Practical Homesteading

RURAL LIFE SKILLS THAT MATTER: A Dozen Tips for Water Wells, Septic Systems, Electricity & Food

UPDATED 23Apr2020 + video: Water wells, septic systems, electricity supplies and food storage – these are four of the biggest  practical things you  need to deal with directly if you’re a hands-on person leading a hands-on rural life. And success […]

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FREEZE-PROOFING A WATER LINE: Watch a Real-World Installation Happen

In this week’s video episode, see how a seasonal cottage property is converted for year-round running water; watch a smart heating cable is installed directly inside a shallow water line; see how
pipe insulation and an outer protective casing is applied to the pipe; learn how more or less heat is applied along the length of the cable, depending on temperature.  

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HOW TO USE A WOOD SPLITTER: Learn to safely use this effective piece of equipment

In this week’s video episode, learn how a hydraulic wood splitter works; see safe methods for using a wood splitter properly; learn how the best hydraulic splitters work both horizontally & vertically; understand proper storage procedures for maintaining your wood splitter.

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