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Fiber: More than a Dietary Supplement

Fiber: More than a Dietary Supplement

An amazing resource, not to be missed in the development of a back-to-basic lifestyle, is raising animals for fiber. Whether it is hair or wool, these animals produce excellent fiber to make yarns for knitting and crocheting, felt for crafts, ...

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Eating Healthy Off-Grid

Eating Healthy Off-Grid

In this modern age of convenience, it has become a practice taken for granted that, when one is hungry, one can simply go to any number of restaurants or fast food joints, and have someone else quickly prepare tasty yet ...

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Are You Ready for Mayhem?

Are You Ready for Mayhem?

Folks living in remote areas are by nature more self-sufficient that urban dwellers. They are used to the fact that they, in most cases, have to rely on their own wits and resources.  But 82% of Americans live in cities. ...

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Churn! Churn! Churn!

Churn! Churn! Churn!

Butter is one of those delightful foods that has one ingredient: in this case, cream—optionally cultured, chilled to below room temperature, and churned (agitated until the butter agglomerates and the buttermilk separates). The classic Western butter comes from the cream ...

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The Return of the Dark Ages

The Return of the Dark Ages

The dark ages are returning to Europe…literally. Seventy five percent of Britain’s councils have decided to turn off or dim street lamps. This decision has been reached in order to reduce government spending and meet climate change targets. This move ...

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Your Rights or Mine?

Your Rights or Mine?

There has been a lot of debate lately about the right to video tape public servants, specifically police officers.  Everybody has a video camera in their pocket these days and within minutes an amateur video can be distributed on the ...

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Soil Fixes

Soil Fixes

Once you know basic soil types and characteristics, as we’ve outlined in another article, you have several response strategies, and will probably end up using more than one: Harvest what already grows, and expand or reduce its extent as appropriate. ...

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