The Self-Sufficient Home Checklist

You don't have to go as far as eliminating indoor plumbing, but there are steps you can take to reduce reliance on modern infrastructure and make less of an impact on the environment. Some of the actions you can take will save money, too.

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Water Conservation and the Food You Eat

We all know that house cleaning, clothes washing, and showering/bathing uses water, but a much less obvious source of our water consumption footprint comes from the production of the food we eat.

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Energy-Efficient Home Construction: The Basics

Check out this infographic full of great tips on the different types of building materials to use and which ones to avoid in the new construction of a modern, energy-efficient home. Information on the costs and insulation properties of various materials and treatments for walls, windows, doors, and roofs are covered - and more.

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With its sticky interior and waterproof exterior, duct tape has long been known for both its utility and its versatility. But its true potential is often overlooked and underappreciated. So just how useful is this stuff?

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A Guide to Campfire Cooking

03/26/2017 15:23

Who doesn't love a warm and abundant fire while out in the wilderness? Not only does a campfire provide warmth and ambiance, but it's a great way to enjoy a delicious meal. The unique flavors that come from a campfire meal are worth the wait. But first you'll need to build the perfect fire.

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How to Keep Warm this Winter (Without Freezing Your Wallet)

The cold winter months often mean heavy energy use, which is a drain both on natural resources and on your bank account. But there are steps you can take to mitigate this and keep warm in winter without freezing your wallet.

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