SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Cattails: How To SAFELY Harvest And Eat Nature’s 4-Seasons Survival Plant

A lot has been written about cattails, although the focus often tends to be on warm weather months. But I’ve harvested and eaten this remarkable plant throughout the year. Still, don’t be tempted to yank out a young cattail shoot and start munching away. The cattail may be safe, but …

ALTERNATIVE

During The Social Collapse, Law And Order Will Break Down: Your Only Rights Are Those You Can Defend

During the time period following a massive social societal collapse, law and order will break down. Some, most, or all of us may be living WROL (without rule of law) the extent of which may depend on where you live. During this time of chaos, an individual will have rights …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How to Preserve Vegetables For Long-Term Survival

You’ve worked hard in your garden and now you have a ton of beautiful vegetables ripe and ready to eat. What should you do with them, though? Preserve them, of course! There are many ways to prepare your produce so that you can store your vegetables long-term and enjoy them …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Everyone Has A Choice As to Where to Live And What Life to Lead: Do We Humans Have Sufficient Elbow Room?

Do we humans have enough elbow room – enough room or space to live, move, work, and think freely and independently without being overly restricted, regulated, herded or conformed in order to coexist? Is it natural for us to live in crowded spaces? While there are still spaces with plenty …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

5 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in somewhere around hour 12 of the weather-related disaster. It was summer, a really, really hot summer, with temperatures hitting about 95 degrees before noon. …

PREPAREDNESS

Our Ancestors Of Generations: Practical Skills For Survival Back Then And A Part Of Their Way Of Life

Most professional worker skills today are hinged with our modern day way of life. The majority of people in the United States generally work in services rather than manufacturing / hands-on. Preparedness for the ‘here and now’ Preparedness for the potential ‘after’ Having practical skills are beneficial for the now …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

Can You Survive Below Radar? Off Grid Tips And Tricks

Lately so many people are getting so fed up with pervasive totalitarian spying on literally everything we say and do, that they’re wondering whatever happened to the American Dream? Add in out of control greed municipal intrusions with building code tyranny for exorbitant property tax profits, not to mention a …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

A Food Invented By The Native Americans It Stored For 50 Years. Here’s Their Recipe.

It was a food invented by the Native Americans, who depended on it when traveling on long and adventurous journeys when food was scarce, or when there simply wasn’t time to hunt and gather enough to eat. That was a lesson well-learned by many early European settlers, explorers and fur …

SELF-SUFFICIENCY

All About The Lifestyle of the Amish Community, Lessons Of Life

The Lifestyle of the Amish Community in Lancaster County Old Order Amish women and girls wear modest dresses made from solid-colored fabric with long sleeves and a full skirt (not shorter than half-way between knee and floor). These dresses are covered with a cape and apron and are fastened with straight …