Homesteading and balancing all that weight!
Renee “The Homestead Honey Hour”
Chances are, if you homestead, you also engage in several of the following activities. Work off-farm, have a family, take care of livestock, keep a large garden, preserve and put up food, heat with wood, and home school, Maybe you also run a home business, involved with your community, prep for the future, and interests in your spare time. Continue reading Homesteading and balancing all that weight!
Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster
Host: Cat Ellis “The Herbal Prepper Live”
Two weeks ago, in my first broadcast, I mentioned an article that cited a rather startling figure. Seventy-five percent of all health care costs are now due to chronic disease. Keeping this in mind, the Centers for Disease control has posted to its website that seven our of ten deaths are from chronic disease, and that one in every two Americans have a chronic disease.
Combine this further with the fact that the CDC also goes on to state that the four leading causes of chronic illness are behavior or lifestyle related. This is your wake-up call, America.
This is the unfortunate result of a sickcare system, instead of an actual healthcare system. In this sickcare system, we taken in nutritionless, processed, food-substitutes, don’t move enough, and rely upon pharmaceuticals to manage whatever our current level of illness may be. Continue reading Caring for Chronic Illnesses Post-Disaster
Making The Holes Whole! As folks who try to live a self sufficient lifestyle it is important to us to try very hard to make sure that we have everything necessary to carry out our every day tasks and have a comfortable life, no matter what obstacles the world may throw in our way. A couple of weeks ago, a friend and I were talking about the current state of the world and the things that were floating around in the ether we call the internet. Certain things seem very dismal to say the least.
There are times when a single sentence can strike you as very profound. In this case, the conversation about the coming potential “end of it all” led to her question. The question was “So, where are your holes?” “My holes?” I asked. “Yes, she said, where do you think you need to fill in any holes in your preparedness plan?” At first I thought and felt that we were good, I went down that mental checklist we all have at a time like this. Water, check. Food, Check. Light, heat, cooking fuel, check, check and check. It wasn’t until I got off the phone with her that I realized exactly how profound the question really was! Continue reading Making The Holes Whole!