Ryan Buford

D. Ryan Buford is a professionally trained writer and journalist from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. He currently hosts “The Next Generation,” a live, weekly internet radio show on Prepper Broadcasting Network that focuses on parenting and preparedness. As an advocate of the preparedness and homesteading world, Ryan left behind a successful, fast-paced urban job for a more sustainable life among farm fields, wildlife and family. In addition to leading a self-sufficient life, he writes as a freelancer and maintains a blog and magazine at www.dryanbuford.com.

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How to Make Your Own Zeer Pot (Pot in Pot Refrigerator)

The Zeer pot, or pot-in-pot refrigerator, is a product of necessity – food preservation. This simple configuration of earthenware clay pots, insulation, and fabric allow for a cool space in even the hottest climates. These systems have been used in hot, arid regions of the world like Africa and the Middle East for centuries. The …

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The Full List of Predators on the Homestead to Watch out For

The life of a homesteader can be rewarding and fulfilling when you have the potential to raise and harvest your own animals, collect milks and eggs, and generate income from hides, furs or offspring. But part of being on the homestead and taking on animal husbandry requires increased awareness and security when it comes to …

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Here’s Why You Should Stay Away from Veggies from the Store

Store-bought vegetables can add a significant amount of flavor, color and texture to pre-packaged food or family meals. But there are several reasons why you may want to re-consider reaching for that next tomato, broccoli crown, or head of lettuce. At a glance, the presentation of veggies at the store is appealing. Colors are often …

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