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Self-Reliance

What’s in Your Food That’s Making You Sick?

The 20th century has a lot to answer for. Big banks...big pharma...big food industry... We lost our way. We trusted them and came to rely on them. We stopped growing. We stopped cooking. We...

Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Step Out of the Office for a Moment

Working in a cubicle can be like enjoying freedom in a strait jacket. You have little to no control over your atmosphere, but a great desire to escape. Try taking a few practice steps toward a...

Self-Reliance

Claim Your Right to Know What’s in Your Food

Trans-gene technology...synthetic biology...gene editing... Do we really need to know so much science to figure out what's in our food? Apparently so. Big food companies in America have a lot of...

DIY GardeningHomesteading

How to Plant a Kitchen Garden

Food production is an important aspect of self-sufficiency, and certainly an easy place to start reclaiming your independence. Remember, you don’t need a lot of room to start a garden. Herb...

Homesteading

Five Things to Remember When Buying Land for Homesteading

Are you thinking about getting off the grid and live your dream of owning a homestead? If so, then you are not alone. Homesteading is growing in popularity, and each year more and more people...

Food Storage

Boost Your Health Naturally with Fermented Foods

Health and energy are vital components to living an independent life and avoiding the cost of drugs and medical care. What you eat is an important part of your wellbeing and including fermented...

DIY Gardening

Cut Your Garbage Costs by Composting

Composting is an easy way to reduce the amount of household waste you’re disposing and create a free fertilizer for your garden. An estimated 30% of all waste is compostable. That means you can...

Homestead Animals

Six Best Animals to Choose When Raising Livestock

You can greatly enhance your self-sufficient lifestyle by raising livestock in your backyard. Even city dwellers with a small backyard can raise small stock like chickens, rabbits, and goats...

Self-Reliance

Be Self-Sufficient When the Water Runs Out

It’s estimated that in just 15 years half of the world’s population will be living in areas where there’s not enough clean water to go around. That’s reason enough to start thinking about having...