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Self-Reliance

Become a Craftsman and Make Your Own Furniture

If someone calls you a crafty guy these days, it probably means you are sly and cunning like a fox. But back in 1600s, crafty meant you had some special skill or individual power...

Living Off The Grid

Live Off the Grid…and Never Be Bored Again

When I moved out of the city and into a backwoods cabin in the mountains nearly 25 years ago, I had the desire to live a more off-grid life. But I didn't have the kinds of habits and knowledge...

Remote Working

Break Free from the Nine to Five with a Freelance Income

Before I left the world of corporate America in favor of various freelance careers, I didn't know anyone who freelanced for a living, except maybe writers and photographers...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Trade the System for a Farmstead

You've probably been there, done that...I know I have. The career that made big, bright promises gradually bends or breaks those and you realize that it is taking a lot more out of you than it is

Self-Reliance

How Researchers are Tackling the Water Shortage

When you look at a map of the world, it's deceiving. Most of what you see is water. But according to sources such as the Environmental Protection Agency, only 1% of all the...

Self-Reliance

Pay Attention to What’s in Your Water

Scientific researchers have calculated that it requires approximately 2,000 gallons of water, per day, to maintain the average lifestyle of an individual living in modern America...

Self-Reliance

Get a Good Night’s Sleep…without Sleep Aids

Prove you got at least seven hours of sleep for 20 consecutive nights and you could be eligible for a $500 reward. Aetna, the big health insurance corporation, is offering that incentive...

Self-Reliance

Sugar has Become the New Tobacco

Monsanto – which makes money selling toxic pesticides and genetically infusing them into artificially modified seeds – has a lucrative relationship with the corn syrup industry...

Self-Reliance

Know Your Rights Before You Book Your Flight

Air travel used to be a luxury, back before it became an overpriced way to test your patience, grit, and tolerance for abuse. I don't blame the flight attendants...

Simple Living

Ditch the Alarm Clock and Wake Up Refreshed

Today I realized it has been at least 20 years since someone said to me, "You must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed this morning." Grumpy. Grouchy. Mad at the world...