I've always had long hair, from childhood to motherhood. At times my hair has been past my waist, though I keep it about mid-back length now. In an effort to break my dependence upon store-bought goods, I've tried many homemade shampoo recipes. I've even tried the no-poo thing. Most of the recipes I've used require herbs and some sort of soap base, which usually works pretty … [Read more...] about Which Plants For Off Grid Hair Care?
Ladies. It's that time of the month. Aunt Flo has come to pay you a visit, and she couldn't have picked a more inconvenient time. The stuff has just hit the fan, big time. Grocery and convenience stores have been picked clean, the roads are blocked with abandoned cars, and a mandatory curfew has you confined to your home against your will. Not to mention, it isn't exactly safe … [Read more...] about Managing Menstruation When The SHTF- Naturally
It has been said, that no man is an island...and neither is a family. Many people believe that being self-reliant means meeting all your family's needs from what you produce on your property. Our family believes that being self -reliant means meeting the needs of our family in the most sustainable ways possible. We have come to believe that the way for our family to be prepared … [Read more...] about Building a Community Reliant Life
Those of us paying attention clearly see that the global economy is at best rapidly changing, and more realistically, is rapidly disintegrating. There is a significant probability that we are headed for some degree or some form of economic collapse, if not various other crises as well. This presents a unique dilemma for those of us trying to position our financial, career, and … [Read more...] about The Prepper’s Economic Paradox
For most people, it happens without warning. Nobody plans for the day they find themselves cast into a life or death situation. In every account I've read, the day starts out normal and as planned when suddenly the unexpected happens and things go from bad to worse very quickly. While many of these scenarios would have been difficult to avoid without the benefit of hindsight, … [Read more...] about 7 People Who Are Alive Today Because of Survival Skills