Guerrilla Gardening 101

Being truly free is not having to depend on anyone for anything. If you aren’t working towards being self-sustainable then you’re reliant on a broken system. What happens if the house of cards collapses and the system comes crashing down? Well then you’ll find out just how truly self sufficient you aren’t. I don’t want to get to into the politics of it too much because we all know the direction this country is heading. So now that my rants out of the way let’s get started…
I’ve been planning a somewhat mobile ‘bug out’ plan [...]

What to do with leftover turkey?

While I’m sure everyone loves a good turkey sandwich they can get a bit monotonous after you eat a few. If you’re anything like me you probably have a LOT of leftover turkey. So I decided to try something new this year. Turkey soup! There are many many recipes online but I tend to just use what I already have around the house to cook. Here’s how I made mine.

Homemade laundry detergent

I’ve been coming up with many ways to save money and be thrifty in these ever changing times. One thing you can do is to make your own laundry detergent. It’s simple, fun and you know what your washing your cloths with. When it’s all said and done it comes out to around 8 cents per load. When you realize how much a bottle of tide costs you quickly start to see the value in this. Keep reading to find out how easy making your own laundry detergent is…

Harvesting black walnuts

In my quest to get ‘back to the basics’ I look for food that natively grow on and around my property to use in my diet. If you live in the north eastern region of the US you probably have seen black walnut trees. I remember throwing these walnuts at each other as kids. They are safe to eat and very nutritious if your willing to do the work to harvest them. I got about a cup and a half of walnut meat from 40 walnuts. Here is how to harvest black walnuts

10 tips to get out of CC debt.

As little as 3 years ago I had over $13,000 worth of credit card bills piled up. I went through a period in my life where I was out of work and just decided to put everything on my credit cards. There were too many nights out at the bars. I was buying impulsive things off ebay, going out to dinner, taking out whichever girl was the flavor of the week. The bills didn’t rack up over night it was the result of a lifestyle that you too often see in movies and television. I [...]

How to build a raised bed garden

A raised bed garden allows you to have greater control over the soil you are using in your garden. It also puts the garden at a height that is much easier to maintain and work with. Many veggies will thrive in raised beds. Here is how I made mine…

Bug Out Bags

Much has made about a survivalists’ ‘bug out bag’. A bug-out bag is a portable kit that a survivalist has prepared to grab quickly in the event of a zombie apocalypse. These bags are supposed to contain whatever it is you deem necessary to survive when the time comes. Do you have one prepared to help ensure your survival? Read on for help on starting your own…

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Homemade spaghetti sauce

Ragu has nothing on thisWe are coming into that time of year where backyard gardeners and those into homesteading have an abundance of tomatoes. If you don’t like gardening yourself more than likely someone in your family does and may offer to give you a bunch of tomatoes. What do you do with all these tomatoes? How about making some delicious fresh home made spaghetti sauce. Here’s how…

Homemade Tomato Sauce