The Trailer Park Homesteader: Interview with Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip

carla collageJune 5, 2014:  In this episode Sharon interviews Carla Dean-Bales of A Prepper Quick Tip and new blog Raising Nolan. Carla shares with us different projects she’s working on and how she involves her children in her prepping. She also shares about her seven year old son Nolan and how he is able to help the family with their prepping. Carla also gives advice for new preppers and tips to help them begin, without becoming overwhelmed by unnecessary expenses. You can also visit Carla on her new blog Raising Nolan where she shares her personal stories of raising a son with down syndrome.

Next, Sharon shares a great tool for families prepping with children. It’s a book by Bernie Carr of called Jake and Miller’s Big Adventure: A Preppers Book for Kids. In this book Jake is preparing for an adventure with his best friend Miller, his dog. Miller is a bit scared of the prospect of the adventure, but Jake calms his fears, teaches him about the equipment they’ll need and all the fun they’ll have along the way!


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Mentioned in the show:

A Prepper Quick Tip

Raising Nolan

A Prepper Quick Tip on Facebook

Electric in 5 Minutes Video

Apartment Prepper

Jake & Miller’s Big Adventure: A Prepper’s Book for Kids by Bernie Carr

The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster by Bernie Carr


The Trailer Park Homesteader: Homemade Cleaning Products

homemade cleanersMay 29, 2014:   Homemade Cleaning Products:

There are tons of products that can be made at home that are not only natural, but are very effective as well. They do not contain toxic chemicals or dangerous fumes and are completely safe. If you have children, pets, or someone in your home that might has allergies or is sensitive to perfumes; these products are the way to go. Join Sharon as she discusses the different  types of cleaning products you can actually make yourself at home. She also talks about the staple items that are most commonly used in making homemade cleaning products and shares information regarding their effectiveness. As a bonus, Sharon shares two of her favorite recipes that she uses in her own home as well.


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Find More Recipes Here: Homemade Cleaning Product Recipes

TTPH Tutorial: D.I.Y “Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce” 



Sharon Pannell, The Trailer Park Homesteader

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Container Gardening and Fertilizing Methods

container gardening picMay 22, 2014:  Today The Trailer Park Homesteader discusses container gardening and fertilizing methods to consider to ensure the success of your plants and vegetables. One of the best ways to grow vegetables if you have limited space, is through the use of containers. But how do you know what type of container to choose? And what types of fertilizing methods can you use? For new gardeners this can seem a bit confusing, but today Sharon helps to show you how simple it can be to grow your own food regardless of how much space you have to work with.

She’ll explore which soils are best to use such as using peat, bark, coir fiber (ground coconut hulls), and vermiculite. Next Sharon will discuss the environmental factors you’ll want to consider to maintain good plant health. Lastly she’ll dig into composting and how it can be done, even in small property homesteading. Container gardening is a great method for those of us who are growing in small spaces. Even if you live in an apartment or high-rise, there are ways to be able to grow your own food. Maybe it’s not the big garden you dream about, but it is a start and you can take pride in knowing that you are making efforts toward becoming more self-sufficient.

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Container Gardening & Fertilizing Methods


The Trailer Park Homesteader: 5 Steps to Becoming More Self-Sufficient

More Self-SufficientMay 15, 2014: Sharon begins her first show by introducing you to her family and how they homestead in a trailer park. She explains certain challenges her family faced on their journey to become more self-sufficient and the steps they took to overcome these. Sharon also shares some of the mistakes she made when she first started out trying to homestead. Through persistence and hard work, her little homestead began to take shape.

Next she shares the first five steps her family took to becoming more self-sufficient including: making their own homemade products, growing their own food, preserving the food, simplifying where they could and looking into having different means of income.

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Find More Information Here: 5 Ways to Becoming More Self-Sufficient