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Firewood Management With Pallet Forks For Tractors

Pallet forks for tractors and other tractor bucket attachments are great complements to your wood-splitting tools. From dragging logs, bucking, moving and storing split wood, your farm tractor will be …

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50 Must-Haves for TEOTWAWKI

By Thomas Sciacca – Arguably, the most important thing to store for a SHTF (Stuff Hits The Fan) or complete TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It) …

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A Guide to the Best Trees for Firewood
May 2, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

All of us who live off of renewable energy have to know what are the best trees for firewood. After all, if you’re going to put in the time to …

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Firewood Management 101
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Wood-splitting tools have enabled homesteaders to survive and thrive for centuries. Just like many of today’s tools we use on the homestead, there have been some marked improvements since the …

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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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Natural Ways for Dealing with Cold Temperatures

By Christopher Nyerges, California Let’s start from the beginning. Let’s start with you and what you do and what you wear when it gets cold outside. Then we’ll get to the …

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Alternative Heating Ideas for Price Hikes and Power Outages
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Photos By Shelley Dedauw Growing up, I got in big trouble for turning on the heat. And we walked to school uphill both ways and then came home to milk …

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The Big Adventures of Piggy Smalls

By Justin Thaxton, West Virginia People say pigs are smarter than dogs. I don’t know if dogs should be flattered  by the fact that their kind is the standard by which …

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A Guide to Buying Your First Wood Stove

By Alexis Griffee, Florida Wood stoves are a great addition to any home. A home centered on a wood stove not only offers financial benefits and self-sufficiency, but adds a place …

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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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Off-Grid Refrigeration

By Dan Fink When buying appliances for a new home or a remodel, most people cruise the big box store looking for the right combination of features, style, color and—as …

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We Had So Much Fun Building The First Cabin, We Built Another

By Chris Bordeleau OUR OFF-GRID ADVENTURE started in 2007. Little did we know that building cabins was fun and that our place would sprout four additional structures in the next six years. My …

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Preventing Fires On The Homestead

By Eric Witter RESPONSIBILITY Starting a fire is a huge responsibility. You could burn friends or family members. Your property or your neighbor’s property could be damaged or destroyed. In …

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The Countryside Tale
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Around 1969, JD Belanger, the founder of this magazine, combined Rabbit World, which was 32 pages long, with Dairy Goat Guide, which was 12 pages, and Countryside, which was 20 pages, …

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Why You Should KISS Emergency Preparedness

By Patrice Lewis, Idaho How many of you are confident the economy is solid, your employment is secure, the value of the dollar is sound and the power grid is permanent? …

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