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How does this busy homesteading family get it all done? From homestead chores to home schooling to meals and everything in between. We’re gonna take you through a day in the life of Homesteading Family and how we plan a day to get it all done…or not!

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The bug out is a big deal and it goes a long way if you truly need to get out of dodge. However, bugging out on foot should be avoided if it can be.

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Having an effective, wheeled, method to get to your bug out location could make all the difference. 

You will get there quicker and you will obviously be a harder target to deal with. 

Have you ever dreamed of one of those extreme bug out vehicles? What about a decommissioned ambulance. There are many benefits here but how on earth do you go about getting an ambulance? 

Government Auctions

While it might seem impossible to get your hands on something like this, it’s well within the realm of possibilities. In fact, the governments both locally and federally auction of things all the time! 

You need to do some work on your end. Seeking out the local auctions or the best auctions is going to require you do a little research on your end. 

However, you could find ambulances or something even cooler at these government auctions. 

Repair and Modification

If you want to save money at the auction be sure that you look for vehicles that need some repairs. These will be cheaper and more available. 

This will also give you a chance to learn about the vehicle as you repair it. These things are very important. It’s just like any other type of gear. You need to understand how it works. 

This also gives you the ability to modify your new BOV. This could be aesthetic or operational. The ambulance presents you with many unique options. Be sure you get to know them all before starting to mod this BOV. 

Not only will an ambulance bug out vehicle be a great BOV it is also a great DIY project. 

Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker

If you can’t afford the box culvert option you can look into is building a backyard root cellar that can be used as a bunker.

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Easy Cellar will also show you how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.

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Another Trip To The ER and Shed Build | A Big Family Homestead VLOG
Just what the title says folks… we are new to farming, and growing in homesteading.

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What’s it like living on a vegetarian homestead? Follow me around for a day, through the highs and lows, of living on a homestead. From farm chores to gardening, to preserving and cooking. This is the life of a homesteader!

About the Sunshine Farm
We’re Jenn & Chris. We are millennial homesteaders on a small plant based hobby farm and modern homestead in Upstate NY, where we focus on sustainability, loving on all our animals, and enjoying wide open spaces. We’re in our mid-twenties, balancing full time jobs, and also trying to share our lives with you along the way. Thanks for joining us for this video, we’re excited to have you along for the ride.

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Homesteading off the grid and on the mountain certainly has its challenges but there’s no place we’d rather live. We restored the old camp and transformed it into a cozy home for ourselves, then we cleared more land, built a workshop and greenhouse and spent the late part of the winter starting seeds and now we’re busy planting our first garden on the mountain. Little by little we’re reaching our goals of having a self sufficient homestead.

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Q: How do you have internet at your cabins? A: I have cell service at both cabins but it is spotty due to foliage and cloud cover. I can access the internet from my cabins but have to drive to a local wifi location to upload videos.
Q: How old is Frankie? A: Frankie will be 10 in April of 2018
Q: What video editing software do I use? A: Presently, all I use is Windows Live Movie maker but I’m considering trying imovie, Adobe Elements or SONY VEGAS PRO.
Q: How do you get your water? Did you dig a well? A: Presently, I haul water to the NY cabin but at the NH cabin, I drop a kettle into an old well that was dug by hand by the settlers in the 1700’s.
Q:What is your favorite brand of cast iron cookware? A: I prefer using vintage cast iron. My favorites are BSR and Griswold. If I had to buy new I would buy a Lodge Brand. I plan to purchase this dutch oven in the future:

Q: What do you use for refrigeration? A: We have a small gas refrigerator that we salvaged from an old Shasta camper and a custom icebox that I built into the cabin wall. We make ice on site with a propane freezer.
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Q: What do you use for cooking and heating? A: We use a Kitchen Queen 380 for cooking and heating during the winter months but we also have an antique gas stove in the cabin for when we don’t need the heat from the KQ.

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We have decided to leave the rat race and move back to my home state of Oklahoma to build our home and start our homestead. My name is Rusty and my wife is Casandra. We first met when I was working as a travel nurse at a hospital in Maine and I knew she was something special. That was in 2007 and we have been together since. It’s now 13 years and 3 kids later and we feel that living the typical 40+ hour work week, running our kids all over town for sports and activities, and the high cost of the “American Dream” has become overwhelming. I have spent years trying to convince Casandra and have finally succeeded. Now we begin our Journey to this new life. We hope you follow along as we take our first steps in realizing our dreams.

Welcome to our channel! We are Kira & Steve and this is our every day life! We are homestead dreaming, bread baking, kombucha brewing, chicken loving, husband and wife duo and parents of 3 littles.

We are slowly but surely trying to become as self sufficient as we can be on our tiny 1/5th of an acre lot! Hope you enjoy the journey as much as we do!
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