ifeCard® by TrailBlazer Firearms

LifeCard® by TrailBlazer Firearms: Weekly Product Review

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.

And this is when my allergy troubles started!

This Week On The Homestead

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!

ducks vs chickens for the homestead

Ducks vs Chickens For the Small Scale Homesteader

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.

31 Simple Ways To Make Extra Money on The Homestead

I’ve not talked a lot about making extra money here on yet but it really should be addressed more often and I intend to start doing just that starting with this article. One of the first things you’ll notice after moving to the country is that most rural towns and counties suffer from a lack of jobs and the jobs that are available locally are usually low-paying dead-end endeavors and even those can be...

the lost ways book review

The Lost Ways Book Review

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.

My Homestead

This Week On The Homestead

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 and that is to become less dependent on others, corporations, and government. And the most effective and...

21 Point Prepper's Checklist For Stocking Up at Walmart

The Best Survival Foods to Buy at The Grocery Store

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 – so they contact me for help. I love seeing the look on their faces when...

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

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 you can still rely on going back and getting new seed for planting a new...

disaster in the city

Survival Gear and Food Stockpiling for a Long-Term Crisis

John said that he has his home on two acres paid-off and that he has a job and works to support his wife and two children (one 6 and the other 9 years old). He said that he knows from all of the news and the tell-tell signs that something big is coming and that his main fear is a total economic collapse and he wants to be prepared for a long-term crisis. He said...