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Self-reliance

Self-reliance
Farm/GardenThe $1 gardenBy Jonathan Nunan The dollar garden is simple in concept: buy as many seeds as you can for one dollar and harvest as much food as possible from the plants you grow. You see, sometime last year my mother, Susan, read something somewhere that claimed a tomato cost some incredible amount to grow on your own. Mom—whose plan to build a house out of firewood worked out just fine—made it her mission to grow as much as she could on as small a budget possible. Website ExclusiveBuild a hybrid go-kart for kids for $150By Dorothy Ainsworth When his grandson turned 5 he decided to build him a go-kart in the low-budget Ainsworth tradition. But not just any old go-kart-----a HYBRID Go-Kart! 'Gene would go Green' just for the challenge of it.

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New Hampshire family builds off-grid house and farm powered by solar, proves self-sufficiency enhances quality of life (NaturalNews) Living off the grid does not have to mean trading modern amenities and convenient living for an uncomfortable experiment in survivalism. A recent Natural Home & Garden piece tells the story of Chris and Anna Von Mertens, a New Hampshire couple that decided to build a modern, fully-functional, and wholly self-sufficient house and farm for their family -- and the best part about this story is the home's complete ability to power itself using solar energy. After living in San Francisco for many years, the Von Mertens decided they wanted to have children and start their own family. And since both Chris and Anna's families live in the New England area, they decided to return to the Peterborough, NH, area where Anna's family lives. But instead of going the conventional route and purchasing a typical home powered by the local energy company, the couple decided to build their own home powered independently by their own solar energy system. Sources for this story include:

Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. 21 Blogs with Advice on How to Create an Emergency Plan for Your Family Posted on April 25, 2013 by admin | in Nanny You never know when an emergency situation may arise; however, you can take certain steps to ensure that you are as prepared as possible for if and when one occurs. Start by preparing an emergency plan for a fire. You will need to determine at least two ways to get out of every room and pick a safe meeting spot that is away from the house. Practicing your evacuation route with your family will help everyone remain calm in the event of an emergency.

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Be Better Prepared: 12 Brilliant (And Slightly Badass) Ways to Do It (Before It's News) Everyone wants to be better prepared. Today we will share 12 brilliant and slightly badass ways to do it. You and your family have to be ready and prepared for all scenarios.

Apocalypse-Ready Cabin Built on Top of Missile Silo is for Sale in NY If you fear the apocalypse (or want to be incredibly prepared, no matter what) there is a house for sale in New York that is just for you. It’s listed for $1.75 million. The price seems steep, but that money buys you a luxury cabin (2,000 square feet), a remote property AND a giant missile silo that has been converted into an underground bunker that could protect you and your family from any apocalyptic scenario. Best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse: Silohome Interested in uplifting stories on the natural world, sustainable communities, simple food, and new thinking on how to live well? Please enter a valid email address and try again! No thanks

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