Multiple Streams Of Income: Why Are They So Important To Preparedness?

How secure is your main source of income? Is it dependant on a good economy? What if the electric grid or the internet goes down? How about if your or your spouse get into an accident or get sick for an extended period of time? Would you still be able to provide for your family? Having multiple streams of income is an effective way to make sure you can do just that.

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Surprise Winter Storm on the Homestead: Are You Prepared?

Surprise! Our predicted “light dusting” of snow turned out to be a full-blown winter storm! We got about 8″ of snow! Wow! Definitely not the norm for us here in Northwest Georgia.

There is always a lesson to be learned from surprises like this! For example, I couldn’t believe how many posts I was seeing on Facebook from people who hadn’t filled their propane tanks yet! C’mon people, it’s December! If you plan on relying on propane for heat, don’t wait until you’re in the middle of a winter storm to try to fill your propane tank! And then, these people had the nerve to be outraged that the propane companies wouldn’t come out during the storm! Why on earth would you allow your tanks to get that low?

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A Common Sense Approach to Food Storage

When I first became interested in prepping and homesteading, I read everything I could find on the subject of food storage. There is so much information out there on this subject. I became overwhelmed before I even got started. I am not a big fan of the food storage lists you see all over the internet because every family’s needs and situation are so different. Over time, I have developed a common sense approach to food storage that makes sense for our family.

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Is It Time to Prepare for World War III???

Should you be preparing for World War III?  That seems to be the big question of the moment for those who keep an eye on what’s going on around the world. The possibility is looking more and more likely with each passing day.

Tensions are rising all over the world. In fact, tensions in our own country are on the rise as well, mostly due to political differences. Economies are crashing. Terrorism is at an all-time high, and getting worse every day. Racial hate crimes are a common occurrence in many cities. Christians are being persecuted all over the world. Violence, in general, has become commonplace and almost goes unnoticed. While the threat of nuclear world war may be too terrifying to even contemplate, there are many threats that are already occurring daily.

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The Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill : A Review, Tutorial and Recipe

The Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill is an essential piece of equipment in my homestead kitchen. (This post contains affiliate links.)

The Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill
The Victorio  Hand Operated Grain Mill
The Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill: Review

If you have never made a loaf of bread with freshly ground flour, you are truly missing out! Not only do freshly ground flours taste amazing, but they retain more of their nutrients. Also, you can store whole grains much longer than flours. Having your own grain mill gives you the advantage of using different grains or even beans to make flours, which is perfect if you have allergies or gluten intolerance. The Victorio Hand Operated Grain Mill is an affordable way to get started with grinding your own flour. We love ours and use it regularly for grinding grains, like wheat and oats, to make delicious homemade bread. We keep it clamped to the counter in our kitchen so that it is always ready to go. It does take some effort to grind the grains by hand, but I prefer to do it this way since no electricity is required. You can also purchase an electric motor for the Victorio Grain Mill if you want to save yourself some time by being able to multitask and do other things while the grain is grinding.

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Pet Health Emergencies: Are You Prepared to Handle Them At Home?

Pet health emergencies always seem to occur at the worst possible time! Usually, in the middle of the night, or over the weekend, when your only option is a very expensive trip to the emergency animal hospital. If you live in a very rural area, your only option may be to wait until the vet opens in town. Being prepared to handle your pet’s health emergencies at home could save your pet’s life, save you some money, and save your pet some needless pain and suffering! Continue reading “Pet Health Emergencies: Are You Prepared to Handle Them At Home?”