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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...

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...

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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...

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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...

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Skip the Herbicide…Eat Your Own Fresh Veg

In late October, a 55-year-old farmer named Mike Wallace was shot while standing along a rural road in Arkansas. He died. The shooter went to jail. But many folks say the giant...

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Save a Precious Commodity…with a Water Filter

I drive cars and trucks so I am complicit with Big Oil. I also believe that natural gas is a much cleaner alternative to some other forms of fossil fuel. I use a plastic toothbrush and am well...

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Trout Fishing in Colorado…It’s Never Too Late

I was in a coffee shop recently and I struck up a conversation with a 70-year-old man named Jack who lost his wife last year to cancer. "We were married 40 years," he told me...

Self-Reliance

Even the Military is Hooking up to Solar Power

You may already think that the government and Big Business own all the power. But did you know that they are also commandeering the majority of America's alternative energy...