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Wood-Burning Cook Stoves: How and Why

Add to Favorites The sound of wood cracking against an ax, the hollow thuds of the blocks hitting the ground, the popping and hissing of evaporating moisture as the fire …

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New Off-Grid Battery Technology

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink, Colorado The new Tesla Energy Powerwall home battery storage system made quite the media splash when Elon Musk officially launched the product on April 30, 2015. The …

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What to Cook in a Solar Oven
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Several years ago, we added a solar cooker to our homestead tools. We have long, hot summers and cook from scratch every day, which was taxing our …

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Owning A Wood-Fueled Cookstove

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw Steve and I knew we wanted a wood-fueled cookstove when planning our homestead so many years ago, it was in the drawings from the …

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How To Clean a Chimney
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Learning how to clean a chimney is one of those skills every homesteader should know. It’s not the most glamorous thing to do, but it’s exceptionally important. …

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4 Homestead Kitchen Tips for the Visually Impaired

Add to Favorites By Jackie Waters – My husband’s sister, who has been visually impaired since childhood, recently came to live with us. While we were excited to welcome her, …

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8 Laws an Urban Homesteader Must Know
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Today’s urban homesteader can’t just raise food with wild abandon. Not if they want to coexist with neighbors. Being a successful urban homesteader involves researching laws first; …

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The Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Add to Favorites By Tom and JoAnne O’Toole – Knowing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can make the difference between life and death for you or your family. With more …

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Water on the Homestead: Is Filtering Well Water Necessary?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Many homesteads have wells drilled for their water source. But is filtering well water necessary? There are, as usual, different thoughts on the subject. I grew up …

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A Day in My Life in an Off-The-Grid Home
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are you thinking of moving to an off-the-grid home? Ever wonder what it would be like to live off grid? Come spend the day with me. Hopefully, …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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The Best Way to Split Wood Efficiently
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My husband has designed his own firewood chopping block for the best way to split wood efficiently for us. If you split firewood, then you know the …

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Simple Homesteading – How to Start Successfully
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Starting a new homestead can be an overwhelming experience. We start out full of hopes and vision. We look for a better quality of life through simple …

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How to Use a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites When my companion and I began our 18-month transition period of moving to and living in the woods, we also began a period of education. We discussed …

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How to Build a Homemade Barrel Stove

Add to Favorites By W. Wayne Robertson – Many people are familiar with wood heaters made from steel barrels. This is a description of how to make a homemade barrel stove. An …

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