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Homesteading

Avoid the Landfill…Compost Instead

Fast food isn't the only thing bad for your health. The packaging they serve it to you in is also pretty toxic...even after you throw it away. More than 30% of fast food packaging contains...

Self-Reliance

Five Tips For Selling Goods At A Flea Market

Need some quick cash and don’t have the time to set up an eBay or Amazon store? You can always resort to selling some of your old goods at a flea market. Americans have been...

DIY GardeningHomestead Animals

Feeding Fish and Growing Your Own Food with Aquaponics

Over the weekend I read an article in Harvard Business Review about the challenges Fortune 500 companies face. Apparently, successful executives emphasize the critical value of designing...

Homesteading

The Five Best Farmers’ Markets in Minnesota

Minnesota’s agricultural roots resurface each spring when the ground finally thaws. Farmers’ markets soon pop up all over the state, from small towns to the Twin Cities, home to nearly 20...

Self-Reliance

Self Directed Living Without Compromise

Six years ago, Ed and Laurie Essex swapped their city condo life on the coast for off-grid living in the Okanogan Highlands of Eastern Washington State. But far from roughing it, they live in...

Self-Reliance

Weathering The Storm When You’re Knocked Off The Grid

The blizzard of 1993 – dubbed the Storm of the Century – killed more than 300 people across North America and cut power to more than 10 million households. I had just moved away...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Redefine Success On Your Own Terms And Simplify Your Life

Back when I was a kid, if I scraped an elbow during a football scrimmage, my gung-ho high school coaches used to say "just rub some dirt on it." That sounded macho but never...

Self-Reliance

Lower Your Debt and Your Blood Pressure

All my life I've heard that debt was a toxic disease. Even the great scriptures of the world warn against it. But to me the concern didn't hit close to home. Then I made a few too many...

Homesteading

Four Items You Can Repurpose For Your Homestead

Recycling doesn’t just mean throwing your plastic and paper products into a bin and hauling it out once a week. Being able to re-use and repurpose disposable items in unique ways is...