Tag Archives: camping

Homesteading Resources – By State!

The good people at TaylorMadeHomestead.com have compiled a list of homesteading blogs and websites and they have arranged them by state.  So if you are looking for a local resource for homesteading, take a look.  I happen to be on … Continue reading

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Security Continuation – Poison Ivy Prevention

To this point in my life I have not shown an allergy to poison ivy.  I know what it looks like and always make sure I am very careful when I need to work around it and take as many … Continue reading

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Firing Up, Propane, and Grass

Yesterday afternoon I set up the camper so I could work on a few things.  One of those things was familiarizing myself with the furnace.  I am not sure we will ever take it out when we need the furnace, but … Continue reading

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Vacation, Kayaking, Garden, and other Stuff

We were gone last week on vacation.  It was nice to spend time with family and friends.  The week found us enjoying food(way too much), playing cornhole and Kan Jam, the kids going to four wheeler driving school(where I decided … Continue reading

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First Homestead Dad Gear Giveaway

So I figured I could lighten my moving load by giving away some gear. This is what the lucky winner will get… Camping Fishing Kit (Includes waterproof container, fishing line, multiple hooks, ranger band, rope stringer, multiple plastic worms, float … Continue reading

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I Want a School Bus

I have wanted a school bus for over a year now.  When I tell people that I normally get a weird look, blank stares, or a nervous laugh.  But I am totally serious.  With four kids (and another on the … Continue reading

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4 Block Rocket Stove

I saw this shared on Living Off the Grid’s Facebook page.  Cinder blocks are typically around a dollar so this is a really cheap, really durable way to make a rocket stove. You could easily use one of these if … Continue reading

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Lightspeed Self Inflating Sleep Mat Review

I have been meaning to do a review on the Lightspeed Self Inflating Sleep Mat for awhile, well here it is.  We bought a couple of these from Costco at the beginning of the summer, I believe they were under … Continue reading

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Book Review – Traditional Bowyer’s Bible Vol. 1

I checked The Traditional Bowyer’s Bible Volume 1 out of my library based on the recommendation of Steve Galea at Steve Galea Outdoors when I posted about making a pvc bow.  This post might also help my good buddy Duncan at … Continue reading

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Rodeo Weekend

A couple weekends ago our family went to the Sparta Rodeo in Sparta, MI.  The Sparta Rodeo has a long tradition and many people in western Michigan have memories that go back years and even generations for the rodeo.  In … Continue reading

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