YouTube is basically today’s version of an encyclopedia, but even better. You can just get on the site and watch videos of how people do all kinds of things.
For homesteaders, YouTube is a great resource because we get to physically see how things can be done.
I have a few favorite YouTube video channels that I’d like to share with you today. You might be familiar with some but hopefully, they’ll be a few new ones.
And hopefully, you’ll be able to use them as a great resource for future homestead projects.
So let’s get started.
This channel is crazy! But in a good way.
He blows stuff up, shows you how to do many things revolving around modern homesteading, and makes you laugh a lot in the process.
So if you want to learn about everything from raising bees to building a log home this is probably the site for you.Check this Channel on Youtube
2. Engineer 775
This channel has a wide variety of information. He covers homesteading, prepping, disaster relief, and sustainability.
He tells you what to do in a lot of different emergency situations. One thing mentioned was how to make power from wood.
Clearly, they have a lot of great ideas and want their viewers to know how to do a variety of things. So I’d say this is a great site for just about anyone.Check this Channel on YouTube
Markerbuoy is a very interesting guy. He has lived off-grid for the past 20 years.
So obviously his channel is going to explain how to build an off-grid cabin and workshop, how to install your own solar panels, and how to make and build other necessary objects that you might use on a daily basis.
This channel appears to have a lot of information whether you want to go off-grid or not.Check this channel on YouTube
4. Jack Spirko
Jack Spirko apparently is a big activist for learning all you can from the forest. He does have quite a few interesting videos in regards to growing your own food and raising your own animals.
On top of that, he has a whole series of videos about growing your own food forest. So if you find it interesting to discover things that have already been laid out in nature then this might be a good channel for you.Check this Channel on YouTube
5. Solar Cabin
This channel is very interesting. He offers a series of how-to videos based around how he built his tiny cabin for under $2000.
He also includes information on how to install your own solar power and drill your own well. So if you are considering building your own inexpensive cabin then you’ll definitely want to check out this channel.Check this Channel on YouTube
6. Becky’s Homestead
I must say, I absolutely love this channel. This woman raises her own food, animals, and has videos on how to do it all.
To take it one step further, she even built her own cabin. She obviously has a plethora of information to share so if you are interested in anything involving homesteading, you’ll definitely want to check her out.Check this Channel on YouTube
7. Michigan Snow Pony
This woman shares her little heart out. She basically gives you a video on just about anything and everything she knows.
You get videos on canning recipes, drilling your own well, and so much more. So again, if you are interested in anything involving homesteading then this is a great channel.Check this Channel on YouTube
8. Morag Gamble
Morag Gamble is a great resource for not only permaculture but all homesteading in general. She has a soothing voice that makes her videos enjoyable to listen to and relax too.
She has a whole series about her permaculture garden that give very helpful tips and tricks such as how to make a tea out of comfrey, information on worm towers and even edible flowers. You will also find masterclasses, live streams, and conversations with Q&A’s.Check this Channel on YouTube
9. Homestead Prepper
This guy is a homesteader and a prepper. He introduces lots of knowledge of what to do in worst-case scenario situations and how to get prepared for them.
If you are a homesteader or a prepper then you will probably find this channel interesting. And definitely, if you consider yourself to fit into both of those categories.Check this Channel on YouTube
This guy has it all. He teaches you about emergency preparedness, all things homesteading, and also about being more self-sustained.
What I like about him is that he doesn’t just reach out to one group of homesteaders. If you live on a large chunk of land or just have an urban backyard, he creates videos with ideas that will work for you.Check this Channel on YouTube
11. Yankee Prepper
Yankee Prepper is not for the faint of heart. This guy is a straight shooter and doesn’t give two hoots what anyone else thinks of him.
With that being said, he does offer a lot of information about homesteading and emergency preparedness. So if you are looking for information in regards to either of those (and aren’t wearing your heart on your sleeve) then he has what you’re looking for.Check this Channel on YouTube
12. Homestead Acres
This channel is about helping you through hard times in the economy. They share lots of homesteading tips along with recipes.
But they also share economy updates and lots of information on crochet and knitting. Anything that will help you to live better on less.Check this Channel on YouTube
13. My Little Homestead
This is a family’s journey from the city to the country. They thought homesteading was once a lost art but have learned so much through the internet.
So now they share information on how to be self-sustained. This covers everything from energy to raising organic meat and vegetables. They are all about living a healthy, simple life.Check this Channel on YouTube
14. Back Woods Home Magazine
I have to admit I’m a little partial to this site. I actually have their magazines, and I’ve written for them a few times in the past. So I know for a fact that they are the ‘real deal.’
They share everything with their followers that has to do with self-reliance, building, energy, cooking, canning, recipes, and a bunch more. So even if you just like the idea of country living then this channel is for you.Check this Channel on YouTube
15. Our Half Acre Homestead
These people are all about eliminating chemicals and toxins from their daily lives. They do so by looking back and living as much as their ancestors did as possible.
They raise their own food, preserve food for the winter, and hunt and raise their own meat. The amazing part is they do it all on a half-acre. Feel inspired yet? If so, go check them out.Check this Channel on YouTube
16. I’m Still Workin’
This site looks delicious. They grow their own food and work hard doing it. But they also share recipes for canning.
The most delicious is the baking recipes you see in their videos. Don’t come to this site hungry, or you’ll be in your kitchen baking right along with the videos.Check this Channel on YouTube
This guy likes to have a good time and work hard too. If it tells you anything, his welcome video is all about the ‘goofs’ they made during taping so needless to say he enjoys sharing what he knows.
But in his serious videos, he shares lots of information based around homesteading. He shows lots of his latest projects which are based around keeping rabbits and the demolition of an old home. All and all, he is a guy that likes to homestead and laugh while doing it.Check this Channel on YouTube
This woman is just a kind soul. She loves taking care of her family, and she found that she could do it even better by being more self-sustained.
By growing her own food, she was able to keep her family healthier and provide them with fresher food. So now she wants to share how she does it and her recipes with you through her videos.Check this Channel on YouTube
19. Linda’s Pantry
This woman seems so nice. And she loves to cook ‘outside the box’ to boot. She loves to garden, can, and cook.
But what is even more interesting is she loves to use solar ovens to cook some of her food. That is great news whether you are someone that is trying to be more self-sustained, an off-grid person, or a prepper. You want to know how to eat well even when common amenities are not available.Check this Channel on YouTube
20. Phyllis Stokes
This channel offers a variety of content. She shows you how to cook, how to grow your own food, how to can, but also how to shop locally for your food too.
She basically wants to show you how to make the most of what you have no matter how little or how much that may be.Check this Channel on YouTube
21. Hillbilly Prepper Gals
These girls are funny! They are two sisters that enjoy living what they call a ‘hillbilly lifestyle.’ And ultimately they like to have a good time no matter what they are doing. This includes their prepper adventures as well.
Their claim to fame is that they can tell where to get ‘it’, how to store ‘it’, and what to do with ‘it’. And ‘it’ can be just about anything you come across. So if you are looking for advice and what a few laughs too these sisters have you covered.Check this Channel on YouTube
22. Aunt Duddie
Aunt Duddie is a canning and cooking pro. So if you are growing your own food and not quite sure how to preserve it, this might be a good channel to start with during the learning process.
Not to mention, this woman loves to bake so even if you are just looking to start slow with the self-sufficiency stuff, she might be able to get you started with some great ideas and some tasty motivation.Check this Channel on YouTube
23. Back To Basics Gal
This woman is on it. You name it and she can show you how to do it. She does canning, fermenting, dehydrating, salting and curing meats, smoking, soap and candle making, and so much more.
She says that she was taught all of this as a child because her parents were raised during the depression. She never considered herself a ‘prepper’ just someone who was taught to be prepared for unforeseen circumstances. So if any of this interests you, check her out because you are sure to get more than what you bargained for.Check this Channel on YouTube
24. Appalachia’s Homestead
This channel hits home with me as they are near where we live currently. These people left their city life behind and jumped in with both feet into the world of homesteading.
They have a larger homestead with lots of animals. But that also equals a lot of very valuable information.Check this Channel on Youtube
25. An American Homestead
This channel is really neat. It actually follows two couples that walked away from the life of modern convenience and began living an off-grid lifestyle in the Ozarks.
They do a little bit of everything from canning, to raising their own food, solar and wind power how-to’s, and a lot more. So if you are into any of the above or even an off-grid lifestyle you will probably find this channel very interesting.Check this Channel on YouTube
26. The Big Family Homestead
These people had me from the go. They are a larger family that is showing you how to grow, can, raise, and prep with less cost attached.
What I loved so much about their videos is they show you how to have survival chocolate! That is unique, crazy, and extremely useful because I know I would definitely want chocolate in a stressful, survival situation.Check this Channel on YouTube
27. Humble Little Homestead
I really like this channel. It is about a family that left their city lives and moved back to a family homestead.
They are building it back up again and also reusing the old farmhouse as well that once belonged to her grandparents. This is basically them documenting their journey and showing you how to do everything they are learning to do themselves.Check this Channel on YouTube
28. Back to Reality
On this channel, you can find a lot of interesting playlists such as homesteading, gardening, thoughts and philosophy, DIY’s and even camper van life and builds. This channel is well organized which makes it easy to navigate.
You can really learn a lot from this happy couple who have taken the time to share their experience and knowledge about hay-only gardening or even more basic topics like how to store potatoes all winter.Check this Channel on YouTube
29. Geoff Lawton
Geoff Lawton has always been a go-to for me! He has such incredible experience and knowledge in the forest system, permaculture, aquaculture and my most favorite series he has is “greening the desert.” An absolute must-watch!
Besides being an all-together great guy, a wonderful teacher in his many unique courses and programs, he is also a wonderful speaker and his videos are fascinating to watch. Here you can learn about maintaining soil fertility, animal systems, and ponds, food forests and even how to make a compost heated shower. Wow!Check this Channel on YouTube
Last but not least is our very own YouTube channel. If you are more of a visual person and want to see how things are done than read about it on our blog, then head on over to our YouTube channel.
We illustrate a number of the topics we have discussed in our blog, including our popular ‘How to Improve Garden Soil Quality’ using Soil Conditioner, an explainer on ‘Succession Planting’ with its matching post: ‘Succession Planting Guide‘ and many more informative videos in easy bite-size segments.Check this Channel on YouTube
Well, that is all I have for you today. I hope that you enjoy these channels and find them to be very useful resources for your future projects.