General Interest

Why Do Any of This?

By |2022-09-20T16:04:52-07:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Aquaponics, General Interest, Self Reliance|

I am often asked... "Why do any of this?" Often enough someone asks me that question and I usually give the standard answer of my desire to bring back to the forefront of our community's minds the habits and practices our predecessors used to make life better for the living. For each one of us [...]

13 Skills that Money Can’t Buy

By |2021-09-02T17:19:35-07:00July 8th, 2021|Categories: General Interest, Life Hacks - General|

"Ya know, like, nun-chuck skills and bow hunting skills, computer hacking skills... girls only want to have you if you've got skills!" - Napolean Dynamite There's only so much you can do with gathering the right stuff that you need to have access to when you want to be more Self-Reliant. There may come a [...]

How to Aquaponic, Even When You Rent Part II

By |2021-11-16T16:28:03-07:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, General Interest, Planning|

Farming and tilling the ground has been a part of the human experience on this earth since the days of Adam, or at least since Abel, as it was mentioned in the Good Book. Nearly every civilization that has sprung up since then, have had to have a portion of cultivation within their society to [...]

How to Aquaponic, Even When You Rent

By |2021-09-02T17:20:23-07:00January 5th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, General Interest, Planning|

Aquaponics has been the buzz word for quite some time within the garden community, and rightfully so. The desire to be self-sufficient and self-reliant has never been stronger.  Folks of all ages and all walks of life are beginning to look at these closed ecosystems as they seek skills to learn how to grow food, cook from [...]

Medieval Sicknesses, Can They Make a Comeback?

By |2021-09-02T17:20:24-07:00November 6th, 2020|Categories: General Interest, Life Hacks - Medicinal, Planning|

Some have asked, that once the breakdown of a community starts to happen, what can we expect. One of those things that need to be mentioned are those diseases that were once thought to be eradicated or very rare, are now occurring more often. There have been countless articles about problems in the cities but I was unable to find any that addressed [...]

How To Be Resilient and Then Teach It To Others – Part I

By |2021-09-02T17:20:24-07:00November 4th, 2020|Categories: General Interest, Self Reliance|Tags: , |

Let's set the stage -  We all know that we are living in a time of rapid change. It is rushing at high speeds straight toward us, ready to overpower us. It’s hard to prepare for something that we know so little about . . . what might be next. This post will attempt to address one [...]

Canners Worry Over Supplies Shortages

By |2021-09-02T17:20:55-07:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Food, General Interest, Life Hacks - Food|Tags: |

[Original Article can be found here] From the State of Virginia When the summer harvest comes in, Rachel Hamman typically cans tomatoes, tomato juice, green beans, and sweet relish. She’s been canning for 25 years and some years have even canned deer meat. “With the canning process and the seasoning I use, it makes the deer [...]

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On a Moment’s Notice – Getting Outta Dodge or Staying Put

By |2021-09-02T17:20:55-07:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: General Interest, Life Hacks - Survival, Planning, Self Reliance|

When it comes to getting your resources together and being able to provide for the needs of your family and loved ones is determined by many factors. This basic question easily sprouts all manner of responses and you will rarely find an agreement on which is the better option. The only good thing about this question is there are [...]

Aquaponic System Build Obstacles

By |2021-09-02T17:20:55-07:00October 4th, 2020|Categories: Aquaponics, Design, General Interest, Planning|

In this world of ours, with all its technological advancements, it is still imperative for us to know, and attain food self-sufficiency. However, it seems the more we try to do that, the harder it becomes to accomplish that. With the events of the last 5 months, with the initial precautions for the Chinese released virus [...]