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How to Avoid “Death by GPS”

How to Avoid “Death by GPS”

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 11th, 2011

In wilderness areas and remote regions, the suggested GPS routes may be out of date, out of commission, or just plain wrong.

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Using Vegetable Oil to Replace Chainsaw Oil

Using Vegetable Oil to Replace Chainsaw Oil

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted November 11th, 2010

When a chain saw is used, virtually all of the lubricant ends up in the environment.

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Composting Toilets for Self-Sufficient Living: Is One Right For You?

Composting Toilets for Self-Sufficient Living: Is One Right For You?

By Ellen Bell, Posted October 7th, 2010

In an off-grid living environment, composting toilets are ideal because many models do not require water or electricity.

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How to Prepare Your Home & Protect the Environment Against Natural Emergencies

How to Prepare Your Home & Protect the Environment Against Natural Emergencies

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 16th, 2010

Protecting the environment should be part of homeowner’s strategy when planning for natural disasters and environmental emergencies.

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Water Storage Tips

Water Storage Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted January 18th, 2010

In most emergency situations, fresh drinking water is the most important item you can store…

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Food Storage Tips

Food Storage Tips

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted December 14th, 2009

Buying food in bulk amounts will save you money, time and energy, while reducing waste. But it needs to be stored properly in order to protect your investment.

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Transition Towns – preparing for a self-sufficient community-based future

Transition Towns – preparing for a self-sufficient community-based future

By Eartheasy, Posted November 9th, 2009

In over 150 cities in 14 countries, ‘Transition Town’ communities are raising awareness of the threats associated with peak oil and climate change, and taking practical steps to prepare for a post-industrial future…

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Canning tips you may not see in the manual

Canning tips you may not see in the manual

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted September 15th, 2009

In over 25 years of canning and preserving foods, I’ve made lots of mistakes. Here are some tips from my experience to help you avoid the same pitfalls.

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What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Posted June 9th, 2009

In the summer of 1980, my wife, three-month old son and I moved “off-grid”. We loved living in San Francisco but wanted to live a simpler, more independent lifestyle…

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Choosing Land for Homestead Living

Choosing Land for Homestead Living

By Greg Seaman, Posted April 22nd, 2009

Is it your dream to buy land for a self-sufficient homestead? Here are some things to consider…

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Tips for Installing a Rainwater Collection System

Tips for Installing a Rainwater Collection System

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 15th, 2009

In many areas of the country, conserving water has become an urgent priority…

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When Technology Fails: How to Survive the Long Emergency

When Technology Fails: How to Survive the Long Emergency

By Brianne Goodspeed, Posted February 5th, 2009

An interview with Matthew Stein, P.E., author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency.

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Future Farming: Planning now to prevent a national food crisis

Future Farming: Planning now to prevent a national food crisis

By Robert Jensen, Posted February 4th, 2009

In an interview, Wes Jackson counsels that we pay more attention to our soil over the long haul.

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Peak Phosphorus

Peak Phosphorus

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Our ability to provide enough food to feed the human population is dependent on the availability of phosphorus.

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