Join the Beat-Inflation Gardening Club

By |2024-05-06T14:26:52-07:00May 6th, 2024|Categories: Permaculture, Systems|Tags: |

We do not recognize the progression or regression of the state of things when it is up close and personal. When we have tried to lose weight in the past, it is hard to see that the day-to-day happenings have a way of accumulating to a larger result. You can name just about anything else [...]

Top Powerless Kitchen Tools to Acquire

By |2023-12-07T13:02:25-07:00December 6th, 2023|Categories: Self Reliance, Food|

There is nothing worse when you are famished and you are not able to get to the food (whether it be from lack or being prevented by its container). That is even more so, when you are looking to grab a bite, and because there is no electricity to run the appliances that would facilitate [...]

The Right Way to Grow Your Garden Indoors

By |2023-03-08T10:21:39-07:00March 10th, 2023|Categories: Aquaponics, Creation Hacks, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , |

Let There Be Light! One of the few things that are needed in the growing of plant life is light, sunlight or UV rays. Starting and growing your plants indoors is a great way to change up your gardening efforts and to extend your growing season year round. However, providing the proper lighting best for [...]

Must Do List for Your Gardening Prep

By |2023-03-07T13:02:02-07:00March 7th, 2023|Categories: Aquaponics, Design, Permaculture, Seed, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , , |

Now is the time to get your "rows" in order! Pardon the pun, but for us gardeners late winter early spring is an exciting time of year. Whether you plan to plant indoors or out, this time of year will be a busy one for the likes of your plants you have planned to grow [...]

Easy Winter Tasks for an Abundant Spring Garden

By |2023-03-07T14:04:38-07:00March 4th, 2023|Categories: Food, Permaculture, Seed, Self Reliance, Systems|Tags: , |

For most parts of the US, this has been a banner year for storms, and precipitation that was sorely needed after years of drought. In fact, at the time of writing this we have several inches of snow that we are dealing with as we speak, When looking out over a snow-covered yard, the last [...]

Chocolate for Valentines – A Good Idea?

By |2023-02-12T14:26:27-07:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: Food, Life Hacks - Food|

So it's Valentine's Day! Whether you are in a relationship or you are all by your lonesome, chocolates have been the go to for a couple centuries now (maybe even longer) for all the feel good reasons that taste has on the human palate. We have been able, for the most part, to experience the [...]

Black Seed THE Panacea for Nearly Everything

By |2023-01-12T20:44:31-07:00January 9th, 2023|Categories: Alchemy of Herbs, Food, Life Hacks - Food, Usage|Tags: , , |

The lesser known "cousin" to the likes of Turmeric and Cumin, Black Seed from the Nigella Fativa plant has been used throughout history for its amazing healing powers, evidences of this usage reaches as far back as the ancient Egyptians (was reportedly found in King Tut’s tomb). Although having been used for medicinal purposes for [...]

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15 Tips for Shopping for Food Storage

By |2022-09-19T19:24:24-07:00September 12th, 2022|Categories: Food, Storage, Systems|

It can send your head spinning when you think about taking on the task of Food Storage for you and your loved ones. With all of the varying complexities of personally doing your own food storage and even buying from food storage companies, it may be difficult to sort through and prioritize what is important [...]

Seedbanks are a Must BEFORE You Garden

By |2022-08-09T15:20:23-07:00August 9th, 2022|Categories: Food, Permaculture, Seed, Seedlings, Self Reliance, Wild Edibles|

It's all fine and dandy to talk about planting gardens and what types of veggies you are looking to harvest, along with the other 100's of thousands of other plants you want in your yard, but if you don't have the actual seeds to do what you want to do, you will only have a [...]

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 [...]