Wednesday, May 24, 2017

How To Become A Gunsmith, And Why It Just Could Be Essential To The Survival Of Your Family!

Training to become a gunsmith might never have been more important than it is right now. Even if you’re not planning on switching careers or starting your own home-based business, knowing how to troubleshoot and repair your weapons not only saves money, but could someday day soon save your life!

How To Become A Gunsmith

We are living in very uncertain times folks. The possibility of World War 3 or a massive battle on a similar scale might be looming around the next corner. A firearm which is not in perfect repair will not be able to score a deer for the dinner table, ward off desperate criminals, or combat hostile attackers or foreign militants.
To read the rest of my detailed report about how to become a gunsmith go to

How much does a gunsmith make? Depending upon where you live, the extra money brought in by working either on the side of full-time as a gunsmith will be able to increase your survival preps budget and/or allow you to finally fix that aging barn on the homestead!
Making money while homesteading and working from the farm instead of leaving for a day spent in an office or factory, allows you far more time to cultivate crops, raise livestock, homeschool the children, and to expand your overall agriculture operations - which will in turn make the family more self-reliant and likely even allow more revenue to be created from selling an increased harvest or livestock breeding or care operation.

You can even train to become a gunsmith entirely online!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Off Grid Couple Has Lived On Floating 'Island' For 25 Years!

A Canadian couple is celebrating 25 years living off-grid – and they don’t even live on land … or on a boat, either.
Wayne Adams and Catherine King built an entire floating homestead they lovingly refer to as “Freedom Cove,” just off Vancouver Island.
“Thank-you,” is how Wayne responds when told by a land-loving grid person that he and his wife do not live a “normal” life.
Freedom Cove is tied to shore with lines but not anchored. It boasts an artist studio, four greenhouses, boat garage, ample living space for two, a lighthouse, and even a dance floor.
The floating homestead weighs about 500 tons and was built entirely by hand; no power tools were used. The couple never gets seasick – but they do feel “landsick” during their excursions to shore.
Read the rest of my story about the floating Freedom Cove homesteading compound at Off The Grid News!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

How To Build The Perfect (And Safest) Chicken Coop

Proper chicken coop plans and construction are essential to the survival of the flock. Protecting chickens from the many predators who want to eat them is not a difficult or expensive task, but it does require careful planning. Ensuring raccoons, dogs, mink, fox, snakes, hawks, and other predators cannot reach the flock will allow the chickens to live a safe and happy life until they become food for the family table.

Adorable chicken coop plans are readily available online, and similar coop kits or complete living structures can be purchased at most farm and garden stores. While these coops would be an attractive addition to the backyard, they might not be secure enough to protect the flock from predators. 
Chicken wire was created for one purpose and one purpose only: keeping chickens in. Keeping predators out requires additional material in both the exterior and interior of the coop. Raccoons can chew through the chicken wire.

Hawks can reach in through chicken wire or poultry netting and pull a chicken or duck to them with their sharp talons and rip their body to shreds in less than one minute.

Free step-by-step video tutorials about how to build chicken coops abound online. Just make sure you read my entire report filled with predator safety tips and essential materials BEFORE heading to the local farm supply or hardware store to fill a cart with a list of necessary materials shown in one of the many great free chicken coop plans and building videos!

Read the rest of my how to build a chicken coop report on the Inquisitr!
The prepper expo season is now underway. Survivalists, preppers, and homesteading families from across the country have ample opportunity to hone their existing skills and learn a whole host of potentially lifesaving new ones this spring and summer.

One of the first and largest prepper expos of the season will be held on May 26 – 27 in Irving, Texas. Tickets for the two-day Self Reliance Expo are surprisingly affordable and start at only $10 per adult. Can’t make the show in the Lone Star State? No worries — unless a TEOTWAWKI event happens before September — another Self Reliance Expo will be held in Denver on September 22 – 23.
Every visitor to the Self Reliance Expo website is offered a complimentary “Homesteader’s Master Plan” download. Every time I think I have learned all I need to know to help my tribe (my favorite term for our mutual assistance group) survive doomsday, I stumble across a worthy read or video and learn something new. The homesteading download is definitely worth reviewing and comparing against your existing prepper retreat set-up.
Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy are the medical keynote speakers for the massive prepper expo in Texas.

To read the rest of my report about the Self-Reliance Expo visit the American Doomsday Preppers website!

Top 15 Ways To Make Money While Homesteading On Your Prepper Retreat

There is no better way to live than on a fully-function homestead. It’s natural. It’s beautiful. Every day is a prepper training session. But…bills still have to be paid and the ever-growing kiddos need clothes on their backs and shoes on their feet. There are a multitude of ways to make money on a homestead – most of which enhance the lifestyle and help to educate others about self-reliance in the process. A win-win!

Make Money On Your Homestead

Making money from your homestead, prepper retreat, or off the grid farm requires planning and a little hard work – two concepts which are already a part of the daily life of homesteaders. Working from home is a glorious experience on most days. But, to be successful, you must be self-motivated, organized, and able to adapt and overcome as situations beyond your control arise.

Learning how to make money homesteading will increase both your level of self-reliance and enhance your survival preps budget!

To read the rest of my report detailing all the many ways you can make money while homesteading and from your prepper retreat, go to the Homesteading website!

Best Loans And Grants For Preppers

Get started with sustainable living by getting the best loans and grants. If money is the only thing holding you back, these options will get you started or give you the money you need to improve your homestead.

Loans and Grants for the Self-Reliant

You know you want to start or enhance a sustainable homestead or farm on a prepper retreat, maybe you have even found the perfect land at the right price – but you just don’t have enough money on hand to move forward with a loan or expand your existing farm.
Luckily for all of us who want to get back to basics and lead a self-reliant lifestyle, a plethora of grants and low money down agriculture loans exist. Even better, once you actually get your land, additional grants and program participation payments exist for many practices which you will be employing on your homestead anyway – more on those money-making opportunities in a future article.
To learn more about all of the many loans and grants for preppers and homesteading families check out the rest of my report on the Homesteading website.

So, You Are Going To Bug Out To The Forest After The SHTF, Better Read This Report First!

How many times have you heard someone say, “When the SHTF I am just going to bugout to the woods,” and think that such a “plan” is a simp...