Communications: Where to Listen & How to Reach Out (Weather Radios, CBs, and Ham Radio)

By Kyle Ferlemann

Ensure your prepared for a world without cell phones and internet by learning how to use these alternate forms of communication.


Country Turns of Phrase

By Sarah Joplin

Common expressions have their roots in real life experiences from the sublime to the ridiculous.


Don’t Let ‘Em Get Your Goat

Written and Photos by Rachael Leystra

Follow stories from our readers about the challenges of raising goats, consummate handymen, opossum precautions, and a neighborhood turkey.


Prairie Grassland Fires

By Rebecca Martin

Learn about the spring regrowth brought on by prairie fires, a millennia-old phenomenon of the Midwestern U.S.


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Farley's Arrival

By Keba M Hitzeman

A tragic accident leads to the arrival of Farley, a Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog.


The Community in Winter

By Kyle Ferlemann

Learn how a community that’s active and engaged will help keep families from falling into disaster situations bought on by seasons.


Living Life on the Homestead and Off the Grid

By Kate Marlowe

Choosing to live a life homesteading and off the grid is a challenge, with a great deal of work and responsibility. The rewards far out-weigh the negatives, though, and you are left with a simple, happy and fulfilling life.


Disaster Plans 101

By Kyle Ferlemann

An examination of the basic requirements that your disaster plan should address.



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