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10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There

10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient & 10 Ways to Get There
By Michael Edwards and Jeffrey Green Activist Post We are now three to five generations removed from the rural backbone that strengthened America. The world at large has undergone a similar transformation as the promise of easier work has created a migration to big cities. These mega-cities could be seen as an experiment gone awry, as general well-being has declined, with suicide rates increasing across the world. The economic crisis we are living through has been the final straw for many people, as promises of a better, easier, and more creative life seem to have been sold to us by carnival-style tricksters who are laughing all the way to (their) bank. Here are the top reasons for becoming self-sufficient; these are based on fundamental, systemic concerns for why undertaking this life change will not be a fly-by-night fad, but rather a long-lasting means for personal independence. Click the below picture for a Wake Up World Only Exclusive Special Offer 10 Reasons to Become Self-Sufficient

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Maslow wanted to understand what motivates people. He believed that individuals possess a set of motivation systems unrelated to rewards or unconscious desires. Maslow (1943) stated that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. When one need is fulfilled a person seeks to fullfil the next one, and so on. The earliest and most widespread version of Maslow's (1943, 1954) hierarchy of needs includes five motivational needs, often depicted as hierarchical levels within a pyramid. This five stage model can be divided into basic (or deficiency) needs (e.g. physiological, safety, love, and esteem) and growth needs (self-actualization). The deficiency, or basic needs are said to motivate people when they are unmet. One must satisfy lower level basic needs before progressing on to meet higher level growth needs. Every person is capable and has the desire to move up the hierarchy toward a level of self-actualization. The original hierarchy of needs five-stage model includes: 1. 1. 1. 2. 3. 4.

How to Make Homemade Laundry Detergent In the spirit of Laura Ingalls, with wash day being Monday, here's a little recipe for homemade laundry detergent you can use tomorrow, Monday! wash on Mondayiron on Tuesdaymend on Wednesday churn on Thursday clean on Friday bake on Saturday rest on Sunday from Little House in the Big Woods * I use these utensils for detergent making only. You will need: 1 bar of soap (any kind you want)1 cup of Borax1 cup of washing sodaa big pot ( that holds more than 2 gallons)a gratera funnela long spoon2 empty gallon jugs/containers Grate your bar of soap into your pot. Fill one gallon jug and pour water into pot with grated soap. Add the Borax and washing soda. Bring to a boil. Turn off the heat. Pour 1 gallon of your detergent into each container. A funnel helps tremendously. Now you have 2 gallons of homemade laundry detergent. This won't make many, if any, suds. Let me know if you make any or if you have any questions. Happy washing! * Edited 1/2011 to add comment from below about cost/savings!

36 DIY Survival Projects Posted on Sep 08, 2010 in DIY Projects, Emergency Preparedness & Survival Source: Survival Spot by Chrystle, aka Survival Girl One of the most rewarding things in life is the ability create things. As a Prepper, I really enjoy “Do It Yourself” projects that help me to discover new ways for my family to become more self sufficient. One of my favorite things to do on a Saturday is scour through my folder of “How To” articles and pick out a family project to get involved in. Here I’ve compiled this list with some of my favorite guides to get you started: Food Beef Jerky Survival Food Bars Yogurt Cheese Butter Drinks Sports Drink Beer Wine Mead Coffee Hygiene Products Soap Shampoo Lip Gloss Shaving Cream But Repellant Organic Baby Wipes Feminine Hygiene Pads Health and Nutrition Apple Cider Vinegar Kombucha Nut Milk Salve Survival Gear Glow Sticks Fishing Bait Turkey Calls Solar Energy Log Splitter Bunker Bow and Arrow Fuel Household Items Floor Cleaner Carpet Cleaner Air Conditioner Charcoal Laundry Detergent Thermal Shades

Safe and effective natural remedies for acne (NaturalNews) Instead of opting for potentially harmful mainstream acne medications, try safe and effective natural remedies for acne problems. You may find your acne and associated problems such as redness and light scarring completely gone or greatly improved in as little as two weeks or less.Lemon juice, tea-tree oil and aqueous cream Before going to bed, bathe or shower and shampoo. Next, apply lemon juice over your face (this will itch for a minute or two). Rub in a small amount of pure tea-tree oil. Help this and other remedies along by eating three kiwifruit and about 3/4 cup of raw carrots daily. Oatmeal, vinegar, raspberries, egg, sea salt Pour some oatmeal into a small bowl. Honey and cinnamon Take three tablespoons of honey and one tablespoon of cinnamon and make a paste. Lemon juice, H2O2, willow bark, aloe, echinacea and goldenseal Mix in a bowl or container some lemon juice, a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, willow bark powder, echinacea and goldenseal. Egg white Mr.

Are You Ready Series: Pandemic Preparedness Let’s cut to the chase, it is very difficult to prepare for epidemics and pandemics especially for those living in close proximity to others. These natural reoccurring disasters tend to occur suddenly and without warning. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), serious, deadly contagious disease outbreaks can and do happen. CDC investigates new contagious diseases—averaging one new contagion per year. These new contagious diseases can emerge right here or only a plane-ride away from here. It’s not just new diseases that threaten the United States. Looking back at the Black Plague, those living in high populated areas were hit hardest by this pandemic. Many believe the misuse of antibiotics in the past has led to the dangers of super bugs such as the spread of MRSA — or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Before we get into the meat and potatoes of pandemic preparedness, let’s look at the changes that will likely occur in your community if this disaster were to occur:

26 Tips and Tricks To Simplify Life I have been collecting all kinds of clever tips to make life just a little bit more simple. Here are some of my favs! 1. 10. 19. Simple Lemon water. Want to be eco-friendly but not have to mess with cloth diapers? More From New Nostalgia: 33 Awesome DIY Projects For Preppers | Survival Sherpa by Todd Walker DiY skills may one day turn a tinkering hobby into life-saving knowledge. Turning book knowledge into useful stuff takes initiative. You have to start somewhere. Below you’ll find a slew (33 counts as a slew, right?) Let’s get started Doing the Stuff: I know y’all have more to add to this list. Keep doing the stuff, Todd P.S. – You can also connect with us on Twitter, Pinterest, Google +, and our Facebook page. P.P.S ~ If you find value in our blog, DRG and I would appreciate your vote on the “Top Prepper Sites“! Thanks for sharing the stuff! Copyright Information: Content on this site (unless the work of a third-party) may be shared freely in digital form, in part or whole, for non-commercial use with a link back to this site crediting the author. Like this: Like Loading...

Use Nature to Safely and Effectively Lessen and Eliminate Old Scars (NaturalNews) Few of us go through life without accumulating a few scars. Sometimes those scars can be unsightly and in other instances old scars and scar tissue can cause physical discomfort and other problems. If a person is persistent however, scars can often be greatly diminished and even eliminated naturally. Before opting for cosmetic surgery, lasers, chemical peels or botox, consider the following safer options: Digestive Enzymes are particularly effective in removing and reducing scar tissue. Scars are formed from fibrin as part of the body's natural repair mechanism. For more information, see: Other natural remedies for lessening and eliminating scars are: *Applying and massaging lavender oil directly on scars helps them fade and in time can completely eliminate scars. *Flaxseed oil is a great way to fade scars. *Virgin, unrefined hempseed oil used twice daily often results in improvement and fading within a few weeks

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