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HomesteadingLiving Off The GridSelf-RelianceVideos

Make Moves Towards Self-Reliance One Step at a Time

Drizzling honey from your own bees over your toast or oatmeal at breakfast means one less jar to pick up at the store. It's a small step to independence and comes with a big whack of satisfaction...


Trade Gridlock for a Simpler, Slower Life

Congressional gridlock has long been considered the New Normal. But did you know that our nation's capital is both literally and figuratively the most gridlocked city in America?

Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Five Steps to Setting Up a Local Bartering Exchange

Bartering for goods and services is one of the oldest forms of trade in the world. In the past, many people lived their everyday lives without the need for money. While this system has been...


Hooked on the Personal Fulfilment of Woodworking

When I rather abruptly quit my corporate sales job and moved out into the woods, I didn't have any off-the-grid skills or know-how and was a bit off-kilter. Then I was introduced to Dave...

HomesteadingLiving Off The GridSelf-Reliance

Capturing Solar Heat in a Traditional Way

Whenever you travel rural back roads you will likely see some cheerful, traditionally-colored red barns. My friend from Vermont has one of those, where a beautifully-restored circa 1968 Ford Fury...


Five Hand Tools You Need When There’s a Power Outage

You don’t have to be a hard-core prepper to understand how delicate our power grid is and the importance of being ready to take care of yourself and your family when it fails. Natural...

Financial FreedomFinancial IndependenceSelf-Reliance

Seven Weird Ways to Make Some Extra Cash

Looking for a few ways to make some extra money? There’s a constant stream of new websites offering to pay you to take surveys...test on your own shopping habits...and more...


How to Make a Homestead First-Aid Kit

When living off-grid or on a homestead it’s important to be prepared. If you’re living on your own in a rural location, you’ll likely end up doing a decent bit of home repair and labor-intensive


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...