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Self Reliance

  • 4 Steps to Get Out of Debt Fast

    Posted on July 24, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    Depending on the amount of debt you have, it can take several months to several years to get out of debt. But, there are several things you can to do help speed up the process so let’s get to it!
    Track Every Penny You Spend
    Before making a budget, you should first track your spending for two [...]


    This post was posted in Money Saving Tips, Self Reliance and was tagged with budget, budgeting, debt free, getting out of debt

  • How To Make Salves, Tinctures, And Poultices From Medicinal Trees

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Tara Dodrill

    First aid and medicine will be in short supply when you can't call a doctor. Growing your own medicine is not difficult and doing so could ultimately save your life. The salves, poultices, wound washes, and tinctures which can be made from trees also have a long-shelf life and can be stored for future emergency [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Self Reliance and was tagged with bark tea, bark tincture, growing your own medicine, leaf tea salve, leaf tincture, medicianal trees, medicine from bark, medicine from leaves, off the grid, off the grid pharmacy, poultices, salves, tinctures, wound washes

  • Raising Bunny Rabbits: Tips

    Posted on July 23, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    People raise rabbits for a number of reasons, including for fur, show and food. Less expensive than raising chickens, raising bunnies can turn into a profitable business or side business. If interested in this idea, check out a few tips for raising bun-buns the right way:
    Getting Started
    Before doing anything else, ensure it's legal to raise rabbits [...]


    This post was posted in Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with how to raise rabbits, rabbit tips, tips for raising rabbits

  • Focus on These 10 Areas to Start Learning Bushcraft Skills

    Posted on July 18, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Bushcraft is the name we give a collection of skills that all involve thriving in the wilderness.  From knowing how to build a fire in various conditions to finding food by hunting and foraging, to carving and building necessary items from wood and other natural materials; bushcraft is all about surviving long term without the [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with bushcraft, bushcraft skills

  • WHEN WILL AMERICAN FARMERS, RANCHERS AND MINERS BE LISTED ON THE EPA ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST?

    Posted on July 16, 2014 by Capt. William E. Simpson

    The recent news about the EPA’s new definition of ‘tributary’ had me doing some research into EPA related news, recent studies and actions that have been undertaken by the EPA and the current administration, including some of the people in the House and the Senate.
    http://farmfutures.com/blogs-water-police-part-three-epas-definition-tributary-8387
    http://www.bna.com/epa-corps-propose-n17179879956/
    The EPA and many other government officials and agencies have adopted [...]


    This post was posted in Guest Contributor, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance and was tagged with balance of power, Consitution, EPA, government, rule of law, US Government

  • 5 Reasons Olive Oil is a Prepper’s Best Friend

    Posted on July 14, 2014 by Brian Meyer

    Most people think olive oil isn’t good for prepping because it goes bad too quickly, but what you might not know is that olive oil will last for at least 1-2 years if it’s left unopened and stored in a cool dark place.
    That means that as long as you cycle through your stock regularly you [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with olive oil, prepper olive oil, survival uses for olive oil

  • Upcoming Survival/Preparedness Community Events

    Posted on July 12, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy

    Are you new to prepping and survival? Perhaps you grew up on a farm and you think you know all there is to know about self-reliance and sustainability? Think again! Throughout the country, preparedness is taking a front seat and prepper events are being hosted to help you learn the basics or sharpen your skills.
    Preparedness [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Gear, Survival Skills and was tagged with preparedness expo, prepper events, prepper expo, survival expo

  • Survival Courses: Education That Can Save Your Life

    Posted on June 25, 2014 by Kacey Herlihy

    Are you new to survival and the outdoors? Perhaps a seasoned explorer and survivalist? Somewhere in between? Whatever your skill level is, you can benefit from taking survival classes. Available in most parts of the country as well as online, through private schools, outdoor sport retailers, and government agencies, paid and free, there are many [...]


    This post was posted in Emergency Preparedness, Prepping, Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with education, survival, survival course, survival courses

  • Bee-Tastic Series Part Two: Amateur Beekeeping Tips

    Posted on June 17, 2014 by Kent Page McGroarty

    Welcome to Part Two of our Bee-Tastic Series! If your love of bees has extended to beekeeping, check out a few amateur tips for maintaining a colony of the little black and yellow insects:
    Check With Local Ordinances
    Before doing anything else, check with your local ordinances to ensure beekeeping is legal in your area, and [...]


    This post was posted in DIY, Tips & Tricks, Food Storage, Homesteading, Prepping, Self Reliance and was tagged with beekeeping, beekeeping advice, beginner beekeeping tips

  • How I Survived 3 Years of Living Overseas

    Posted on June 14, 2014 by Catherine Alford

    I was lucky to live overseas for three years on a little island called Grenada in the Caribbean. It was a really unique experience, and I made some life long friends there. There were not a lot of luxuries in Grenada, and even simple ones like air conditioning came at a very high price. Still [...]


    This post was posted in Recent Articles, Self Reliance, Survival Skills and was tagged with Caribbean, grenada, living overseas, survival

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