Category - Homesteading

Lifestyle of self-sufficiency, characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.

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Lloyd Kahn on his NorCal Self-Reliant Half-Acre Homestead
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Has Electricity Zapped Our Self-Sufficiency?
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Western Pioneer & Frontier Life
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How to Achieve Food Independence

Lloyd Kahn on his NorCal Self-Reliant Half-Acre Homestead

At 80 years old, Lloyd Kahn is an icon of alternative housing. In the seventies he was a poster child of the geodesic dome (he published Domebook One and Two and he and his dome home were featured in Life magazine). He got his start in publishing when Stewart Brand made him the shelter editor[…]

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Has Electricity Zapped Our Self-Sufficiency?

Source: article can be found at Theprepperjournal.com.  With so many folks preparing to survive economic depression as our parents and grandparents did in the 1930s, I wonder about our “progress” since that humble time. Over the years, I’ve been privileged to meet many elderly country folks who said the Great Depression meant little to them. Perhaps it[…]

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Western Pioneer & Frontier Life

In the early 1840’s the wagon trains of settlers began rolling along the Oregon Trail to the Far West. Independence, Missouri, was the “jumping-off” point at that time. Members of a wagon train usually organized themselves in a military manner, often with elected officers and a professional guide. Each evening the guide selected a campsite[…]

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How to Achieve Food Independence

Editors note: Source Article can be found on provideyourown.com by Scott Daniels.  Many of us (myself included) place self-sufficiency in food at the top of our priority list. Despite our best efforts, we inevitably fall short. Why do fail to accomplish this seemingly simple objective? Our forefathers grew most of their own food, so why can’t we? That[…]

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