The Trailer Park Homesteader with Sharon Pannell

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Sharon is the creator of The Trailer Park Homesteader, where you can find her writing about preparedness, homesteading, DIY projects, frugal preps, and everything in between from her home in a rural trailer park. The Oklahoma gal likes to describe her family’s lifestyle as “Prepsteading”, which is a combination of disaster preparedness and homesteading.

Join Sharon today to hear what’s happening around her unique homestead and other helpful tips!

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The Trailer Park Homesteader: An Interview with the Most Dangerous Woman in America – Marjory Wildcraft

Sept18_Sharon Pannell_Ep19_Marjory Wildcraft_Show ImageSeptember 18, 2014 – What would it be like to be completely free of supermarkets and drugstores?  What would it be like if you didn’t have to worry about the ever-increasing price of food?  And wouldn’t it be great if you had access to food that is way more tasty and nutritious than anything you can buy?

Not only is this possible, there are people who are already doing it.

In this interview with Marjory Wildcraft you will learn:
– the secret to a green thumb
– why growing your own food is like printing your own money
– the biggest mistake most beginners make, and how to avoid it
– the single best indicator to predict when dramatic changes will occur in your neighborhood.
– 3 steps for getting started today


Visit Marjory at: Grow Your Own Groceries

Grab Your Grow Your Own Groceries DVD Set


Visit Sharon at: The Trailer Park Homesteader 

Trailer Park Homesteader: REAL Medical Prepping with The Patriot Nurse, Part 2 of 2

Trailer Park Homesteader: Real Medical Prepping Part2 ImageSeptember 11, 2014:  Sharon is continuing to celebrate National Preparedness Month by bringing you Part Two of her interview with The Patriot Nurse. The Patriot Nurse begins by explaining how people can begin mental preparedness. She talks about her own experiences from abroad where she has medically assisted people with various illnesses and injuries. The Patriot Nurse also examines topics such as pandemics, the recent Ebola outbreaks, and what we can do to prepare for those types of situations. She talks about a few overlooked medical conditions that are realistic threats that people should prepare for. Lastly, The Patriot Nurse shares with listeners about the classes she teaches internationally and some of the specific information, those who attend can expect to learn.

Visit: The Patriot Nurse

Mentioned on the Show:

Triage: Dr. James Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma

How to Prepare for Ebola with The Patriot Nurse on YouTube

Find Fish Antibiotics Here: Camping Survival

The Trailer Park Homesteader: REAL Medical Prepping with The Patriot Nurse, Part 1of 2

Sept 4th_Sharon Pannell_Ep17Real Medical Prepping Part 1_ImageSeptember 4, 2014 – To celebrate National Preparedness Month, Sharon turns to The Patriot Nurse to help us learn REAL information regarding medical prepping. The Patriot Nurse takes time out of her very busy schedule to share her expertise with listeners. She explains what skills the average person should first focus on and the supplies they realistically need. She shares some of the most overlooked illnesses and conditions that people need to focus on. The Patriot Nurse also discusses what information people need to know about the safety and use of a common medical prep: fish antibiotics. She also breaks down their manufacturing origins, how to use, and how to properly store these. Next, Sharon and The Patriot Nurse discuss how crucial medications should be stored long-term in preparation for a disaster and the ideal expiration dates for particular medications. The Patriot Nurse also explains the physical benefits and uses of essential oils in your medical preps. In closing, she addresses one of the biggest mistakes that many preppers make regarding nutritional needs.

Please remember to tune next week for Part Two of the interview with The Patriot Nurse, where she covers topics such as pandemics, Ebola, and her own personal experiences. You don’t want to miss either of these shows on REAL medical prepping.


Visit: The Patriot Nurse

Mentioned on the Show:

Lone Star Medics

Tactical response

Are Fish Antibiotics Safe For Humans?  Video


Find the Essential Oils: Stress Away, Thieves Oil, and Trauma Life HERE


Find Fish Antibiotics Here:  Camping Survival

The Trailer Park Homesteader: A Teacher’s Tips for Parents with Crista Bishop

Sharon_Pannell_Ep16_A Teachers Tips for ParentsAugust 28, 2014: This week Sharon is speaking with Crista Bishop, a Kansas teacher who shares her experiences in working within the educational field. Crista tackles challenges that teachers face and how they strive to overcome them. She also gets frank about the most common assumptions that parents make, regarding their children’s teachers and ways parents can help their children to succeed in school. Crista also shares extremely touching examples of what she has learned from being a teacher. Lastly, she gives five terrific tips that all parents need to hear.

If you have any questions, comments, or would like advice from Crista, feel free to email The Trailer Park Homesteader and Sharon will forward on your messages:  [email protected]

Please Visit: The Trailer Park Homesteader

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Back to School Safety

Trailer Park Homesteader: Back to School SafetyAugust 21, 2014:

It is Back to School time and that means thinking about back to school safety as well. In today’s show, Sharon is going to talk about the basics to back to school safety and also back to school preparedness for kids and teens.

Subjects Covered:

Safe Contacts Name

Address, Phone Number, (Parents Name) Make Identification

Tags-label inside bags

Stranger Danger Walker, Bicycling, Bus Safety

School Emergency Kits (EDC)

Safe Words

Escape Plans




Visit Sharon at: The Trailer Park Homesteader

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Bartering vs. Time Banking

Sharon Pannell_Ep14_Bartering vs.Time BankingAugust 14, 2014 – In today’s episode, Sharon is discussing bartering and Time Banking. She’ll look at a brief history of bartering, the new trend of time banking and how these can be used. She also talks about bartering in Shtf and preparedness ways to benefit from joining a local time bank.


Mentioned in the show:

Time Banks USA

Edgar Cahn

Transition Town Media


The Art of Barter


Find More Here: Bartering vs. Time Banking

The Trailer Park Homesteader: Stretching Your Grocery Budget – Using Coupons

Sharon Pannell_Ep#13_Couponing PicAugust 7, 2014: In this episode Sharon explains how to use coupons to stretch your grocery budget. She gives the step by step instructions on how to learn effective couponing strategies and how the process works. Sharon also guides you through how to obtain store matchups, finding coupons, how to organize them, and what to do with all those expired coupons too.


Mentioned on the show:

Sharon’s Haul


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Stretching Your Grocery Budget: Using Coupons

Trailer Park Homesteader: Disaster Planning for Divorced and Blended Families¬

Trailer Park Homesteader: Disaster PlanningJuly 31, 2014:  In this episode, Sharon is taking on disaster planning for divorced and blended families. Getting together with the other parent to discuss this topic, much less actually make a plan can be difficult, especially if the other party does not understand or is not into preparedness. So, yes it can be a difficult conversation to have, but it is one that is necessary. Sharon will give you five tips that she thinks might make this conversation a bit easier.



This includes:

  1. Be Real, but Rational.
  2. Get Details.
  3. Do They Have a Back-up Route?
  4. Get a List of Contacts & Give a Contact List.
  5. Talk to the Kids, Together.


Find More Information: Disaster Planning For Divorced and Blended Families


Mentioned on the Show:

For the Kids: Teaching Our Kids about EDC (Everday Carry)

I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)

Trailer Park Homesteader: Cooking from Scratch

Trailer Park Homesteader:  Cooking from ScratchJuly 24, 2014:  In today’s episode, Sharon let ‘The Trailer Park Homesteader’ listeners decide on a topic they wanted to learn more about.  They chose cooking from scratch and ideas on how to incorporate this more into busy lifestyles.   She covers five benefits of learning how to make your own homemade meals and shares two of her favorite recipes.  Sharon also includes a lively short Q&A interview at the end with one of her own daughters.  Cherokee gives suggestions for helping to get kids more involved in cooking and helping in the kitchen.

Find More at: Cooking from Scratch, Plus Recipes

Mentioned on the show:

Powder Butter

Powder Shortening