6 Skills Every Suburban Homesteader Needs

6 Skills Every Suburban Homesteader Needs

Suburban homesteader.  What comes to mind when you hear that term?  Personally, I think of person who lives in the typical American suburbs, they’re probably married with a few kids.  Maybe a dog.  Their land isn’t huge, but it’s being transformed into something that’s functional and they’re very proud of that fact.  The household quite

TiBolt Bolt-Action Pen and ReLeaded Pencil Review

TiBolt Bolt-Action Pen and ReLeaded Pencil Review

I’m writing all day long as an engineer.  I constantly have a writing instrument in my hand because I’m always taking meeting notes, marking up drawing reviews or signing off on test procedures. And then there’s the suburban homesteading work I’m doing – recording/managing my preps, designing projects for the house and jotting down material needs

Prepping 101: Conflicts Of Interest & Prepping

Prepping 101: Conflicts Of Interest & Prepping

Conflicts of interest is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a conflict between the private interests and the official responsibilities of a person in a position of trust.”  OK, but what does that have to do with prepping or suburban homesteading?  A lot, if you think about it.  Having conflicts of interest in your life will keep you

5 Homesteading Blogs You Should Be Reading

5 Homesteading Blogs You Should Be Reading

Typically I try to point my readers to a specific article on other sites that is relevant to homesteading or I just wanted to share.  But, today I wanted to share with you the list of 5 homesteading blogs I think you should be reading.  All five were picked because they publish articles on a regular

Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds

Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds

Looking for that last-minute present for that person on your list who seems to have everything?  Why not make them a gift instead?  I present you with the Custom Made Bullet Casing Earbuds. Now, before you begin to think of me as a genius, I have to confess that I saw this idea on YouTube.

Prepping 101: Building a Black Out Box

Prepping 101: Building a Black Out Box

Looking for a fun project to do with the kids which will add to your preps and is probably something you haven’t thought about doing yet?  Build a Black Out Box! What’s a Black Out Box you ask? Simply put, a Black Out Box is a small container which houses items that will allow you

GameSaver Titanium Giveaway

GameSaver Titanium Giveaway This GameSaver® Titanium Vacuum Sealer w/Bonus Offer is a sponsored post/giveaway from our friends at FoodSaver®.com. We are happy to be able to offer you a chance to win one! A vacuum sealer is the perfect tool to preserve your hard won game and stretch your family’s food budget.  Because it is easy to use,

Seasonings: Stepping Up Your Culinary Preps

Seasonings: Stepping Up Your Culinary Preps

We’re going to talk about seasonings today in our second cooking-related Project TWH post.  In case you missed it earlier, our first cooking-related post in Project TWH was about Nutrition For The Suburban Homesteader. Why Seasoning Is Essential To Homesteaders Let’s get this fact out-of-the-way right off the bat – bland food sucks!  Monotony does too.  Picture this very

How To Build A Worm Bin

How To Build A Worm Bin

How would you describe the typical suburban homesteader family?  More than likely you’re looking at two parents, a few kids, maybe a dog or a cat, two full-time jobs, soccer practice, ballet recitals…the works!  With that kind of schedule, how are you going to fit in managing livestock on your suburban homestead?  I’ve got the

Baby Back Ribs On The Smokenator

Baby Back Ribs On The Smokenator

For some reason, smoking meat seems like a very ‘homesteady’ thing to do. I’m not sure if it’s the presence of fire, the smoke, large cuts of meat or the ‘art’ of it all. In the end, there’s a certain primal instinct that comes out when you smoke meat and I think a lot of