One Quarter Can Save You Hundreds

Simple Easy Preparedness Tip Everyone Should Know When The Power Goes Out

Simple Easy Preparedness Tip Everyone Should Know When The Power Goes Out How often do you lose grid power? I know it happens often around here and we are thankful to be unaffected by grid power loss because we are utilizing solar power on our homestead, BUT this particular circumstance could also affect us… Have […]

Best Places To Find Homestead & Off-Grid Tools

Yardsaling, flea markets, estate sales, antique and thrift stores, the locations are endless…  As most of you know, I am NOT a shopper, despise being in town more than I need to be BUT I love looking for treasures! This is the perfect time of year to get out and find the things you need […]

How To Hand Forge Your Own Steel Flint Striker

Learning new skills and how to do things for ourselves is a HUGE part of our lifestyle.  Another big part of our lifestyle is sharing our knowledge with others.  Today, the Mountain Man takes you into his smithy and shows you how to hand forge your own steel flint striker. For those of you that […]

Do You Need Assistance Getting Your Homestead or Off-Grid Home Setup?

It can be SO overwhelming when you are starting out as a homesteader or off-grider! The rewards are incredibly great when you partake such a life, but it takes a lot of planning and even preparation to embrace such a lifestyle. Instead of allowing yourself and your family to hit overload or even decide this […]

Are You Really Prepared For Medical Emergencies?

It is really easy to think we are prepared for anything, but are we really? It is important to live without fear as it is a waste of time and precious energy and to focus on being prepared.   You will find great comfort in times of turmoil when you have already rehearsed things in […]

Goals vs. Reality – Gardening, Canning, and Building

In my previous post, MORE Was My Catalyst,  you read about how I got started on my journey and the progress made.  Now that I have another year under my belt I still feel like there is so much to do.  Initially, I thought that we’d be able to get everything how we wanted it […]

MORE Was My Catalyst

Have you ever thought “There’s got to be more to life?”  Yep, that’s where I was at September 2013.  I was working a full-time job with a minimum two-hour commute daily and an elementary child in before and after school care (known as Latchkey here in our school system).  I was dissatisfied with my job […]

Mutlipurpose Hand Forged Herb Drying Rack

The Mountain Man is always fabricating, creating and manufacturing useful items for our homestead.  Sometimes it is necessary for us to manufacture things to fit our needs, to improve the modern day counterparts and to allow us to do unique and creative things here. Many of these tools will benefit you as well so once we […]

Podcast #125: Interview with Dr. Eric Zielinski on Biblical Health

January 20th, 2016: In today’s show I had the extreme privilege to interview Dr. Eric Zielinski.  We spoke today about biblical and natural health.  Dr. Z is a wealth of information and his website DrEricZ.com should be bookmarked by all. Check out his Heal Your Gut Summit that is going on right now.  So many things can […]

Helping Your Family Deal With Unexpected Illness

We typically write and video things that are happening on the homestead to share and educate our audience.  This is a bit of a different season for us.  Although we still have projects and we are living life, we are also dealing with an unexpected setback and illness.  This season has also brought lessons to […]