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Four Great States for Solar Power Incentives

Installing a solar system means you’re eligible for a hefty tax credit from the federal government. The investment tax credit, also known as the “ITC,” allows you to deduct 30% of the cost...

HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Take Your First Steps To Alternative Energy

For example, you can get a small fridge that will use propane, and can be plugged in to your power source, or a freezer that can run on just your 12-volt battery. These invariably use less power, and..

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Four Essential Tips For Hurricane Survival

As terrifying as the hurricane was, with planning and luck we came through without a scratch. If you ever find yourself in a similar fix, here are a few lessons that helped guide us through...

Homesteading

What is Companion Planting…And Five Great Examples

When planted closely together, certain plants enhance each other. Companion plants may suppress weeds or provide protection from pests or from heat and wind. They may provide soil...

Self-Reliance

Five Ways to Relax Before Bedtime and Relieve Stress

A good night’s sleep doesn’t begin when your head hits the pillow. Hours before you pull back the covers, you can create a relaxing environment to ease into a relaxed state...

Self-Reliance

Be Your Own Boss and Enjoy Your Independence

Whatever independent lifestyle you choose, you get to decide for yourself what you want to do and when you want to do it. Go for a hike...catch the next plane out to visit friends or

Homesteading

Five Sustainable Ways to Water Your Garden

Have you been experiencing a long, dry spell where you live? Are you getting tired of seemingly endless runs out to water your garden, only to watch your water bills climb? Hot and...

Self-Reliance

How to Escape When Your Car is Sinking

Hurricane season has barely begun...yet it has already taken dozens of lives while wreaking havoc. Meanwhile, multiple threats in the form of newly - developing tropical storms are queuing-up...

Homesteading

When to Harvest Honey

If you are new at keeping bees, you may be surprised to learn that honey is harvested during just a few weeks each year. You need to tend your little workers year ‘round, but excess honey is...