Matthew Davies Blog

Best Uses for Bee Products

Everyone knows the importance of bees. Even people who do not like bees or are allergic to bees still understand that bees play an essential role in the food chain. Without bees, we would be hard-pressed to make enough food for very many years after the last bee dies. Therefore, it is vital to people…
Read more

Essential Tools for The Homestead Kitchen

If you walk through the small appliance section of any store that sells these items, you will see a vast selection. However, when you are homesteading, you will only be able to use a fraction of them, since you will not have enough electricity to support the power draw it would require to run them…
Read more

Kayak Fishing Tips for Beginners

One of the most popular outdoor activities in the United States is fishing. More than 49 million people will head out to their local lake, stream, or ocean to drop a line in the water at least once a year. When it comes to the frequency of fishing trips, convenience is the number one factor.…
Read more

Using Essential Oils to Help Your Hives

During the 17th century, using herbs as medicine was considered witchcraft. In fact, the use of herbs was a factor used to identify witches during this time. It was believed that they used these herbs and oils to mix potions, a common stereotype related to witches. I, Matthew Davies, am glad we have moved past…
Read more

Tips for Planning and Building a Green Home on A Budget

When it comes to building a sustainable green home, proper planning is the key. The good news? Building an energy-efficient ‘eco-home’ does not necessarily require that you spend a lot more than building a standard ‘code-built’ home. The amount you pay depends mostly on the design as well as the building materials you choose to…
Read more

Safe Fishing and Boating Tips to Remember This Summer

I, Matthew Davies, am incredibly excited about the start of the boating season. This past week was boating week in most of the United States. While I did not participate, primarily due to the fact I am still trying to get my boat seaworthy again, seeing others participate made me all the more eager to…
Read more

How to Cope with Bee Stings

If fear of a bee sting is holding you back from becoming a beekeeper, then I, Matthew Davies, am here to assure you that knowledge is power. In this blog, I will explain what a bee sting is, why bees sting you in the first place, and how to avoid and treat a sting. Even…
Read more

Late Spring/Early Summer Maintenance Checklist for Off-Gridders

The cold days of winter are now safely behind us, which means we can finally begin tackling some home maintenance projects we may have been putting off due to cooler temperatures. Now, in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, I, Matthew Davies, suggest you get your to-do list finished before you have to return to…
Read more

What to Look for in a Used Fishing Boat

Now that warmer weather is prevailing in many parts of the country, it is time to begin thinking about getting back into the wilderness and enjoying everything Mother Nature has to offer. If you are like me, Matthew Davies, those first warm weather days have you dreaming of  a new – or at least new-to-you…
Read more

Facts About “Murder Hornets”

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we now have the introduction of “murder hornets.” While recent North American data has only tracked their presence in Canada and Washington state, it is only a matter of time until they spread to the rest of the country as well. The arrival of the Asian…
Read more