3 Ways To Bug Out When SHTF

3 Ways To Bug Out When SHTF

Imagine a situation where the world is going into chaos for whatever reason – natural disaster, financial collapse, whatever.  Bugging in is just not an option because your dwelling is in immediate peril.  It’s time to bug out!  But you have to act fast. What do you do? Bugging out is going to be the beginning

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 08

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 08

If last week was lucky number 7, this week was unlucky number 8!  We got a lot done around the Suburban Steader Homestead but there was also a lot of problems that needed to be overcome.  Come along and find out what happened! This Week’s Milestones Sickness Invades! I mentioned last week that sickness invaded

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 07

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 07

Lucky number 7!  Week 7 of 2017 is already upon us and the Suburban Steader Homestead has been a busy one.  Snow really hosed up our lives for a few days and illness ran rampant through the house.  But, in the end, we made progress towards the end goals of growing our garden and getting

Prepper’s Survival Medicine Handbook (Book Review)

Prepper’s Survival Medicine Handbook (Book Review)

You’re a suburban homesteader.  You know how to raise your own food, protect your land, hunt for your protein, fix just about everything around your home and work with your neighbors to make your world that much better.  But, do you know how to deal with any acute medical emergencies that show up?  Scott Finazzo’s

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 06

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 06

Week 6 of 2017 was a critical week on the Suburban Steader Homestead. I finally planted my first seeds of the 2017 season and also did some work in the shop.  The blog continues to grow as well with the latest article being a DIYer’s dream post about pallet projects. Let’s get down to brass

Pallet Projects For Suburban Homesteaders

Pallet Projects For Suburban Homesteaders

I recently bought a brand-new house in the suburbs of Boise, Idaho. One of the best things about the suburbs is easy access to places with pallets, which you can get for free or for just a few dollars. Here’s a great guide for how to pick a suitable pallet and to tell whether they are

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 05

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 05

Week 5 of 2017 was an interesting week around the Suburban Steader Homestead.  I did a little bit of “homesteading” work and a lot of planning to move forward in the spring.  Let me jump in and tell you how it all went down. This Week’s Milestones Last week was full of personal milestones that

Suburban Micro-Farm (Book Review)

Suburban Micro-Farm (Book Review)

What is the first thing that a suburban homesteader does?  I’m sure you guessed correctly – they start a garden.  It’s probably the easiest thing to do to start a self-reliant lifestyle because of many reasons. There’s a low barrier to entry – you just need some dirt and a few seeds – and it’s

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 04

2017 Suburban Steader Update – Week 04

Week 4 of 2017 was a bit hectic for me but not so much around the Suburban Steader Homestead.  Curious why? Well, it started with a trip to the AFC Championship Game and then a snowboard trip to upper Vermont.  Come find out all about my adventures! This Week’s Milestones Last week was full of

Tactical Gear for Preppers – What You Wish You Had

Tactical Gear for Preppers – What You Wish You Had

Prepping is the act of staying well prepared in the event of war or an emergency.  That being said, preppers are a fickle bunch.  We run the gambit from veggie growing gardeners who want to provide for their family to full-out “I’m ready to fight during the end of days” warriors. Tactical gear is important