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Month: July 2017

10 Reasons You Should Be Gardening!

10 Reasons You Should Be Gardening!

One of the most important skills to learn is gardening. The ability to grow your own food and maintain your own sustainability is a key point in homesteading and prepping. While you may not be able to produce all your own food, you have the capability to produce a lot of it. You can also garden just for pleasure. You can also garden for your long term food storage needs by canning, freezing, and drying your produce.There are many ways…

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Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook: Book Review

Prepper’s Total Grid Failure Handbook: Book Review

One of the topics that come up for discussion at our house is living off-grid or what we will be doing if the grid fails. Our whole house is electric which causes stress and anxiety because we are so dependent on the grid. To alleviate that stress and anxiety, we have been looking at ways to become less dependent on the grid.When this book came in the mail, I was ready for it. We have needed the information that Prepper’s…

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Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In July

Five Prepping Things To Accomplish In July

July is the time of the year that flies by so quickly. There is never enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished. The weather is hot and very humid (at least in Iowa it is!). The garden is growing like crazy. The grass and the weeds are either having a competition to see who can grow the fastest or the grass is burnt up and the weeds still need to be mowed.For July’s prepping accomplishments, I tried to…

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