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How to Have a Healthy Complexion: 5 Steps with 5 Natural Skin Care Recipes

By TheListLady  from New York City Source: http://thelistlady.hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Have-a-Healthy-Complexion-5-Steps-with-5-Natural-Skincare-Recipes Shea butter is a skin moisturizer Natural Skin Care Tips and Recipes Our lovely faces are constantly under attack by everyday stress, heavy pollution, very little sleep, poor diet and maybe just a bit too much partying. Just a little bit of time spent taking care of … Continue reading

Prepping 101: The 10 Principles of Preparedness

Source – http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2012/02/08/prepping-101-the-10-principles-of-preparedness/ Posted by Meghan Gleason of National Geographic Channels in Doomsday Preppers on February 8, 2012 Photograph by Sharp Entertainment/ Corey Wascinski Last night’s premiere of Doomsday Preppers got you thinking your emergency preparedness plans are somewhat lacking? We thought it might. Our resident gourmet prepper Kellene Bishop has put together an introductory … Continue reading

Charles Hugh Smith: Why Local Enterprise Is The Solution

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 10:12 am, by Adam Read the original article here A growing number of individuals believe our economic and societal status quo is defined by unsustainable addiction to cheap oil and ever increasing debt. With that viewpoint, it’s hard not to see a hard takedown of our national standard of living in the … Continue reading

The Resilient Gardener, Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain Times

By Carol Deppe The Resilient Gardener – click here to view or purchase on Amazon Scientist/gardener Caarol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields – resilience science, climatology, ecology, anthopology, sustianable agriculture, nutrition, and health science.  In this book Deppe extends these principles with detailed information about growing … Continue reading

My Suburban Homestead Photo Gallery

Kim’s Journal Entry:  May 13, 2011 I’ve been gardening in Germantown for three years now and I’ve had a tough time bringing in a substantial harvest.  Last year all my squash and zucchini plants died when I mulched with pine straw (too much acid) and my tomatoes stopped producing during the drought because I had … Continue reading

Living on a farm in the city

Published in Mother Earth News 5/4/2011 11:49:36 PM By Deanna Duke Read the original article here Many of the people who read Mother Earth News are interested in self-sufficiency, growing their own food, making food from scratch and raising animals for meat or fiber, if space (and laws) allow. However, many of those same readers … Continue reading

Thoughtful Chicken Raising

Thoughtful Chicken Raising, by Sharon, April 22nd, 2011, Posted on The Chatelaine’s Keys Read the original article here Poultry is the new black, right?  Well, maybe not, but when you think about greater self-sufficiency and backyard farming and such, the first thing a lot of people imagine is getting some chickens. Now on one hand, … Continue reading

Radiation fallout from Japan affects food safety across North America

CURRENT RADIATION FALLOUT SITUATION IN NORTH AMERICA, Posted on Vesica Institute See the original article here RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT HAS NOW BEEN CONFIRMED ACROSS THE ENTIRE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE OF THE EARTH – http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/305490 FUKUSHIMA PLANT RELEASED OVER 7.5 MILLION TIMES THE LEGAL LIMIT OF RADIOACTIVE IODINE INTO THE PACIFIC OCEAN – http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-japan-nuclear-20110406,0,2697428.story FRENCH NUCLEAR RESEARCH GROUP … Continue reading

The Best Medicinal Herbs To Grow

 eHow – The Best Medicinal Herbs To Grow By J. Lang Wood, eHow Contributor Read the original article here The environmental movement has spawned an interest in growing plants that have been used traditionally for their medicinal properties. Many of these plants are easy to grow in most regions, while others do well when … Continue reading

Homesteading in the Burbs – My Journey to Resilient Living

March has been an incredibly busy month for me. When my husband and I discussed how to spend our tax refund this year we were unanimous in our decision to spend it on building resilience.   We decided to take the plunge into backyard homesteading.  It’s one thing to store some food as a hedge against … Continue reading