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Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition Pg 2

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Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)    Page 1 | Page 2 |

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

How to clean your chimney yourself and save money

Chimneys play an important part in home heating, but they are not to be taken for granted, especially when they are used for wood burning.  The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 advises chimneys be checked at least once a year.  Just as with the filter in a furnace

Restoring Rusty Old Cast Iron Pots & Pans With Fire & Vegetable Oil

Prior to the 1960s, cast iron vessels were an especially favored form of cooking. Most every household had at least one cast iron pot or skillet in an always-seasoned form ready for that next great meal. These days, non-stick coated cookware has taken over, but it proves to be more costly, less

How To Make A Simple Solar Food Dehydrator Pg 2

This is part two of the project. If you are visiting this page from outside, please see Page 1 first.   How To Make A Simple Solar Food Dehydrator Pt 2   Co

How To Make A Simple Solar Food Dehydrator

This is a very simple solar food dehydrator that uses the energy of the sun to dry food for long term storage. This solar dehydrator costs very little to make and can dry large batches of food in one to two days of full sun.   A solar food dryer is valuable in case of a power

How To Install An Inverter In Your RV AC Converter Box

If you want to run your RV or camper on solar power then you will have to modify your original electrical control box. This box converts shore AC power from a camp ground into 12 volts DC to power your RV lighting and accessories. Most RV lights are 12 volts as are the heater blowers, controls an

What should you carry in a medical kit?

Lately I've had some people ask my opinion on what a quality first aid kit should contain.  Med kits can be as diverse and dynamic as any BOB and I guess the first question one needs to ask themselves is what do I intend to accomplish when stocking my kit?  Other questions to ask when a
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