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Ditching the Boxed and Canned Foods

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  More people are concerned with all the unpronounceable words (mostly chemicals) that are listed as being in our food. Usually, these are found in store bought, pre-packaged ‘convenience’ foods that are boxed or canned. There is a movement of people who want to get away from the boxed and canned food from the grocery …

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5 Wild Edibles Found Everywhere

Everyone, it seems, wants to know more about wild edibles they can forage for that are easy to harvest and plentiful. What most people don’t realize is that many of the common plants we consider weeds are actually edible. Not only that, they pack a powerful nutritious punch! A lot of people know about using …

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Tin Hat Ranch

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  I am terrible with birthday’s.  I’ve forgotten my own mother’s in years past. So, instead of celebrating the birthday of the Tin Hat Ranch on the proper day, I’m doing it a day late.  Who the heck celebrates a website’s birthday anyways?  Truth be told, I have from time to time given “status of …

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4 Life Lessons Learned from Homesteading

We don’t have a traditional homestead. Our garden space is only about 200 square feet of useable area. We are still learning so many things that are considered ‘the basic’ skills needed to be successful on a homestead that is off grid while still incorporating aspects of the modern world into it. Even though we …

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Making Homemade Firestarters

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  There are multiple methods of firestarters available on the market these days. Anyone who knows about survival know that you don’t have just a lighter or matches on you to start one with, either. Anyone can light a match or a lighter but that does not mean you will get a good, warm fire …

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5 Challenges Homesteaders Face

  Homesteading presents new challenges that most people will never have to deal with. Deciding which chicken to butcher for dinner is one example. Other things such as finances and finding enough time to get everything done are challenges that many Americans face every single day. The difference is when you homestead, there is rarely the …

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Telsa Announces Battery Pack For Off-Grid Homes

Tesla Announces Battery Pack For Off Grid Homes I told you this would happen in our “8 Bug Out Vehicle Considerations” article from a few months ago, but it looks like Tesla has been working on this for some time.  In the article I suggested you could use your electric vehicle not only for transportation, …

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10 Things I Learned Living In A Shipping Container

   10 Things I Learned Living In A Shipping Container By Tin Hat Ranch Contributor Amy Edge In the Spring of 2008, we purchased a 45 foot shipping container.  This was prior to the interest that has seem to blossom in recent years regarding container living.  While building our home we lived for four years …

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Understanding Food Preservation Methods

Food preservation is something that most people never really think about. They buy their packaged and fresh food and put it into the fridge, freezer, or cupboard. They rely on dates printed on the packages, believing the companies are required or regulated to put expiration dates on their food. According to this article from WebMD.com, …

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Do You Have Enough Long Term Proteins?

Storing food for emergencies is smart but having a storeroom full of crackers and ramen noodles isn’t going to help you in the long run. It is important to make sure you have food stored that will provide you with the nutrients you will need to keep going in a stressful situation such as a …

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