Self Reliance Challenge | Self Reliance

Self Reliance Challenge For Month Of May

A number of homesteaders around the world have taken up the May Self Reliance Challenge. The challenge was set up by Lisa Lynn from The Self Sufficient Home Acre. The goals are to embark on projects that will improve our self-reliance. This means that at the end of the month we will be more self…

Alternative Energy

Choosing The Best Solar Battery For Your Off Grid Power System

Choosing the best solar battery is a critical decision to ensure your off-grid power solution will be efficient and reliable. There are a few key factors to bear in mind when selecting a solar battery…..

Alternative Energy

Choosing Your Solar Panels

Solar panels are a primary component of solar power systems and should be your first point of investigation. There are a few different varieties available on the market. They each have advantages and disadvantages which we will take a look at. Solar panels are made up of a number of photovoltaic (PV) cells that are…

Survival Gear

Estwing Camping Hatchet Review

A camping hatchet is a very useful tool to have available for outdoor activities. It’s versatility makes it something to consider adding to your camping tool kit or off-grid tool collection. A camping hatchet is somewhat smaller than a full size axe. This is because the camping hatchet or axe is designed to be lightweight…

Alternative Energy

4 Basic Components Of A Solar Power System

Choosing to go off-grid and install a solar power system and live green is a great idea! Once you start investigating the choices and designing a solar system for you home, it quickly becomes a sticky quagmire of uncertainty! Read on to understand your choices for these systems.

Survival Gear

Sumpri Pocket Survival Chainsaw Review

Including a pocket survival chainsaw in your gear is a great idea! It is not only useful for camping and survival tasks, but can come in very handy in your own back yard! This pocket saw is the ideal tool to cut down an unwanted branch that is at a difficult angle where you cannot…

Green Living

3 More Homemade Remedies For Organic Pest Control

Organic pest control is the way to go when trying to protect our veggies from pest attack. Natural pest remedies are healthier for the plant, us who consume the produce and long term for the environment! These 3 homemade organic pest control remedies are some more natural products you can try. You can also try…

Survival Gear

Hybern8 Inflatable Sleeping Pad

An inflatable sleeping pad is not necessarily survival gear, because lets face it, if you really have to you can do without one. But if you want to have a bit of comfort on your next hiking trail, or while out camping, then this product is for you! The last thing you want after a…

Green Living | Healthy Lifestyle

5 Tips To Grow Peas In Your Garden

Choosing to grow peas in your vegetable garden is a good choice. Peas are packed with power for both you and your garden! Growing peas helps rejuvenate your soil by fixing nitrogen back into soils where nitrogen is depleted. It is good practice to grow peas or beans in a soil after a root crop…

Survival Gear

SolarFlare Portable Solar Panel

This portable solar panel is simply awesome! Solar panels a generally big and bulky and often fragile. This product is totally the opposite, which makes it ideal for camping, hiking, off grid and survival activities. This portable solar panel can be used off-grid to charge cellphones, radios, rechargeable torches, headlamps or gps. What I Like…

Green Living

3 Easy Tips Towards A Sustainable Lifestyle

Living a sustainable lifestyle is choosing to make changes in your lifestyle to reduce the negative impact you have on the environment and ultimately on the planet! In a previous post of ours on What Is Sustainable Living, we mentioned that it is wise to make changes towards a sustainable lifestyle in small steps. That…

Survival Gear

Selkirk Fixed Blade Survival Knife

A survival knife is an essential part of your outdoor equipment. A good survival knife is the best tool to have with you in a survival situation. Buck Knives is a company that are well renowned for their products and this knife comes with a lifetime warranty! What I Like About This Survival Knife There…