Prepping and Homesteading – Can One Exist Without the Other?

Many of you know about my other website called Preppers Illustrated but if you don’t, you should check it out when you get the time. I’ve included a link to it at the end of this article.

People ask me all the time how our family became involved in prepping and I tell them that it’s 100% because of our experience homesteading on our mountain property on Bly Mountain and living so long in that little off the grid cabin.

We didn’t become interested in prepping because of the countless TV programs that have become so popular in recent years. We were living the homesteading lifestyle first and quickly learned that to survive, we also had to be preppers.
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How to Deal with Trash on the Homestead

You’ve finally started living your dream and you moved your family to a remote property to give homesteading a try.

One thing that I can promise you is that in a very short period of time, you’re going to find yourself wondering what to do with all the trash that your family produces.

It’s not like you can just toss it in one of those big huge plastic garbage cans and wheel it to the curb once a week.
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Most Homesteaders Are Missing out on Free Electricity

Free Electricity for HomesteadersSomething that many homesteaders have in common is that they often live quite some distance from town. This is certainly true in our case.

I still have a full time job in town and I often have to drive my husband to town for doctors appointments.

This amounts to nearly 30,000 miles that we put on our car EVERY YEAR!

Not long after we moved to the boonies my husband realized that all those miles that we were driving could serve double duty.

When you’re homesteading or living off the grid, it’s important to not only look for ways to conserve electricity but also for creative ways to generate it.
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Solutions to Common Generator Problems

Generator ProblemsOne thing that comes from using a generator as your only source of electricity for many years is that you tend to learn a thing or two about fixing common generator problems.

Today, I thought I would share some of the things we have learned over the years with the hope that many of you can benefit from our experience.

There’s nothing more frustrating than a generator that is difficult to start or one that starts but doesn’t run well.

If you’re one of those people who is struggling with a stubborn generator, you’ve come to the right place! Read on and hopefully this article will be able to help you.
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