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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Modern Rustic: Canning, Pickling and Dehydrating: A Guide to Food Preservation – Includes Canning, Pickling, Dehydrating and How to Start a Root Cellar
The homesteading movement today has a diverse range of people practicing their own brand or philosophy of living off the land. Some people turn towards animal husbandry, getting their milk and meat from cattle, goats or pigs. Other homesteaders might use wild game trapping and hunting for their core protein. Many turn to gardens and orchards for the kinds of fruits and vegetables you simply can’t get at the grocery store. Regardless of a homesteader’s chosen lifestyle there still remains the core philosophy of living life by the work of your own two hands and making the most of what the forest, field and soil have to offer. Enjoying fresh fruits, vegetables, milk and meats during the peak season is a great benefit. Inevitably, each homesteader finds themselves in a situation where they are staring at more bounty than they can eat and they have to find the best way to preserve the harvest. In this book we’ll take a look at various preservation techniques for canning fruits and vegetables as well as meat. We’ll also look at the best methods for pickling, fermenting and dehydrating as well as setting up a root cellar. Many recipes are included that have been time tested and perfected through years of practice.
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Whether you’re cleaning up pulled weeds or grass clippings, picking up toys or gathering laundry from your clothesline, Fiskars Kangaroo Gardening Container makes it easy. An innovative design folds to 3 inches for space-saving storage, and an internal spring pops it up when you’re ready to use it. Sturdy handles make carrying and unloading Fiskars Kangaroo Gardening Container easy, and a durable, tear- and mildew-resistant design provides lasting value
Emergency Preparedness Window Breaker Car Safety Hammer FOUR Pack Seat Belt Cutter Auto Escape or Rescue Tool - For Vehicle Emergency Kit - Use One For Each Automobile, Truck, SUV – Avoid Roadside Disaster In And Add To Your Auto Emergency Kit
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Uses far less water than in ground gardens (up to 70%) perfect for drought areas//Planting area 39 sq ft//Use daily kitchen scraps reducing household waste by up to 30%//Food grade, BPA free polymer//Aluminum framing//Product Type Raised Garden//Materi...
The Preserves You Love, SWEETER THAN EVERAfter years of addressing questions reducing sugar, substituting sugar, and leaving it out altogether, accomplished canner and author Marisa McClellan began to rejigger her recipes, helping her home canners enjoy the flavors of the season without the refined sugars. The result is Naturally Sweet Food in Jars, preserving in the tenor of today's health-conscious audience. . The inventive spreads, dips, pickles, and whole fruits in McClellan's third preserving book use only unrefined sweeteners like maple sugar and syrup, coconut sugar, dates, agave, honey, and dried fruits and juices—and less of them. The book is organized by sweeteners, and includes recipes like Sriracha-style Hot Sauce (using honey), Date Pancake Syrup (with maple), Cantaloupe Basil Jam and Marinated Multicolored Peppers (both sweetened with agave), and Fennel and Parsley Relish (sweetened with fruit juice). Her trademark flavor combinations, seasonal awareness, and manageable small batches are here, too, for her longtime readers and a whole new audience, and are just as sweet.
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