Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention?

Expiration Dates: Should You Pay Attention? This is a very interesting subject, I am personally anal about expiration dates, I just have a thing if they are out of date I can’t seem to eat them. If SHTF obviously I would have to get over it very quickly, to survive. I read a very interesting …

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The 15 Best Container Vegetables To Grow

The 15 Best Container Vegetables To Grow One of the most asked questions I get is, “What vegetables can I grow in containers?” I get asked this because quite a few of us can’t garden because we rent or live in an apartment and only have a small balcony or patio. The simplest answer is; …

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How To Make Bisquick (copycat) Baking Mix Recipe

How To Make Bisquick (copycat) Baking Mix Recipe My wife loves making copycat recipes because she tries to make her recipes taste better than the recipe she is trying to copy. Granted a lot of these copycat recipes are not that great and actually taste like a cheap second hand dinner someone has left on …

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How To Grow Fruit All Year Round

How To Grow Fruit All Year Round Eating fruits help provide nutrients that our body needs but growing them at home is another story. Having fruit trees right in our backyard adds physical activity to our daily routine and also gives us more control over the chemicals that get into the fruits. However, not a …

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What Is In That Can of Freeze Dried Food?

What Is In That Can of Freeze Dried Food? It seems that companies offering freeze dried food or MREs (meal-ready-to-eat) are popping up everywhere. While the options of places to choose from are good for the consumer, it also brings about the question about what these companies are putting inside those cans and bags. Where …

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How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in DIY Containers

How to Plant and Grow Strawberries in DIY Containers If you have ever tried to grow strawberries in your garden, you probably well know that the bunnies, squirrels and birds pretty much always get to them first. I tried my hand at growing strawberries in containers last year and I had great success. In fact, …

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DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger

DIY $3 Solar Powered Small Electronic USB Charger If you are looking to improve your DIY skills and save money at the same time this easy project is for you. This little garden light hack allows you to charge small electronic devices like phones, MP3 players etc. The cool thing about this little project is …

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How To Make A Beautiful Dandelion Globe

How To Make A Beautiful Dandelion Globe With Spring here, you may be starting to see dandelions popping up all over the place. Soon they will flower and you will see a bunch of white fluffy heads instead of the pretty yellow flowers. These are quite possibly the most beautiful things I have seen in …

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How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide

How To Raise Chickens – The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide One of the biggest challenges to living off the grid is having a sustainable source of food. Gardening is one way to do this, but it’s not the only way. I’m a big fan of raising chickens. The reason? Because chickens can provide you with a …

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Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like

Here’s What a National Electricity Shortage Looks Like Did you ever consider that the SHTF might not be a dramatic total blackout, like the kind caused by an EMP or a direct hit from the sun? What if the SHTF is actually an incremental electricity shortage that changes our very way of life? That’s exactly …

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