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Homestead is a lifestyle of self-sufficiency. It is characterized by subsistence agriculture, home preservation of foodstuffs, and it may or may not also involve the small scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork for household use or sale.

Modern homesteaders often use renewable energy options including solar electricity and wind power and some even invent DIY products. Many also choose to plant and grow heirloom vegetables and to raise heritage livestock. Homesteading is not defined by where someone lives, such as the city or the country, but by the lifestyle choices they make.

In homesteading, social and government support systems are frequently abandoned in favor of self-reliance in order to maximize independence and self-determination. The degree of independence occurs along a spectrum, with many homesteaders creating foodstuffs or crafts to appeal to high-end niche markets in order to meet financial needs. Other homesteaders come to the lifestyle following successful careers which provide the funding for land, housing, taxes, and specialized equipment such as solar panels, farm equipment and electricity generators.

However you come to these lifestyle changes is a personal choice. We encourage you to read and contribute here. You can find more info at the Family Redoubt, here: http://family.redoubtnews.com/

sourdough
Homestead

Make Your Own Sourdough Starter

April 28, 2020 0

EASY Sourdough Starter From Scratch Not just for Sourdough, but many great hints and tips for homesteading and a series of videos to benefit your family homesteading lifestyle. Hey, everyone! Raquel here to share how […]

Electromagnetic Pulse
Editorial/Opinion

The Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Threat To America

June 3, 2019 1

The Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Threat To America by Pete Ketcham Most everyone knows that the initials “EMP” stands for Electromagnetic Pulse, which is a destructive force that can be generated by a nuclear explosion at […]

How To Use Your Hard Boiled Eggs
Easter

How To Use Your Hard Boiled Eggs

April 15, 2019 1

How To Use Your Hard Boiled Eggs Easter is a wonderful holiday, especially for those that love hard boiled eggs. As a kid, my favorite way to eat them was to just peel them, add […]

How To Prepare For Spring Runoff
Why We Prepare

How To Prepare For Spring Runoff

March 16, 2019 0

What You Need To Know And How To Prepare For Spring Runoff “Not too long ago when we had the arctic cold fronts, we were informing the public on the signs of frostbite and hypothermia”, […]

Prepared For The Bitter Cold Weather?
Why We Prepare

Prepared For The Bitter Cold Weather?

March 4, 2019 0

Prepared For The Bitter Cold Weather? Are you, your family and pets prepared for the unseasonably cold temperatures and sub-zero wind chill values that are forecast throughout our area? The Kootenai County Office of Emergency […]

Prepping: But Why Do We Prepare?
Why We Prepare

Prepping: But Why Do We Prepare?

January 9, 2019 4

Prepping: But Why Do We Prepare? By Anna May Rainier Most of us these days have heard of prepping or have heard of preppers. It’s a common perception in society that people who prep are […]

A Dozen Ways to Preserve Apples
Homestead

A Dozen Ways to Preserve Apples

October 1, 2018 0

A Dozen Ways to Preserve Apples by Family Redoubt Fall is apple season. Don’t let these healthy food drop to the ground and waste. Here are multiple ways to enjoy them year round. Lots of […]

How to Wax Cheese for Long Term Storage
DIY

How to Wax Cheese for Long Term Storage

July 17, 2018 0

How to Wax Cheese for Long Term Storage   (Perky Prepping Gramma) – Being prepared for any type of SHTF isn’t hard if we plan ahead. Imagine, the grid is down and you are making a recipe […]

How To Safely Preserve Eggs
food supply

How To Safely Preserve Eggs

July 2, 2018 1

How To Safely Preserve Eggs By Kellene Yes, you can preserve your eggs long-term without worrying about your family getting sick. There are several methods you can use and I’ve written of a couple of ways […]

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