Surviving a Nuclear Blast

A nuclear blast is an explosion with intense light and heat, a damaging pressure wave, and widespread radioactive material that can contaminate the air, water, and ground surfaces for miles around. A nuclear device can range from a weapon carried by an...

Gluten-Free Brownies

Stacy made flour-less brownies in the Sun Oven®. These can be solar baked at any temperature (or time of year) by simply modifying the time. Ingredients 6 TBS coconut oil
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 eggs (chicken or duck)
2 TBS vanilla extract
2/3 cup coconut...

Materia Medica – Aloe Vera

Botanical Name: Aloe vera Common Name: Aloe Family: Asphodelaceae (Lilliaceae subdivision) Ayurvedic/TCM Name: Kumari Parts Used: Leaves 

Native Region: Canary Islands

Geographic Distribution: Can be grown in any kitchen window around the world; 

Botanical...

Medical Genealogy

Have you ever noticed that some branches of your family live longer than others? Do those who have succumbed have a common cause of death? Do certain diseases run in your family? What could this mean to you and your descendants? Family health history also known as...

Off Grid with Doug and Stacy

Meet a fascinating couple, who live off their land and cook with the sun. Doug and Stacy were typical city folks who after years of the same old same old decided they wanted to enjoy life and take more control of the food they ate. They realized how hard they had to...

Tips for Winter Wellness

Winter is often the most sickly time of the year with folks suffering from colds, coughs, sniffles, achy joints and cold sores. There are many reasons blamed: confinement with others, cold weather, depression, stress, weak immune system or lack of exercise. Depending...

19 Ways to Heat Your Greenhouse

The folks at Living the Good Life shared a video discussing 10 ways to heat your greenhouse. One big tip is to not plant right up next to the wall. Leave some space. [1] Use plastic bottles filled with water left sitting in the sun. Dark bottles hold heat longer and...

Winter Gardening

Want to extend your growing season for garden veggies? Consider these structures to protect vegetables and extend their growing season. For homesteaders who need to feed their family all year long, these are necessary to supplement canned and other stored food with...
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