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How To Build A Walipini Greenhouse

We use cellars because they maintain a more constant temperature than structures that are built above-ground. We use greenhouses to extend the growing season [...]

Q&A On Storing Meat Without Refrigeration In Hot Areas

You work hard to stretch your grocery dollars, but there’s no way around it – meat is expensive. When you find a good deal, or if you’re preparing for an [...]

How To Make Bread In A Can

Bread provides nutrients and fills bellies. It’s been an important staple on the table for generations. If you have a few shelf-stable ingredients and a [...]

The Easy Way To Canning Meat Off Grid

Though there are many different methods of preparing meat for long-term storage, without a doubt, canning it is the easiest way to store large quantities of [...]

How to Use A Compass: A Lifesaving Skill In The Wilderness

A compass is a Go Bag essential, but it won’t do you squat if you don’t know how to use it, and chances are – you don’t. [...]

How To Make a Powerful Calendula Extract to Keep in Your Medicine Cabinet (with pictures)

Beautiful to look at in full bloom, the sunny orange calendula – also known as marigold – has a wealth of herbal uses that are worth learning about. [...]

How To Dehydrate Herbs for Long-Term Storage

Herbs are one of the first plants we put in our garden. There is nothing like fresh culinary herbs to intensify the flavors of food. As well, herbs are hardy [...]

How To Build A Rocket Mass Heater

Rocket Mass Heaters, also known by the acronym RMH, are the latest rage when it comes to extremely efficient and sustainable heating methods using low tech [...]


Today’s article details Lomatium, the most powerful herb in North America for use as an antiviral or antibiotic.  [...]

DIY Winter Water Heaters For Chicken Coop

If you’re a chicken farmer, you may already know that chickens actually thrive in colder temperatures, as they’re designed with a unique ability. They are [...]

25 DIY Root Cellar Plans & Ideas to Keep Your Harvest Fresh Without Refrigerators Have you ever stopped to think what people did long before refrigeration? I’ve already touched the subject on how to live [...]

How To Keep Your Winter Stockpile Safe

  Building your stockpiles is only part of the equation for survival. Once you have items stored up, you also must protect them all year long. [...]