With a Little Foresight You Can Avoid a Lot of Hurt

By |2024-04-04T06:58:19-07:00April 3rd, 2024|Categories: Self Reliance, Planning|

I often think of my grandparents, who at the time of the last Depression of the 1930's were young parents with three strapping boys to house, feed and educate. And although my mom, who was the caboose and came later during the 2nd World War, I just try to imagine what they felt as they [...]

Two Dozen Excellent Non-Traditional Preps

By |2024-03-10T16:05:03-07:00January 30th, 2024|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Life Hacks - Survival, Planning, Self Reliance|

We here on ThatAquaponicsGuy have detailed a lot of things that you could use for those times when things get hard, money is scarce, and resources get low. There are always the tried and true items that you need for food prep, or heating, or self-defense. But there are many other things that can be [...]

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Items to Look for at Thrift Stores and Flea Markets

By |2023-12-07T13:18:18-07:00December 11th, 2023|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Planning, Self Reliance|

Country antique shops, thrift stores and area flea markets are where it's at if you are looking to load up without breaking the bank for your goods you need for tomorrow's every-day living! All are just a step better than a good garage  or estate sale. Scouring for hidden treasures and exploring memorabilia of the [...]

Review of The Lost Superfoods

By |2023-06-07T14:33:28-07:00June 7th, 2023|Categories: Life Hacks - Food, Planning, Preserve|Tags: , |

What I Found In The Book Many of us are familiar with Maslov's heirarchy of needs for human beings. Before personal safety and the need for love, there is the need to secure food sources and the want for shelter from the earth's elements. And since there has been centuries of practice on not only [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

The New Year on the Horizon

By |2023-01-12T20:44:21-07:00January 4th, 2023|Categories: In The News, Planning, Self Reliance|

So, what is usually a doom and gloom type of article, as most predictions and extrapolations into the future are, I want to concentrate on the good things that can result in lieu of the "devastation" and it's wake. With that in mind, I want to let the reader here know that I have the [...]

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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 [...]

Your Own Seed Vaults – Build Your Own vs Pre-Made Kits

By |2022-08-24T18:29:48-07:00August 22nd, 2022|Categories: Planning, Seed, Storage|

Recently, there has been a few Native American stashed caches found dating back a few hundred years. Not of gold or anything like that. What they put away in sealed clay pots was way more valuable to them than gold... they found corn seed, as pristine as if it had been placed therein yesterday ready [...]