If you are going to heat your home with wood heat it is important that you keep your firewood dry. Here are a few tips that will ensure that you will have a dry supply of firewood for the winter. (more…)...Read more
When we talk about getting energy "off the grid", we're talking about an alternative power source to bring electricity into your home. Power companies create electricity through huge generators. That electricity is then shipped through wires across long distances and into individual homes by power poles and wires. Most people who want power contact their...Read more
People have many reasons for wanting to become more self sufficient. Some want to save money; some fear what may come in the future, and some just like being able to do things for themselves. Here are several ways that you could become more self sufficient. Read more
While many people rely on a flashlight in case the power goes out, those only provide light as long as their batteries last. Candles can provide a good alternative to have accessible in case of an emergency. A few basic items that you might already have around the house and some preparation time are all...Read more
We have all seen pictures of pioneer women cooking over an open flame in a fireplace. This fireplace is usually in a central location of the home. From this we know that, our forefathers have been using wood fireplaces to heat their home. This tradition has continued until the present day.
Mother Nature is full of surprises, especially during the winter months when freezing temperatures, ice, snow and high winds can knock out power to your home. Not only is a power outage inconvenient, it can threaten your safety. Your power can go out without notice, so make sure you're prepared the next time you're left...Read more