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Surviving Spring Power Outages
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

It’s all fun and games until the lights go out. Losing power during the summer is hot, sweaty, and miserable. You hold glasses of milk against your perspiring forehead then drink …

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DIY Solutions For Off-Grid Cooking

By Jim Cobb Quite often, utility services are among the first things to go in the wake of a disaster. Tornadoes, blizzards, even just a bad thunderstorm can all result …

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Surviving Weather-Related Power Cuts and Outages
March 13, 2019 . · Self-Reliance

It’s all fun and games until it’s lights out. But a little preparation can help you survive power cuts and outages. Losing power during summer is hot, sweaty, and miserable. You …

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How to Use a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

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 and planned much. …

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7 Tips for How to Start Living Off The Grid

By Dave Stebbins – Living off-grid is living the dream. Enjoying all the amenities while not being dependent on the power company fires the imagination. Sunlight sparkles on glistening photovoltaic …

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No-Peek Beef Stew for a Winter Warm Up

Is there anything better to chase away the bone-chilling cold of winter than old-fashioned beef stew? Well, yes. How about “no-peek” old-fashioned beef stew? Beat the winter blahs with a …

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How to Can Game

By Tammy Trayer, Idaho Every year, our family gets excited for the annual harvest of meat. Typically, we are hunting elk or whitetail deer, but three years ago, we were …

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Middle Eastern Fish Dishes That I Pine For

By Habeeb Salloum, Canada – I have always enjoyed and cooked fish dishes including several Middle Eastern fish dishes. Even before I knew their health attributes I looked upon fish, one …

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Purslane: Benefits of an Annoying Weed

By Habeeb Salloum, Canada Rather than saving purslane benefits for the salad bowl, most gardeners weed it out for the compost heap. Yet, people have been eating purslane as a vegetable in …

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How to Cook Venison and Elk: A Healthy Indulgence
March 13, 2019 . · Canning & Kitchen

Toward the end of the year, deer and elk seasons open. Avid hunters trek into the wilderness in search of wild game. And if you’re a friend to these hunters, …

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Segediener Goulash Recipe

By Eva Schweizer My neighbor, Eva, was born in a part of Eastern Europe that changed nationalities regularly after major wars. In the early 20th century they were part of …

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Heat and Eat on a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

By Gail Reynolds, Missouri – Among the most common of homestead essentials is learning how to cook on the wood-burning cook stove. For most Countryside readers, the ultimate focus of the …

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Guadalajara — Where Colonial History Meets Modern Mexico

By Habeeb Salloum, A Taste of Homesteading Around the World Guadalajara, the capital of the state of Jalisco and one of Mexico’s great colonial cities, is considered to embody the soul …

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Miami Recipes: Where the People Play & Eat

By Habeeb Salloum As a child, roaming across the fields of Saskatchewan around our homestead, I hardly ever saw a puddle of water larger than a small pond. However, in our …

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Spring Soup Recipes

By Wanda Clark What a wonderful time of the year! Nature begins to wake up after playing dead all winter. The sun starts staying out a little longer each day—stirring the anticipation of the return …

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