Self Sufficiency

How To Make A Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles

Solar water heaters are probably the most widely used solar product worldwide, especially in Asia and other parts of the developing world it is a constant with [...]

Growing Potatoes in Straw: A Labor-Saving/Better Harvest Technique

As a preparedness-minded person (& chief cook / bottle-washer), I often evaluate foods based on their shelf-life, ability to fill the eater up, [...]

10 Medicinal Weeds That May Grow In Your Backyard

For thousands of years, man has looked to nature to cure disease. In the last decade particularly, medicinal plants have been catapulted into mainstream [...]

Real Self Sustainability: What Your Backyard Farm Needs to Be Fully Functional

Creating a small backyard farm in can be a rewarding experience for the entire family. In addition to the fun you’ll have while taking care of plants and [...]

Fruit and Veg Growing in VERY Un-Ideal Conditions

Well just for a change we have had some decent weather here in the UK so I have been able to move the garden on quite a bit. I am fortunate, I have a fair [...]

Are You Ready For The Price Of Food To More Than Double By The End Of This Decade?

Do you think that the price of food is high now?  Just wait.  If current trends continue, many of the most common food items that Americans buy will cost [...]

Preparing for Economic Instability: 6 Ways to Ready Yourself For the Inevitable

For several years now, many economic forecasters and trenders have warned the general public of a looming economic collapse – all we needed was a catalyst as [...]

Forget Doom and Gloom: Preparedness is the Ultimate Act of Optimism

Does this sound familiar? You’re talking to a friend or family member who isn’t on board with preparedness.  (And it’s even worse when they think [...]

Diabetic Survival in a SHTF Scenario

One of the most challenging things to prepare for is a type 1 (insulin dependent) member of your network. However, contrary to what some believe it is possible [...]

Build a $300 underground greenhouse for year-round gardening-Video

Growers in colder climates often utilize various approaches to extend the growing season or to give their crops a boost, whether it’s coldframes, hoop houses [...]

Small Spaces Prepping Tips – Stockpile in a Shoebox

Trying to find space to build a stockpile when you don’t even have enough room to store your clothes can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible. It just [...]

Life Before Lights and Life After the Lights Go Out

There are people alive today that may very well have grown up in homes without electricity, without lights and heating the home depended on how much wood you [...]