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Lessons learned on the journey toward independence​

In our blog is a wealth of knowledge that we've accumulated over many years of off-grid living, as well as the lessons we've learned through trial and error. Our experience in the School of Hard Knocks has taught us valuable lessons that we are excited to share with you. In addition to our own expertise, we've also hand-selected a group of guest contributors who are experts in their respective fields. Their contributions provide even more valuable insights into homesteading, off-grid living, and emergency preparedness. We hope you enjoy learning from their knowledge and experience as much as we have!

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This section covers how to make your own electricity off the grid using solar power, hydro power, batteries, inverters, charge controllers, and more.


Learn to grow your own food with tips on starting a homestead garden, including vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, small fruits, composting, and more in this section.


Learn to grow and preserve your own food with tips on starting a homestead garden, composting, canning, dehydrating, and more in this section.


Stay warm during power outages with tips on wood stoves, wood cook stoves, firewood harvesting, and other heating options in this section.


Choose the best water source, pump, and system components to secure life's most important necessity with tips from this section.


Prevention and preparation are key to ensuring safety, covering physical security, home fire protection, wildland fire preparedness, and more in this section.


Communications is an often overlooked part of preparedness and homesteading. Learn how to stay in touch while living in a remote location as well as during emergencies.  


No matter how prepared you are, your health is essential, and in this section, you can learn about home and natural remedies used for centuries to address medical issues.

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Fungus Gnats - This Stops Them

Fungus Gnats - This Stops Them

Fungus gnats seem harmless enough.  That is until your garden starts are thoroughly infested.  The carnage begins to look like a gardener’s version of a battlefield. This spring, we experienced this worst-case scenario.  Seedlings imploded overnight...

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Roasted Fingerling Potatoes

Fingerling potatoes are one of our family's favorite varieties of potatoes to grow in our garden. They are long and skinny, but bursting with flavor, unlike many other potatoes. These are more sophisticated lunch or dinner potatoes and they make a great side dish....

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