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Lessons from the Pandemic – 20 Household Products to Get Extra of NOW

By |2022-04-03T11:30:09-07:00April 3rd, 2022|Categories: Planning, Preserve, Self Reliance|

We all remember what happened when the Plandemic hit initially. The news reports of shortages of materials like toiletpaper were being sold off the shelves so much so that grocery stores had to put employees on the aisle to keep the peace. Well, who knows how long this "transitory" inflation is going to stick around [...]

Aquaponics System Farms

By |2022-03-26T20:31:24-07:00March 26th, 2022|Categories: Aquaponics, Food, Planning, Preserve, Seed, Seedlings, Self Reliance, Systems|

Aquaponics System Farm - Questions Answered An Aquaponics System Farm can be constituted when you seek to increase the volume your systems produce. With the proper methods, and the right planning you can gain that increase you have in mind. When you get your growing processes down, is when you can get the fruits, veggies [...]

Zig Zagging Towards Independence

By |2022-02-06T18:02:54-07:00February 5th, 2022|Categories: Aquaponics, Preserve, Self Reliance|

What's the Purpose? Some have asked me and wondered why I have pivoted into the world of Self Reliance with all this emphasis on Aquaponics, Life Hacks, Herbalism, Wild Edibles and all that we can do to preserve what we have grown, cultivated, built, and made? All of it, along with the lessons learned from [...]

The Top 7 Core Areas for Self Sustainability

By |2022-01-23T19:08:59-07:00January 22nd, 2022|Categories: Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Your Current Self-Sustaining Status Who of you could, if there is no money, no grocery stores, no food banks, or electrical power at all could continue to live a life similar to what they had previous to the "Snap"? Now certainly we aren't looking at a society after someone named Thanos clicked his fingers together, [...]

Safety Tips for Home Canning

By |2021-09-04T21:42:05-07:00September 8th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Like many of us born post 50 years after World War II, I grew up in a family and in an area that was an "asphalt" type of lifestyle. My parents grew the backyard garden, and we occasionally would turn the harvest into a canning project. This slowly gave way because of time and convenience [...]

Common Canning Mistakes You Can Avoid

By |2021-09-04T14:33:37-07:00September 7th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

Canning has been an important part of food preservation ever since it was discovered. To have the ability to preserve food beyond its natural cycle is a phenomenal feat. To have that ability to eat, and be nourished in the cold times from what was harvested in the warmth of summer is a simple miracle [...]

Canning 102 – The Needs to Know When Pressure Canning

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Food, Gadgets, Preserve, Self Reliance|

When you first get into canning, water bath, or pressure canning, you can get nervous. Mind you, not so nervous that the fear keeps you from doing any of it, but a healthy dose of caution at each point along the way. Beyond not getting a proper seal or spoiling the food I wanted to [...]

Canning Jars – What You Need to Know

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

When I recently did some organizing of my supplies, I was a bit surprised at the sheer number of canning jars I had placed into boxes.  By the time I got to the 20th box, I admitted to myself that I am clearly a canning jar hoarder.  That said, I don’t think I am in [...]

What the Crap is Oxygen Absorbers?

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

For Any Long Term Sealed Package Storage of Edible Goods All of the following will work for Oxygen Absorption: Mylar Bags  - These are heavy-duty foil-like bags that hold up to long-term storage. Vacuum Sealed Bags - Much easier to handle for more hands-on handling of the food items. Plastic Buckets with Gamma Seals - [...]

Vacuum Food Sealers – What You Need to Know

By |2021-09-02T17:17:22-07:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Food, Preserve, Self Reliance, Storage|

They did it for the astronauts Beyond having the powdered drink Tang and bubble gum in a tube, the space program in America also came up with a great way to preserve the freshness of the food that they took up with them. And as they got into the Space Shuttle Era, they seemed to [...]

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