Category Archives: Self Sufficiency

Resources for living a self sufficient life

Why Are Barns Painted Red?

Why Are Barns Painted Red, And Why Do They Have Lightning Rods On Their Roofs?

Our image of a truly picturesque barn is that it ought to be red. As early as 1860 red "paint"----a mixture of iron oxide, lime, and linseed oil was used to paint barns out east. Sometimes animal blood was mixed in...
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The Top 5 Simple Things You Can Do to Be Ready for Anything

We are all busy people. And for some reason we have a tendency to take care of things that are urgent but not important before we spend time on those things which are not urgent yet important. That alone might explain our tendency toward the fast-paced busyness that defines our lives. Because we are so...
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Simple Guide For Water in Emergency Preparation

To survive a disaster you must make provisions. This involves packaging everything on the prepper's inventory list as soon as possible. Among the items you'll need in your survival kit is a proven method of producing clean water, if you will have to vacate from your home in a hurry. For this reason, you learn...
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Top Five: Survival Food

In case of emergencies and disasters whether urban or natural, it is advisable that people should have food supply for each person, good for at least three days. This is in case you don't get rescued or can't get out from where you are temporarily staying to search for food and water. It is also...
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Common Questions About Geothermal Systems

When designing your heating and cooling system, geothermal systems can be a wonderful choice. Geothermal systems have become increasingly prevalent in recent years as people become tired of spending tons of money to heat and cool their homes, especially as the cost of electricity and gas has gone up. Before deciding that a geothermal system...
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No Electricity for Weeks – What Would You Do?

My son and I have been watching the Little House on the Prairie series on DVD. If you're not familiar with this icon of 1970s North American television, it's the story of a pioneer family in Walnut Grove, a tiny town in Minnesota in the late 1800s. We've watched them battle blizzards and crop failures, economic...
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