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What is the Best Way to Store Firewood?
September 28, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

You’ve put in all the hard work of chopping the tree, splitting the wood, and now you’re ready to stack it for storage. But what is the best way to store firewood?

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DIY Wood-Fired Pizza Oven
April 29, 2022 · · Homesteading

The kids and I had a wood-fired pizza at a restaurant and we liked it so much that we decided to build a pizza oven, not only for making pizzas. If done properly, it can bake bread, chicken, and for up to 72 hours after the fire goes out, it can be used as a grill.

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Water on the Homestead: Is Filtering Well Water Necessary?
April 13, 2022 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Many homesteads have wells drilled for their water source. But is filtering well water necessary? There are, as usual, different thoughts on the subject. I grew up …

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Fire it Up!
February 17, 2022 · · Homesteading

Last winter saw the coldest temperatures that we’ve seen in several years. And with that, we were stuck inside because, with ice and snow-covered roads and temperatures barely reaching a high of five degrees F, we honestly weren’t thrilled about going outside at all.

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Homemade Lefse

Add to Favorites By Becky Pederson – I have fond memories of making lefse at my grandma’s house back in the early to mid-1950s. Grandma would gather wood to get …

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How to Clean Creosote From a Wood Stove
December 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites In our home, knowing how to clean creosote from the stove pipe chimney is a job best handled by my wonderful husband. Although I do try to …

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A Wood Stove Hot Water Heater Heats Water for Free
December 4, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites By Patricia Greene – A good hot shower or bath is essential to everyone’s well-being. A shower or bath on a cold day with free hot water …

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How To Clean a Chimney
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Learning how to clean a chimney is one of those skills every homesteader should know. It’s not the most glamorous thing to do, but it’s exceptionally important. …

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4 Homestead Kitchen Tips for the Visually Impaired

Add to Favorites By Jackie Waters – My husband’s sister, who has been visually impaired since childhood, recently came to live with us. While we were excited to welcome her, …

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The Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Add to Favorites By Tom and JoAnne O’Toole – Knowing the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning can make the difference between life and death for you or your family. With more …

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A Day in My Life in an Off-The-Grid Home
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Are you thinking of moving to an off-the-grid home? Ever wonder what it would be like to live off grid? Come spend the day with me. Hopefully, …

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Growing Seedlings Indoors Without Power
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites Not only is this my first gardening season in a new growing zone, it’s my first season to be growing seedlings indoors without a power source. Living …

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The Best Way to Split Wood Efficiently
March 13, 2019 · · Self-Reliance

Add to Favorites My husband has designed his own firewood chopping block for the best way to split wood efficiently for us. If you split firewood, then you know the …

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How to Use a Wood-Burning Cook Stove

Add to Favorites When my companion and I began our 18-month transition period of moving to and living in the woods, we also began a period of education. We discussed …

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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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