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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.

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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. 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.

How to Grow a Forest Really, Really Fast — TED Fellows Back in 2008, I was an industrial engineer at Toyota in India, helping prepare assembly lines and dispatch systems for car manufacture. One day, a scientist named Akira Miyawaki came to the factory to plant a forest on Toyota’s campus. He gave a presentation on his methods, and I became so fascinated that I decided I wanted to learn how to plant a forest myself. Miyawaki is quite famous, and very old; he’s now 87.

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. Herbal Supplements Don't Contain What They Claim If you buy illegal drugs on the street, you probably expect impurities. However, when it comes to herbal supplements bought at the largest chains in America, you might think the product will be a bit closer to what you are paying for. If so, you're probably wrong. The New York State attorney general's office tested store-brand supplements from Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target and GNC. Not only did many of the tablets contain potential allergens not listed in the ingredients, some showed none of the supposed active ingredient at all. The Office of the Attorney General has sent cease-and-desist letters to the four giant chains instructing them to stop selling a range of products.

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.

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