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7 Ways to Live WITHOUT a Refrigerator

By |2022-09-02T11:32:44-07:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

In the past when the power went out, you weren't worried too much unless it lasted for more than a day or two. All that food you have in your fridge and freezer would be in serious jeopardy of spoiling before long. Add in the factor that recent energy consultants are forecasting a shortage of [...]

4 Ways to Stretch the Harvest Year Round

By |2022-09-01T23:06:06-07:00September 1st, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Food, Permaculture, Planning, Preserve, Storage|

The saying goes, you strike while the fire is hot. And notwithstanding that it is wise advice if you are blacksmithing anything, it also can apply when it comes to the seasons generally used to grow food; the sustenance that you need to have all year round. Now with Aquaponics indoors you don't have to [...]

Learning Pioneer Eating Methods

By |2022-08-06T22:31:15-07:00August 6th, 2022|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food, Self Reliance, Storage|

The movies don't give it justice. Whenever someone is hungry, John Wayne can whip out the hardtack or the salted bacon and make a fulfilling meal out of those meager fixin's. Or, if you have seen the wind breaking clip from Blazing Saddles, those beans of a "musical" nature are plentiful. They’d sit out under [...]

The Apothecary in the Kitchen

By |2022-08-09T15:24:28-07:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Life Hacks - Food|

As I was growing up, you were able to often find in any kitchen you walked into a spice rack or set of elementary shakers of black pepper, cumin, basil and cinnamon. Heck, I often used that cinnamon that my mom had in the cupboard for that scrumptious cinnamon toast (buttered, with a thin layer [...]

Hot or Cold – How You Take Your Liquids Matters

By |2022-04-23T12:15:54-07:00April 23rd, 2022|Categories: Life Hacks - Food|

We Know We Need Liquids to Survive It is pretty self evident that water is essential to living. And to have your body working at an optimal pace having enough water each day is crucial. Simply put, the human body needs water for most of its functions. The wonder of our creation is such that [...]

No More Fiat Money? No Problem!

By |2022-02-03T10:24:33-07:00February 3rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Life Hacks - Food, Life Hacks - Storage, Life Hacks - Survival|

The recent news reports have not been kind for what is being done to the almighty dollar. The current perpetration of modern monetary theory, being a literal money printing factory, pumping trillions of dollar bills out in the system worldwide is fueling the inflation rates. along with the outer pressures upon it are all setting [...]

The Hub-bub about Bio-Availability?

By |2022-01-14T16:24:02-07:00January 14th, 2022|Categories: Aquaponics, Life Hacks - Food, Permaculture, Self Reliance, Wild Edibles|

Let me say this upfront, I am not a medical doctor, nor a nutritionist, or a dietician by any stretch of the imagination. Everything I have placed in this article section is straight from the general layperson perspective and what education about anything (and in regards to nutrition) that I have gathered has been through [...]

Canning 101 – Bath Canning Tips

By |2021-09-03T16:28:15-07:00August 28th, 2021|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food, Preserve, Self Reliance|

This was what got me thinking about all this Self Reliance stuff in the first place. I have very fond memories of my grandmother coming over with her canning supplies, jars, lids, and her favorites to can, peaches, grapes, green beans, and more. The afternoons that we sat and snapped green beans, or got the [...]

Superfood Amaranth

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Life Hacks - Food, Permaculture, Self Reliance, Wild Edibles|

Here at ThatAquaponicsGuy, we like to focus on things like the lost ways and ancient knowledge. The forgotten skills that were the difference between life and death are dissolving in the storm of convenience. It can seem pretty horrific when you think about it. We have all heard the potential of being thrust back 250 years [...]

Canned Foods: How Long Do They Last?

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 3rd, 2021|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food, Self Reliance|

Home Canned Foods – When you can your own food production its shelf life depends on the type of food that you can. According to the USDA An important point for those who are looking to be more self-reliant is to build their food storage stores. And a huge part of that is the [...]