How to Raise Honey Bees: A Beginner’s Guide

How to Raise Honey Bees: A Beginner’s Guide Why you should raise bees: Bees are generally easy keepers compared to other livestock; they are independent and require less attention and … Continue Reading →


Best woods for smoking meat

Best Woods for Smoking Meat In regards to smoking meat, one should choose the type of wood they use depending on the type of meat they are smoking. In much … Continue Reading →


Homestead Clothing

In my employment as a ranch hand working in the Pacific Northwest I have had to work nearly all day, every day, in every kind of weather conditions: From sub-zero … Continue Reading →


Basic Carpentry

Basic Carpentry Know-How The difference between concrete and cement: Concrete and cement are basically the same  EXCEPT that concrete has bits of gravel added to it. This helps make it … Continue Reading →


How to Prepare Venison

How to Prepare Venison From an economic standpoint. deer are quite valuable in terms of meat that is harvested. A single deer can cover the cost of a good hunting … Continue Reading →


Homestead Stocking Stuffers for Under $20

5 Homestead Stocking Stuffers for Under $20 1. Huberd’s Shoe Grease: I have been using Huberd’s Shoe Grease for years. The great thing about it is that it BOTH conditions … Continue Reading →


Basic Woodsmanship

  Basic Woodsmanship From being swung on ancient battle fields to taming the West, the ax has long been the epitome of masculinity. The ax is one of the few … Continue Reading →


How to care for and waterproof your boots

  How to care for and waterproof your boots Seeing how I work as a full time ranch hand, I spend a lot of time walking through snow, mud, and … Continue Reading →


Bushcraft Mistakes: dos and don’ts

Bushcraft Mistakes: Do’s and don’ts 1. Stringing a tarp up to sleep under: For some reason this has become really popular in the bushcraft community. Why this is better than … Continue Reading →


Best gun for the homestead

  Best gun for the homestead I come from a small and somewhat isolated town in the Pacific North West. My graduating class had 13 people. I am currently a … Continue Reading →