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Cattails: A Useful Pond Plant
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Grow the Cattail Plant in Your Farm Pond
March 13, 2019 · · Growing

Add to Favorites The cattail plant is ubiquitous in many parts of the United States. In Ohio, it grows in drainage ditches and along roadsides, ponds, and lakes. There are …

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Owning A Wood-Fueled Cookstove

Add to Favorites By Sue Robishaw Steve and I knew we wanted a wood-fueled cookstove when planning our homestead so many years ago, it was in the drawings from the …

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Visit Sustainable Living Communities for Homesteading Inspiration
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Located in picturesque Iceland 60 miles from Reykjavík, Sólheimar Ecovillage offers a world-renowned sustainable community known for its artistic and ecological atmosphere where about 100 people live …

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Wind Energy Facts: Is Wind Power For You?

Add to Favorites By Dan Fink – My interest in wind energy facts started with a particularly brutal winter up here off-grid in the Colorado mountains at 8,200 feet elevation. It …

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What is Solar Water Heating and How Does it Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My Granny Brown didn’t have indoor plumbing until I was around 11 years old. There were no solar water heating systems then. Instead, they put a small …

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Earth-Sheltered, Earth-Conscious Homes

Add to Favorites By Mike Oakes, Washington Building earth-conscious homes is becoming more relevant as we live in a world where we have increasing air and water pollution, reduction of …

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Solar Energy Efficiency Offers Better Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In America, the ever fragile electrical grid has caused more people to consider alternative power sources. Solar energy efficiency has made powerful strides in the effectiveness of …

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10 Homesteading Blogs That Inspire and Educate
March 13, 2019 · · Homesteading

Add to Favorites Are you on the hunt for helpful homesteading blogs? You’re in luck. The Countryside Network features some of the most influential homesteading bloggers today. You’ll hear from these knowledgeable bloggers (and …

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Wind Energy Pros and Cons You May Not Know
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Just as with any power source, there are wind energy pros and cons. The growing consumption and steady increase in cost of non-renewable energy sources have driven …

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Why Vodka Belongs on Your Survival Items List
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Even if you don’t drink, vodka belongs on your survival items list. It has value without ever being consumed. As someone who doesn’t drink, by religion combined …

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How Does Wind Energy Work?
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Wind power is the invisible force able to save you money. But how does wind energy work? Wind power is one of the oldest forms of energy …

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A Complete Bug Out Bag List
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Some call it a 72-hour kit; others call it a get home bag. List what you need for three days, pack it in a portable container, and …

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Get Home Bag List: A Vital Component of Readiness

For most people, home is where you will want to be during a crisis. That’s where you have the bulk of your emergency essentials and where you’ll find the assistance and support of your family and possibly your neighbors

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How to Build an Energy-Efficient Home

Add to Favorites The challenge of learning how to build an energy-efficient home is not in the engineering and design: it’s in juggling the trade-offs. Every element of a home has ramifications …

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