7 Prepping Skills Your Kids Can Learn Today

7 Prepping Skills Your Kids Can Learn Today

Prepping with kids is never easy.  And, as a suburban homesteader, you probably have a few running around your place.  But, just because it’s difficult doesn’t mean that you can’t do it.  Kids are amazing resilient and are also sponges for knowledge.  If you can introduce them to prepping skills wrapped in fun activities, you’re well

Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife (Product Review)

Kershaw OSO Sweet Knife (Product Review)

You know that I think every suburban homesteader should build their EDC in tiers and one of the items in the second tier is a good pocketknife.  I’ve been on the search for a low-cost EDC blade that held up to my demands and may have found it with the Kershaw OSO Sweet pocketknife.  I’ve

Snowy Day Beef Stew Recipe

Snowy Day Beef Stew Recipe

When the weather is bone-chilling cold with gray skies, there’s nothing I crave more than a big bowl of steaming beef stew!  There’s just something warming and comforting about the smell of a slow-cooked stew that warms up your body and puts you in a calm mood. Yeah, that’s great, but it’s a pain to

21 Prepper Skills You Can Improve This Weekend

21 Prepper Skills You Can Improve This Weekend

I’m not sure what it’s going to be like by you this weekend but here, on Long Island, it’s the middle of winter.  We’re expecting a cold, raw weekend with some snow possibly coming our way.  It’s not really going to be outdoors weather, although learning how to survive in this kind of weather wouldn’t

Introduction To Food Preservation

Introduction To Food Preservation

Why Do People Preserve Food? Food preservation has been a mainstay of self-sufficiency and survival from almost the beginning.  Early on, folks would have times of plenty and times of scarcity.  The need to stretch the times of plenty through the times of scarcity was the catalyst to early man finding and perfecting food preservation

Guest Post: Tactical Training In Your Home

Guest Post: Tactical Training In Your Home

Being an avid shooter is great survival training and an important tool for the suburban homesteader. There are many survival scenarios where you are likely to have to be able to defend yourself and your family; so learning to shoot, and shoot well, is an important part of survival. But there’s only so much you

5 Easily Accessible Forms of Fire Tinder

5 Easily Accessible Forms of Fire Tinder

Fire tinder is the building block of any good fire.  But where can you find any?  The good news is that there are everyday items accessible to the suburban homesteader which are readily available and easily used as fire tinder.  Some are common fire tinder items, some are not.  I’ll let you be the judge

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