Homemade Rain Barrels for Conserving Water at Home

Have you been considering adding a few homemade rain barrels to help conserve water? Over the past few years, I’ve heard more and more on the news about droughts affecting people’s water supply. While we’re using to hearing about droughts in places like California, it’s starting to become more of an issue in other areas. […]

Home Well Water Testing Kits for Family Fun and Safety

Have you ever wondered about home well water testing kits and whether or not you should test your water? We live in the country and our water supply comes from a well. We read about the importance of having our water tested each spring. But, I’ve always wondered exactly how to test our water and […]

5 Storm Preparedness Tips You Need to Know

September is storm preparedness month, so I’m sharing these storm preparedness tips with you before the storm hits your area. I’m sure you’ve seen those television programs where a big storm is coming, and everyone runs out and clears the store shelves of bread and milk. That’s how NOT to prepare for a storm. You […]

My All Time 5 Favorite Survival Reality TV Shows

Have you seen these survival shows on Netflix? One of my favorite ways to relax after a long day is by watching a few survival reality TV shows like Survivor. While I don’t enjoy most reality TV, I do love the survival shows where people are left in the wilderness to survive. Years ago, one […]

Emergency Preparedness Food Storage List | Reducing Food Waste

Marty and I believe in being prepared for emergencies so I’m sharing this emergency preparedness food storage list. You never know when a freak snowstorm will leave you stuck at home for a week (or when zombies will attack) so it’s a good idea to be prepared. I’d hate to be stuck at home and realize […]

Preparing for Unemployment

This post on preparing for unemployment has been sponsored Years ago, when Marty and I were first married, he lost his job when a local manufacturing plant downsized.  All of a sudden, the two income salary we were used to living on was cut in half. Sure, he received unemployment benefits but they are never […]

Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide Review

Marty and I have been preparing for emergencies for years. It’s something we think is very important and we try to make it a priority. While everyone (hopefully) knows the basics of food, water, and shelter, there are things that you need for long-term survival that you may not have thought about. What happens if […]

How to Make a Bucket List – Homestead Style

I’ve seen a lot of bucket lists from friends and family.  Many of them have wishes like traveling to far off places, jumping out of an airplane or meeting famous people.  I’ve had a bucket list for a few years now but my bucket list doesn’t look anything like the ones that I’ve seen.   […]

Homemade Flu Remedies – Flu Survival Tea

It’s definitely cold and flu season here in Vermont.  Everyone we know seems to have the sniffles or some other form of the flu.  I don’t generally run for traditional medication every time I feel a bit off.  I believe that there are herbal remedies for most illnesses.  After all, our ancestors couldn’t run to […]

Bug Out Bag Essentials and Why You Need One

This post contains affiliate links. My husband and I like to be prepared for emergencies. We’re what is referred to as “preppers.”  A prepper is someone who is preparing for severe weather, social or political unrest, or simply a job loss.  Preppers believe that becoming self reliant is one step toward being prepared for emergencies. […]