Bannock Backpacking Food Review

Bannock Backpacking Food Review

The more I get into backpacking, the more I see the similarities to prepping.  There’s a need to be prepared for what may come, to plan for what you think might happen and to be self-sufficient.  Part of that self-sufficiency is making sure you have adequate food reserves.  That’s why I was more than happy

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 26

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 26

The Suburban Steader Homestead was a fairly quiet place this week.  This time of year is, unfortunately, not a busy one when it comes to homesteading activities.  That being said, summer is a busy time so let’s check in and see what happened. This Week’s Milestones A Great Getaway Mrs. Suburban Steader and I were

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 25

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 25

I’m getting back on the horse here with my weekly updates.  Week 25 was a busy one around the Suburban Steader Homestead.  We didn’t do a lot of work around the house, but the week seemed to really be a whirlwind.  We’ll get into it here: This Week’s Milestones Two Special Days I spend a

Martial Arts: Boosting Self-Confidence In Your Kids

Martial Arts: Boosting Self-Confidence In Your Kids

The roots of martial arts date back to roughly fifteenth century China. In thousands of years, the various forms of martial arts have scored a high popularity all over the world among adolescents, elders, and children.  The art is also a great means of unarmed combating or self-defense, which makes martial arts the best choice

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Weeks 22, 23 & 24

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Weeks 22, 23 & 24

Holy crap! Has it really been three weeks since the last time I wrote an update?  I guess it’s because I’ve been pretty busy around the Suburban Steader Homestead.    With that in mind, let’s just right in and see what happened over the last few weeks! This Week’s Milestones Local Hiking Long Island is far

Toolbox Build: Introduction

Toolbox Build: Introduction

Tools and the act of building out a toolbox were a right of passage in my family.  My grandfathers were both tradesmen – a welder and a naval diesel mechanic – and my father is a plumber.  The ability to work with your hands was almost a requirement from the womb.  All of these men

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 21

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 21

Week 21 at the Suburban Steader Homestead was a busy one.  The Mrs had to travel to Nashville for a few days this week.  It’s always an adventure when she’s gone for a few days.  I can handle things on the homefront; it’s more how the routine gets skewed so badly.  And, if I’m anything,

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 20

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 20

Phew! So glad this week is over.  It’s been one of those weeks that just wouldn’t end.  Work was a bear – nothing bad, just busy – and home life has been hectic as well.  The Suburban Steader Homestead made some progress in terms of the garden and I even got into the workshop to

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 19

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 19

I can’t believe how quickly these weekly updates come.  Seems like the last one was just yesterday.  I guess that means I’m keeping busy.  Week 19 y’all! Can you believe we’ve exhausted almost twenty weeks in 2017? Been pretty busy around the Suburban Steader Homestead this week.  Come along and check out what went on.

Prepper’s Guide To Knots (Book Review)

Prepper’s Guide To Knots (Book Review)

Who hasn’t needed to lash items together at some point in life?  I’m sure you have – I know I do on a regular basis.  Most people take it for granted that they can jury-rig together whatever they need when tying a knot.  But are you really able to hold that Christmas tree to the