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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The Riverstone Industries Corporation Riverstone Portable Compost Sack is a convenient way to store kitchen waste for decomposing. This compost sack is made from high quality rot-proof materials, which adds sturdiness and long life to it. It has a tum...
This practical book offers guidelines for goatkeepers. It gives up-to-date information on the symptoms and control of all the major goat diseases, with particular emphasis on the prevention of illness through good husbandry. A colour photograph sequence shows how a normal kidding should progress.
The pent roof shed features a 8' wide format that's ideal for any outdoor application. This shed features strong dent resistant metal walls. Built in skylight to allow inside the shed to be illuminated directly by the sunlight for energy efficiency. P...
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
Typical books about preserving garden produce nearly always assume that modern "kitchen gardeners" will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. Yet here is a book that goes back to the future—celebrating traditional but little-known French techniques for storing and preserving edibles in ways that maximize flavor and nutrition. Translated into English, and with a new foreword by Deborah Madison, this book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature canning in favor of methods that are superior because they are less costly and more energy-efficient. As Eliot Coleman says in his foreword to the first edition, "Food preservation techniques can be divided into two categories: the modern scientific methods that remove the life from food, and the natural 'poetic' methods that maintain or enhance the life in food. The poetic techniques produce... foods that have been celebrated for centuries and are considered gourmet delights today." Preserving Food Without Freezing or Canning offers more than 250 easy and enjoyable recipes featuring locally grown and minimally refined ingredients. It is an essential guide for those who seek healthy food for a healthy world.
The Algreen Agua Rain Barrel combines the timeless aesthetic elegance of ceramics with the enduring durability of modern plastics. The Agua is constructed from tough, roto-molded plastic able to withstand extreme temperatures and will not chip, fade, or crack over time. Differentiate your garden décor with new upscale granite and stone finishes. Made in Canada.
Stamped steel and welded for strength. Genuine wooden handles and leather gloves. Powder coated for durability. Ages 2-4 years old. Adult supervision required. 34 in. L x 8 in. W x 4 in. H. Minimum Age (months): 24. Maximum Age (months): 48. Foster a lifelong love of gardening and outdoors with our junior-sized version of real gardening tools. 6pcs set includes: real leather gloves, leaf rake, soil rake, shovel, hoe, hand trowel.
Choose pitchfork, shovel or watering can//Easily install securely in the ground//Shovel and pitchfork appear to be partially buried//Comes with Bird//Antique finish//Copper coloured decorative metal stakes with an antique finish//Each stake is topped w...
American Preparedness SLING-21 64-Piece One Person Basic Emergency Preparedness Kit with Shoulder Bag
Give comfort and security to the important people in your life, get peace of mind knowing you're well prepared. Kit comes in a sturdy canvas shoulder sling bag, tested by an independent lab to ensure strict adherence to permissible EPA safety level. Produced by American Preparedness, a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business and provider of emergency kits for first responders since 1981. Contents: 1 Datrex Food packet - Packet of 12 food bars (5 year shelf life, all natural ingredients, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Department of Transportation). 10 Datrex Emergency Drinking Water pouches (5-year shelf life, approved by the U.S. Coast Guard and Canadian Department of Transportation). 1 Thermal emergency blanket - full size 84" x 52" reflects up to 90% of body heat. 2 Body/hand warmers - 12 hour air activated - bend, snap and shake to activate. 1 Poncho - lightweight with hood. 2 Light Sticks - non-toxic, glow 12 hours. 1 Flashlight with batteries. 1 AM/FM Radio with batteries. 1 Whistle. 1 Deck playing cards. 3 trash bags. 2 Zip bags. 1 Pair Leather Palm Gloves. 1 2" x 10" Duct Tape. 1 sling shoulder bag with logo. Hygiene Pack: 2 sanitary napkins, 1 tissue packet, 3 moist towellettes, 1 biohazard waste bag, 1 N-95 dust mask, 1 Zip bag. First Aid Pack: 3 alcohol wipes, 10 bandages, 2 antibiotic ointment, 3 2"x2" gauze pads, 3 antiseptic towellettes, 1 5"x9" abdominal pad, 1 pair non-latex vinyl gloves, 1 - ½" x 30ft roll medical tape, 1 resealable bag.
Colour Beige//Material Details Vinyl//Foundation Included//Material Plastic//Construction Traditional//Fire Resistant//Shed Type Garage Shed//Roof Style Steep Slope//Foundation Required//Door Style Double Door//Ventilation//Windows Included//Country of...
Goats are easy to care for and a low-investment choice for anyone wishing to live out rural dreams or add to an existing stable. The Joy of Keeping Goats offers practical advice, clear guidelines, and wonderful anecdotes from author and self-sustainer Laura Childs. In her book, she walks readers step-by-step through important information on breeds, feeding requirements, how to make cheese, and much more. With gorgeous color photographs, The Joy of Keeping Goats clearly illustrates what an easy and rewarding experience raising goats can be.
Features: -Endurance® collection.-Size: Extra large.-Includes 2 charcoal filters in the vented lid to ensure an odor free environment.-Dishwasher safe.-Remove the filters before washing.-Composter Capacity: .-Product Type: Kitchen/Countertop Composter....
Sumnacon 3 Packs Low Flow Faucet Aerator - 24 mm Male Thread Faucet Bubbler Sink Aerator / Laminar Bubble Water Saving Faucet Aerator with Gasket for Kitchen and Bathroom, Chrome (3 Packs)
What are faucet aerators? - A faucet aerator, which is also referred to as the tap aerator is an important equipment in the modern plumbing systems. - They are installed at the tip of the modern tap systems - The most common aerators can be screwed at the tips of the taps to deliver a non-splashing stream of water. - The available configurations have been designed to give different streams such as spray, laminar oraerated flow Features: It is worth for who purchased and installed these aerators in residential apartments. They function great, are easy to install and most importantly save lots of water. It's a cheap and easy thing to do for water saving peace of mind. Specification: - Shell Material: Brass - Aerator Material: Plastic and Stainless Steel - Diameter: 24mm (male thread) Package Includes: 3X Faucet Aerator 3X Gasket
Includes 3 ft. overflow hose and 4 ft. garden hose with shut-off valve. Downspout connector not included. Made in USA. 40 Gallon water capacity. Made from high quality polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors for long lasting protection from the elements. Low maintenance product that won't fade or yellow. No painting or staining required. Note: rain barrels should be emptied for storage during winter months, this pertains to those parts of the country that experience colder temperatures near or below freezing. 15-Year limited warranty. 22.5 in. W x 19 in. D x 35 in. H. Conserve with style. Beautifully detailed, collect rain from your downspout to water your flowers and save money on your water bill. Complete with a planter top to display beautiful flowers or plants.
Contains 4 refill packs. Continuous release. Saves time and effort. Keeping water clean and clear. Easy, safe and effective. Treats up to 150 gal.. Each refill use for 30 days treatment. 5 in. L x 0.75 in. W x 7 in. H (1.75 oz.). Specially formulated to improve water clarity and quality. Formulated to reduce excess nutrients which reside in rain barrels