40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

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If you’re a homesteader, preserving food is an absolutely essential skill. If you want to live a sustainable, low-cost lifestyle, you need to be able to optimize the foods you grow, harvest, hunt, forage or buy, so you have a healthy, low-cost supply on hand during cold weather, or during tough times when food is … Read more 40 Foods You Can Make in Your Dehydrator

How to Make Powdered Eggs Step by Step

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If you’re a homesteader, preserving the foods you grow and harvest is extremely important. Preserved foods enable you to ensure you have enough supplies on hand during the winter, when your homestead will likely be less productive. While food preservation techniques like root cellars, canning and smoking are popular options to store the food you … Read more How to Make Powdered Eggs Step by Step

The Wyandotte Chicken Breed – A Review

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If you’re a homesteader now or aspire to be one, sooner or later you’re going to start a backyard chicken flock. If you’re planning on getting those chickens soon, you should start thinking about what kind of breed you’d like to get. The so-called dual-purpose birds, which lay eggs reliably and also grow big enough … Read more The Wyandotte Chicken Breed – A Review

14 High Tech Tools and Tricks for Modern Homesteaders

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Do high tech and homesteading go hand in hand? Absolutely! When people think of homesteaders, they often envision people eschewing all modern conveniences, and living like they’re in the 19th Century. However, while simplifying your life is a key component of homesteading, that doesn’t mean you have to turn your back on technology. There’s no … Read more 14 High Tech Tools and Tricks for Modern Homesteaders

20 Root Vegetables to Grow Instead of Grains

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It’s time to give root vegetables a shot this season! In a few more weeks, we’ll all be gardening in earnest. Many gardeners already have started their seeds indoors, and are prepping their garden beds for the season ahead. As you plan and prepare for gardening, you should definitely consider giving root vegetables some space … Read more 20 Root Vegetables to Grow Instead of Grains

46 Things You Should Stop Buying and Start Making

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If you can make it yourself, you probably should. Most people become homesteaders because they want to live a more deliberate, self-reliant life. One of the best ways to become more independent – financially, and from supply chains that could get disrupted unexpectedly, and add things to products that you do not want  –  is … Read more 46 Things You Should Stop Buying and Start Making