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Foraging Safely

Add to Favorites By Anita B. Stone If you want to meet a true forager, it is imperative to visit one who lives solely off five acres of land. I …

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On the Road Again (Hopefully)…

Add to Favorites By Jim Cobb — For many, summer means vacation. Even homesteaders need to get away once in a while. Here in the United States, many families opt …

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What to Cook in a Solar Oven
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago, we added a solar cooker to our homestead tools. We have long, hot summers and cook from scratch every day, which was taxing our …

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Cattails: A Useful Pond Plant
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Grow the Cattail Plant in Your Farm Pond
March 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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A Complete Bug Out Bag List
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Some call it a 72-hour kit; others call it a get home bag. List what you need for three days, pack it in a portable container, and …

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Get Home Bag List: A Vital Component of Readiness

For most people, home is where you will want to be during a crisis. That’s where you have the bulk of your emergency essentials and where you’ll find the assistance and support of your family and possibly your neighbors

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10 Ways to Conserve Water

Add to Favorites By Vicki and James Foster – The drought started the year we bought our homestead property. Experiencing a drought will quickly have you researching 10 ways to conserve …

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How to Save Electricity at Home During the Holidays
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites City streetlights blink bright red and green. Even Rudolph’s nose shines so bright. The most wonderful time of the year is also the season with the highest …

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No-Peek Beef Stew for a Winter Warm Up
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Is there anything better to chase away the bone-chilling cold of winter than old-fashioned beef stew? Well, yes. How about “no-peek” old-fashioned beef stew? Beat the winter …

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Making Chai Tea 101
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites It’s that time of year when our kitchens are fragrant with warming spices. Common spices, like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and nutmeg make their appearance in many holiday …

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Make-Ahead Gifts from the Kitchen
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list. I’ve got the answer for those hard-to-buy-for folks. …

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Limoncello Recipe: Make Ahead for Holiday Giving
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites The holidays will soon be upon us, and that means finding the perfect gift for everyone on the list. I’ve got the answer for those hard-to-buy-for folks. …

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Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups Taste Great and They’re Healthy, Too!
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites Tired of having to read labels on fruit roll-ups/fruit leathers at the grocery? Do artificial flavors and colors, high fructose corn syrup, and a high price make …

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DIY Deli Faves: Best Tabouleh Recipe, Hummus, and More
March 13, 2019 · · Canning & Kitchen

Add to Favorites What do hummus, pimiento cheese, chicken liver pate, and the best tabouleh recipe have in common? They’re all customer favorites at delis across America. They are expensive …

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