The current world is at it’s peak as far as consumption is concerned. With our finite resources, it’s time we begin exploring alternatives.
Food is medicine and having access to foods that provide sustenance and health during illness and recovery is vital. One hospital wanted to ensure each patient was given nutrient-rich food during their stay and did the unthinkable: they made a rooftop farm.
When food is scarce, chaos and fear begin to set in. Foraging for food in the most unlikely places can solve the starvation dilemma. Here are the top most common edible weeds.
By doing some winter maintenance on your apiary equipment, building new equipment, and securing bee yards for the coming season, you can be better prepared for spring flows.
Learning how to make alternative fuel sources using the items you have around is an essential survival skill to learn.
Make your garden do double duty by growing food and natural medicine! These six reasons will show you how beneficial it can be.
We have a finite amount of fuel sources that can be stored for disaster situations. Therefore, using solar powered equipment is an ideal investment for renewable energy for long-term SHTF preparations.
Acquiring fresh vegetables and fruits in the city can be difficult, especially if you don’t know where to look. A new interactive map lists half-million locations across the globe where fruits and veggies are free for the taking.This is a SHTF gold mine!
Buying locally is your best bet in taking steps to buy the purest forms of honey and create a natural prepper pantry. Use these tips when looking for local honey sources.
Whether you choose to get started with chicks or eggs, quail are an easy way to provide sustainable meat even in small spaces. They’re prolific layers, can be eaten without the meat becoming tough at any time during their lives, and are a great way to get into poultry for the small scale homesteader.
A billboard that produces potable (drinkable) water? It works in the desert, even in a climate with up to 90% humidity, and produces about 100 liters a day.
It is important to continue regular hygiene habits during an emergency to prevent sanitation-related diseases. In a pinch, water can be heated outside using a solar vehicle visor. This set up can be used to create an outdoor showering area.
Although buying from local farmers markets has taken off in the United States, not all states share the same enthusiasm. See how supportive your state is for locally grown food.
If you live in cold weather regions, extending your growing season with hoop houses and cold frames could save your crop and even your life, if it means the difference in whether or not your family has enough food to eat.
If you have a yard, then you can use these steps to achieve food freedom.
Time is money and if you’re one of the Broke Folk, it’s important to free up both of these. For a better quality of life, here are some frugal living tips to get your simplified life on track.
Give it a few years, and you might start to see these farms pop up in neighborhoods near you.
If something were to happen today, tomorrow, six months down the road, or even three years into the future, would you be able to sustain yourself and your family? This product could help city dwellers in their quest for self-sufficiency.
Apart from raising awareness about some of the important issues and challenges we face, Yardfarmers is about converting unsustainable suburban developments, urban food deserts, or other neglected land into sustainable, more resilient opportunities for people while building community.
Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again. If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!
Finding food in the dead of winter is not impossible, you just need to know where to look and have supplies in place.
Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs. But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.
There is something about glass jars being used other than their intending purpose that makes a smile creep across my face.
For those without enough property or in an urban or suburban area, an icebox might be a good thing to have, at least as a backup for the refrigerator.
If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. But you need to learn and practice the skills.
There are so many activities that can be done around a fire pit that you and your family will never get bored.
Plan ahead and you’ll be sitting by a toasty fire in January with a nice steaming cup of your own delicious herbal tea.
Newspapers seem to accumulate the most in homes and knowing its many uses can serve you in a more sustainable manner.
Each generation faces new challenges from a system designed to follow profit-potential rather than the welfare of the people confined within it. Plastics are slowly killing us. Here are 9 mindful ways to start phasing it out of your life.