Homesteading & Self-Sufficiency
Each and every living creature on this planet is dependant on outside resources in order to survive. The idea of self-sufficency and homesteading deals with taking control of our dependency to make a healthier, happier life.
While land man not be freely available in most areas of the world, homesteading remains a way of life. The back to the land movement involved with sustainable agriculture and homemaking isn't exactly new but is making a huge comeback.
Homesteading comes from the heart and for that reason homesteading can be accomplished no matter where you live and how much you have. To achieve your self-sufficiency and homesteading goals check out the resources provided.
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Embrace nature's solution to our emerging water shortage--collect rainwater! When drought sets in and rain is short, rain barrels can provide that precious water you need for your lawn and garden. Our authentic oak barrel texture is molded into each barrel and will not fade, rot or risk insect infestation. The RTS Accents rain barrel has many unique features including a flat back to sit flush against a wall, linkable to other rain barrels for increased capacity, screen to keep out debris and insects, and a shut off valve for hose hook up with dual overflow. This rain barrel can provide up to 50 gallons of pure unchlorinated water. During heavy rain falls, a typical roof can produce hundreds of gallons of water and by saving that water, you can reduce your average water usage. With those kinds of savings, this rain barrel can pay for itself in just a few seasons. A front side overflow keeps water from flooding against your outside wall. It is recommended that you drain your barrels when temperatures approach the freezing point. Optional barrel stands create a larger offset between the spigot and the ground, making it easier to fill watering cans and for general use. Wood grain.
Premier's ElectroFence is effective at keeping in sheep, goats, guard dogs and cattle while keeping out deer, coyotes and bear. It has 11 highly visible white and black horizontals that are spaced from bottom to top at 4", 4", 4", 4", 4', 4", 6", 6", 6", 6". Heavy white plastic vertical struts placed every 12" helps reduce fence sagging. Posts are .75" PVC with an 8" single metal spike that goes into the ground. Posts are woven into the fence and spaced every 12.5'. Fence is 48" tall. Fence uses a tinned copper conductor in conjunction with stainless steel conductor strands making it 10 times more conductive than fences with only stainless steel conductors. ElectroFence has 38 ohms of electrical resistance every 1,000' of fence versus 380 ohms of resistance every 1,000' on fences with only stainless steel conductors. FENCE MUST BE PROPERLY ENERGIZED TO BE EFFECTIVE. Energizer is not included. Recommend approximately .25 joule of energizer per roll of fence. Use only low or wide impedance intermittent pulse energizers. Warning! Do NOT use continuous current energizers with electric netting. (Fi-Shock brand energizers which are sold as low impedance, continuous current output should NOT be used with electric nettng.) For optimum results, we recommend using a Premier Solar or AC/DC energizer that fits your specific needs. Premier's energizers are found on Amazon. We recommend using non-conductive support posts at the ends and corners, such as Premier's 48" FiberTuff posts (Item 208055) found on Amazon. Multiple rolls of netting may be connected together.
The sixteen-month Keeping Chickens 2014 Calendar features ways to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources. Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer, poultry personality Andy Schneider, and Dr. Brigid McCrea, Ph.D., teach you everything they know, and everything you need to know about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy’s unique, commonsense perspective—a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle.
VegiKiln 10 Tray Food and Jerky Dehydrator... Easily make healthy, delicious and natural snacks like banana chips, fruit roll-ups, yogurt and jerky. Retains natural flavor of foods without additives or preservatives Make great take-along snacks for hunting, fishing, camping or road trips. Easy to use--easy to clean; Dehydrated foods easily release from trays; Over 6/8/10 square feet of drying space; Ultra-quiet 5-1/2" fan; Each drying tray measures 14-1/4" x 10-3/4"; Rear-mounted drying system circulates air from back to front through each tray--tray rotation not necessary; Color-coded thermostat adjusts from 84 to 155 degrees F; Solid ABS thermoplastic construction; Lightweight, counter-top design; Includes instructions and recipe book.
Freeze Dried Meals for Lunch and Dinner (5 Servings of Chili Mac) - Long Term Emergency Food Supply by Valley Food Storage
With the unpredictability of the world we live in, having an ample amount of freeze-dried food storage is always a good idea. Whether it's a natural disaster that temporarily leaves you with limited resources, a pre-planned family camping trip, a backup plan in case of income loss, or just purely a matter of convenience, Valley Food Storage is there to help. We've based our business on the principle that you don't have to compromise good quality and taste when getting freeze-dried food storage. Our foods are made with high-quality ingredients, deliciously bold flavors, and the science and technology to ensure long-lasting viability. What makes us different from other food storage brands is the way we package our meals. We don't use MSG, and we ensure that harmful ingredients like hydrogenated oils and syrups, trans fats, and GMOs. Not only is this healthier for you and your family; it increases the shelf life of our products, keeping them fresh, delicious, and safe to eat for up to 25 years. When it comes to camping and backpacking food, Valley Food Storage has you covered. We offer easy-to-transport, nutritious meals and snacks that will keep you energized for your journey ahead. Valley Food Storage uses only the highest quality ingredients to ensure you get the best-tasting snacks with the highest nutrition. Our lightweight and high-quality bags protect your food from the elements without compromising the ease of transport with unnecessary weight. Another great feature is their resalable tops that keep food protected even if you do not use the whole bag. These bags, hand nitrogen flushed, are far superior to our competition. Other competitor's bags feel like thin tin foil that could rip at any time. With Valley Food, you can feel confident that the packaging was designed to make sure your food will be there when you need it!
Modeled after English Rain Barrels, the Great American Rain Barrel is a recycled olive shipping container that holds 60 gallons of precious rain water. Our barrel is one of the largest capacity rain barrels available today!. It is also the best built and most durable with a wall thickness of 0.19 in., resulting in a rigid, heavy duty rain barrel that will last virtually forever. Includes: insect screen, screw-on lid, overflow valve, drain plug, threaded plastic spigot, optional connection valve. Food grade, UV protected, highly durable 0.19 in.? polyethylene. 39 in. H x 24 in. Diameter (20 lb empty weight).
The 8-feet by 3-feet Garden Shed from Arrow is a great multi-purpose storage solution. The slightly lean-to roof lets you place it against any wall or as a stand-alone unit. Get 122 cubic. Ft of storage. A handy tool rack for common lawn tools and 4 wide shelves are included for added capacity. Core-backed swing open doors provide fast access to your stored items. A floor frame kit is included-perfect for a plywood floor finish (wood is not included). The Garden Shed-feetd parts are pre-cut asnd pre-drilled for faster assembly. Durable galvanized steel parts will provide an economical storage solution year after year. The Garden Shed is backed by a 12 year limited warranty.
Hot dipped galvanized steel. Corrosion resistant. Warranty: 16 years limited. Sand and Java color. Wall height: 71.3 in.. Gable height: 19.3 in.. Interior: 49.1 in. W x 71.3 in. D x 90.5 in. H. Exterior: 54.13 in. W x 76.5 in. D x 92.5 in. H. Manual . The Designer Mertro Sheds 4' x 6' midsiaze foot print is perfect for small and medium storage needs in smaller spaces patios, decks and small lots. The metro shed features an attractive high gable roof design, providing additional head room and overall height with appealing aesthetics decorative trim, accent corner style, ornamental hinges & gable décor.
Homesteading: 25 Proven Lessons That Will Teach You How to Become a Homesteader: (Homesteading, Homesteaders, Backyard homestead) (Homesteading Books, ... Books, Homesteading For Beginners)
Getting Your FREE BonusDownload this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. Homesteading For Beginners: (FREE Bonus Included)25 Effective Lessons That Will Teach You HowTo Become A HomesteaderHomesteading is one of those terms you may have heard but not be certain of what exactly it is. In fact, it has been in existence for hundreds of years and has come and gone in popularity. It is the concept of stepping back from the usual path in life and choosing to become self sufficient. People who live a homestead lifestyle will be looking to grow their own crops, and eat them. It is also highly likely that they will keep livestock such as chickens, ducks and even pigs or goats.The idea is to be able to become completely self contained, in reality this may take several years to achieve as, not only do they need to establish a good harvest they also need to find ways to live, if possible, without relying on the grid; the usual electricity and water supplies that most people take for granted. This book will help you to understand what it is to be a homesteader and how to get started. There are twenty five tips to help you get started and build your homestead; these are broken into the following categories: 10 Tips to help you get started as a homesteader 10 tips to assist with running a homestead 5 additional tips which will prove useful to any homesteader. Download your E book "Homesteading For Beginners: 25 Effective Lessons That Will Teach You HowTo Become A Homesteader" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
Goats are entertaining and fun! They also have many uses from milk and meat to backpacking and pulling carts. They make great companion animals as well. This basic guide will get you started on the road to keeping your own goats whether you live in the city or in the country. Discover what I call the 'goat channel' as you enjoy the antics and fun-loving character of goats!
4 lb 7 Piece Garden Tool Kit - Pink 12" Narrow Trowel 12" Trowel 12" Rake 16" x 8" Knee Pad 8" Pruning Shears Apron Gloves A gardener's delight with this 7 piece tool kit. Make gardening more comfortable using the right tools for every task. The apron protects your clothing while keeping your tools together. The hand tools are comfortable and great for digging, planting bulbs, weeding and pruning. Apollo Apollo Tools DT3790P Gardening Kit Lifetime Pink http://www.apollotools.com
This unique rain barrel combines the contemporary aesthetic elegance of authentic stone with the enduring longevity of plastic. The rain barrel is manufactured by rotational molding plastic process and is able to withstand extreme temperatures.. No assembly required. 23.5 in. L x 23.5 in. W x 45.98 in. H.
The StoreAll storage shed is made with vinyl resin, which unlike sheds manufactured with polyethylene resin, is fire retardant, a safety feature when storing gas grills and other flammables items. The shed comes with a window for viewing and sunlight....
An integral part of the Pool Fence DIY pool safety system from Life Saver, this kit features a self-closing, self-latching gate that will help make your backyard pool area a safer place for children. The Pool Fence DIY Gate operates with sturdy double-truss uprights, ultra-reliable magnetic latch (designed specifically for securing gates around swimming pools), and self-closing gate hinges. The Pool Fence DIY Gate has a 4-foot height (recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission) with a 2-foot walk-through opening. Its aluminum, powder-coated square stock matches Life Saver's Pool Fence DIY durable mesh fencing. It also features industrial-strength Textilene PVC-coated nylon mesh, which has a strength rating of 387 pounds per square inch. The UV-resistant mesh provides years of use in all weather conditions. The gate has an adjustable swing for left- or right-handed opening. All hardware for concrete installation included. Installation requires a rotary hammer drill with a standard 5/8-inch x 14-inch (minimum) masonry bit (not included). The optional Pool Fence DIY Drill Guide (sold separately) takes the guesswork out of the drilling process for proper in-ground installation. Pool Fence DIY offers 7-day-a-week installation support by phone, and this gate is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. A family owned and operated company based in Delray Beach, FL, Life Saver has been has been keeping little feet on solid ground for over 25 years. In addition to Pool Fence DIY, Life Saver offers a contractor-installed Pool Fence option.