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Self-Reliance

You Don’t Need a Dairy to Make Cheese

I was eight years old when my family left the farm — the cows, the chickens, and a two-acre vegetable garden — for the big city. I never saw my mother make cheese. As far as I know, my...

Self-Reliance

Stay on Top of Your Computer Security

Our computers carry all kinds of personal data that we depend on, some of which we’re probably not even aware exists. Keeping it safe keeps you in charge...

Financial IndependenceSelf-Reliance

Earning and Enjoying Life in the New Economy

Gary Scott's seniority hasn't stopped him grabbing the opportunities presented in the new economy. "The sharing economy can be phenomenal for people looking for income. You don't need a big...

Homesteading

Six Homesteading Ideas You May Not Have Thought Of

Homesteaders makes full use of the natural resources at their disposal in order to grow their own food…harvest their own water and power…and properly dispose of waste in a sustainable manner...

Self-Reliance

Build A Compact Survival Kit

It never hurts to be prepared. Large sections of our world are constantly subject to environmental disasters and violent upheaval and most signs seem to indicate things are going to get worse...

Self-Reliance

One Sickening Fact Surrounding the Cost of Your Healthcare

Lately you may have heard about pharmaceutical firms making huge donations to charities that cover patients’ drug copayments. But instead of applauding their generosity, we’ve been taking a...

HomesteadingSelf-RelianceUrban Homesteading

Get the Most out of Your Urban Garden

Vertical gardens allow for the maximum possible yield in the smallest possible space, making food production possible even in an urban environment. They are cheap to build, and many designs make...

HomesteadingSelf-RelianceSimple Living

Top 10 Homesteading Tips

Homesteading is the ultimate expression of individuality and self-sufficiency. You provide for yourself, form a mutually-beneficial relationship with the land, and take direct responsibility for...

HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Beware of Where Your Food Comes From

It's quite possibly safer to hang out with an unfriendly bull, than it is to go shopping at the store. At least if a bull is charging, you know the danger and mistake you've made. And you had...