DIY Tallow Emergency Candles by Christine C. For thousands of years, candles were the main source of illumination for people all over the world. Knowing how to make candles was considered to be common knowledge. […]
Homestead is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.
Modern homesteaders often use renewable energy options including solar electricity and wind power and some even invent DIY products. Many also choose to plant and grow heirloom vegetables and to raise heritage livestock. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.
In homesteading, social and government support systems are frequently abandoned in favor of self-reliance in order to maximize independence and self-determination. The degree of independence occurs along a spectrum, with many homesteaders creating foodstuffs or crafts to appeal to high-end niche markets in order to meet financial needs. Other homesteaders come to the lifestyle following successful careers which provide the funding for land, housing, taxes, and specialized equipment such as solar panels, farm equipment and electricity generators.
However you come to these lifestyle changes is a personal choice. We encourage you to read and contribute here. You can find more info at the Family Redoubt, here: https://family.redoubtnews.com/
Salt: How and Why to Store this Survival Essential by: Cassie B. (Natural News) No good list of must-have items for survival would be complete without salt. It might not occupy the same position of […]
The Coming Food and Supply Shortages by Shari Dovale If you haven’t noticed any empty shelves in your local grocery store, you are likely either not paying attention, having someone else do your shopping for […]
More on The Coming Supply Shortages by Shari Dovale We reported earlier this summer on the Coming Food and Supply Shortages. Our intention was to follow that article up with ongoing specifics for you to […]
Debunking Expiration Dates – What You Need to Know When going through your food stockpile, you may observe that some foods are past their expiration date even though you have probably been extra careful when you […]
Installing and Using OnionShare: Secure File Sharing and More By John Jacob Schmidt, Radio Free Redoubt OnionShare uses the TOR network. If you haven’t done so, learn about TOR Setup and Use https://onionshare.org/ Cross-platform […]
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Veracrypt – Installing, Setting Up, and Using Encrypted Data Storage By John Jacob Schmidt, Radio Free Redoubt First off… it’s FREE and open source In many countries today, such as Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Iran, and […]