Posts in category Homesteading

How Useful Are Your Pumpkin Seeds?

Over a century ago, American farmers noted that when their livestock munched on pumpkin seeds, they seemed to urinate more often. They weren’t the first to notice the seeds’ effects. The Iroquois had long used pumpkin seed as a diuretic, and the Cherokee gave it to children to control bed-wetting, since it seemed to help […]

Once We Were Encouraged To Be Patriot...

The other day, I was surfing around Pinterest and came across some really cool posters from WWII (World War 2). They were all about farming, raising chickens and pigs, planting more beans, and having victory gardens. Homesteading was patriotic, or at least the raising of chickens, pigs, and growing food was patriotic. I admit I […]

3D Printers, Guns And Politicians...

The U.S. House of Representatives voted to renew the 25-year-old Undetectable Firearms Act on December 3rd. The Senate followed suit on December 9, the day the bill was set to expire. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law as soon as it reaches his desk. The law stipulates that all firearms […]

The Safe And Private Home..

These days, the number of victims of home burglary is quite alarming. According to FBI data American homes are robbed every 15 seconds. In any given time, especially if you live in a high-density area, your house may be next. Burglars don’t just take your belongings and walk away quietly, leaving you and your family […]

Going Away For The Holidays? Read Th...

The winter holidays are coming and you should know the do’s and don’ts to survive the hectic schedule and to truly enjoy what the celebration is all about while keeping safe. There will be a lot of traffic, stampede on shopping malls and a great hike on cholesterol levels when you cannot refrain from eating […]

Stuffed Monkey Bread With Cream Chees...

I cannot think about this delicious monkey bread without also thinking about my good friend Alisha, aka Survival Girl. Survival Girl and I have much in common. Every time I see her, which is not often, I am reminded how much I adore her.  Oh how I wish I could talk her into moving to Colorado! […]

Experiencing A Winter Power Outage

The U.S. has had an onslaught of damaging winter storms recently — even the Deep South has gotten its rare share of snow and ice, with snowstorms ravaging roads as far down as Georgia and Florida. That means a lot of weather-related perils to contend with, like power outages. It’s important to know what to […]

Hunting Skills Of Our Grandparents

Judge Distances Without a Range Finder Today’s laser rangefinders make life extremely simple; by just pointing and clicking they give you an exact yardage measurement. In the days of old, people could literally call those same distances within degrees of accuracy with nothing more than a quick glance. The really bad part is this trick […]

Natural Remedies For Dry Cough

The following home remedies for dry coughs were selected for effectiveness in relieving acute or chronic dry coughing. Although each of these dry cough remedies are generally considered safe, if your coughing is not alleviated or becomes worse, you may need to visit a physician as chronic coughing can be a sign of a more […]

Got A Toothache? Try This!

Toothaches have a way of striking at the most inconvenient times, and can seriously hamper your ability to perform everyday activities. If your area is hit with a disaster, it might not be possible to get to the dentist right away. Here are some home remedies for toothache pain you can use to sustain you […]