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Self-Reliance

When is Flu Season?

The end of the year brings more than just pumpkins, turkeys, and Christmas trees. Tis’ the season of the flu, too. What a drag! But it doesn’t have to be...

HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

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..

Self-RelianceTravel

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...

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

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...

Self-RelianceUrban Homesteading

Start Your Own Urban Farm and Enjoy the Good Life

Every morning, Steve Kunasek wakes up early to feed the ducks. He has four of them, and he finds their hijinks endlessly entertaining. Then, after making breakfast and enjoying a cup...

Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Over the past 50 years, the medical community has identified at least a dozen different types of diseases that are spread to humans by ticks. The little bloodsuckers are especially active from...