There currently is a growing movement with gardeners and farmers alike to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals for controlling weeds. One of the main reasons people are avoiding weed killers is that more and more there is increasing evidence of the damage herbicides can do to the soil.
By: Amy Grisak Natural Medicine for Whatever ails you Long before there was Walgreens or CVS there was herbal medicine to help soothe what ails you. In reality, many European countries still rely on plant medicine as an integral part of their health care. Years ago I was in
By: Linda Lacy Aspects of Homesteading with a Mud House or Cob House • Unbelievably inexpensive • Ancient, proven technology • Adaptable to any environment • Durable and waterproof • Thermal mass plus insulation • 1/3 of the world today owns these Mud houses are riding the wave of a
Always be prepared: A mom’s look at prepping By: Patti Light When Lisa Bedford began writing her blog, The Survival Mom, in June 2009, her intention was to provide encouragement, information and resources to other moms who were becoming aware of the need to prepare their homes and families for
The Best Caliber for Home Defense by Craig Johnson Selecting a good gun caliber is a tough decision for everyone, especially when it comes to home defense. The first step is to check and follow all the local, state and federal regulations appropriate to your area. While the day may
Spring Planning for Seed Saving By: Amy Grisak Years ago it seemed when someone said they were saving seeds it meant they hung onto the rest of the packet that they didn’t use that year. Fortunately, more people are interested in harvesting seeds from their favorite crops to ensure they
Urban Survival: Homelessness By: Christopher Williams Disasters can take on many forms, from unnatural (wars and terrorist attacks) to natural (hurricanes and earthquakes.) It is important to be properly prepared in order to survive all of them and then some. Many people in the financial meltdown found themselves out of
Roasting Coffee at Home: a Beginner’s Guide By: Matthew Miller Why Roast Your Own Coffee? Roasting coffee is one of the easiest steps towards more self-reliant living. Unlike other self-sufficiency projects, it’s a low-cost, low-hassle project that will save money while also improving the quality of every morning brew. With