A NEW ADDITION TO THE GARDEN – COLD BOXES

Up-cycling reclaimed materials, gardening and power tools. How could this day and this project not turn out great? We are especially looking forward to getting back in the game this gardening season because our efforts were obviously subdued last year with Riley’s arrival and we’re chomping at the bit to get things cranked up. So much so that we decided to add a new piece of infrastructure to our homestead by building two new cold boxes. Eventually the plans are to build a full size greenhouse, but these cold boxes will certainly meet our needs for now.

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It’s not the fall that gets you….

It’s not the fall that kills you; it’s the sudden change of direction at the bottom. Read through to find out what I think you can do today to soften the landing.

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RAISING CHICKENS: THE ROCK N’ ROLL HEN PALACE

We have embraced a preparedness lifestyle focused on strengthening our overall resilience. We decided to look around our little world and take an assessment to figure out each of the areas we needed to address to accomplish this goal. As we looked, we quickly began to realize all the ways …

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PREPAREDNESS NATION

My fellow Citizen Patriots, I am honored to be reaching out to you as a fellow member of the Preparedness Nation. Wait. Is he talking to me? Preparedness nation? And what is a Citizen Patriot? Do you believe in the wisdom of preparedness? Do you believe it’s a good idea …

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PRACTICAL PREPPING: NO APOCALYPSE REQUIRED IS HERE!

A cooperative effort with best selling post-apocalyptic author Steven Konkoly, PRACTICAL PREPPING is an essay style collaboration that looks at personal preparedness through a real world lens while keeping the focus on the practical steps you can take to mitigate the impacts from the most common hazards we all face. …

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FRONTIER HOUSE: A WINDOW INTO REAL DEAL HOMESTEADING

Have you ever thought about what life would be like if you lived without all of the conveniences of modern day life?  Have you ever considered exactly what would be required of you should you be faced with the reality of having to be completely self sufficient?  What if you …

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Our Current Energy Predicament

This information is not easily found and is certainly not easy to hear, but the reality is that we are in a very precarious energy predicament and the future isn’t looking very bright.  However, thanks to the great work of some leading experts on such issues you can become informed.  …

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Peak Oil and the socio-economic impact of depleting fossil fuel resources

RE-POST FROM Progressive Commentary Hour – 02/10/14 Kurt Cobb is an author, speaker, and columnist who speaks and writes frequently on peak oil, energy and the environment. He is a regular contributor to The Christian Science Monitor and has written columns for the Paris-based science news site Scitizen. Kurt’s writings …

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The Perseid Collapse : Steven Konkoly : The Interview

We are thrilled to welcome back Steven Konkoly, author of the runaway apocalyptic thriller The Jakarta Pandemic, to discuss the first book of his new project, The Perseid Collapse series. You may remember that we interviewed Steve last year about The Jakarta Pandemic and when we learned that there was …

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