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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...

HomesteadingLivestock

Six Best Fish for Aquaponics

As a homesteader or small farmer, your profit potential is dramatically increased when the elements on your farm have good synergy. By mixing the products and by-products of your...

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Reduce Your Debt with Smarter Spending

We're not always smart about how we spend our money. Often, we don't have time to see the cost-cutting opportunities. Retailers like that. They want to keep you spending your hard...

Homesteading

Spend Your Saturday at a Farmers Market…and Get Paid

Chris Holman has no background in farming. Nor does he come from farming stock. Seven years ago, he was working as a college professor. But these days, he is raising chickens, producing eggs...

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Meet Your Own Needs and Become Independent

Ever noticed how much energy you expend trying to keep the people you need on side. You massage egos, motivate teams, and cajole customers just to keep the wheels turning and the money coming in...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

How to Make a Greenhouse Out of Old Windows

Looking to extend your growing season with a backyard greenhouse? Building a greenhouse doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult. In fact, you can construct a small greenhouse...

HomesteadingLivestock

How to Build a Chicken Coop

If you’re thinking about building your own chicken coop, your design will depend on how many chickens you want to keep and how much money you’re willing to spend. If you live in an area...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Distracted Driving, Corporate Culture, and a Wild Turkey

Earlier this year I was circling a city on the freeway when an SUV came hurtling toward me – straddling the double-yellow line – as the not-so-smart driver stared down at a smartphone...

Self-RelianceSimple Living

Get Your Regular Dose of “Me-Time” and Focus on Yourself

Katharine and Audrey Hepburn were my kind of women. Or as I like to frame it and tell myself, I'm their kind of man. "I've just done what I damn well wanted to," the fiercely independent Katharine...