It’s alive! ALIVE! “Maintenance”

It’s alive! ALIVE! “Maintenance”
Ryan & Collin Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

It’s alive! ALIVE! "Maintenance"We barely escaped zombies last week, but now we’re faced with a new terror on the horizon: the Frankenstein in the garage. This week on The Next Generation Show, we will be going over the power of bringing things to life and the importance of redundancy and refurbishing in the home and on the homestead. Part of this challenge is being able to understand the principles of mechanics and the preventative measures we need to take to keep them alive. Read more “It’s alive! ALIVE! “Maintenance””

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Skill sets, Entrepreneurs and Shop Class!

Skill sets, Entrepreneurs and Shop Class!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below

Skill sets, Entrepreneurs and Shop ClassThere is much to be said about the benefits of early skills training, like wood shop, metal shop and even home economics. The skills learned in these classes were designed to help the youth better serve themselves and each other in small communities across America.

What’s that? Your child isn’t enrolled in shop class? Your school district doesn’t offer metal working? Or home economics – known today as the “American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences”? Read more “Skill sets, Entrepreneurs and Shop Class!”

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Being Frugal in Preparedness!

Being Frugal in Preparedness!
Ryan Buford “The Next Generation” Audio player below!

Being Frugal in PreparednessFrugality was a stigma as I grew up. It was something akin to stingy, miserly, unwilling to share. The connotation of being frugal is something over the last few decades has gone so far from its origins that has become something that is scary to our culture to consider as something to strive for.

This week we will explore the true meaning of what it is to be frugal, what it means to the preparedness community, and what it can be to the next generation. Some of the things you can do as parents will easily be absorbed by the kids at your side so make this trait something they can be proud of. Read more “Being Frugal in Preparedness!”

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Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!

Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!
Lynna “A Preppers Path ” Audio player below!

Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips

Vinegar, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t used vinegar in one way or another. We most commonly think of white or apple cider however vinegar can be made from a vast array of things it really just depends on the source material. A combination of acetic acid, water and some trace minerals and viola you have vinegar. The uses for this amazing liquid are varied and wide because of it’s ease in production as one of the milder acids, historically it has had a wide variety of uses in our industrial, medical and domestic areas of life. Read more “Vinegar, not just for Fish n Chips!”

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Creating On a Budget; Living Simple!

Creating On a Budget; Living Simple!
Contributed by “Dakota”

Creating On a Budget; Living SimpleBeing rich is a state of mind, mostly. I’ve never had a lot of money, but I’ve enjoyed the riches of others through my culinary career. I have work, good health, love, friends, live among nature, and a spiritual path. To me that’s riches. I’ve never felt poor. Read more “Creating On a Budget; Living Simple!”

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Handmade Holiday!

Handmade Holiday
Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” Audio player below!

Handmade HolidayOn this episode of Herbal Prepper Live, we’re talking about handmade herbal and natural gifts for the holidays. If you’re like me, you probably shun the stores between the Thanksgiving to Christmas shopping frenzy. But, I still like to give gifts people will actually want- gifts that make people feel better, gifts that help make the home cozy during the winter, and gifts that help people be more prepared. Read more “Handmade Holiday!”

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Thanksgiving off grid workshop making candles!

Thanksgiving off grid workshop making candles!

Thanksgiving off grid workshop making candlesLiving off grid for most means solar power for light to see when darkness falls and solar means sun. But when living in norther or southern latitudes the sun does not visit long and is often obscured by snow, rain, or a few clouds. We can not rely totally on solar and so we become creative to stay out of the dark. On this Thanksgiving day we went to the office/workshop to make candles. No, for us this is not work but only the beginning of Thanksgiving day in the mountains of northern Idaho.  Follow along for our tip on how to create your own light. Read more “Thanksgiving off grid workshop making candles!”

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