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Bushcraft and Primitive Skills With Joshua Kirk

Bushcraft and Primitive Skills Discussion With Joshua Kirk
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Bushcraft and Primitive Skills With Joshua KirkJoin Rich in player below as he talks about Bushcraft, primitive skills, and survival. Special guest is Joshua “Native” Kirk from the 4 Winds Survival School. From the young age of six Joshua was hunting game, setting traps, tanning fur, and building his family’s first homestead from scratch. People say it can’t Continue reading Bushcraft and Primitive Skills With Joshua Kirk

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Reflections in Prepping

Reflections in Prepping
Highlander “Survival & Tech Preps

Reflections in PreppingTonight’s episode has no general topic other than a reflection on my past prepping and prepping as whole in the future. I will just generalize what all I have experienced, what I have learned, and what I have planned for the future. Continue reading Reflections in Prepping

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Penny Pinching Prepper!

Penny Pinching Prepper Show
Josh “The 7 P’s of Survival”

Penny Pinching PrepperThis Week on the 7 P’s of Survival Live Show we will have Bernie Carr from Appartmentprepper.com and the author of the new book “The Penny-Pinching Prepper!” We will discuss several preparedness related topics covered in her book including: water distillation and alternative water purification methods, stocking a prepper pantry on a budget, building a DIY rocket stove Continue reading Penny Pinching Prepper!

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Survival Skills For Women

Survival Skills For Women

Women FireStarter.grid-4x2A general perception about women is that they are weak and vulnerable and are not capable of handling tough situations as people think they react more easily than their male counterparts. It’s not just men who believe in this whole women being weak concept but most women sell themselves short when it comes to talking about their strength in the face of a disaster. Similarly, when talking about preppers or survival, Continue reading Survival Skills For Women

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Built to Last “My Homestead” where I am!

Backwoods Home150x100The elderberries are ripe and the first signs of changing seasons are appearing, soon fall will be on the wind. Join Lynna on The Other Side… A Preppers Path as she brings in the first day of September with a smile and a look at Built to Last My Homestead. Often when thinking of a homestead we envision a country mural with a quaint farmhouse, smoke curling out of the chimney, a wood stack nearby, chickens roaming a green expanse with a barn and other critters milling about. A perfect picture of a sustainable self-reliant home but in reality that is just one take on a homestead.

Homestead6-8Are you yearning for that picture of a homestead, wishing away your days and nights, take heart and come realize your homestead right where you are TODAY. They say the home is where the heart is, where you are is your stead, turn your stead into your homestead today, whether you are in the rural wilds, a sprawling downtown urban apartment, a tucked away subdivision, a boat, or any other place you call home. Homesteading is about living life in a self- sufficient, reliable and sustainable method, we think it has to be out in the country somewhere and frankly that is the pinnacle of homesteading but today you can take steps to realize the homesteader in you.

The phone lines will be open and we’ll cover mind set, re-purposing, flexibility and more. Make a date for tonight 8pm central for a good ole discussion on living the prepared way on The Other Side of a Preppers Path.
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Honey Pot on “The Homestead Honey Hour”

A lot of Honey’s in one pot and ‘Anything Goes’

homestead honey 125It’s been a while since The Homestead Honeys have hosted a 5th Thursday, ‘Anything Goes’ show (…well almost anything), on Thursday, May 30th.   You’re invited to call in with any preparedness questions you have.  The Honeys hope to inspire you as they talk about their current projects, but are just as eager to hear about what you’re working on. The Honeys look forward to talking with you, and hearing about your efforts to become more self-sufficient and self-reliant. Noreen, Bev and Katz will all be on the air together. There’s just no predicting what twists and turns the conversation might take!

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Self Sufficient Ideas: An Aquaponics Discussion with Rob from Web4Deb

Preparing to Provide125My guest on the last show was Rob Torcellini, one of my YouTube friends. If you don’t know him, this is his YouTube channel… http://www.youtube.com/user/web4deb we spent quite a bit of time talking about his Geodesic Dome greenhouse, and greenhouses in general. Depending on where you are located, a greenhouse could be used to grow vegetables year round or simply as a way to lengthen your growing season. And one of the huge benefits to greenhouse growing is the fact that you don’t have to deal with unpredictable weather.

We had just gotten started on the aquaponics discussion when the clock ran out. Since I’m putting together my own aquaponics system right now, I’d like to make this a focal point of the show. For those who aren’t familiar with AP, it’s a process that involves growing fish and plants together, in one complete system. The waste from the fish is what provides the nutrients for the plants. In terms of being self-sufficient, an aquaponics setup would certainly make a great addition. If you were able to put this inside a greenhouse, and grow the plants year round, that would be even better. But you’d probably need a way to heat the greenhouse. Well, Rob solved that problem with a Rocket Mass Heater. And for some added insurance in the event of a power outage, he also installed solar panels to meet his electrical needs.

So on this episode of Preparing To Provide, we’ll be providing lots of information for anyone looking to get into aquaponics. And if time permits, we will also be discussing the Rocket Mass Heaters and various solar power options. Please join us for another great show, and feel free to call in with any questions you might have.

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First-hand accounts about the life of a true homesteader!

Backwoods HomeThere 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?

Misty277x180To 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.

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Homesteading and prepping when you have physical limitations!

This airing of The Homestead Honey Hour I would like to talk about homesteading and prepping when you have physical limitations.  Now it is no secret that I have two kinds of arthritis, Fibromyalgia and weight issues that despite gastric bypass surgery and careful eating will likely never change. I have a curve in my spine that has plagued me with back problems and been the cause of 7 hernias. So Yes I have physical limitations…But do I let that stop me? Heck no!! If you re determined enough you can do almost anything you just have to look at the task from a different angle and try a new approach! 

Now I admit I have VOLFIE and a strong teenage son to help me but if I was (God Forbid) Alone I would still find a way of being as self- sufficient as possible I would not store our hay in the loft I would have it stored on skids and under tarps at ground level where I could easily pick away at it. There are raised garden beds container gardening. Even sacks of feed ,which I am no longer allowed to lift ( I never should have) can be cut open right on the tail gate of the truck and poured into smaller containers for easier carrying. Water for the animals? You can direct your rain downspout into a barrel or even a trough so that you only need to use small buckets for distribution.  As the old saying goes where there is a will there’s a way! Do you have physical limitations? Are you letting it stop you? If not what do you DO to work around them? Yes we all have bad days some of us more than others but we live for the GOOD days and make full use of them because life continues whether we participate or not…So I participate the best way I know how I live by the Phrase…NEVER SURRENDER!! And that can mean illness just as well as enemies because after all our own physical limitations can be our enemies if we allow it. Listen to this show in player below and learn some things you may not have known!

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