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Optimal Dried and Dehydrated Food Storage Times
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Optimal Dried and Dehydrated Food Storage Times

How Temperature Impacts Life Span of Dried and Dehydrated Goods Assessing the longevity of food storage is complex due to numerous influential factors. These include the initial quality of the food when bought, among other elements. Temperature: The Primary Factor The role of temperature is paramount in determining the shelf life of dried foods. The...

Wood BTU Chart – 20 Firewood Types Compared
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Wood BTU Chart – 20 Firewood Types Compared

Optimizing Heat: Understanding BTU Outputs of Common Woods Elevate your home heating strategy with our in-depth guide, featuring a detailed comparison of BTU outputs for 20 wood types, ensuring maximum warmth and efficiency. For homesteaders, heating with wood isn’t about charm and cozy evenings – it’s about staying warm through the coldest winter months.   ...

Understanding Coyote Behavior Patterns
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Understanding Coyote Behavior Patterns

Coyotes, renowned for their adaptability, have intrigued and challenged homesteaders and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Their complex behaviors, including hunting techniques, social structures, and migration patterns, offer valuable insights for developing coexistence strategies. This expanded exploration into coyote behavior aims to equip homesteaders with the knowledge to implement more nuanced and effective management practices. Understanding Coyote...

Devil’s Claw in Your Medicinal Garden
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Devil’s Claw in Your Medicinal Garden

For most, there only knowledge of Devil’s Claw is what they see in the supplement section of their local pharmacy or health food store,  but can be grown in your medicinal garden with a bit of effort and be far more effective then in a processed pill form.     Scientifically known as Harpagophytum procumbens, is...

The Ideal Temperature for Your Root Cellar
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The Ideal Temperature for Your Root Cellar

Optimizing Storage Efficiency: The Ideal Temperature for Your Root Cellar Root cellars are important cornerstone of the homesteading journey, but for many homesteaders, too much is left too chance and based on passed down practices or lack of understanding of how root cellars work to keep your food supplies in optimum conditions for maximizing their...

How to Harvest Carrot Seeds
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How to Harvest Carrot Seeds

Carrots have long been a staple of the North American and European diet – revered for its nutritional value and versatility as well as its ability to be stored for extended periods of time.  While most gardeners and farmers focus on cultivating carrots for their edible roots, the process of harvesting seeds from carrots is...