Tag: self reliance

Choosing Your First Homestead Firearm

Shooting A Semi Auto .22

Here’s a must listen to for anyone from a non gun background contemplating the purchase of their first firearm. Common sense and life experience prevails in this 20 minute podcast.  It’s an old episode from GRANNY MILLER RADIO. The topic is “Choosing Your First Homestead Firearm”. The outline of the show: A .22 rifle is…

101 Basic Homesteading Skills

Collage of Homestead Life

The list below was first published on December 30, 2012. It was compiled by my husband and me in less than twenty minutes while sitting at our kitchen table.What follows below is a partial list of homesteading skills that my husband and I share between us. I offer this list as a starting point to…

Survivalist, Prepper or Housewife?

Prepper Food Storage

Lately my husband and I have been having an ongoing conversation about the so-called “survival” and “prepper” movement. We both are more than a little dismayed with the entire phenomena. Many people don’t understand the concepts, skills or life choices often associated with “prepping” or survivalism by any other name. And that fact alone caused…

A Garden Planner For Home Food Preservation

Garden Planner

With a bad economy at hand and garden planning just around the corner I thought a chart might be helpful to some folks looking for concrete direction. The estimates given below are for the vegetable production and preservation needs for a family of 4 for approximately 300 days. In practice the amount of food listed…