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Ways Fishing Helps Improve Your Mental Health

It is unlikely that you do not need another excuse to take up fishing as a hobby and a way to provide food to your family. However, if you need a few more reasons to take up fishing on a regular basis, I, Matthew Davies, am here to offer you those reasons. As many fishermen…
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Putting Your Bees to Bed for Winter

Depending on where you live, you may have to prepare for your hive the winter. That being said, some of the suggestions below may not apply to all beekeepers. Nevertheless, putting your bees into hibernation mode needs to be discussed. I, Matthew Davies, know that the calendar still shows it is October (which is technically…
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A Beginner’s Guide to Foraging

Starting a homestead from scratch can be a complicated task. Many projects must be undertaken. One of these projects is finding a stable food supply. When you first start your homestead, you should have the understanding that you will need to purchase some of your food. That is fine. In time, you will be able…
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Soft Baits vs. Hard Baits

As the saying goes, you have to have the right tools for the job. When I, Matthew Davies, first started fishing, I would bring along littler more than my pole and a container of worms. Over time, I began to realize that worms were not the best bait to use in every situation. As I…
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Important Things to Consider Before You Get Bees

After reading my, Matthew Davies, first few blogs, you have decided you are very interested in beekeeping. I think that is excellent news. While jumping into something headfirst can be a lot of fun, in this case, you would be better off to have a bit of preparation. Before committing fully to keeping bees, please…
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An Easy Guide to Start Composting at Your Homestead

When you are not living off-grid, you take for granted certain conveniences. One such convenience is potting soil for your garden. Fortunately, you can make your own compost for your garden and it’s often better for your garden and for the environment. It is for this reason that I, Matthew Davies, am going to help…
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How to Stay Cool Outside in Extreme Heat

Depending on where you live, summer can be a great time of year. On the other hand, some people live in places that experience extreme heat. If you are lucky enough to have air conditioning, it will provide you with a respite from high summer temperatures and humidity when you need to spend extensive time…
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Off-Grid Basics

Lately, an increasing number of people are becoming fed up with the rising prices of living on the grid. Their responses range from cutting the cord on cable and satellite companies to full-blown zero investment in any paid services or utilities. Where you fall within that scope is entirely up to you. If you have…
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Fall, The Season for Fishing

When summer winds down and the trees begin to don their colorful fall foliage, many anglers, in turn, -hang their fishing gear up to dry. What a lot of them don’t realize is that fall is a fantastic season for fishing. Matthew Davies loves to go fishing in autumn. Why? The fish are on a…
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What to Bring on Your Very First Fishing Trip

If you are packing for your first fishing trip, Matthew Davies has a little bit of advice for you. In our last blog, we went over the basic tips for selecting a line and lures. Here, we’ll take a look at a few other things you might want to bring with you on your very…
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