Category Archives: Self-sufficiency

The Fire

Looking out from a makeshift natural cover lean-to, I made sure I hadn’t been followed. Living in the woods in this post-apocalyptic society, it was better to be safe than sorry. When I was satisfied that I was alone, I started … Continue reading

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The Growth Serum

The sun beat down, scorching the ground. In any other place this would be a disaster, but here… “The lettuce will be ready to pick tomorrow!” Sam exclaimed, “It’s even bigger this year! Wow, this new method really works.” “I’ll … Continue reading

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Animals for Small Holdings

When buying a small holding or homestead, it is natural, to consider which animals may be suitable to raise.  Some animals are kept as pets, others for milk or eggs, some for wool or hair, finally some are raised to … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Safer Future

Beginning the journey towards homesteading, self-sufficiency or being prepared for difficult circumstances, is as much a transformation of mind, as it is actually doing something. Generally, this change of mind, follows a period of interest, research and reflection. Following an … Continue reading

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Where to find water, in a survival situation

As the human body is 70 percent water, we are only ever a few days away from dying of thirst. In a survival situation, whether an urban or wild situation, there is a need to be able to find water. … Continue reading

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An Introduction to keeping goats on a small holding.

For those thinking of starting or stocking a small holding, an ideal livestock animal is the goat, although you should always have at least to two, as they are very social creatures. Goats are hardy animals,and only require a large … Continue reading

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Raising chickens in Suburbia

With the development of local food movements throughout the western world, people living in urban localities are starting to keep chickens in their back gardens.  If the local municipal laws allow the keeping of chickens, it is very easy to … Continue reading

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