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How to Raise Backyard Chickens Guide | Here’s What to Know

Raise Backyard Chickens Hacks – The trend of raising backyard chickens is catching up and for a very good reason.  Producing your own food is a good way to cut expenses and also reduce your exposure to chemicals used in commercialized food production. People who raise backyard chickens are those that would want to maximize their unused outdoor space and in a way control a small part of their food source. Best Meat Chickens: The … Read more

Hen and chicks on farm

10 Tips for Raising Backyard Chickens for Beginners

Raising backyard chickens for beginners is exciting and very rewarding. Chickens can be seen as pets and/or a source of food. Either way, chickens can give you joy, a sense of fulfillment, and eggs. If you have kids, the fun is exponentially multiplied as chickens are very social. It’s also a great way for children to help with chores as well as involve them in 4-H. While it may be overwhelming in the beginning, there … Read more

Yamaha Generator

Everything You Need to Know About Yamaha Generators

Mention the words Yamaha generators to people, and they’ll equate it with quality. You may have seen Consumer Reports ranked the Yamaha 2000 inverter generator as a quality recreational generator. It ranks well for reduced noise, power quality, and power delivery. For years, Yamaha has manufactured a number of high quality inverter generators that pack power in a small package. If you’ve been using these products before, you’ll have a good idea of what to … Read more

Champion Generator

Everyone Loves A Champion Generator For Backup Power

Any product that calls itself “champion” must be able to back this up, and the Champion Generator is one that does. There are many reasons why these generators are a hit with homeowners, chief among them are its versatility, reliability and the fact that you can count on them for power backup, camping, at home or the outdoors. Champion has always been known for their innovative approach and technologies, and nowhere is this more apparent … Read more

Briggs and Stratton Generator 5500

Briggs and Stratton Generator Guide Find the Generator for You

When considering a Briggs and Stratton generator, you can divide them into two general categories: portable and home standby generators. There’s bound to be one that fits your needs. Briggs & Stratton is very reliable and versatile and now serves as the alternative to other more expensive brands. Learn about which of their backup power sources is right for you. Being ready for a power outage event means you can take care of your family … Read more

Best Price on Generac Generators

How to Find the Best Price on Generac Generators Prices

If you look up best price on Generac Generators online, you might get disappointed as there’s not a lot of information available. That’s what this guide is for, to help you find the best price without compromising quality or features. At the same we’ll show how to choose the best home backup generator for emergencies. Generac Generator Prices The price range varies greatly on where the generator would be used. For home use, the Generac … Read more

Features of Westinghouse WH7500E Generator

Westinghouse Portable 7500 Watt Generator Review

Westinghouse Portable Generator – There are many reasons why you may need a portable generator. If you own a home or business, you should have a generator on hand to deal with emergencies, power outages or similar events that you can’t predict. Generators are not only a good backup for your home’s electrical supply during catastrophic weather events. You can also use them for job sites, outdoor parties, or when you want to hit the … Read more

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Family History of Urban Homesteaders – There’s No Place Like Home

Family History of Urban Homesteaders – Here at Rural Living Today, our main focus is encouraging people in their transition from urban or suburban life to the rural lifestyle. That transition begins when a person makes a decision to live that lifestyle, and they may be living in a downtown skyscraper, an inner city neighborhood, or a suburban community at the time. We always encourage people to start wherever they are to learn what they’d … Read more

Escape to the Country ~ Start of the Journey

Escape to the Country ~ Start of the Journey

Escape to the Country ~ Start of the Journey – It was a dark and stormy night…. Really, it was! That night started my journey to move back to the country. As I was coming home from work in early evening, snow was swirling everywhere. I could barely see. I had actually left work early, as I had heard that the snow was coming. Of course, I wanted to get home before the worst of … Read more

Working Remotely at Community Work Spaces

Working Remotely Doesn’t Have to Mean Working from Home

Working from home is a great option for those of us who don’t work well amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy office. Even with all the great benefits, there often comes a time when you need to pick up your laptop and get out of the house. But without an office to go to, you might be wondering where to go and we are here to help you solve that dilemma. What to … Read more

Kohler Backup Generators

Comparing Generac Generators with other Generator Brands

Comparing Generac Generators – Are you shopping for a home backup generator? Learn about the top generator brands, including Generac, Champion, Onan, Yamaha, and Honda. Industry leaders consider Generac generators to be the best in the market. This article will help you understand why. When it comes to generators, users consider Generac to be the most trusted and most popular brand. The company has been around since 1959, and has built a reputation for producing … Read more

Biodiesel Generators

Ultimate Comprehensive Guide on Generators for Sale

Finding generators for sale isn’t as difficult as it used to be thanks to the Internet, and competition has certainly increased the number of options available. Generators today are more powerful than ever, and any homeowner or entrepreneur can tell you just how important reserve energy is. But rather than simply going out there and buying the most expensive unit available, it’s better to invest some time getting to know these machines, how they work, … Read more

wood pile preparation for food crisis

Preparing for Food Crisis Challenges Coming Our Way

If you are reading this, you know it’s important to be preparing for food crisis challenges coming our way. The month of September has been designated National Preparedness Month in the United States. Recently the White House made its annual announcement about this month of preparations. The 2012 press release says, “During National Preparedness Month, we renew our commitment to promoting emergency preparedness in homes, businesses, and communities nationwide, and to building an America more … Read more

Escape to the Country, best places to live in the USA, Living in the country

Best Rural Places to Live ~ Escape to the Country ~ Best Places to Live in USA

If you want to escape to the country, check out this list of best rural places to live. Living in the country is so different than living in the city or even in suburbia. Dreaming of a different way of life? Many people seek solitude or just more of a back-to-the-basics type of lifestyle. Whether you plan to relocate from a large city or suburbs, you will find country life very different. I’ve had the … Read more

woman harvesting homestead garden

Homesteading for Beginners Making a Living Homesteading

Homesteading for beginners, For those in the environmentally aware circles, there is a term that is making a comeback of sorts albeit in a slightly different meaning than was originally intended. That term is homesteading. Homesteading was originally a US government legislation that gave away free land to people who took large tracts of rural land and then converted it into their primary landholding and place of residence. It was a huge success as it … Read more

Ka-Bar Survival Knives

Ka-Bar Survival Knife Survival Kit

Today, we are going to talk about the modifications I’ve done to my Ka-Bar Survival Knife. I actually have added a survival kit to my Ka-Bar Survival Knife sheath because I think it is a good idea to have a redundant kit to my main survival kit. Just in case I’m separated from or I can’t use my main survival kit for whatever reason, I still have the survival kit or my Ka-Bar Survival Knife … Read more

KA-BAR Fighting Survival Knife

KA-BAR Knife is the Standard for Excellence

I love the KA-BAR Knife! For me this is the standard by which I measure, compare and judge all other knifes. The KA-BAR Knife has proven itself in survival situations, combat situations, work and utility situations. It’s a great knife, an incredible knife. There are knives out there that are specially designed for a specific task/use and niche and will outperform the KA-BAR Knife for that narrow usage. The KA-BAR Knife is does everything well … Read more

Ka-Bar Becker BK7

Ka-Bar Becker BK7 Knife Field Test Review

This is about the Becker BK7 Knife. There are so many reviews on the Becker BK7 Knife. There is a reason for that. It’s a great knife. Specs for Ka-Bar Becker BK7 Knife It’s high carbon steel, 1095 Cro-Van, and Rockwell Hardness 56-58. Even better: It’s made in the USA. It’s a quality 7-inch blade with a saber or flat grind, not a full flat which I found does a great job splitting wood, that … Read more

Woman harvesting fruits and vegetables

Modern Homesteaders Life Insurance and Benefits of Living Off the Grid

You can apply for a Modern homesteader’s life insurance, but it would be better to first do some research regarding what your insurance will be covering. Let’s first talk about what living off the grid is all about. The meaning of living off the grid is misinterpreted by many as a life full of hardships or a life wasted on substance abuse. This is not at all what living off the grid means; it is … Read more

Homestead garden, farm and kitchen

Applying for Homestead Insurance When you Decide to Go Green

When you decide to go green, it is important that you also get homestead insurance. Going green is the in thing these days and in the US there are thousands of households who are resorting to producing their own supply of energy. Living off the grid and Homesteading can be an interesting endeavor, especially when you consider the rising costs of fossil fuels. Many people cannot bear the burden of paying their utility bills each … Read more