Tips

Daily Prep

Top 10 Ways to Beat the Heat

Staying cool when temps increase
Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 3:54 PM

Here are 10 considerations and ways to help stay cool this summer and survive record high temperatures and oppressive heatwaves. 

http://lifehacker.com/5913149/top-10-ways-to-beat-the-heat

Daily Prep

PHOTO: elaine/Flickr

5 Tips For Kitchen Composting

For less mess and more time
Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:46 PM

Some good tips to follow and learn from to improve your kitchen scrap composting system.  They will hopefully bring better success and enjoyment out of managing your kitchen food waste.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-tips-for-kitchen-composting/

Daily Prep

Bulk Food Storage Tips

How to avoid 5 common mistakes
Tuesday, July 5, 2016, 5:35 PM

5 tips and areas of concern to keep in mind when putting away bulk foods or prepping your deep pantry.  Keep building your resilience!

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-how-avoid-5-common-mistakes-bulk-food-storage » Read more

What Should I Do?

Phil Williams

All About Parsnips

Tips for cultivation and use
Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 5:57 PM

Parsnips are not typically found in home gardens, but they should be. Parsnips are root vegetables, related to carrots, but larger, and white in color. They are more cold hardy than carrots, and have a slightly stronger taste, and smell. I actually like parsnips better than carrots when cooked, as they are sweeter, and I prefer the smell of fresh parsnips to carrots. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Shutterstock

8 Tips To Help Your Chickens Lay More Eggs

Creating a healthier environment for better egg laying
Monday, April 4, 2016, 6:44 PM

If you start to raise chickens to be more self-sufficient, you want them to be as productive as possible. But what if they aren’t laying as many eggs as you’d hoped?

The most common reasons that chickens aren’t laying eggs is because they are too young, too old, the hours of daylight are too short, it is molting or the feeding is not of sufficient nutritional value. You might not be able to affect those first points, but you can help contribute to a stress-free environment for your chickens while keeping them healthy and well. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Billy Rioux: Log-Home-Adventures

#1 Tips For Building Log Homes

21 Log Cabin Builders Share Their Thoughts
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 3:45 PM

Ever dreamed of building a sustainable and beautiful log home?   Want to have a small cabin in an off-grid homestead?  Below are the #1 tips and pieces of advice from 21 log cabin owners, builders and manufacturers for making your log cabin project a success! We really hope you find useful insights and knowledge to use and apply when building your log cabin home. » Read more

Daily Prep

CC BY 3.0 Alison Christine

19 Fall Garden Ideas

Projects and tips to extend your harvest
Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:46 PM

Some great ideas and projects (links to more detailed articles) for your Fall garden and to help your summer bounty last a bit longer into the colder months. 

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/fall-garden-ideas-projects-tips-extend-your-harvest.html

Daily Prep

7 Tips For Less-Frequent, More-Efficient Watering

Save water and time
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 7:11 PM

7 ways to reduce your water use in the garden and become more efficient in its use.  Especially handy for areas experiencing prolonged drought conditions.

http://www.urbanfarmonline.com/urban-gardening/backyard-gardening/7-tips-for-less-frequent-more-efficient-watering.aspx

Daily Prep

8 Outstanding Gardening Hacks

Tips that can double, triple & even quadruple crop yield
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 6:52 PM

Some great ideas and different ways to help produce more food in the garden this growing season.

http://knowledgeweighsnothing.com/8-outstanding-gardening-hacks-that-can-double-triple-even-quadruple-crop-yield/

Daily Prep

KAY HOLMES STAFFORD

Vertical Gardening Tips

Maximize your growing space by going up!
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:58 PM

A bunch of handy tips and methods of growing vertically to get the most out our your growing space and select crops.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/vertical-gardening-zmaz89jazsto.aspx