Lifestyle / Self-Reliance
Backwoods Must-Have Gear for Survival Situations
Surviving on your wits alone in the backcountry may only get you so far, but consider a bevy of gear to provide a helping hand
For Bountiful Crops This Season, Plant Cover Crops Today
In a vegetable garden, cover crops can protect the soil from winter rains, capture nutrients, and prevent the soil from leaching excess nitrogen.
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Become a Soil Expert By Reading the Soil Quality of Your Garden
There are many different kinds of soils being used in gardens around the United States but not every type of soil starts out great for growing plants.
Owning Chickens: How to Get Your Operation to Take Care of Itself
Devise a fool-proof system for owning chickens that automatically provides a larger-than-average backyard flock with food, water, egress and egg collection.
Choosing the Right Wood Burning Stove to Stave Off Next Winter’s Chill
Wood-burning stoves don't require electricity, winter deliveries over bad roads, or expensive fossil fuels, just stacks and stacks of firewood.
What Are Your Top 10 Survival Movies? Here Are Ours
Movies about survival and people fighting against the odds are meant to entertain, inform, and make us think about what we would do in those situations.
For Bait or for Money, Get Earthworms to Work for You
Whether you want to raise just enough worms for your own fish bait needs or start a full-time business, raising earthworms is an easy and practical.
10 Common-Sense Tips to Winterize Your Home for Cozy Efficiency
Even though Spring is in session, some parts of the country are still feeling the effects of Winter. It's still not too late to winterize your home.
Tips and Tricks for Storing Seeds for the Long Haul
Saving seeds is central to the ideals of sustainability and food security, making your garden more vulnerable to pests, diseases, and changes in climate