Do a web search for AQUAPONICS, and prepare to be amazed! Basically, I have 2 each 300 gallon fish tanks made from IBC's (intermediate bulk container). I keep Koi carp in one, and tilapia in the other. The fish crap in the water, which produces ammonia. The Fish Tanks The overflow from the … [Read more...] about Dave’s Easy Aquaponics Setup
In A Sea of Rocket Stoves, Which Is The Best? After viewing many videos on YouTube, I decided to purchase the Deadwood Stove. Seemed like the best value for the money. And I can say that I am not disappointed! It arrived promptly and I was totally impressed with the quality, construction and good … [Read more...] about My Favorite Indoor Rocket Stove – The Deadwood Stove
The summer is finally here, and with it, warm weather, longer days, beaming sunshine, and trees and plants that are full of life. But the warm weather also poses a few problems, particularly when it comes to food. We all know the importance of keeping an emergency supply of food, but when it is … [Read more...] about How To Keep Your Food Safe In The Summer
When I was just three years old, we moved from a house in our little home town to a larger home on 1 acre of ground on the outskirts. It came with a big house, a barn, smoke house, with root cellar underneath, and the remnants of a sadly neglected fruit orchard. Since the property had sat vacant for … [Read more...] about Forgotten Secrets of Canning – Tips, Tricks, and Picks for Jars, Lids, and Other Supplies (Jun 2019)
Laundry has come up a number of times as a self-sufficiency topic. It makes sense for a couple reasons. First of all, because many people in our crowd are wanting to be self-sufficient of the electrical and water grids, and need find another way of washing clothes. Secondly, because we are also … [Read more...] about So, You Want to Do Your Laundry Off Grid?
It doesn't take long watching the news to get depressed with reports of terrible crimes and violence. The morality of this country has no doubt fallen and seems to be continuously getting worse. Older Americans are often targeted as they are more likely to carry cash and have the perception of being … [Read more...] about Self Defense for the “Seasoned” Citizen