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This Week On The Homestead

In This, That, and The Other by M.D. Creekmore

I have a new and FREE homesteading course for those of you who are interested you can get that here – Free Homesteading Course. Also, two other free courses that you might be interested in – Free Prepper Course and my Free Blogging Course. Yes, they are 100% free with no hidden catch attached! Well, folks, it seems that my …

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Straw Bale, Rammed Earth, and Earthbag: Three Unique Building Methods for Your Homestead

In Small Acreage Homesteading by Contributor

by Adam Leviness If you’re reading this site it’s probably because you either are or dream of becoming, a homesteader. Living off your own piece of land, becoming more self-sufficient, and living a more simple lifestyle. Maybe you have even started looking at pieces of land in the country that will be able to provide everything you and your family …

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LifeCard® by TrailBlazer Firearms: Weekly Product Review

In Home Security and Self-Defense, Reviews and Smart Buys by Jesse Mathewson

When this firearm first came out I was both intrigued and dismayed, I saw another gimmick versus a workable tool for defense, hunting or competition. Over the past couple of years and with research and quite a bit of going back and forth I decided to accept the offer and test LifeCard® using several approaches. Being someone who carries backups for my primaries and even just in case firearms on top of that, this appeals to that niche. However, seeing as how it is a single shot in .22lr and not easily reloaded, the drawbacks are apparent instantly.

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This Week On The Homestead

In This, That, and The Other by M.D. Creekmore

I spend a large part of this week getting my new FREE course ready for you all.

As you know I make my full-time living blogging and online and it’s great. No job, no boss, and I can earn as much as I willing to put in the time to earn all right from my homestead. Being self-employed is one the if the most important part of being a successful homesteader.

And because that’s so important I put together a FREE course to show you how to do what I do. It’s a seven-part course on blogging and you can sign up for it here – Learn How To Launch A Successful Blog!

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Ducks vs Chickens For the Small Scale Homesteader

In Small Acreage Homesteading by Contributor

Beginning your small homestead is an exciting process every step of the way! One of those exciting, pivotal steps in a homesteads’ early development is the introducing of livestock.  Whether you have already begun exploring the idea of creating your backyard homestead or have started living the dream, you most likely have heard the often recommended starter livestock is chickens!  They are somewhat low maintenance compared to other farm animals, take up little space, are efficient producers of eggs and meat, highly entertaining, and relatively low cost.

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The Lost Ways Book Review

In Reviews and Smart Buys by Jesse Mathewson

Everyone enjoys having knowledge that others deem to be special, necessary or unique. Some of us understand that the knowledge necessary to start a fire with sticks or rocks is something most humans do not have anymore. In fact, even our military elite cannot survive without their massive supply chains and chemically stable Meals Ready to Eat. The Lost Ways is a book, that does something many other books have tried to do, but in an extremely well put together package bound together in a way most books haven’t been in decades now.

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This Week On The Homestead

In This, That, and The Other by M.D. Creekmore

Well, folks here we are another week on the homestead and another week working and prepping towards our goal of becoming more self-reliant. Nothing beats the feeling of doing something with your own two hands when knowing that the end result will be that you are less dependent on others. And that is the goal here at MDCreekmore.com and that …

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The Best Survival Foods to Buy at The Grocery Store

In Prepping and Survivalism by M.D. Creekmore

Over the years I’ve consulted with many clients through my consulting business who know that they should stock up on food, water, and other needed gear but they’ve become so overwhelmed with all the “prepper foods” and “prepper gear” suggestions that are being promoted on nearly every survival blog and prepper website that they don’t know where to start – …

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What’s The Difference Between Hybrid and Non-Hybrid Seeds?

In Small Acreage Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

At the beginning of the growing season most gardeners, simply head to their nearest garden center and pick up whatever seed packets that are being displayed on the shelf that year, or they skip the seeds and their germination altogether by purchasing seedlings and transplanting those directly into their garden. And why this works well (sometimes) during “good times” when …