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Methods of Self Sustaining Power

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Whether you are trying to cut your utility bill or are planning to live off the grid, self-sustaining power can make a big difference. You may opt to use an alternative power source during power outages or in the wake of a disaster. It is a smart way to have the ability to cook and … Continue reading Methods of Self Sustaining Power

Ways to power off-grid (or close to it)

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Using alternative energy methods are a great way to go off the grid, or just lower your energy bill, but it takes some planning and a lot of work. Before you take the plunge and outfit your home with an alternative energy source take the time to research the method thoroughly and learn as much … Continue reading Ways to power off-grid (or close to it)

GMO: Food in Crisis

Proponents of GMO foods claim they will solve the looming world food crisis. Others believe that GMO itself is the looming food crisis. With the FDA approving fruits that don’t brown or bruise as safe to eat, can you really rely on the fact that what you are eating is even food? What is GMO? GMO stands for … Continue reading GMO: Food in Crisis

The Anti-Gardeners: Business Interests versus Sustainable Farming

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Writing about the impact of corporate and government interests on urban and sustainable farming techniques is more difficult than it seems or should be. It’s a simple enough question, but the answers are buried in layers of politics, science, pseudo-science, personal preferences, local outrage and global fear. What you ultimately learn is that food is … Continue reading The Anti-Gardeners: Business Interests versus Sustainable Farming

Including your pets in your family survival plan

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Your pet is part of your family. When disaster strikes you have a plan for your family; you need one for your pet as well. Don’t leave your pet behind. Disasters such as Hurricane Katrina saw many, many pets lost or dead because their owners evacuated, but left them at home. You want to give … Continue reading Including your pets in your family survival plan

Why you need a plan B.

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There is a saying that goes, “If you don’t have a Plan B, you don’t have a plan.” In other words, it is important to have some kind of back up in the event that things change or your current plan collapses. This is true in business, career, life, but especially survival. What will you … Continue reading Why you need a plan B.

Prepper Lessons from Disaster Scenarios

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Many people look at preppers—those who are stocking up on essentials or planning to protect their families against man, machine, or natural disaster—as extremists. The truth is, situations occur every year in which people who are not prepared are put in extreme danger—some even die. Across the world, those situations include war, famine, political unrest … Continue reading Prepper Lessons from Disaster Scenarios

Four Things You Can Start Stocking Up On Today

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Whether you’re preparing a bunker or simply stocking your basement for the next hurricane, getting ahead of the game with supplies is never a bad investment. One critique of preppers is that they “waste” money on the supplies, but almost everything you’d purchase for a time of crisis is something you also use in daily … Continue reading Four Things You Can Start Stocking Up On Today

Small is the New Big: The Popularity of Tiny Homes

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The 90s were a time of economic prosperity for many in America.  By the end of the decade, many Americans were no longer satisfied with simply obtaining wealth–they became preoccupied with finding ways to display it.   Nowhere was this phenomenon more pronounced than in the housing market.  Increasingly, new homes were built with substantially … Continue reading Small is the New Big: The Popularity of Tiny Homes

Four Reasons You Fit in a Smaller Home than You Think

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Despite the housing bust, the big home on the hill is still a goal for many Americans. Home and garden television shows flash pictures of granite-imbued kitchens and bathrooms you could park two cars in, and people want the dream. The problem with that dream is that it’s not sustainable for everyone in the country, … Continue reading Four Reasons You Fit in a Smaller Home than You Think