Are we going to need outhouses in our future

The vanishing outhouse By Tom Kovach A person recently wrote to a large Midwest newspapers’ advice column asking for information about outdoor privies. It seems that this person’s family inherited a log cabin from out of the 1930s and it came with no indoor plumbing. Instead there was an outhouse. But the problem with the […] Read more »

Chaotic Times: Are we Ready and Prepared?

Great Article from Meridian Magazine By Carolyn Nicolaysen · January 19, 2015 Living in chaotic times means not only concerns about war and terrorism but also the consequences for our household budgets. Did you read Ronald Millet’s article last week California Egg Regulations and Creeping Tyranny? If you have not read it please do that. […] Read more »

10 Things you need to do to prepare for the move to the country

A nice article by Luke Lee from Backwoods Home Magazine, some good advice from those people who plan on Bugging out. There are three kinds of people who read this magazine: those already living in the country, those actively preparing and planning to make the move to the country, and lastly those who fantasize about […] Read more »

Herbal Treatments – Mullein Recipes

I’m just beginning to become familiar with the benefits of Mullein so these recipes from thepreparedpage.com will help me get started with the Mullein that I have growing in my yard. Herbal Treatments – Mullein Information & Recipes Like everyone else I have seen mullein (Verbascum thapsus) otherwise known as the candle flower growing along side the roadways and […] Read more »

Matt Drudge Issues Warning: “Have An Exit Plan”

Have An Exit Plan, a pretty ominous statement from Matt Drudge. I had to post this so that I can look at it a few months down the road and see if Matt Drudge was on to something. His web site may consist of just a single page, but Matt Drudge is arguably the most […] Read more »

3 DAY EVACUATION KIT

PREPARING SOME NECESSITIES FOR QUICK ACTION When an emergency strikes you may be forced to leave your home and have only enough time to grab the family and your evacuation-kit. There is a good chance that you may not be able to return for a few days and that outside help may not be available for days. 1. Store […] Read more »

How will you survive in a land with no government or local police?

What happens when communities and survivors of major disastrous events are left to fend for themselves? Perhaps you’re familiar with the post-apocalyptic television series, Jericho, which originally aired on CBS. The show’s premise is that several of America’s major cities have been devastated by nuclear weapons. Repeats of the show are all you’ll find nowadays — […] Read more »

Emergency Communication Plan

Having a way to communicate with your family in times of an emergency is vital. Making an emergency communication plan PRIOR to a disaster is the only way to ensure everyone knows how to keep in touch should anything happen. In times of crisis, having a plan in place will keep everyone more calm and […] Read more »

Designing your ideal homestead

A homestead is neither a farm, nor a rural residence; therefore, it presents design challenges that are different from the others. Food for thought for those of us trying to establish a little bit of homesteading of our own. Read more at http://www.countrysidemag.com/86-1/fred_wilson/ A rural residence is basically nothing more than a suburban house plunked down […] Read more »

Food Storage Shelves: What kind to build?

Some great ideas about food storage, my way isn’t to fancy kind of like the following picture. Not to much in the way of organization but holds a bunch of food. I thought the rotation type shelves were kind of cool but I agree with what someone else wrote that I read about awhile ago […] Read more »