We are excited to announce that we have launched our new YouTube channel called Homestead Bootcamp. It will feature videos of our family teaching you how to live off the land!
Our first video shows how to pick and preserve Puffball mushrooms which can be found in areas throughout the world. You could be missing out on delicious mushrooms growing right in your backyard!
We know that there may be some questions, so here are some answers to a few that you might have.
What is homesteading?
Homesteading is living a life of self-sufficiency through home farming, food preservation, and can include making your own clothing or textiles.
Why would I want to learn to homestead?
There are many reasons to be self-sufficient. You might be one of those people that is uncertain of the future and wishes to be prepared for a disaster (either natural or political), or maybe you are interested in all-natural or raw foods. Perhaps you live a good distance away from a major city, and it would be easier to shop in your backyard. Or maybe you are looking to see how much money you could save by buying less and growing more. Whatever the reason, homesteading can be an answer. It will help you save money, live healthier, and stay prepared.
What makes you an authority on homesteading?
We don’t claim to be an authority on homesteading, but we do practice what we preach. If we make a video on a topic, it means that we have done it, used it, eaten it, etc. We don’t show you how to do anything that we don’t first do ourselves and find to be worthwhile and healthy. We wouldn’t purposely put ourselves in danger, so if you are watching us do something on a video then we have found a safe way to do it. If you are unsure of anything you see us do, please look it up! And if you feel at all uncomfortable with something you see us do, DON’T DO IT! We encourage you to try new things, but if you are uneasy about a topic then steer clear of it until you are ready.
Where are you located?
Our homestead is in Northern Wisconsin. Our plant hardiness zone is Zone 4a -30 to -25 (F). Some of the foods that we are able to grow here may not grow in your area, or you may have a much wider variety of foods able to grow in your area. If a plant can’t be found in our area, wee can give you tips on growing, harvesting, and preserving, but we won’t have tried it ourselves. Use caution and do your own research before trying anything you are unsure of.
Where can I learn more?
You can become a subscriber to our Homestead Bootcamp YouTube channel where we will be adding new videos on a weekly basis. If you have a specific topic you want us to cover you can email us: homesteadbootcamp (at) gmail.com.