Tag Archives: self-sufficiency

How to Live Free – Simple Solar Homestead

I’ve been noticing somewhat of a “tiny house” movement going on and I think it’s pretty cool.  Lots of people are starting to reject the accepted notion (brainwashing) of becoming a slave to a mortgage, as they question the societal impetus to desire larger and larger homes.  I mean, do we really need all those…

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According to Survey: Over Half of Americans are Totally Unprepared

According to a recent survey this month conducted by the  Persuadable Research Corporation over half of survey respondents believe that they are unprepared for a disaster. The problem is that the prime factor that motivates people to prepare for disasters is largely personal experience.  If you’ve never been the victim of a disaster, you tend to…

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Road Kill for Self-Reliance

Who among us hasn’t experienced the joys of eating roadkill?   What’s that?  You haven’t?  Well, to be completely honest, I’ve never deliberately eaten roadkill (I ate some roadkill bear once, but wasn’t informed of the cause of its demise until after the fact). But when you think about it, what’s the big deal?  As…

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Foraging Wild Edibles – Never Take Cues From the Animals

One of the dumbest pieces of bad advice I’ve ever heard anyone give in the context of wilderness foraging is: “Watch what the animals eat… If they can eat it, so can you”. That is no way, I repeat NO WAY to determine whether a wild plant is edible or not. Animals have different physiologies…

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Video: Ray Mears – Bushcraft Axes

Along with a good knife (or three) and a machete; an axe is an important bushcraft tool. Sure, you could do without one, but a good axe or hatchet will make short work of chopping tasks. Here, Ray shows three axes, all made by Gränsfors Bruks of Sweden. Smallest to largest, he shows the Wildlife…

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6 Preparedness Tips for the Hearing Impaired

A preparedness topic that doesn’t get as much consideration as it should is the special requirements for those of us who are hard of hearing or deaf. People with hearing disabilities are at a much greater disadvantage when it comes to the traditional methods of acquiring emergency information. A large chunk of information conveyed through…

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Choosing the Right Seeds for Your Survival Seed Bank

Nothing is more prominent in the pursuit of self-reliant living and survival than being able to produce your own food. Just about everybody knows this, but not many people have the first clue about gardening or raising their own crops. Many people think it’s as simple as broadcasting your seeds in the ground and letting…

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Support Farmer’s Lawsuit Against Monsanto!

Farmers are standing up to Big Agro giant; Monsanto, launching a landmark lawsuit against the mega corporation for widespread genetic contamination of our food crops. This coalition, known as the Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association (OSGATA) are concerned that Monsanto’s aggressive agenda to genetically alter the planet will ultimately result in a severe threat…

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