Are you self sufficient? Do you grow your own food, and sustain at least 30% of your family's nutritional sustenance through your own permaculture or other off-grid technologies? If so, this might be the most important article you'll read this year. Love him, or loathe him; in March of 2012 Obama passed Executive Order 16303 to directly target and destroy your personal … [Read more...] about Food, Gardens & Fuel; What's yours, is ours!
That may be a slight exaggeration, but not by much... this guy is intense: Turn off Star Trek for a night and watch this video. I know it's long - but you'll be glad you saw it. There are a ton of good ideas in there. I use the down time when it's cold outside to figure out my plans for spring - and that includes watching guys like this on YouTube. I'm already wanting to … [Read more...] about 1,000,000 Good Gardening Ideas
This guy is unbelievable: Though I don't buy into the Anthropogenic Global Warming stuff, I do think Michael Reynolds is on to some seriously good ideas. No need for a power grid... no need for centralized sewage or water systems... and all with readily available materials. Awesome. Whatever happens, whether it be climate change or societal breakdown or war, there's a great … [Read more...] about Mad Max Meets Experimental Architecture
The classic question asked by nearly all newbies to self reliance is: "How much space do I need to feed my family from my own land?" The problem with the food GURUs is that NONE of them really like to answer this question. They tell you, "It depends on your soil type, climate zone, number of people, tools available, length of growing season, etc." While this advice is … [Read more...] about How Much Land Would It Take To Feed Your Family?
Water is the key to life. I know it's true, 'cause that's what I read in the literature I got from this chick who was hawking some kind of ionized water as part of a MLM scheme or something. Anyhow, if it isn't the key, it's at least the ignition, gas tank, chassis, windows, pistons and alternator of life. Life doesn't work very well without water - particularly plant life - so … [Read more...] about Three CHEAP Ways To Hoard Water On Your Property