There is a lot of interest in being self-sufficient these days. People are looking for information on how to grow and store their own food, provide their own meats, go off-grid with solar setups… get out of the system so to speak. We see a lot of these things in videos and on TV, and it all looks so cool. It seems like such an enjoyable Continue reading A True Homesteader!→
Jane is city-girl turned prepper/homesteader – moving to the Appalachian Mountains from Central Florida. She is the creator and editor of the disaster survival and preparedness website www.SurvivorJane.com Her mission has become educating people on how to better prepare themselves by sharing her experiences and research in an easy to understand, straight-forward manner on various mental preparedness topics. Continue reading Who is Survivor Jane?→
Micro Homesteading & Frugal Living with Tiffany Davis At Imperfectly Happy
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil Suburban Homestead”
Join Karen Lynn this Tuesday night at 9pm eastern as she interviews Tiffany Davis of Imperfectly Happy.com. Tiffany is a “micro homesteader” with a backyard farm. She is a wife, mother to 4, homeschooler and blogger. She is passionate about vintage skills and slowing down in our fast-paced world by regaining some of the handiness that used to be part of our every day. Continue reading Micro Homesteading & Frugal Living!→
Can you drive past a farmers market without stopping? Do you have an addiction to gardening magazines? Karen Lynn shares these and more in the “20 Telltale Signs That You’re A Farm Girl” and also shares some exciting shows that were formerly aired on The Survival Mom Radio Network. This show is a preview of what’s to come in the live shows beginning on December 2nd at 9pm eastern on our network The Prepper Broadcasting Network! Continue reading 20 Tell Tale Signs Your A farm Girl!→
We have Monday and Tuesday covered with three great shows you won’t want to miss.
Monday 9pm/Est. 8pm/Ct. 6pm/Pt. “We Grow Ours” starts us off with Don and Nick on “Agriscaping”! Agriscaping? That is not a word.. Oh, but it is, and it is amazing! Do you like Prepping? How about permaculture? Do you like a good looking yard that your neighbors and your HOA will LOVE? Maybe you want to make some cash?
Chances are, if you homestead, you also engage in several (or even all) of the following activities: Work off-farm, have a family, take care of livestock, keep a large garden, preserve and put up your own food (and maybe feed for your animals as well), heat with wood, home-school, run a home-business, are involved with your community and/or church, prep for the future, and hopefully pursue a few hobbies and interests in your spare time.
There is a lot of interest in being self-sufficient these days. People are looking for information on how to grow and store their own food, provide their own meats, go off-grid with solar setups… get out of the system so to speak. We see a lot of these things in videos and on TV, and it all looks so cool. It seems like such an enjoyable way of life. And it really is. But there is a great deal of work involved, lots of back-breaking labor. In the summer time, it’s often sunup to sundown… so much to do. And the animals and gardens don’t stop eating and growing just because you get tired. As the saying goes, “the show must go on”. So what is it really like on a day to day basis?
To get some first-hand accounts about the life of a true homesteader, on this episode of Preparing To Provide I have a very special guest for this show. If you’re familiar with YouTube, this lady is a legend. She does it all. If it has to do with homesteading, she does it, and does it well. Cooking on a woodstove, splitting firewood, gardening and canning, raising and processing animals, she and her family do all of the things that you’d consider to be part of the true homesteading life. From the great state of Tennessee, I’ll be talking with Misty, also known as Misty Prepper to her Facebook friends. If you haven’t seen her YouTube videos, this is the link: http://www.youtube.com/user/mmlrc6atgmailcom Check her out, she’s the real deal. I hope you’ll join Misty and me for some great conversation as we talk about exactly what it means to live the life of a homesteader.
The average American family has burdened themselves with — depending on what source you believe — $7,500 to $16,000 in credit card debt alone. As of December 12th, the average credit card rate stands at over 14%. You don’t have to be a whiz at math to see this is not a good situation to be in and beyond credit card debt, according to the website Daily Finance, the average American owes his creditors $47,000 (or $94,000 per couple) overall. Debt per household has declined since 2008, BUT so has saving and net worth. People are using savings to pay off debt. Is this wise?
Debt is a slave master no matter how you look at it. It never works for you, only against you when it comes to having choices and being able to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Debt and freedom are longtime adversaries.
For the homesteader or prepper, the goal should be to free oneself of debt. But how? What about getting that rural retreat or affording a year’s worth of food? How does one acquire those big ticket items without debt? Is it even practical or possible to live without debt nowadays? Is some debt acceptable in some circumstances? Where does one begin to sort it all out? Well, as one of my favorite movie characters, Bob Wiley in “What About Bob?” learned, it’s all about baby steps, and being unconventional in thinking and approach. (And Lord knows, we preppers and homesteaders certainly have that skill!)
So, please join me Thursday, December 20 at 8 pm CST on the Homestead Honey Hour as I talk about the unmentionable — our money and how we might be masters of it instead of slaves. Let’s discuss strategies, budgets, spending (and saving!) patterns, and mindsets what will help us NOT keep up with the Jone’s credit line.
Every year we rush out and select our turkey, make sure our cabinets are full with all the ingredients we need to bake our family’s favorites. We Gift Shop, buy wrapping paper and tape and bows…But…what if the year was not so great? What if Turkeys were just too expensive for our budget? What if buying gifts was not an option? Should we worry? Not if we are prepared we shouldn’t! I bet most of us have everything we need right in our pantries to make the holiday happy and bountiful! The “Homestead Honey Hour” is going to share some ideas on how to do Christmas from the average homesteader’s pantry! Be ready to call in with some Ideas of your own!
Questions about hunting, homesteading, knives or just being self reliant? We’ve got your answers as Dan Coppins a co-founder of both Self Reliance Illustrated and Blind Horse Knives joins Lynna on The Other Side of a Preppers Path Thursday Oct 4th 7pm eastern. Dan an experienced hunter, homesteader and expert in self reliance will be live on air to share his experience and knowledge with you. This is your chance to talk one on one with the man who is walking his talk. When Dan isn’t in a tree stand somewhere he is working his homestead or creating a new knife he can answer your questions so join the party! Listen to this show in player below!
Preppers Versus HomesteaderPrepper or Homesteader? Is there a difference between them? Is one better than the other? Does it matter? Can you be both? In my opinion, the answer to all these questions is a resounding, “Yes!” Let’s dive into the nuances between a prepper and a homesteader on “The Homestead Honey Hour“. We’ll discuss what separates the prepper from the homesteader as well as what makes us the same. I’ll explain why leaning towards a homesteading mindset has its distinct advantages over that of a prepper. See how changing your approach from one of prepping to one of homesteading can not only get you off the endless, prepping treadmill, but move you into an even better position of self-reliance than just prepping alone. Sometimes, this change involves something subtle but significant towards long-term survival and/or self-reliance. For example, a prepper might have a vacuum-sealed can of heirloom seeds stashed away that he ordered off the internet. The homesteader also has a stash of heirloom seeds stored- but they’re likely seeds saved from a previous harvest. So, both prepper and homesteader have seeds put away. Both may garden already. But the homesteader has taken it a step further in saving seeds he has chosen and grown himself, has had success with already, knows he likes, and has removed himself from being dependent on an outside source for seeds each season. Of course, let’s not throw out the baby with the bath water: Prepping practices can be of benefit to the homesteader too, which we’ll also discuss too often the homesteader is reluctant to embrace prepping and this is a mistake IMHO and I’ll tell you why. So tune in to the HHH show to discuss this intriguing, (maybe a bit controversial?) topic of prepping versus homesteading and add your input. Listen to this show in player below!
Youtuber MichiganSnowPony is homesteader extraordinaire. Her name is Renee and if the topic is farm animals, she has raised them. If it’s in the kitchen, dehydrating, canning, preserving or preparing, she’s been there and done that. With thousands of fans on YouTube she has been hit with about any question you might imagine and if she has not had the answer she has found it. She was GoatHollow’s guest this Wednesday on Prepping with GoaHollow radio and gave us a great show with a lot of information.