I grew up in small town America a long time ago when grandma having a little food stored around the house was normal and nobody really expected help in an emergency except from family or neighbors. We have dealt with earthquakes, tornadoes, ice storms, flooding and even a hurricane named Elvis (a local weather event in Memphis Tennessee). After having a major ice storm and cut off from the rest of the world for a couple weeks we decided to see what we could do better surviving the next little problem life would throw at us. The information contained here is more or less a journal of our adventures (past and ongoing) into self-sufficiency and homesteading. By documenting much of our experience we also hope future generations can gain some of the knowledge we depart should the need actually arise to live a completely self-sufficient lifestyle.
There are vast homesteading resources found on the internet, some of which is very good. We are not the new kids on the block, the information you find here is time tested and how we have been doing it for the past 30 plus years. If you want to know how to raise and grow your own food this is the place.
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