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Modern Homesteading and Sustainable Living :: Romance vs. Reality

Modern Homesteading and Sustainable Living :: Romance vs. Reality | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
Homesteading [hohm-sted-ing]. v. 1 the act of transforming a home into a property that produces some or all of its residents own food and other subsistence needs. v. 2 participation in home-based activities such as gardening, ...
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You may be living a homestead lifestyle and not even know it.  If you are good for you!

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Climate change: a survivors' guide

Climate change: a survivors' guide | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
As warnings of global climate change grow ever more dire, John Vidal offers 10 tips on how to prepare for an apocalyptic future (Climate change: a survivors' guide http://t.co/ocVVy5lZ67 Tips for...
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Is global warming real?

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How to build a raised planter | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

How to build a raised planter | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a raised planter. If you want to learn more about how to build a raised planter, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article.

Via Jack Sander
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A great DIY especially if you have limited space to grow a vegetable garden.

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How to build a raised planter

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"American Blackout" premieres Oct. 27 on National Geographic - NewsOK.com

"American Blackout" premieres Oct. 27 on National Geographic - NewsOK.com | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
"American Blackout" premieres Oct. 27 on National Geographic
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Unlike the other ordinary Americans, the preppers have a generator that provides charging capabilities for their camcorder and have stockpiled supplies, devices and weapons.
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Looking forward to this movie.  How prepared are you if the SHTF?

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How to make your own 8-foot giant squid pillow: http://j.mp/165ZqqB - via @thinkgeek

How to make your own 8-foot giant squid pillow: http://j.mp/165ZqqB - via @thinkgeek | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
Biggest catch of the day! DIY 8-foot giant squid pillow: http://t.co/8rSn3AnYZc Instructions: http://t.co/EXQkn2Ly7c
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8 ft might be a bit long, but a cool idea if your into squid.

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The Prepper's Conundrum: Bugging In (Pt. 2) | The Daily Sheeple

The Prepper's Conundrum: Bugging In (Pt. 2) | The Daily Sheeple | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
No matter how extensive your bug in plans may be, everything could go wrong and there may be events beyond your control that could force you and your family to evacuate or bug out. Plan for change!
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Is bugging In a safe option for most people?

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Map: Where You Don't Want to Be When It Hits the Fan - SHTF Plan

Map: Where You Don't Want to Be When It Hits the Fan - SHTF Plan | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
When it hits the fan America's population centers will explode in violence, looting, and total breakdown of law and order. It's a theory put forth by numerous survival and relocation specialists, and one that makes complete ...
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Do you have a SHTF plan in place?

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This DIY Pressure Plate Turns On the Lights When You Walk Into a Room

This DIY Pressure Plate Turns On the Lights When You Walk Into a Room | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
Instructables user DIYHacksAndHowTos put together this simple pressure plate from cardboard and aluminum foil for a haunted house, but we're intrigued by the home automation prospects.

Via Thomas Faltin
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How could you apply this DIY to a home security plan?

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Grid Down Acapulco: "There's Nothing to Eat" - SHTF Plan

Grid Down Acapulco: "There's Nothing to Eat" - SHTF Plan | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
Time and again we have seen these same events play out after a disaster.
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When people lose it, will you have the peace of mind of being prepared?

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Car Essentials

Car Essentials | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
What you may stock in your car as a prepper is vastly different from conventional thinking. Traditionally car essentials might include jumper cables or a simple first aid kit, but car essentials for preppers go beyond the ordinary.
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Do you have a 72 hr emergency kit in your car?  You might want to add one afte reading this.

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The EPA Takes an Ax to Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves ...

The EPA Takes an Ax to Self-Sufficiency: Most Woodburning Stoves ... | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
In the never-ending battle for total control, heating your home self-sufficiently with wood could soon become illegal - or at the very least, insanely expensive.
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A very interesting read.  Check it out.

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Activist Post: The Prepper's Conundrum: To Bug in or Bug Out? (Pt. 1)

Activist Post: The Prepper's Conundrum: To Bug in or Bug Out? (Pt. 1) | Self Reliance | Scoop.it
Tess Pennington is the author of The Prepper's Cookbook: 300 Recipes to Turn Your Emergency Food into Nutritious, Delicious, Life-Saving Meals. When a catastrophic collapse cripples society, grocery store shelves will ...
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Is bugging out really an option for most people?  What would you do, bug in or bug out?

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