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The Right Way to Grow Your Garden Indoors

By |2023-03-08T10:21:39-07:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Aquaponics, Creation Hacks, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , |

Let There Be Light! One of the few things that are needed in the growing of plant life is light, sunlight or UV rays. Starting and growing your plants indoors is a great way to change up your gardening efforts and to extend your growing season year round. However, providing the proper lighting best for [...]

Self Reliant Mindset a Way of Life Part III

By |2023-03-07T17:43:19-07:00March 9th, 2023|Categories: Planning, Self Reliance, Storage|

For anyone who has been unemployed, when you are low on funds there is a myopic view that comes over you that tunnels your vision to getting the job or the money flowing again. All other considerations are put on hold, or ignored until the most pressing matters are taking care of. The same can [...]

Must Do List for Your Gardening Prep

By |2023-03-07T13:02:02-07:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Aquaponics, Design, Permaculture, Seed, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , , |

Now is the time to get your "rows" in order! Pardon the pun, but for us gardeners late winter early spring is an exciting time of year. Whether you plan to plant indoors or out, this time of year will be a busy one for the likes of your plants you have planned to grow [...]

Easy Winter Tasks for an Abundant Spring Garden

By |2023-03-07T14:04:38-07:00March 4th, 2023|Categories: Food, Permaculture, Seed, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , |

For most parts of the US, this has been a banner year for storms, and precipitation that was sorely needed after years of drought. In fact, at the time of writing this we have several inches of snow that we are dealing with as we speak, When looking out over a snow-covered yard, the last [...]

Herbal Extracts Series Part VIII – Oxymels

By |2023-02-14T20:08:07-07:00February 28th, 2023|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

What on earth are herbal extracts? There are certain health promoting compounds that can be found in the plants around us, whether they be wild or cultivated. Herbal extraction is the process of drawing out the therapeutic components of a chosen herb or plant. In many cases, the beneficial compounds we want are tucked away [...]

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Herbal Honeys – Homemade Cough Syrup

By |2023-02-12T08:35:57-07:00February 27th, 2023|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal|Tags: |

Honey in old medicinal texts of all varieties have been considered to be helpful in the health activities in the past. It’s also possible to increase the antioxidant content of lighter-colored honey by infusing it with herbs like echinacea, elderberry or acerola cherry – this organic honey cough syrup detailed below can have more than [...]

Self Reliant Mindset a Way of Life Part II

By |2023-02-11T09:49:59-07:00February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Planning, Self Reliance|Tags: |

Coming to terms with the survival mindset is often the first hurdle that newbie Self Reliance Adherents (a.k.a. preppers) must overcome.  Getting beyond that shock that we all are scarcely prepared for incidents that had happened in the past i.e. wars, economic depressions, long lasting famines, etc., we can get our feet underneath ourselves and [...]

Diseases We Have that the Pioneers Didn’t

By |2023-02-12T08:37:56-07:00February 21st, 2023|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Medicinal, Self Reliance|

Modern advancements have been a literal God-send to all who live today. Inventions, knowledge acquirement, and technical capabilities are miraculous in all aspects of looking at them. We have certainly been blessed with these developments that was not possible a mere 100 years or so ago. That, notwithstanding these advances, we as a population suffer [...]

Chocolate for Valentines – A Good Idea?

By |2023-02-12T14:26:27-07:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food|

So it's Valentine's Day! Whether you are in a relationship or you are all by your lonesome, chocolates have been the go to for a couple centuries now (maybe even longer) for all the feel good reasons that taste has on the human palate. We have been able, for the most part, to experience the [...]

Self Reliant Mindset a Way of Life Part I

By |2023-02-11T07:49:53-07:00February 13th, 2023|Categories: Planning, Self Reliance|Tags: |

The terms of - prepping, survivalism, emergency preparedness, disaster readiness – have been equated by the powers that be with nutcases and conspiracy theorist wearing tin foil on their heads. Call it what you will but having the proper mindset to be able to develop skills and capacities to take care of yourself in good [...]