How To Build A Composting Toilet And Why You Should Install One

how to build a composting toilet and why you should install one

If you live off the grid or if you are one of the residents of a region that is often affected by natural disasters, waste management should be a hot topic on your prepping list. For those who believe they will one day be affected by a long-term disruption of municipal utilities, learning about composting toilets becomes a must.

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Simple Steps For Tanning Hides

simple steps for tanning hides

I got started tanning fur purely by accident. My longtime friend and hunting partner, Robert, started a taxidermy business and decided to offer his customers in-house tanning. I happened to be in his shop one day as he was combing out some wolf pelts he had just finished tanning. I was amazed at how soft and supple they had turned out.

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Planing For Blackouts And Keeping The Basics Running

planing for blackouts and keeping the basics running

The nation’s electrical grid is in peril. This is nothing new, and we’ve been warned about it for years. But now, the issue is beginning to manifest itself, and many states are affected. The reasons are complex, and there’s a lot of finger-pointing going on from every side of the issue, but the raw facts are easy to comprehend.

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How To Live Off the Grid

how to live off the grid

Most disaster preparedness typically includes creating sufficient food and potable water stores and enough ammunition and firearms for protection. However, those wanting complete self-sufficiency and life sustainability will often choose to live off the grid.

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Harvesting and Processing Big Game: Deer, Elk and Moose

harvesting and processing big game deer, elk and moose

A lot of us self-reliant folks, especially those of us now living in the woods somewhere, hunt and forage for a part of our food. Although we raise a steer for beef and have poultry to butcher, we also hunt wild meat to “fill in” for those years that we don’t butcher a beef.

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Tips For Harvesting and Eating Flower Buds

tips for harvesting and eating flower buds

When you’ve had a long day out in the fields, you deserve a break. And a bud. No, I don’t mean a beer. I mean a good meal, featuring, of all things, flower buds. Now before you toss this down, think about it.

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Things You Should Know About Solar Power Systems And Their Efficiency

things you should know about solar power systems and their efficiency

Efficiency is a way of life for everyone living beyond the last power pole. When we moved off-grid 20 years ago, the first thing that was drilled into our heads was the necessity of making efficient use of energy at all times.

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Tips For Building An Off-Road Recovery Kit

tips for building an off road recovery kit

If you like to spend a lot of time in the outdoors, it’s important to learn how to take care of yourself. However, you should also learn how to take care of your vehicle and get it unstuck if bad luck comes your way. Let’s look at how to prepare an off-road recovery kit.

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Tips for Wood Heating Efficiency

tips for wood heating efficiency

Wood was likely man’s first fuel. How people manage this remarkable fuel, from cutting to heating, varies with geography, culture, and even age. There are a lot of ways to manage your wood heating system, but one thing’s for sure: The system described here works. Storing firewood is also an important task, click here to find out more.

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Understanding Forest Fire Safety, Preparation and Survival

understanding forest fire safety, preparation and survival

Fire can keep a person warm, allows them to cook freshly killed meat, and provides light and comfort. At the same time, fire is one of the most destructive forces on the planet, destroying millions of acres of forest every year and leaving thousands homeless. It can rapidly spread at an alarming rate as it engulfs fuel along the way, feeding itself and growing exponentially.

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How To Make Coffee Substitutes

how to make coffee substitutes

Life around a campfire is surely one of the most cheerful and happy traits of spending time in the Great Outdoors. So vivid, so peaceful, and yet, it fills you with so much energy.

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How to make green cleaners for your household

how to make green cleaners for your household

With a few items from your pantry, you can clean and refresh your home using only natural ingredients. With some basic kitchen items and a bit of elbow grease, you can easily remove stains and kill germs.

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Recipes For The Simple Pioneer Breakfast

recipes for the simple pioneer breakfast

If you need a lot of energy to sustain yourself throughout a day filled with tough chores, eating a hearty, healthy breakfast is crucial. How about we look back at our ancestors and try a few simple recipes for a tasty pioneer breakfast?

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