If you have poor soil or very hard clay soil the no dig garden is for you. If this is your first year growing vegetables this is also a great option to save you time and effort in digging it out.
You can build this type of garden on a slope too, you just have to add terraces (like a raised bed) to stop the contents falling away. I made a few of these a few years ago and they produced a great crop.
This easy Micro Generator project could come in very useful for camping and if the power goes out. It is small enough that it won’t get in the way and powerful enough to run a household .light bulb. If you can salvage or re-use some materials you could make this project even cheaper… maybe free if you have all of the materials listed.
Whether you are homesteading or off the grid or just need to file the information under good to know if times get real tight knowing how to trap dinner is an important skill. To see how to build a box trap continuing reading at the link below
Have hot water when off the grid, camping, or a long term scenario without running water. I am always in awe of those who are able to take a bit of this and a bit of that and put together something extremely useful. To see the full project continue reading from the Instructables at the link below
Everyone should have a rocket stove either purchased or DIY. Nothing works quite as well as a rocket stove for cooking and heating without power. They produce a lot of heat with very little fuel and tend to produce less smoke than do other wood burning devices. This particular design is perfect for a quaint setting in your garden or patio area for the complete instructions continue reading at the link below
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Radioactive isotopes have been detected in rainwater in the United States. Many people are checking into iodine supplements and other ways to protect the long-term health of their families. But there are a lot of side effects to using iodine, However, there are plenty of foods that naturally protect our bodies from radiation. Continue reading at the link below from The Examiner