Finding Room To Homestead

Finding Room To Homestead

Suburban homesteading is a different animal than normal homesteading. Finding room to homestead can be a tricky task for the typical suburban homesteader, especially those who live on small plots of land or in apartments. Granted, if you live in the suburbs but have a large plot, this task may be easy for you. Those

April Preview – Project TWH

April Preview – Project TWH

In the April Preview of Project TWH, we’ll review the tasks we have lined up for this month.  A lot of these tasks are planning-related.  This April Preview couldn’t come at a better time for us.  The weather is finally warming up here on Long Island which means  it’s time to start planning our suburban

Project TWH – Overview

Project TWH – Overview

In our last article, we reviewed Anna Hess’ book titled The Weekend Homesteader.  It is about about setting up a homestead for those of us suburban homesteaders who are weekend warriors.  This book gave me the inspiration to get my little plot of land into shape and allow my family to be more self-sufficient.  From that inspiration

Spring Prepared Bloggers Giveaway

Spring Prepared Bloggers Giveaway

Suburban Steader and the Prepared Bloggers group have  teamed up with some of our favorite companies this spring and, because of their generosity, we’re able to offer our suburban homesteading audience these mega giveaway prizes: The All American SunOven from Sun Oven (APV $399) http://www.sunoven.com The All American Sun Oven is your off-grid solution to

The Weekend Homesteader Review & Giveaway

The Weekend Homesteader Review & Giveaway

Are you interested in suburban homesteading but aren’t quite sure where to start?  Anna Hess’ book The Weekend Homesteader may be just what you’re looking for! The Weekend Homesteader Overview The Weekend Homesteader is an interesting book because it is broken out into monthly chapters with each month having many little sub-projects.  Interestingly, the chapters start

5 Tips To Start Your Garden

5 Tips To Start Your Garden

Suburban homesteading usually involves some kind of food production.  While a homestead on multiple acres may allow for row farming and grazing for large animals, suburbanites need to scale back a bit.  Rabbits and chickens may be reasonable sources for protein, but your fruit and vegetable production is are usually scaled down to the gardening

Preparedness Planner Product Review and Giveaway

Preparedness Planner Product Review and Giveaway

Being organized is a key trait of suburban homesteading and, unfortunately, is something many of us struggle with. It’s tough to keep track of quantities, expiration dates, storage location, rotation plans and other information important to your preparedness supplies. Jennifer from AreWeCrazyOrWhat.net has solved many of these problems with her Family Preparedness Planner & Record

DIY Battery Storage Cabinet

DIY Battery Storage Cabinet

Successful suburban homesteading hinges on your ability to quickly solve problems.  More often than not, those problems involve fixing or replacing something.  On a more remote homestead, this may mean big projects like fixing broken fences, solving leaky roofs and clearing large lots of lands.  In the suburbs, the day-to-day problems are typically a bit

Winter EDC Upgrade Overview

Winter EDC Upgrade Overview

With the impending Snowmaggedon bearing in on the Northeast – well, that’s what the meteorologists would like you to think – I thought it was a good idea to do a little winter EDC upgrade to make sure I’m covered no matter what happens. Winter EDC Upgrade Methodology I’m fortunate in the fact that I

EDC Tier 2 – Necessary Tools

EDC Tier 2 – Necessary Tools

I’ve previously discussed tiered EDC methodology as well as what I consider ‘must have’ EDC items.  Continuing with the EDC series, I’ll discuss items on my EDC Tier 2 list which are commonly considered ‘necessary tools’ in an EDC environment.    These items are on my body 98% of the time and, while I don’t