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Recognizing Truth When You See It

By |2021-10-24T08:40:17-07:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Life Hacks - General, Planning, Self Reliance|

In recent months I have found myself shrugging in disgust as I browse the web and read the latest headlines. I mumble the words I used to say in the old days, “par for the course”. I say that as I find myself becoming complacent while reading the latest news of government excess, corporate shenanigans, [...]

Aquaponics Calculations and Considerations

By |2021-10-11T15:22:52-07:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Planning, Tutorials|

How it all works together The nitrogen cycle is the most important process in an aquaponic system; it’s what makes a closed ecosystem of aquaponics work — the efficiency of which determines the system's health and production potential. The fish feed is responsible for the majority of the nitrogen in your system. A percentage of [...]

What Made America Great, and How Do We Preserve It

By |2021-09-30T10:33:23-07:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Food, Life Hacks - General, Planning, Self Reliance|

We all feel it dripping down on us. Something is amiss here in the grand ol' U. S. of A. The latest polls and ratings are showing that consumers' confidence in our economy is on a giant downward slope and the unease with economic turmoil is sky-high. You know you aren't getting the full truth [...]

The History of Victory Gardens

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Permaculture, Planning, Preserve, Seed, Self Reliance|

In the course of the 20th Century and the many wars that happened over the decades, the people at home were asked to do many things. Among the many sacrifices of life and limb, and the rationing of precious commodities was also to claim their Food Independence through what was called a Victory Garden. To [...]

Plant Hardiness: What is it?

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Permaculture, Planning, Seed, Systems|

Any of us that have been even halfway cognizant of the world around us knows that with the passing of the seasons, also goes the ability of growing, harvesting, and rejuvenating our outdoor growing areas. Now, if you are doing anything with Aquaponics, especially with the system being indoors, you don't have to pay attention [...]

10 Smart Strategies When Living Alone

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 17th, 2021|Categories: Maintenance, Planning, Self Reliance|

I want to approach a topic that, is near and dear to my heart. At the risk of sounding misogynistic, it is just a proven fact that men are generally stronger than women physically. Now I know what some may say, and despite all those movies that show the Angels of Charlie kicking the butt [...]

Permaculture Planning: Planting Wisely

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Design, Maintenance, Permaculture, Planning, Self Reliance, Wild Edibles|

Most neighborhoods in America don’t deviate much in their landscaping. In suburbs across the country, you’ll find well-manicured lawns, trimmed shrubbery, inoffensive trees, and perfectly spaced flowers. Now, that may be fine and dandy in places where rain falls abundantly however, for those regions in which aren't full of meadows and forests, rather it is [...]

Permaculture Planting: Creating Environments

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 12th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Creative, Design, Permaculture, Planning, Seedlings, Self Reliance|

You have it nagging in the back of your brain that you need, no, you must create a space that can be used to sustain you when the tough times hit. Don't worry, all of us who seek to be truly self-sustaining and independent of economic factors have this knocking around in our brains! No, [...]

Permaculture Planting: Getting Things Straight Planning

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 10th, 2021|Categories: Creative, Design, Food, Permaculture, Planning, Seed, Self Reliance|

Not everyone is going to be able to have an Aquaponics System working for them. In fact, even for those who have a robust system of Fish and grow medium cycling working for them, we at ThatAquaponicsGuy recommend you also have permaculture environments designed for those plants, bushes, and trees that cannot be done well [...]

10 Things You Learn Backyard Farming

By |2021-09-02T17:17:23-07:00August 5th, 2021|Categories: Aquaponics, Permaculture, Planning, Self Reliance|

For some of us, all this stuff with backyard farming may not be too surprising. But for others, when you have come to the realization that you have relied for too much on societal systems i.e. the food distribution channels in the U.S.; the local malls and big box stores for everyday items; or fully [...]

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