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Homesteading

Your Guide to Homesteading in Alaska

Although the climate can be harsh, Alaska is a homesteader’s paradise. If you’re able to get a hold of land in the southeast part of the region, you’ll have mild weather most of the year...

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Financial FreedomHomesteading

Can You Make Money Selling Firewood?

Cutting down trees, hauling wood, and splitting logs makes for a great workout; but it can also pad your pocketbook. Depending on where you live, there could be a big demand for firewood...

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Financial FreedomHomesteading

How to Make Money Selling Baked Goods from Home

Do you have a passion for baking that you’d like to turn into a money-making enterprise? Provided you’ve got some free time and a well-developed sweet tooth, selling homemade baked goods can be one of the best ways to earn some decent side income.

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HomesteadingSelf-Reliance

Turn Nature’s Waste into Useful Woodwork

My husband, Mike, grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Eastern Washington. His father was an underground miner who was paid by the ton of ore he produced...not by the hour...

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Self-Reliance

Become a Craftsman and Make Your Own Furniture

If someone calls you a crafty guy these days, it probably means you are sly and cunning like a fox. But back in 1600s, crafty meant you had some special skill or individual power...

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Self-Reliance

Firewood and Furniture from Our Own Land

Our 25 acres of wooded land in Ontario stretches behind a few tiny roadside homes. The far end of the property is accessible with a four-wheel drive truck. Ours is an old F-250, lovingly...

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Living Off The Grid

Live Off the Grid…and Never Be Bored Again

When I moved out of the city and into a backwoods cabin in the mountains nearly 25 years ago, I had the desire to live a more off-grid life. But I didn't have the kinds of habits and knowledge...

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HomesteadingSelf-RelianceVideos

Easy Beekeeping…and How to Get Your Buzz Back

It's easy to become disconnected from the world around you. Career pressure...traffic...coffee on the go...they can suck the life-force out of you. When did you last spend time in a garden?

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Online Income

Earn a Passive Income with Stock Photography

The loons are calling as I sit looking over the peaceful lake from my family's cottage deck with a camera in one hand and a coffee in the other. This doesn't seem much like work to me...

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Homesteading

Four Ways to Kill Weeds Without Chemicals

If you have spent any length of time trying to maintain a tidy yard, you know how much of a pain weeds can be. Even if you don’t maintain a garden, they’re sure to pop up in pavement...

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Remote Working

Break Free from the Nine to Five with a Freelance Income

Before I left the world of corporate America in favor of various freelance careers, I didn't know anyone who freelanced for a living, except maybe writers and photographers...

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Self-Reliance

How I Made $2,500 on my First Photography Sale

Grow up, get yourself a good education, get a respectable job, work hard, and you will achieve all your dreams. Sound familiar? This is the line of thinking that permeated my early years...

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Financial FreedomSelf-Reliance

Trade the System for a Farmstead

You've probably been there, done that...I know I have. The career that made big, bright promises gradually bends or breaks those and you realize that it is taking a lot more out of you than it is giving back...

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Living Off The Grid

Is it Illegal to Live Off the Grid?

America has long been referred to as the “Land of the Free.” So why is it that homesteaders wanting to make their own way in the world are often unfairly targeted by local, state, and...

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HomesteadingVideos

Grow Your Own Groceries for Acres of Pure Freedom

You don't have to go further than your backyard to strike a blow for independence. In fact, it's the best place to start. Growing your own food is fun. You eat smarter, save money...

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