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20 Trees You Can Tap for Syrup
Tree tapping is a longstanding tradition with indigenous tribes who taught the earliest colonists how to tap maple trees in North America. Birch sap has a rich history with traditions throughout Europe, Russia, China, and Japan. These traditions survive the test of time for good reason: tree sap is liquid gold because of the benefits it offers. Many tree species are full of sap ready to be tapped for syrup. Probably more than you realize. In fact, you may have one in your own backyard.
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How to Reuse Old Potting Soil
How to Reuse Old Potting Soil - Homestead Survival Site
Going off-grid means you need to generate and maintain your own energy sources, whether it's solar, wind, hydroelectric, or geothermal. Gardening, Glamping, Outdoor, Off Grid Solar Power, Off Grid Solar Panels, Home Wind Power, Off Grid Solar, Wind Power Generator
5 Ways To Generate Off-Grid Power
Going off-grid means you need to generate and maintain your own energy sources, whether it's solar, wind, hydroelectric, or geothermal.
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7 Homemade Healing Salves a Century Ago
What did our ancestors use when they had wounds and sore muscles? I can tell you what they didn’t do; they didn’t run to Walmart and purchase an antibiotic ointment. Instead, our ancestors understood how to use herbs and other ingredients to create healing salves for what ailed them. Intrigued? I was, too! Learning how to heal your injuries with herbs and other items is a fundamental skill for any homesteader or prepper. So, let’s dive into what you need to know about healing salves.
Enjoying the outdoors in the summer can lead to painful rashes thanks to poison ivy. People tend buy commercial products to help soothe the pain, not knowing there's a natural alternative. A jewelweed salve is made from a commonly found plant in North America and provides relief for a variety of skin conditions. It's easy to make and can be crafted for much less money than the stuff you buy at the store. This guide will teach you everything you need to create a salve to treat poison ivy rashes. Healing Herbs, Homemade Remedies, Herbal Medicine, Cold Remedies, Apothacary, Growing Raspberries, Natural Essential Oils
The Best Salve for Poison Ivy Rashes
Enjoying the outdoors in the summer can lead to painful rashes thanks to poison ivy. People tend buy commercial products to help soothe the pain, not knowing there's a natural alternative. A jewelweed salve is made from a commonly found plant in North America and provides relief for a variety of skin conditions. It's easy to make and can be crafted for much less money than the stuff you buy at the store. This guide will teach you everything you need to create a salve to treat poison ivy rashes.
30 Foods That Can Last Up To 30 Years Food Storage, Life Hacks
30 Foods That Can Last Up To 30 Years
Are you looking for long-term food storage options? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of 30 survival foods that can last up to 30 years! From canned goods to freeze-dried fruits, these foods might even outlive you! If you're worried about your emergency food going bad, then these are the best foods to start with.
We live in a time when the unexpected seems to happen all the time. And since all signs point to a future that is even more disruptive, preparedness is no longer a mere suggestion—it’s an absolute necessity. While stockpiling dozens of survival items can seem overwhelming, it’s possible to amass a substantial cache of essential items without breaking the bank. You just have to get a little bit every week and be consistent. After a year or two, you’ll be amazed at how much stuff you have. Survival Items
40 Affordable Items to Grab Before They're Gone
We live in a time when the unexpected seems to happen all the time. And since all signs point to a future that is even more disruptive, preparedness is no longer a mere suggestion—it’s an absolute necessity. While stockpiling dozens of survival items can seem overwhelming, it’s possible to amass a substantial cache of essential items without breaking the bank. You just have to get a little bit every week and be consistent. After a year or two, you’ll be amazed at how much stuff you have.
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The BEST Salve for Poison Ivy Rashes
Enjoying the outdoors in the summer can lead to painful rashes thanks to poison ivy. People tend buy commercial products to help soothe the pain, not knowing there's a natural alternative. A jewelweed salve is made from a commonly found plant in North America and provides relief for a variety of skin conditions. It's easy to make and can be crafted for much less money than the stuff you buy at the store. This guide will teach you everything you need to create a salve to treat poison ivy rashes.
chicken coops are great for small chickens and can be used as an outdoor shelter
16 Easy Chicken Coop Designs
Chicken coops don’t need to be Taj Mahals. In fact, people have gotten very creative over the years with their chicken homes. Your main goal is securing the chickens. That’s it. You can make it pretty if you want, but the chickens won’t care. Check out some of these creative chicken coop designs and ideas. Feel free to let your own imagination run a little wild when you make your chicken coop.
Make sure your homesteading journey gets off on the right foot with these downloads that cover everything you need to know. #homesteading Everything, Mulching, Make Sure, Upgrade, Free, Cover
17 Free Homesteading Downloads to Upgrade Your Skills
Make sure your homesteading journey gets off on the right foot with these downloads that cover everything you need to know. #homesteading
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15 Genius DIY Ideas for a Fabulous Chicken Dust Bath
Dust baths are a vital need for chickens. Inspire their pampering sessions with these 15 thrifty DIY ideas for fabulous, flock-approved dust baths.
16 Ways to Purify Water Off The Grid Friends, Water Purification, Water Tank, Running Water, Water Resources
16 Ways to Purify Water Off The Grid
When you're living off the grid, the luxury of running water isn't always a guarantee. Discover the incredible world of water purification with 16 tested and true methods on our Homestead Survival Site. From ancient practices to modern innovations, you'll be harnessing the power of nature in no time to quench your thirst and keep you healthy!
Hogweed is huge and bad enough on its own, but it also has several dangerous lookalikes you should be informed of. Learn what they are here. #foraging Foraging, Dangerous, Easily, Hippy, Bad, Huge
8 Hogweed Lookalikes to Easily Recognize * The Homesteading Hippy
Hogweed is huge and bad enough on its own, but it also has several dangerous lookalikes you should be informed of. Learn what they are here. #foraging
50 Emergency Foods You Should Stockpile
50 Emergency Foods You Should Stockpile