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About Kendra Lynne

I'm a homeschooling, homesteading mama of four, doing everything I can to help my family live more self-sufficiently on our one country acre here in the Bible Belt South. Although my husband and I grew up as city kids, in 2008 we started feeling the urge to begin pulling ourselves out of the "system" and learning how to provide for our most basic needs. Boy, were we in for a learning curve!! It's been a journey, but we've come a long way. I've been sharing about it all on my website, New Life on a Homestead, and am excited to bring the preparedness aspect of this lifestyle to all of you here as well! Be sure to check out my *NEW* Canning DVD: At Home Canning For Beginners and Beyond

How To Fight Colds and Flu At Home

February 16, 2017

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How To Fight Colds and Flu at Home

As I type this I have three kiddos sick with a winter cold, and one just getting over it. I blame it on our recent trip to the local children’s museum. It never fails. No matter how much you sanitize their little hands, inevitably they’re going to get sick. When that little girl playing with […]

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How To Make Activated Charcoal

January 12, 2017

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How to make activated charcoal

How to Make Activated Charcoal Activated charcoal has so many applications. It often used by emergency personnel to treat acute poisoning, and is great for absorbing toxins. I’ve used to to treat everything from the stomach flu to a brown recluse spider bite. I’ve even read that it can stop an anaphylactic reaction from stings […]

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Herbal Medicines You’ll Need When Doctors Disappear

December 8, 2016

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Herbal Medicines You'll Need When Doctors Disappear

For most of us, it’s easy to take medical care for granted. Access is only a drive or helicopter ride away. For now at least. Those of us in the preparedness community know that we can’t always rely on modern infrastructure to fully function forever. At some point there are going to be disruptions, whether […]

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Top 10 Off Grid Food Preservation Methods

November 2, 2016

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Top 10 Off Grid Food Preservation Methods

Top 10 Off Grid Food Preservation Methods Long before the advent of electricity, mankind has always found creative off grid food preservation methods in order to get through the barren times. Some of these storage methods added only a few weeks to the life of the food. Some were meant to last through a few […]

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10 Ways To Heat A Cold Frame Over Winter

September 25, 2016

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10 Ways To Heat a Cold Frame Over Winter

No matter what part of the country you live in, at some point the growing season will come to an end as winter draws near. The days get shorter, the sun gets lower in the sky, and the ground cools and sometimes even freezes. One good hard frost is all it takes to wipe out […]

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39 Best Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

September 12, 2016

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39 Best Ways to Start a Fire Without Matches

We’ve all heard how important it is to be able to build a fire in an emergency situation. It could mean the difference between life or death, right? In the bush you need fire to stay warm, to cook food, to boil water.  I always keep a pack of waterproof matches in the car, and […]

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