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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...
$150 bike camper: DIY micro mobile home (Video and downloadable plans)
Paul Elkins fell for micro-camping in 2002 when he toured the country in his cabover “stealth camper”. Sure he could make something more affordable, this year he began building a nomadic micro-shelter based on the Airstream design. Downloadable plans are here. Using 4 recycled flu...
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...
1000 Acres at Rancho Del Sol: A Family Adventure
Mexico Harvesting Cucumbers Description: Several years ago, entrepreneur George Thorn and his family took on an adventure like no other.  They left  home in the U.S. to begin an adventure in Mexico, bought 953 Acres, and began the process of converting the land into a farm!  ...
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...
1959 CHEVROLET VIKING SHORT BUS RETRO
When you think of the perfect adventure mobile, we can’t imagine that a mid-century short bus comes to mind. But we imagine after you see the Short Bus Retro, you’ll have a whole new perspective on the matter. What started out as an old, beat up 1959 Chevrolet Viking short bus has been...
19TH CENTURY SEA FORT NOW A LUXURY HOTEL
Located off the coast of Portsmouth, drop anchor in the Solent and experience our genuinely unique venues. Each of our three forts offers a distinct experience, so for the ultimate hotel stay, an unusual exclusive use venue for weddings and events, or a historical tour, set sail for Solent Forts. ...
1st Airport In World Goes 100% Solar Is In India
Cochin International Airport Limited in Kochi, Kerala (India) has become the first airport in the world to be powered entirely by solar power. A 12 MW solar PV plant, spread over 50 acres, was inaugurated two days back near the airport’s cargo complex. The power plant took 6 months ...
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...
3D Solar Printer Makes Glass Structures by Melting Sand
As 3D printing technology becomes more and more affordable, the possibilities for manufacturing scientific equipment and medical supplies are endless. The Solar Sinter is a solar powered, 3D Printer by inventor Markus Kayser that uses the intense heat of the sun to melt sand into liquid glass, from ...
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. ...
400 Sanctuary Animals Saved!!! Thanks To All Of You And Sharing This Story!!
This is one of those terrible stories that in the past would have lead to a terrible ending, but today social media has allowed stories like this to go viral and discover a solution before it's too late.  As readers saw what was going on, they reached out and made a difference!   We can ma...
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...
55 Gallon Poly Drums Transformed (videos)
The ability to repurpose and recycle an item into something it wasn't originally created for takes creativity and skill.  And with YouTube and blogs so easily accessible these days, those that don't have it, now have the ability to.   Here are some 55 gallon poly drums that wer...
7 Manatees Rescued From Golf Course Pond By A Crowd Of Heroes
CRYSTAL RIVER , Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission worked to rescue and relocate a group of six manatees that had been swept into a golf course pond during hurricane Hermine. The FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute shared video showing the rescue of the manatees th...
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 ...
9 Natural Ways To Keep The Spiders Out Of Your Home
The very thought of seeing a spider on my carpet, or climbing up my wall, or lurking in my bath tub sends shivers down my spine. It’s fair to say I don’t like spiders – but I know they can be very beneficial so I don’t want to kill them! Which is why this article is so great...
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 Hotel Room With No Walls! Wait, What?
Look what I found!! Personally I love the idea, the sky is your ceiling and the beautiful mountains are your room. I might worry about peeping toms though. Walls and ceilings are overrated, especially when the weather outside is perfect. So why even bother staying in a standard hotel next time you t...
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 Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (2016) - Full Documentary
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, a...
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...
About You ~ Personal Stories, Questions, And Comments From Followers
We will do this every week or two from here forward, so if you have things you would like to communicate or share, you may post them or message them to the page, and I'll put up as many as I can to help communicate the good, the bad, and the amazing about you and your endeavors when you're Living of...
After the Shipreck: Finding Peace in Guatemala (Video Ep3)
Kraken Kissed Adventures is the ongoing documentary series of a family sailing around the world, (and trying to cross even more off their bucket lists). After a shipwreck, losing our home, illness and everything else, we finally got to Guatemala. On the RioDulce, in Guatemala we spent 5 months get...
Aging in place in a tiny house: Talk about downsizing
Tiny home builders Tyson and Michelle Spiess of Tiny Heirloom in Oregon City offer lots of elderly friendly features in their new homes made from Park Model RVs (starting around $65,000). Photo provided by Tiny Heirloom. How do you envision your life after you've stopped working? Your retirement pla...
Alaskan Off Grid Wilderness Woman Seeks Her Dream Man - Is That You?
From Kellie Nightlinger: I am a kind-hearted, confident wilderness woman seeking a chivalrous, resouceful kindred spirit with zeal for the outdoors, children, and living life to its very fullest. I am looking for a best friend and partner. I am looking for a man with honor to be my soul mate. I...
ALPHA TINY HOUSE BY NEW FRONTIER
Shipping containers converted into tiny homes have been all the rage recently. They’re like the industrial warehouse-turned loft of the tiny-home world. New Frontier Homes has given that same rectangular design with their barn inspired Alpha Tiny House. Aside from the rural look of this smal...
Amazing Aluminum Wood Fusion Furniture.
Furniture combining cast aluminium and wood. The negative factor of burnt wood is transformed into aesthetic and emotional value by preservation of the natural form of the tree trunk, within explicit boundaries. The general, squared form intensifies the artificial feeling, and at the same time keeps...
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 ...
America, Have We Been Duped? Constitutional Expert Explains
"I was compelled to give people a little bit of what I know to be truth in light of the corruptions and moral vacancies of today concerning the coup d'état of the UNITED STATES CORPORATION and its parent STATES OF 'X'. I am hopeful that people will take this personal wisdom that I have come b...
An Uninhabited 120 Acre Florida Island... Up For Grabs
Have you ever been out on a lake or the ocean, and seen an island and wondered... I wondered what's out there?  I wonder if anybody owns it?  Maybe I could try fishing out there... it looks so quiet and peaceful.... In the southwest corner of Florida, west of Cape Coral, lies a 120 acre i...
AUTONOMOUS TENT COCOON: AMAZING HOME AWAY FROM HOME
The word ‘tent’ does not quite call to mind a sense of permanence or even a whole lot of free space, but all the same, people and companies like the Autonomous Tent Co.based out of Colorado are turning out gorgeous and bold designs that are tough enough to last as long as a cabin. For ex...
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...
Baton Rouge Flood Victims Get a Helping Hand From New Orleans
When struck by the force of nature right when things get out of hand, and thousands of people lose there homes due to the raising waters, former victims of the Katrina Hurricane, join the effort the help the victims of the Baton Rouge Flooding. Payback in this case is a wonderful thing.   ...
Beautiful A-Frame Cabin
A vacation home, really any home, is only as good as what it is close to. By that calculus, this A-frame cabin located way out in Washington state is the perfect place for a Pacific Northwest getaway. With room enough to sleep 6, this well stocked and cozy home is just a short drive or walk aw...
Biogas: An Inside Look At This Valuable Resource
Biogas typically refers to a gas produced by the anaerobic digestion of organic matter including manure, sewage sludge, municipal solid waste, biodegradable waste or any other biodegradable feedstock, under anaerobic conditions. Biogas is comprised primarily of methane and carbon dioxide. It also co...
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...
BREAKING NEWS! – Target, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Walmart part of massive Listeria recall – Updated To Include All 50 States
As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables. We are performing this voluntary recall in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...
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...
Build A Log Cabin For Only $16,350 With This DIY Kit
Do you dream of having your own beautiful, well-built, energy efficient cabin in the woods, by a lake or river, or in a wide open pasture? The Amish are known for many things: cinnamon rolls, bread, rocking chairs, sheds, and so much more.  And this company is very quickly risin...
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...
CampStove: Turn fire into electricity using wood (Test, Story, and Video)
The BioLite Campstove in action—check out that fiyaaa! Photo by Brandon Scherzberg Fire. Cavemen mastered it, so I should be able to, too…at least that’s the assumption. But if there’s one thing I can’t quite get the hang of, it’s setting up and using the camp s...
Canadian Company Offers A Job And 2 Acres To Come Work!
Cape Breton is a small island at the eastern end of Nova Scotia. It features all four seasons, the population (as of 2001) is just under 150,000 and the community is true to its small town roots.  The Farmer's Daughter Country Market, a bakery and general store, is a staple of this hidden parad...
Cancer In The Water - 200 Million Americans At Risk
16 Years ago, in March of 2000, the movie Erin Brockovich  brought all of us along for a journey through Hinkley California, where the chemical Hexavalent Chromium contaminated the ground water in the town, causing an overwhelming amount of cancers and tumors in residents of...
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...
Cayo Costa Island Has No Power, But It Has Beautiful Homes!
After four years watching television programs that flirt around with the topic of Living off the Grid, I suppose it's time to take on the tale that begs to be told... the experiences, the failures, the successes and hurdles, the know-how, the skills, and the adventure involved when you're ready...
CDC Conceals Links Between Vaccines And Autism
Autism and cancer have spread throughout humanity in spite of massive funding campaigns to fight them.  People do what they can in this information era to discover the whats and whys to be informed, so as not to be afflicted.  The social media age has come with personal and prolific detail...
China's Great Glass Bridge Closed Already Due To Overwhelming Demand
The great glass bridge that opened just 13 before in China closed this past Friday.  The bridge is said to be able to handle 8,000 guests per day, but publicity sparked a fire in nature lovers who came out in droves to see the beautiful sights and overwhelmed the location.   Visitors hop...
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...
Concerned About Mass Die-Offs, Morgan Freeman Converted His 124-Acre Ranch Into A Bee Sanctuary
One of the most unique things about grassroots movements that a lot of people don’t realize is that they have the potential to pick up some pretty incredible, and oftentimes unexpected, allies as they grow in size and scope. Along the way, these new allies lend their own talents, perspectives,...
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 ...
Cooling the planet might be right under our feet
Soil, who would have thought this, right? Well, if you practice horticulture, agroforestry, farming or anything related to soils health, you knew this already. We are just glad it is going mainstream. Let's take care of our soils, our earth, so it can take care of us.  It’s getting hot o...
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...
Dark Honey, a small stash stolen from the colony.
In short, light colored honey has a mild taste to it while darker honey is more intensely flavored, but let us explore the subject further. Before honey is the sweet substance we know it to be, the process begins with flowers needing to be pollinated by bees. In exchange for pollination, flowering p...
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 ...
Digital Nomad Wanted - Who wants to break free from their 9-5 job and roam the planet?
"Australian company paying between 50-$110k to live or travel wherever you want. Check out the video.  "We’re hiring and it’s probably the best job ever." Bring your passport. We’ll give you the laptop. The world is your office. www.probablythebestjobever.com We’re loo...
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...
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...
El Cosmico Hotel: embrace the West Texas lifestyle.
The hotel has been open since late 2009. It was constructed incredibly organically over the course of several years, and it's constantly evolving and growing. We added a new tepee last year. This year we're just waiting for the weather to warm up to build our Mongolian yurt. El Cosmico is ...
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:...
Estream: A portable water power generator fits into backpack
Bring your own power plant : Estream converts any type of moving water into stored energy to charge every usb-connected mobile devices. Estream is a portable water-power generator that converts any type of moving water, such as that from a river or stream, into stored energy to charge most of today'...
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...
Extreme Tubing in The Mountains Of Hawaii (video)
On my honeymoon in 2010, my husband and I went on a cruise to the Western Caribbean.  One of the ports we stopped at was in Belize City, Belize, and went on an cave tubing excursion.  As incredible as it was, this cave tubing adventure in Hawaii looks so much more incredible! In Kauai, H...
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...