Articles in

FDA has admitted chicken meat contains arsenic
After years of sweeping the issue under the rug and hoping no one would notice, the FDA has now finally admitted that chicken meat sold in the USA contains arsenic, a cancer-causing toxic chemical that’s fatal in high doses. But the real story is where this arsenic comes from: It’s added...
Year Of Firsts: Off-Grid Living In A Tiny House In Vermont
This morning, after the water chores, and after the chickens have been fed, my son and I went into our main field to check on our garden. Before we make plans for the day, I need to know what needs to be picked and canned. We had an abundance of lettuce, radishes, and peas in June and early July, bu...
10 Home Décor Trends Coming To Your Homes in 2016
Home décor trends are always evolving. And it is imperative to keep up with these latest trends to help in the process of remodeling the home. With that objective in mind, we put forward a list of 10 upcoming trends of home décor of 2016. To give you the gist, the year 2016 is all abou...
10 Ingenious Homemade Air Conditioner Ideas
There are all kinds of DIY air conditioners you can make at home. Some are easier to make than others, but they all work quite well. The 5 we came up with will keep you cool, and they only cost a few cents per day to run. Most of them can be made for $15 or less. Here’s what one of our readers...
10 quotes from the great Sioux Indian Chief known as Standing Bear
Luther Standing Bear born December 1868, died February 20, 1939.  (Ota Kte, "Plenty Kill" or "Mochunozhin") was an Oglala Lakota chief notable in American history as an Native American author, educator, philosopher, and actor of the twentieth century. Standing Bear fought to pres...
10 Rain Water Collection Systems
The application of an appropriate rainwater harvesting technology can make possible the utilization of rainwater as a valuable and, in many cases, necessary water resource. Rainwater harvesting has been practiced for more than 4, 000 years, and, in most developing countries, is becoming essential ow...
10 Safest Countries If WW3 Breaks Out (Video)
If the end of the world comes, some countries are safer than others. We'll show you the best places to hide out in the event everything goes wrong. 10. Switzerland: With a tradition of neutrality, widespread bunkers and a heavily armed army, Switzerland has shown itself to be a safe haven during E...
10-Man-Tree Is The Name We Gave This Giant Of The Forest
Point Defiance Park is one of the most unlikely of places you'll find where it should be expected.  If you find you have landed in Sea-Tac airport for a trip to the nortwest, and you are staying with city dwellers as I like to call them, well there's a funny thing about city dwellers in th...
101 Reasons To Live Off Grid
Republished with permission:  Off Grid Living Magazine - October 2014 by Eric Wichman 1.  Self sufficiency  Living off grid is all about living a self sufficient lifestyle, one not dependent on outside resources because you create your own resources thereby reducing or totally elimina...
11 Building Materials That Will Make You Forget About Concrete!
Concrete is the material that literally holds all our cities together.  From homes and apartment buildings to bridges, viaducts, and sidewalks, this ubiquitous gray material's importance to modern urban life is undeniable. But you might have heard that it also has a dirty secret: the production...
2016 National Tiny House Jamboree
This is an Announcement and a Reminder for the 2016 National Tiny House Jamboree. It’s taking place August 5-7, 2016 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Last year, the event attracted more than 40,000 people! This year, will be another memory of a lifetime. Please enjoy, learn more, and re-share be...
32 Ways to Make Money And Avoid The Typical 9 to 5
Everyone is looking for ways to make money other than the typical Monday - Friday, 9-5 ...Well, look no further. Not only are these real options, but they really work! Check them out and let us know what you think! 1. Give Your Opinion to Make $100+/Month Usually we wouldn't recommend filling out ...
35 American Towns You Haven't Heard of But Should Visit
Above:  Capitola California:  A quaint surf-town. There are some tourist attractions in the US that can't be missed: Niagara Falls, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, etc. These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go and visit, but there are plenty of places to see that ...
3D Printing Homes Out Of Mud! Sustainable, Insulated, Better!
The future of zero cost homes has taken a giant leap. WASP is a 3D printing company comprised of developers and practitioners.  WASP has unveiled the world’s largest delta-style 3D printer, which can build full-size buildings out of mud and clay for nearly zero cost. The Big Delta is 40...
4 Ways to Enrich Kids’ Outdoor Play
Unless you’re completely grid independent, technology plays an important role in your children's lives. Digital tech continues to evolve in the classroom and schools are embracing the advancements tech offers, such as limitless information, teacher freedom and adaptable learning styles. ...
5 Benefits to Living off the Grid
Since online technology has been so invasive and in a privacy grey area, the idea of living off the grid has been more popular than ever. Welcome to our Living off the Grid Web site. We offer topics ranging from solar power to tiny homes to instructions for doing projects yourself. Perhaps the follo...
74 Year Old Shoots Gator While Protecting Horses & Family -then goes to jail
BUSHNELL, Fla.  Family and friends are shocked by the arrest of a 74-year-old Sumter County man after he fired shots towards an alligator that attacked his stepson. The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office reports Reginald Blanton shot the alligator twice with a handgun he discovered his horses...
79 Year Old Man Lives Prehistorically In A Cave
High in the mountains of Argentina, 79 year old Pedro Luca lives in a cave. With no running water or electricity, he survives by living prehistorically.  When he's hungry, he goes hunting or heads on a three hour trek to the nearest mountain. The creek nearby is his source of water. Two goats ...
88 Years Old And She Still Lives Off The Grid Alone
"I feel very blessed that a friend introduced me to a wonderful 88 yr old woman who has lived "off the grid" since 1960.  Her name is Edna."  ~Transcript and photos by Jeanie Lawson  (2 pages) Sitting on her front porch with her Bible. She was raised in this house from the ...
A Bike Grinder For Homemade Peanut Butter (Video)
Bicycles are not only for exercise and strolling, they can also be utilized as a mechanical tool to attach to it a blender, a food processor and in this case a grinder to make peanut butter. Watch the following video, you might have a spare bike, and maybe you can build one.   These are other...
A Black Woodchuck With A Yellow Tail In Florida??
An afternoon of golf with my friend Kevin lead to a discovery on about the 6th hole. There were very few golfers out, and we came driving down the path in the golf cart. Ahead was a cute woodchuck, black in color with a yellow belly and yellow tail. I'm very familiar with the species because I spent...
A couple from Florida makes use of the sunshine by using solar,collects rainwater and just pays $1
A couple from Florida makes use of the sunshine by using solar, collects rainwater and just pays $10. Watch and listen to their story, you will learn of different ways to save energy and cost in your own home. You can start small, little by little, every bit of a change in the right direction will ...
A Day in the Life of A 7 Year Old: Off Grid Living
Stella Fouch has lived off the grid since she was four and in her perspective, it's the best thing ever!  " She took to the lifestyle immediately.  She could go exploring, turn things upside down, break things.  It was quickly her place," her parents said. For those of us living th...
A DIY Guide to Making Your Own Bucket Washing Machine (video)
Here is a complete picture tutorial on how to build a washer machine out of two buckets.   Made from a 6" washer machine pulsating base and 6" pulsator.  Also needed: 12 V DC Motor 4" Pulley Sewing Machine Belt 12" Long Iron Strips 2 20L Buckets 1" Nut Bolts 1 HB Automatic On/Off Timer ...
A fun home gym you can take anywhere
Simulate thousands of dollars of gym equipment in one concept. Pair it with our technology it's your own gym, trainer and motivator. We wanted a product that could simulate all the bulky equipment and machines you see at the gym and combine them into one revolutionary concept - so we develope...
A House Truck Like No Other, And They Call It Csepellina
A unique Hungarian based guesthouse build on an old Csepel truck. Csepellina   Talk about a transformation when an old Csepel truck was stripped and transformed in to a beautiful home. The results are stunning, natural wood throughout, recycled materials and amazing attention to det...
A Rich Man Took His Son To See What It Was Like To Be Poor, And This Is What Happened
~ A Prize Possession..... One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor.  They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. After their return from the trip, the fathe...
A Village Inside A Volcano! This Really Exists!
This Village Was Built Inside An Active Volcano. The last recorded eruption killed 140 people in 1785. It was pretty quiet until about 50 years later, when people began once again to occupy the island. Aogashima can only be accessed by ferry or helicopter. Some 200 residents occupy tiny portion o...
Abandoned House In The Woods With Old Cars (Video)
This house is for sale, and a bit more than you might expect at $875,000.00, but location location location!  This spot by the lake is what it's all about.  The cost to bring an old house to great efficiency is difficult, but not impossible.  The source is this youtube below, and...
Aboard the Bernina Express: Cruising Trough The Alps
The Bernina Express train route takes you through incredible alpine landscapes and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - it's that amazing. Think of all the clichés about the beauty of scenic train travel and multiply them by 1000. You'll end up on this journey through Switzerland. Find out about th...
Amazing Dome Shaped House
In the middle of 28 acres of forest at 116 Canaan Road in New Paltz, New York lies a flying saucer of a house. The unique eco-friendly home can be rotated by a remote control utilizing Passive Solar Energy. Do you want to see it? With round houses being truly unique and hard to find, this one is ...
BASE CAMP OFF-ROAD TRAILER: Best Way To Travel.
The season for campfires, exploring and chasing sunsets is upon us. Experience the outdoors with confidence and comfort in a Base Camp Trailer, specially built for rugged outdoor living and performing in the harshest of climates and conditions. The overland and expedition trailer is fully customi...
Bolts: How to Hacks (3 Videos)
In the following videos you will learn easy ways to remove bolts that have either broken or chipped. Also you will learn how to screw a bolt when you don't have the proper tools. These easy hacks will save you trouble and heartache. We hope you find them useful and handy. Youtube...
Bombs That Bring Life To Desertified Forests (Video)
As a result of deforestation, only 6.2 million square kilometers remain of the original 16 million square kilometers of forest that formerly covered Earth. Apart from adversely impacting people’s livelihoods, rampant deforestation around the world is threatening a wide range of tree species, i...
Bow Fishing Like You Won't Believe... Watch This Shot
Video from Facebook:  Kraze 6 Tips on How To Set Up Your Bow:  By Courtney at Thesportsmansbox.com This year I finally decided to upgrade my compound bow and inevitably ended up sticking my old bow in our guest bedroom to perpetually build on our mountain of gear.  It wasn't un...
Bufalino Camping Scooter Concept
The Piaggio Ape helped post-war Italy climb out of economic despair. Essentially a three-wheelVespa scooter, the motorized tricycle was prized for its low cost and fuel efficiency, and it is still used for mail delivery and auto-rickshaw builds around the world. It&rsqu...
Building Homes From Plastic Bricks! Waste Product Homes Are The Future!
What if things we throw away could be put right in a block maker, and turned into bricks?  That's beginning to happen in multiple ways!  From plastic bricks made of recycle waste to machines that crush boulders and rocks into liquid cement, and make bricks, there are great things on the ho...
California is Opening the World's Largest Wind Farm
For years Europe has led the race in wind farming and although the US has many of our own, we don't hold a candle to them.   But, by the year 2021 California will blow everyone out of the water. Located just 33 miles off of Pt. Estero, California, the Morro Bay Offshore project is estimated t...
Captain Fantastic: Great movie about living off the grid
Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, isolated from society, a devoted father (Viggo Mortensen) dedicates his life to transforming his six young children into extraordinary adults. But when a tragedy strikes the family, they are forced to leave this self-created paradise and begin a journey ...
Cast-Iron Skillets: What Makes Vintage Pans The Best
Doing some research, I learned that vintage cast-iron skillets and Dutch ovens from the 19th and early 20th centuries were made with much more care and craftsmanship than those produced today. These pots and pans were made by hand: Sand molds were carefully formed, and the iron was hand-poured, allo...
COCOON TENT TREEHOUSE
A luxury tree house for adults that can’t get rid of the kid in us, the Cocoon Tent is the best way to sleep during your next outdoor adventure. The Cocoon Tree is a spherical tent that can allow you to sleep literally anywhere your heart desires, well anywhere that there’s trees th...
Containers for Sale only US$1850.00 and great ideas for them.
Shipping containers are extensively used in the shipping industry for transportation of cargo. However, just as viable they are in their area of operation, these highly useful equipment have been known to be recycled and used in several innovative ways outside the industry as well. We found a great ...
Could A Food Dessert Really Feed An Entire Community? See How This Guy Did It!
This is David Young. After Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and the 9th Ward, most people just relocated to start over.   David Young did the complete opposite!  He moved from Ohio with a dream and a calling to farm this food dessert. He has taken 30 lots abandoned after Ka...
Could Uranium Found In The Ocean Power Us for the Next 10,000 Years?
The US Department of Energy has declared that the four billion tons or Uranium could provide energy for the next 10,000 years!  Did you just hear what I said? 10,000 years! The element could be used to fuel nuclear power plants, except extraction poses significant challenges. The DoE funded a ...
Couple Designs Incredible Off-Grid Tiny Home
When designing and building a tiny home, some people take the time to cross every t's and dot every i's. This is the case of this project, where everything has a place, and every piece in the design has a function. Tina and Luke Orlando who had NO experience decided to design and build their own T...
Cows Come To Her Call With This Ancient Herding Song
"My name is Jonna Jinton. Born, 1989." "I moved away from the apartment and the Bell in Gothenburg in 2010 when I was 21 years old to settle in the small village Grundtjärn about 100 miles away. It is a village with 11 inhabitants. This was a huge step that changed my whole life,...
Cozy Soak Woodfired Hot Tub: Can You See Yourself?
There are a number of things in life that can calm down just about anybody; burning wood fires, and hanging out in hot tubs are chief among them. The folks at Ox + Monkey, a Canadian design and fabrication shop have combined those two things into one seamless and attractive design with their Soak Ou...
Day Of Canning Apricots & Apricot Initiation In The Homestead
Jesse and Alyssa recently bought land in the Inland Northwest and are on a journey to build a home and start a homestead. On this occasion they share they experience canning apricots, and give tips on how to source such a bounty. we’ve been foraging for food NON-STOP. We’ve canned...
Deadly Algae Blooms In Lake Michigan, Eerie, Okeechobee Enhanced By Glyphosate
Lake Michigan is the largest lake that is fully contained in the continental United States.  Lake OkeeChobee in Florida Is the second largest.  Both lakes have been contaminated this year with Blue-green algae growth, both with the same type of algae growth. Photo credit:  Nasa ...
Discover the Northern Lights as You Sleep Under Them in Total Comfort!
What is better than seeing the northern lights?  Maybe, seeing them from the comfort of your bed? At the Kakksauttanen Resort just north of the arctic circle, you can do just that.  Recently they opened their Kelo-Glass igloos with complete unobstructed views of the sky.  Each ...
DIY Water Distiller - For Purification and Desalination
Purchasing a water distiller from the store or online can be pricey. But, made correctly, a homemade water distiller is just as dependable as a store-bought one. Build your own with a good set of instructions and a few easy-to-find materials. Learn how to make this DIY water distiller. When it come...
DIY: Full Irrigation System For Under $100
A drip irrigation system can save you time, money and conserve water. This drip irrigation system can be turned on and left to do its job without you having to stand over it to monitor its progress. Using water wisely with a drip irrigation system will produce a garden that will supply you with fres...
Do Women Live Longer in Nature?
According to a new study, when women live in nature they live longer. When someone is in the natural environment, the stress is reduced and the increase in social and physical activity keeps people healthier. But the main purpose of the study was to get insight into the relationship between...
Does He Shoot It With A Gun Or With A Camera? ~Watch Tracy's Amazing Footage
I made a short video of a backpacking trip a couple years ago, for a friend that wanted me to show him a place I was going to backpack, that he had visited many years ago. I put it on Facebook for him and my friends, and I was surprised how many people chimed in and seemed to be enjoying the respite...
Driving A Car Underwater: Is That Possible? In Norway It Soon Will Be!
Norway has recently launched a plan for a new UNDERWATER tunnel system!  Yes, you read that correctly.  Soon you will be able to drive in underwater tunnels through the fjords of Norway. Currently the only way to cross the fjords is through a series of small ferries.  In fact to tra...
Drone Captures Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Run From Above
Today we live in a world where, as never before, we are gaining access to views of things that have never been seen.  We can't take in enough imagery of our world, and it's easier and possible to see the whole world from your desk than in real life, though there is nothing like feeling the sigh...
Drone Footage Is Changing Our Perspective
The Little Farm Big Dreams Channel on Youtube posted this great little clip of over-head shots of  their startup desert farm.  First we had Google Earth to help us to discover local lakes and ponds all around us that we had no idea were there.  Now we have drones to give us close...
Eight Wheeled Extreme Russian Truck - With Video
Trucks are designed to travel various terrains, but not all of them can travel on water. Created by the Russian company, Avtoros, the ATV Shaman 8×8 is an 8-wheel-drive truck that can handle much more than an average truck. Russian centipede truck can handle anything the wilderness has to offe...
Electric Over-Billing Confirmed In Canada as Smart Meters Are Not So Smart
Hydro One says it has fixed the problems that plagued its billing system and malfunctioning smart meters. It was a year ago that the Ontario Ombudsman started an investigation into complaints from Hydro One customers about inexplicable bills and strange smart meter readings. Six hundred complai...
Episode 2: Heartache And Loss In Mexico ~What's Wrong With This Picture?
Picture 1:  Beautiful!   Picture 2:  What's wrong with this picture?   We'll let them tell you the story.  If you're about to watch episode 2 below, and haven't yet watched episode 1, you might go back and have a look.  Otherwise, enjoy:...
Everything You Need To Know About Powering Your Tiny House with Solar Panels (videos)
In The Big Tiny, by Dee Williams, it says, " Over time I've gotten comfortable with my limited understanding of what is actually happening, but there are the bare bones: no electricity is generated at night, less electricity in the long dark winter, and if I try to run something big (a big refr...
Family of 7 Living Completely Off-Grid in Northern Canada!
In this video, we meet Jeff, Rose, and their 5 girls who are living completely off grid on a 40-acre piece of land in Northern British Columbia, Canada. They built their own off-grid house for less than $25,000 with cedar posts sunk into the ground like a pole barn, log rafters, plywood, foam insula...
Filtering Rainwater in a Barrel – 100 Year Old Technology!
Here in California water has a topic of conversation wherever we go. Creeks and ponds dried up (some we think might never recover) and the water table dropped, forcing a few neighbors to have their well pumps lowered or to even have deeper wells drilled.  Many folks have shared memories of&nbs...
Floating Saunas Done Right (videos)
Saunas are popular in Iceland, Japan, Scandinavia and other parts of the world. Check out what happens when homemade rafts, saunas, and some creativity get together... A group of friends in Finland built this raft in 2012.  Passengers can dive off the multi-deck tower, enjoy a refreshing dip i...
Florida Votes To Reduce Costs Associated With Solar Panels
Since I now call myself a Floridian, I have had no shame in leading the march to tell the world that Florida has sunshine, but no solar panels.   I look for homes to do stories on, and they are far and few between.  I am proud to announce that the Sunshine State is making a move to reduce ...
For the Cost of an Iphone, You Can Buy a Wind Turbine to Power a Home
Indian startup Avant Garde Innovations has developed a low-cost wind turbine that can generate 3-5 kW hours of electricity daily Soon after assuming office, Kerala (southern state of India) Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan kicked up a storm by publicly supporting the Athirappilly hydro electric proje...
From Dubai To Taiwan, The World's Architects Are Dazzling Us All!
The world's architects continue to not only push their creativity but also find new and better ways to use sustainable materials to literally dazzle us all!  Check out these building from some of the best architects our generation has to offer. 3deluxe created the whimsical butterfly pavillion&...
GARBAGE INTO ENERGY (Video)
Many of you have probably never heard the word Gasification, so in the lamest terms here is a quick definition of what it is: Gasification is a process that converts organic or fossil fuel based carbonaceous materials into carbon monoxide, hydrogen and carbon dioxide. This is achieved by reacti...
Green Towers Have Reached New Heights! Check Out Cornell Tech's Residential Building...
Green buildings have been brought to a new height!  Cornell Tech is opening a 26-story residential building that is expected to save 882 tons of CO2 per year.  That is the equivalent of planting 5,300 new trees!  The on-site geothermal and solar energy systems are the winner here. ...
Greenhouse Gardening 101
So, you want to grow year round? Or maybe extend your gardening season? Interested in growing plants that normally don’t survive in your neck of the woods? If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then a greenhouse might be for you. Hobby Greenhouses A backyard greenh...
Grizzlies Of Alaska: City Of Bears
A mother grizzly bear brings up her two cubs in the wilds of Alaska. She must keep them safe from prowling males, teach them to hunt and prepare them to survive the savage winter. Alaska has the highest density of grizzlies in the world, so fights and face-offs are common. Biologist Chris Morgan spe...
Grow Furniture In Your Backyard (Video)
‘TERRA grass armchair’ by Studio Nucleo lets you grow your own furniture in your backyard. All it takes is a bunch of cardboard frames, soil, grass seeds and some time. They are currently looking for backers on Kickstarter, so be sure to support them if you like the idea. The process o...
Have you ever been here? Colorado Outward Bound Micro Cabins
Located on a steep hillside in a lodgepole pine forest, these cabins were designed as micro dormitories for the Colorado Outward Bound School. The cabins sit lightly on the landscape, directing views from private spaces towards trees, rock outcroppings and distant mountain views of the Mosquito Rang...
Have You Heard of Gravity Glue? You Should Take A Peek...
Gravity Glue literally has no actual glue involved! It involves balancing rocks on top of each other using gravity as your glue.  Michael Grab is the artist, and his ability to create these works of art in nature is beyond amazing! Here is how Michael said he began, "I began balancing rocks&...
He's Done It Again! Building A Grass Hut Without Power Tools...
We have followed primitive technology for over a year and are always blown away by what he creates with his own two hands.  Using primitive techniques he creates buildings, weapons, surviving tools with only what he finds in the forest. His latest build is a grass hut that he built in 7 d...
Home battery packs could power your home during outages
Orison is a home battery system that charges itself when utility rates are low so you can use it when rates are high. Unlike other home battery products, it was specifically designed to be lightweight, affordable, and extremely easy to install. You simply plug it into your existing wall outlet, and ...
How Disney Used The CIA To Conquer Florida
With advice from former CIA operatives and lawyers, Disney bought up the land for Florida’s Disney World and orchestrated a unique legal situation—and set up an unconstitutional form of government.  Starting in the mid-1960s when Disney set out to establish the Disney World Theme P...
How Do You Feel About A Robotic Gardener: Here Comes The Food!
One part of the off-grid lifestyle that people love so much is the fact that when you get out there and interact with animals... chickens, cows, goats, and your garden, you feel connected, and you're walking and getting exercise throughout the day.  The vision of the future 40 years ago was a w...
How Google Streets Is Keeping This Historical Home From Selling.... Boo!
This is a Fannie Mae Homepath property. This historical stunning home is more than rare! This property has been placed on the National Register or Historic Places! Beautiful covered porch welcomes you as you take a step back in time! Gorgeous stained glass, gleaming hardwood floors, large walk up at...
How to Build A Goat House Out of Scrap Wood
There are always to do lists when living off the grid.  Here, we came across a how to build your own goat house from old pallets and scrap wood laying around the homestead.   First order of business is rounding up enough wood to build your walls and wood.  He was able to collect the...
How To Build A Houseboat
A houseboat is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power....
How to Care for a Cast Iron Pan
In recent years, I fell in love with my cast iron skillet. It’s one of my most used kitchen tools. It’s the perfect vessel to cook up a great pork chop, crisp up some chicken thighs or even bake a great batch of brownies. I love being able to transfer things from the stovetop to the oven...
How to Clean Your Rusty Tools With Two Ingredients You Already Have!
I don't know about you, but I have many tools that look like they have had better days.  Weather they were left out in the rain, or the humidity got to them, or they are just aged; rust always seem to play a part in retiring my tools before necessary. Here is a DIY rust remover literal...
How To Convert Your Old Washing Machine Into A Water Powered Generator for Free Power
Whether you’re living off-the-grid or you just want to be able to save on monthly energy bill, you will appreciate this homemade generator tutorial courtesy of Angry Ram. In the YouTube video below, he demonstrates how to create your very own power generator out of an old washing mac...
How to Make a DIY Portable Bucket Air Conditioner (Video)
Having a fan blowing hot air around is little relief, but you can take that same fan and turn it into a portable AC unit with only a few additional supplies. This portable bucket air conditioner can easily and cheaply be put together and serve as a personal cooling device making life a little more c...
How to Use Your Excess Harvest
No matter how carefully you plan your harvests, in summer when the garden is producing at its peak almost all gardeners have to deal with gluts from plants that have yielded an abundant harvest of vegetables or fruit, or from crops which have all matured at once. Fortunately, some fruits and vegetab...
Humpback Whales Are The 'Hero' of The Great Blue Sea
Since the beginning, humans have been the greatest guardian of wildlife.  But recently, scientists have discovered there is a new hero coming to the rescue. Marine ecologist Robert Pitman observed a particularly dramatic example of this behavior back in 2009, while observing a pod of killer w...
Hungarians Just Destroyed All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields
Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000's of acres of corn found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many ...
In The Rain Shadow Of Mount Olympus, The Sun Shines All The Time!
Text transcript from video:If someone told you that it always rains in the Northwest, they would be talking about the constant cloud cover 9 months out of the year, and the excitement that comes when a clear day reveals a view of mount Rainier or the Olympics. Short cloudy winter days make one yearn...
In-Home DIY Handgun Kits Straddle Gun Laws And Serial Numbers
Today on the internet you can find videos on how-to do just about everything, and you can order parts and kits to make things and do things yourself.  I recently discovered on my Chevrolet Traverse that the local tire shop wanted $380.00 to change out my headlight bulbs, so I found a Youtu...
Introducing the PEBL: A Vehicle for a Sustainable Future Made of Hemp
The bike car is made by hand and currently takes three months to build. The Murrays hope to open a workshop space over the summer so they can start building more vehicles and quicken production time. Buyers can pick out their favorite colors and, once the workshop is open, will soon be able to ...
Introducing The Strongest, Smallest, Tiny Travel Pump
When was the last time you began to blow up a float and you ran out of breath?  Or have gone to blow up your air mattress and you either totally forgot your pump or realized there was no plug in for your pump?  Or when trying to pack your suitcase, you couldn't get it to close no matter h...
Is Sand the Answer to Storing Solar Energy...
The need to improve and lower the cost of solar energy storage is great, and researchers around the world are racing to be the first to discover a solution.  In Abu Dabai a group of researchers have been studying if sand in their own backyard could be the answer.  Sandstock, the new...
Is Your Electric Bill Soaring? See How You Can Keep It Down!
American families often feel at the mercy of rising oil prices, which affects their costs to fill up the tank and heat their homes. Electricity is one household expense that seems destined to rise. In fact, electricity costs are projected to reach 13.02 cents per kilowatt-hour. That’s a 20 per...
It's a Hammock, It's a Jacuzzy, It's Both!
Hot Tub Hammock, yes a revolution.  Suspended it, lay in the snow or sand for a portable hot tub liner. ..fun meets easy luxury. The Hydro Hammock is a new world of comfort and enjoyment. You can now have a hammock and a bath in one. The revolution of this is efficiency, portability and comfort...
It’s Not a Weed! It’s an Unrecognized, Health-Boosting Wonder Plant!
I personally love purslane, I grew up eating it, I love the tangy flavor of the leafs, and the stems are crunchy even when cooked.  My grandma made the best purslane stew, with pork and green spicy salsa ever, and while everybody fought over the meaty spine bones and chunks of meat, I alwa...
Jonna: Painting From The Heart
"When I'm near the woodpile, I get a confident feeling from the knowledge that I will be warm another winter. The view of the paintings seems to give the barn a soul, when sunlight is sprinkled between the wooden walls." Jonna says to Create opportunities instead of problems: It's very e...
June 2016 Sailing South~ This Family Encounters A Tropical Storm As Their Adventure Begins
"The whole trip was rushed. We were running late getting to Guatemala, and started the trip all wrong. From there the trip only goes down hill." It seems every sailing trip begins in fair weather.   Even a day trip in the tropics can end in storms.  So what happens when you head out on o...
Kombucha: Growing your own fashion (Video)
Queensland scientists and designers are leading a global bacteria-based clothing revolution, working out ways to make the slimy skin of fermented kombucha tea into a waterproof, durable textile. State Library scientist Dr Peter Musk, who heads Australia's only kombucha bio-textile research progra...
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Her Inspiring Life Story
In this day and age, I don't think there is a soul in the United States that hasn't heard, or read one of Laura Ingalls books. She is the author of Little House in the Woods, and the Little House on the Prairie Series. Where she narrates the life of the Ingalls family through the eyes of a girl. In ...