Category: Self-reliance

9 Reasons You Should Stockpile Lemon Essential Oil (Got A Wood Stove? Try No. 5)

With its fantastic, fresh aroma and multiple uses, lemon essential oil is truly a favorite oil. I use it for everything from boosting my mood to clearing my head to deodorizing my home and keeping those pesky bugs off of my window screens. Lemon essential oil is extracted from the […]

Our Great-Grandparents Were Less Stressed. Here’s 10 Reasons Why.

“Family Grace.” Norman Rockwell Life in the 21st century can get pretty hectic. Most people fill their days to the overflowing with jobs, commuting, kids’ activities, fitness goals, food preparation, home and garden maintenance, house chores, and more. Sometimes it almost feels like there is barely any time left to […]

The 8 Secret Essentials To Long-Term Food Storage

  Our greatest priority in preparedness should be long-term food storage, simply because any catastrophic event will affect the supply chain and food will quickly become scarce. But while food storage has significant value and provides us all with a level of security, there are some realities affecting food storage […]

8 Things Our Spoiled Society Thinks It ‘Needs’ (That Our Great-Grandparents Never Had)

I’ve written previously about how my grandparents and parents survived during the Great Depression. Although growing up with parents from the Depression had its drawbacks (those $5 tennis shoes are just as good as the $30 Vans shoes, I was told), I realize now that I actually learned quite a few […]

Off-Grid Solar Survival: Top 5 Things to Consider Before Diving In

If you’re considering going off-grid with solar and a battery bank, you’re probably wading through a jungle of questions and research. To decide if off-grid solar survival is right for you, let’s set the ultra-technical aspects aside (mostly) for a moment, and work through the top 5 questions to ask […]

10 Hotel Habits to Keep You Safe | Self Defense

Last week I talked about  cultural faux pas that could land you in hot water while traveling abroad. In response to that, guest contributor Lucy brought up some very important personal security tips that you need to make a habit when you find yourself staying in a hotel room.  Lucy […]