Food Independence on a 1930s Farm

A young man and his family relished the seasonal bounty of their garden and orchard, especially the green chili chow-chow they made each fall. By Harold Oliver, as told to Peter Kohler We braided onions and hung them to dry in the cellar. ROBERT SHETTERLY This account was told to me by my former neighbor, Harold Oliver, …

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Lights Out!

I really enjoy Ted Koppel's work.  We were not allowed to watch T.V. when I was a child, with the exception of a few shows like Little House on the Prairie, Andy Griffith, The Muppets and Nightline.  I recently read Ted Koppel's book: "Lights Out".  For further information: https://youtu.be/kmYT9Q6dTUI While HowToProvide.com is more about homesteading …

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8 World War II Survival Lessons We Must Never Forget

[repost source: http://www-offthegridnews-com/extreme-survival/8-world-war-ii-survival-lessons-we-must-never-forget/%5D Our ancestors simply were better equipped for survival than the people of our generation. Just look at it this way: Could you imagine your neighbors heading out cross-country in a covered wagon to settle “out west” somewhere? For most of us, the answer to that question would be a resounding “No,” probably …

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Homesteading Today

Although the Homesteading Act was repealed by Congress in 1973, homesteading still conceptually exists today. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Congress passed new homesteading legislation and returned “government owned land” back to the people? We have the power to make that happen. Time to contact your legislators! Like many Americans, you have come to homesteading …

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Obama Signs Order Warning About Downed Power Grid, ‘Cascading Failures,’ No Water Supply

Written by: Daniel Jennings WASHINGTON — President Obama signed an executive order related to space weather Thursday, and in the process acknowledged that solar storms could take out the power grid, water supplies and other critical infrastructure – not only in the United States but throughout the world. “Extreme space weather events — those that …

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Why, in the World, We Homestead!

Today is just your average, every day, winter  morning in the Pacific Northwest.  Yes, it is  raining. Yes, it  is  cold and yes  it is  relatively  dark outside at 6:00am.  Attempting to remain positive, I don my winter gear and my rain gear and head out. The dogs are looking at me as if I …

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