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Homemade Venison Jerky Instructions & Recipes

I have processed my own deer meat this year and made some venison jerky. One entire deer was made into four different varieties of jerky. I made up the recipes myself. Here are the details:   I first cut the deer meat off the bones. Cut off all the fat and sinew that you can.

How To Check Compression On A Small Engine

It is very easy to test a small gas engine for compression. A compression test will tell you if the valve seats need to be ground or if the piston rings are badly worn. In many cases the valve seats will wear out first and need to be ground in order to improve engine compression and performance.

How To Make A Simple Pallet Wood Picket Fence For Free

I am building a beautiful picket fence using pallet wood thet I got for free. This is a very simple project and I am sure you will be quite surprised how fast this goes together once you get started. Each finished pallet picket fence piece looks just like something that came out of the commercial

Wintergreen A Year Round Natural Treat & Medicine

Wintergreen is a low growing ground cover plant with tiny red berries in the fall. It is an evergreen shrub so you can always find its green leaves, even in winter. Most people know wintergreen from chewing gum or toothpaste but it has many other uses. Wintergreen is a tasty treat i

Partridge Berry A Special Wild Edible & Natural Medicine

The little Partridge Berry, also known as Squaw Berry, is a red berry that resembles Wintergreen in appearance. The tiny red berries are both refreshing as a snack and useful as a medicine. The proper name for Partridge Berry is Mitchella Repens.   The Partridge Berry is foun

Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition Pg 3

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Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition

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How I beat the allergy season this year so far

I used to get sick all the time when I was younger. I was allergic to almost everything. Just about all palnts and animals and most fresh fruits and vegetables. Through the years I started to realize that I can change this myself through healthy eating and living. Here is my story.  

Benefits of Natural Himalayan Pink Salt Versus Table Salt

There is much discussion lately about the benefits of Himalayan rock salt (that pink stuff) and why it is so much healthier than table salt.  At The Off Grid Homestead, Himalayan salt is the standard due not only because of all of its positive aspects but also due to its organic superiority.

How to raise chicks and ducklings on and off grid

Homesteading is becoming a more common practice these days due to the desire to live healthier and more self-sufficient lifestyles.  Raising, or growing, one’s own food provides a sense of satisfaction, is more affordable and allows the homesteader to have full knowledge of what they a

Sprouting - The process of germinating seeds and the health benefits of raw food

When you hear the word "sprouting," you may automatically think of, and picture, seedlings...those tiny plants you've nurtured from seed form in order to transplant them into what will be your beautiful vegetable patch.  Sprouting, however, is germinating seeds with the goal of eating the sp

Raw Maple Sap - The Health Benefits of Drinking Maple Water

When you are making your preparations for a more self-sufficient lifestyle, don’t forget about the things you have available in your own yard.  You can plant a garden, of course, but there are also greens, not-so-fondly known as weeds, that provide natural nutrition and health benefits

How to tap maple trees to make your own maple syrup Pg2

This is page two of the article. If you missed the first plage, please read it here:  How to tap maple trees to make your own syrup   Trees should be ta

How to tap maple trees to make your own maple syrup

More and more people are trying their hands at homesteading and self-sufficient lifestyles.  Rather than depend primarily on grocery stores, the idea is to grow, or raise, one's own food.  Whether you choose to do this to save money, or due to a desire to eat more organically, tho
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