Homesteading

Ted Woodworking Review: Is This Program Right For You

Do you ever want to learn how to make wooden furniture or other woodworking projects without spending a lot of time and money? Are you interested in pursuing woodworking business with your creative ideas? If yes, then there is something out there for you. Carpentry and woodworking have become famous for some years now. However, in the real world, people experience difficulties in completing such projects because they lack detailed plan and instructions. For simple projects, the internet has a lot to offer. But for large and complex wood projects, you need something that can help you do the job in a comprehensive and step-by-step process from the start up to the finished product. That is where Ted Woodworking comes in. If you have the determination and the right set of tools, the Ted Woodwo...

Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail (And How You Can Succeed!)

Homesteading is a really wonderful thing. You raise your own food. You have your livestock. You are well on your way to being self-sufficient. The homesteading blogs and books paint such a great picture of a rosy life. Sure it may be some hard work, but really how hard can it be? People just have no idea! Five Reasons Homesteaders Fail: 1. Disillusionment. You have read the books. You have followed for your favorite homesteading bloggers for months now. Sure, there might be a few hard times. But you are certain this is the life for you! Then you start your first garden. And everything dies or doesn’t produce well. You pick up your first batch of laying chicks. Nine out of fifteen chicks die in three days. You buy a sow and she has piglets. So cute until the mama lays on half the litter. Yo...

Homestead Pioneers: Back to the Land – Then & Now

There is a lot of talk about homesteading among those who are prepping to live long after there is a major economic collapse or some other terrible disaster befalls the world. Despite its common usage, not everybody is truly familiar and informed about what homesteading truly is. There is a good reason for that. Many people equate homesteading to the pioneer days when families loaded the wagon with everything they could fit and set out for the wild west. They had only what they brought with them and were forced to start with nothing as they learned to live in a new, dangerous and sometimes treacherous world. Then there are those who assume a homesteader is some farmer who lives out in the boonies and never ventures into town. Homesteading is an umbrella term that covers many different fami...

Self Sufficiency In The Modern World

Off grid, offline or even off the net, call it what you will, complete self-sufficiency is difficult in today’s world. Some may even believe they are totally off grid right now but may not be. You may say you have a solar, hydro or wind turbine system in place, but these systems will require maintenance and unless you have stockpiled any replaceable parts and can service the systems yourself then you will need a qualified service technician. There will be things you need from manufacturers that supply materials and supplies to the local store, things you cannot produce or make yourself. If the country collapsed tomorrow, you would have to barter for items you need, so this notion of never needing or trying to reach the point where you never need anyone for anything is just not realistic. B...

Want Tiny House Amazon Will Deliver

Amazon will now deliver you an actual house. A shipping container house to be specific. MODS International has now made their shipping container home shockingly easy to order, all it takes is a few clicks and small space sustainable living can be yours. This is a completely finished 320 square foot tiny home. Manufactured by MODS International of Appleton Wisconsin using a new sea container as the structural shell. MODS starts with certified new containers, not first or second use units. The tiny home unit can be placed on either 12″ concrete sonotube footings (10 total, one every 8 feet along perimeter) or a solid concrete slab. Requires bottom access sewer connection. This standard unit has side water and electric connections. Includes bedroom, shower, toilet and sink plus a small kitche...