The #1 Best Bug-Out Cabin ISN’T a Cabin? [VIDEO GALLERY]

When it comes to building your own “cabin in the woods,” the possibilities are virtually infinite, even if your budget is far from it. Many of you know this already. If not, you might take a moment to click through our post entitled “5 Mortgage Free Cabins.” Well, allow us to throw one more innovative idea into this already well-rounded mix: Is it possible that the most cost-effective option is to NOT build a costly permanent structure on your property? At least, not until you’re absolutely sure about your needs and your finances? RELATED: 5 Keys to Finding the Perfect Bug-Out […]

5 Keys Decisions to Make Before Buying a Homestead Property

The old American dream was a nice single family home with a fence and a yard. Recently, however, we’ve noticed a shift in the American dream that’s coming on strong. The new American dream includes a larger, more rural property where folks can spread out, raise chickens in the yard, pick banjos on the porch, and shoot their guns. No, it’s not for everybody. But more and more Americans are seeing the value in the front porch lifestyles their great grandparent enjoyed. There’s a certain level of independence and pride that can only be enjoyed on your very own spread. […]

10 Awesome Gifts Any Homesteader Will Love

There are many super cool gifts you can get for that special someone in your life that enjoys the homesteader lifestyle, and one resounding theme that we hear about lately centers around the environment. Therefore, if your recipient is concerned about the environment and its impact on the world, many of the items below can help the modern homesteader live self-sufficiently and sustainably. The following gift items are also quirky and unique enough where you won’t have to worry about duplicates.