Preserving Meat By Curing and Smoking

And how to make your own Bacon – DIY Style by Dan Jablow In a future defined by increasingly expensive and/or scarce energy, food preservation skills will take on heightened importance. What if prolonged, unpredictable blackouts cause your refrigerated food to spoil frequently? Or rising inflation threatens to make tomorrow’s staples substantially higher than today’s? […] Read more »

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead

Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management. By John Seymour August/September 2011 Perhaps not a 100%  Self-Sufficient Homestead but it gives you a good start and some great advice if your just starting out. Everyone will have a different approach to keeping a self-sufficient […] Read more »

Best Animals for the Small Homestead

If one of your goals is self-sufficiency (or close to it) and you’re not a vegan, you’ll need a source of milk, eggs, and possibly meat. Even if you are a vegan, keeping animals on your homestead can provide you with natural fiber or wool to sell. Raising your own animals also gives you peace […] Read more »