Category: Survival

5 Reasons To Raise Your Own Chickens

Raising chickens is a lot of fun. I remember as a child, the excitement of new arrivals whether by incubation or a broody hen. Although all the benefits are too numerous to mention in one post, I am going to give you my top 5 reasons to raise chickens. # 1 No more composting Forget… Read More

Enerplex Jumpr Slate 5K Emergency Power Bank

The more I use this device, the more I fall in love with it. It’s very thin, lightweight and durable. Included in the Box: Kickr Slate 5k Power Bank USB to Micro USB cable Instruction manual First out of the box, you can’t help but notice how well thought out this design is.  The holes… Read More

Ascent Solar Kickr IV Portable Solar Charger Review

My continued quest to maintain independence during grid failure. I’ve been in dozens of situations that make me uneasy. The last one being a five day outage at home due to a wind storm in Southern Oregon. From then on, I’ve been on a quest to provide my family with uninterrupted power when (not if)… Read More

Ultrafire Cree XML T6 2000 Lumens Flashlight Review

If you’ve ever been in a power outage, I’ll bet the first thing you did was run to kitchen to grab the candles and matches. Because, I know that running to the nightstand for the flashlight is futile since it isn’t there. Who knows where it ended up. Besides, the last time I used it… Read More

How To Store And Organize Your Seed Collection

It may not be as sophisticated as the svalbard seed vault, but it is certainly adequate for my needs. I finally broke down and built storage boxes for my seed collection. Storing seeds, particularly heirlooms, is a great way to save money and preserve our food heritage. I built these storage boxes inexpensively from 1×4… Read More

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter

How To Make Your Own Home Made Butter Did you ever want to know how to make butter? Well, it’s about the easiest thing to do. Starting with heavy whipping cream, I’ll show you how easy it is.