Self Sufficiency

Off-grid DIY Project: Making Fuel from Algae

  Alga, or the plural algae, is the latest breakthrough in the biofuel world. If our economy crashes or we experience an event that changes life as we know it (an EMP, for instance), fossil-based fuels may not be readily available…
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Canning Like a Pro in 4 Easy Steps

In  my previous article, I listed the supplies needed to get every homesteader well on their way to having a great canning experience this year. Canning is a great way to preserve your summer harvest. This article will take you step by step…
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10 Foods Your Chickens Should Avoid

Chickens as miniature trash compactors – they will eat just about anything you give them, but there are some things that aren’t good for them. Here is a list of things that you should not feed your chickens: 1. Raw…
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Breeding Goats .

Breeding Goats         Breeding is one of the most exciting parts of raising goats. It’s a joy to see your flock grow bigger and besides, baby goats are so cute! If you’re thinking of breeding your goats…
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Goat Milk: Sinfully Awesome!

  Goat Milk: Sinfully Awesome!   One of the most popular uses for goats is milk. Goat milk is nutritious, delicious, and easy to digest. You can use it to make other foods like butter and cheese, or just drink…
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How to Make Gel Fuel at Home for Survival

Gel fuel is a relative newcomer to the portable fuel scene and is making quite a splash, mainly because if you knock it over, it DOESN’T make a splash. It’s safer to use than regular fuel because it won’t spill out…
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Tips on Selecting and Operating a Generator

By Gary D. Those of us who plan on "bugging in" during  upcoming times of uncertainty realize the need to plan for possible extended power shortages or blackouts. These preparations can range from a total separation from anything electrical or…
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The Amazing Benefits of a Home Organic Aquaponics System

  What Is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. Aquaponics was essentially born out of hydroponics, which at the time made farming a lot easier. This process…
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How To De-Feather A Chicken In Less Than 20 Seconds

By Sobert I’ve never seen anything like this.  Pretty darn cool!  The Featherman Pro can de-feather a chicken in less than 20 seconds.  But at roughly $1,000 — I don’t see one in my future anytime soon.   Source: