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Sunny or Windy By Casey Calouette "Each homesteader reaches a point in his research where it is decided that an alternate energy source is necessary due to location, thrift, or the need to get off the grid. However choosing between the available options can be a daunting challenge, especially when tens of thousands of dollars may be spent. Our two major options are solar power in the form of photovoltaics, and wind power. Solar power, also known as photovoltaics (PV), is one of the most prevalent forms of alternate energy.

Panther Chainsaw Mills The Panther Pro chainsaw mills are a carriage type, which are physically the easiest to use as well as very accurate due to the double clamp design, also logs can be left at ground level negating the need to raise logs to a comfortable working height which is recommended when using other style mills. These mills are very smooth and feature a throttle mounted on the push bar for added comfort. They are available in a homeowner’s/hobbyist or HH version which is meant for occasional hobbyist use and is a single post design. (15”, 18”, 22”) they are meant to be used with smaller chainsaws and some counter weighting or auxiliary oiler may be needed for larger saws. Oue HD mills are meant for bigger logs and to also be put to work if need be, I have many earning a living using these mills. Small four stroke motors (up to 7.5 hp) can also be mounted on these, in place of using a chainsaw.

MacGyver, Survivalist, or Stockpiler: The Urban Survival Skills Everyone Should Know It's your word against his.. If he ain't talkin, your word pretty much wins. Also, don't try draggin him back in your house after he's dead.. Homestead Org: How To Get Started With Backyard Farming Backyard farming means the whole lot from a tiny garden plot to a bigger, more methodical approach. It depends on what you want to achieve. We use the term backyard farming since it gets nearer to the mindset of what our aim is. Command Hook Solutions Their are some items that just make life so much easier. They're not necessarily big or expensive but they can make a big difference for everyday tasks. In this case we're talking about command hooks. The convenient little hooks that can make a big difference.

Create Your Homestead Blog in 6 Steps Many of my readers are just getting started with their own homesteading journeys, and in some cases their own homesteading blogs. Today we’ve got a guest post from Rob Russo about how to get your blog off to a strong start – or give it a jump start if you’re not attracting as many readers as you would like. You are a homesteader if you’ve milked a cow, dyed your own wool and cleaned a coop — all before 10am. Or perhaps you are a city dweller with three chickens and the word “canned” reminds you of dinner options instead of “getting fired” from your desk job. Either way, if you are reading this via desktop, laptop, e-reader or mobile device, you don’t live off the land *so* much that you’ve given up the modern convenience of technology.

Container Gardening showing 1 - 16 of 16 posts Sort By: Container Cucumber Report WesternGardener, contributor | August 14th, 2012 How well did three different kinds of cucumbers grow in one patio container? Here are the results of the great cucumber experiment of 2012. Homestead Org: Learn Homesteading Skills – Why Homesteading Is Relevant Today Homesteading is a regime of tough work, preparation, and building a better life. Some homestead skills come inherently to some people and few skills are only developed by knowledge. Every person’s skill set is different in capability and amount of the ability of others. When we talk about the homestead, likewise in any job, profession, or routine, many skills are essential.

Portable Sawmill Plans from Procut Portable Sawmills to Build Your Own Sawmill Here are the most frequently asked questions from the many e-mails and phone calls I receive. When you have read everything at this site, please go to my other site at for information on how to take care of your chainsaw bar, how to file your chain, and info on different chains for milling. I have never built anything like this, is it really possible? A very large yes to this. What should I do? The most common question by far we get on this website is “What should I do?” Once people watch The Crash Course and are awakened to the very real threats posed by Peak Oil and reckless monetary policy, they understandably want to know how to position themselves intelligently. Our recommendation: start building resilience into your life today. Ensure that you, your family, and your community are as prepared and sustainably situated as possible so that you can enjoy a high quality of life regardless of how the future plays out.

What Is Urban Homesteading? How to Become An Urban Homesteader Title: What Is Urban Homesteading? How to Become an Urban Homesteader A homestead is a creative home, a home that fetches value. To be a homesteader is to exert within or around your home to create it productive. You can make money or it can crop the things money can buy, removing those stuff from your budget, leaving you with extra money in your pocket. Herbs & Herbal Uses Herbs in medicine, cooking, and magic. Find charts, planting tips, and other uses for these valuable plants below. Imagine....awakening in the morning and stepping outside to a lush and fragrant paradise....which exists to satisfy your own culinary, medicinal, and even spiritual needs..... Welcome to Herb Gardening!

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