have to worry about eating deer exposed to neonics. Although the studies raise important questions about the effects of these pesticides on wildlife, the levels found in deer are much lower than the levels deemed safe to eat in domestic livestock. “I
Taking inventory gives me the chance to see what I actually have. Yet, it also gives me the chance to check the condition of everything in my prepping stockpile as well. Many people have special things they do at the beginning of the year. For me, that means taking inventory in more ways than one.
Chicks There’s nothing that hints of spring quite like newly hatched chicks. If you haven’t ordered yet, now is the time to do so, either through a nearby breeder, the local feed store or a mail order hatchery. You’ll also want to have your brooder set up so you’re all ready to go when that
DIY Warm Winter Blankets Anyone Can Make As the winter temperature drops far below freezing, many people start to get out their thicker blankets and perhaps add a throw or two on the couch to stay warm. Learning how to make a quilt or even just simple layering blankets is a great skill to have.
Frozen Pipes One of the biggest issues during winter are water pipes freezing and possibly bursting. Frozen pipes can be a serious problem if they do burst and — depending on the damage — can cost quite a bit to fix. Not to mention it creates a mess and leaves you without running water. If
Survival in a Winter Blackout Many people prepare for winter weather by putting together a winter survival kit in their car. But too few prepare an additional kit for their home, which can leave them unprepared when a winter ice or snowstorm hits and leaves them trapped there. Because preparing your house for a winter
hidden dangers of winter Even for the seasoned outdoorist, it’s good to review wintertime safety protocols so that they are fresh in your mind. Too often we become relaxed, believing that nothing bad will happen to us. Yet things don’t always go as planned, and it is better to be safe than sorry. Here are
Listen To The Article animals Watering animals in the winter can be a huge headache for both small-scale homesteaders and large-scale farmers, especially if you’re off-grid. Certain animals, like dairy cows, need lots of water to keep up production. Producing 10-plus gallons of milk per day means they have to drink a lot more than
ice fishing If you’ve ever driven by a lake during winter in the colder states, there’s often an angler or two out there by a hole on the ice, waiting for the catch. Ice fishing has been practiced for thousands of years, but it will only yield its rewards after great patience, knowledge and skill.
5 Winter Survival Skills That Will Keep You Warm, Dry, And Alive Every different climate delivers a unique set of challenges in a survival scenario, and winter is no exception. If you aren’t too careful, the frigid wind and cold can immobilize you with frostbite and then kill you off with hypothermia. In this article,
Listen To The Article By maximizing your solar generator, you can ensure that you will be completely prepared for anything that a winter storm may throw at you. If you go far enough back in history, you’ll find that the whole idea of disaster preparedness and survivalism started in northern climates as a response to
Restaurants have used sous vide cookers for years, and now they’re available to home cooks. Seal your food in a plastic bag, immerse it in water, and the machine heats and circulates the water to a precise temperature. Accurate to one degree or less, sous vide machines allow you to cook food exactly to your