Hemp House Construction – Is There a Value?

I’ve recently encountered people discussing the merits of hemp house construction over conventional techniques. The question for many homesteaders is typically this: how can I build a home that’s safe, affordable, and has an insulation factor that can handle the summer heat and winter cold? Most homesteaders want something they … Read More

How To Install A Propane Wall Heater

We have a 12,000 BTU Mini Split Unit installed in our cabin, but we have experienced some spotty electric outages that make it clear we need a back-up heat source. A propane wall heater makes a good choice for anyone who needs to keep warm if the power goes off. In … Read More

How To Test For Lead On Your Homestead

Many homesteaders enjoy re-purposing vintage materials and using antiques around their property. Unfortunately there is a danger that many older items can be contaminated with lead, which was once a commonly used material. Thankfully there’s an easy, inexpensive way for anyone to test for lead that works great. We know, … Read More

How To Plant An Onion That Has Sprouted

Guest Post by Lucy Clark. Don’t be too quick to think your onions have gone bad! Did you know that you can plant an onion that has sprouted? If not, then now you know it’s possible to add spice and yummy flavors to raw or cooked dishes through growing your … Read More

How To Become A Prepper – Without Even Trying!

Guest Post by Dan Sullivan If the title puzzles you, it’s because, as a homesteader, you’re already prepped for various emergencies and may not even know it. You already make your own food, harvest rainwater, raise animals, maybe even have a generator or a few solar panels. Unlike most people … Read More