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Greenhouse Gardening Tips – Growing Vegetables in a Greenhouse Year Round

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Crazy Joe It is in the greenhouse that seeds are started so a larger seedling/plant can go out in the spring and increasing the chances of an earlier and better crop The larger scale greenhouses with their heating units, air circulation systems, automatic water sprinklers, and temperature controls are on a scale most homeowners could not afford or just …

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Buying Used Canning Equipment (Buyer Beware)

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by Vickie from Frugal Canning Although I tout the virtues of shopping at yard sales for canning equipment, it is time to give some words of caution. Know what you are buying! All canning equipment (check out this selection of canning equipment at Amazon.com) was not created equal. Hot water bath canners are fairly simple to examine. Hot water bath canners …

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Survival Through A Home Business

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

We survivalists AKA preppers spend a lot of time worrying about a national or worldwide collapse scenario, giving little thought to collapse on an individual level. The fact is many things can happen to send your life into turmoil creating a personal collapse. You can be laid off from your job or fired. Your employer could move or company close. You could …

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Where I Live as A Survival Retreat Location

In Homesteading, Prepping and Preparedness by M.D. Creekmore

Yesterday, a reader dropped an email asking specifics about my retreat location. I’ll admit being caught off guard by such a sensitive question. However; I don’t think the sender has evil intentions only curiosity. Maybe he was looking for an example to compare his situation – I don’t know. To be honest, I didn’t know what to think at first, …

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Ten Ways To Keep Warmer This Winter

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Since I opted to turn off the electric heat this winter and use wood I have learned so much! First, it can be done. I not only have lowered my electric bill but I am getting exercise collecting, cutting, splitting and hauling in wood. It is true that there are other things that can be done to keep warm besides changing the source of your heat.

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How I Made My Tiny Home Out of a Shipping Container

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Tips for building a cheap and easy tiny home from a shipping container. You can have a home with no mortgage or utility bills. I did it and you can too. I like living frugally. There’s a certain power that comes from knowing that you don’t ‘have’ to spend money.

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How to Live in a Travel Trailer Full-Time

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

Can you live full-time in a travel trailer? Yes, you can. The main drawback is limited space but with a few simple hacks and downsizing, you can definitely live full-time in a camper trailer or RV. How do I know… I know because I’ve done it and even wrote a book about how I did it and how you can …

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Botulism and canning – the whys and wherefores

In Homesteading by M.D. Creekmore

by OhioPrepper I’ve been thinking about writing this article for a while, since I’ve explained all of this numerous times over the years, both here and elsewhere; but, when a recent comment on this forum mentioned canning Kale and the response was asking if it could be water bath canned, I knew that folks did not understand some very basic …