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Self-Reliance

Four Ways to Protect Yourself from Poison Ivy

You may want to hire a professional landscaper for the job, which may be worth the cost when you consider the risk. If working near poison ivy yourself, take every precaution, including...

Self-Reliance

How to Buy Good Land for Your Homestead

Do you know what matters when you're buying land? I'm not talking about a house in the city – where you care about the kitchen, how many bathrooms you've got, or the view...

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

A Perfect Whiskey and a Crowdfunding Opportunity

I love whiskey. There are wine people, and beer people. I know both sorts, and can mingle with them easily. There are people who like their drinks mixed, and those who don’t like drinks at all...

Self-RelianceUrban Homesteading

Grow Your Own Food in the Heart of the City

Growing your own food once meant living in the country, owning acres of land, and plowing fields. Today, you can turn your driveway, backyard, or rooftop into an urban farm...

Self-Reliance

7 Ways To Keep Your Cell Phone Secure

When it comes to your personal data, cellphones are potentially a bigger and easier target than a personal computer for hackers. We use our smartphones for everything, including...

Self-Reliance

4 Ways to Trick Yourself into Saving Money

Saving money doesn’t have to mean cutting back or learning to do more with less. Sometimes, all you need is a few techniques that encourage you to set aside cash for your future...

Self-Reliance

Emerson, Thoreau, and Self-Reliance

In 1846, smack dab in the middle of his Walden experiment, Henry David Thoreau was thrown in jail. For years, he'd refused to pay a local poll tax. His argument against paying the tax was...

Self-Reliance

Make a Career Change at 60 with a New Craft

Every morning, Alfred Rordame and his wife, Emily, wake up early and drive to one of the many canyons neighboring their Salt Lake City home – usually City Creek Canyon – and take a walk...

Health and IndependenceHomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Ginseng: This Long-Term Investment Could be Growing in Your Garden

Blake Dillman is following in his grandfather's footsteps. As a small-scale Appalachian ginseng grower, he is growing a plant with a rich regional and family history. "My grandpa cultivated wild...