Owen County Homesteaders
Owen County Homesteaders Meetings

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Previous Meeting Presentations

The following is a list of presentations at previous meetings:

  • Defending your Privacy
  • Rocket Stove Design
  • Sutures and butterfly band aids
  • Natural remedies for wound care
  • The experience of living off the Grid
  • Soil samples, submitting them and what the results mean
  • Candle making
  • Wild edible mushrooms
  • Making maple syrup
  • Goat's milk cheese
  • Herbal medicines in your back yard
  • Seed starting
  • The care and cleaning of an AR-17
  • Choosing a self defense firearm
  • Providing electricity when commercial power is out
  • Making Black Powder
  • Raising Your Own Chickens

Links to handouts from the meetings can be found in the right column

Owen County Indiana Homesteaders
What is a Homesteader?

Originally homesteaders were people involved in the westward expansion of the U.S.A. Upon passage of the Homestead Act of 1862, anyone who had never taken up arms against the U.S. government, this made those who had fought on the side of the South ineligible, and were over 21 or the head of a household could obtain land in a three step process. They would file an application to claim a federal land grant. They were then required to reside on the land for five years and show evidence of having made improvements. Because the grant only provided land, the new residents would have to be completely self-sufficient. They had to find their own water source, build a shelter, plant gardens and hunt for food.

Today many have found a need to learn the skills of the original homesteaders. There can be pride in a well operated homestead in order to be self sufficient .

It is our aim to build a self-reliant lifestyle working to create our own independent survival necessities.

Contact information

Address any comments or questions to jim@OwenCountyHomesteaders.com or home phone 812 828 9086

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Links from meeting handouts
Resource Links
Recommended Books for Homesteaders
The following list has been recommended by members of our group. Click on book title to go to Amazon.com for more information. To return, close the amazon.com window.

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