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Compost Water Heater

7 Steps to Build a Compost Water Heater For Hot Water Abundance BY KATRINA SPADE ENERGY, HEATING The Pain Mound is a large pile of woody biomass, aka mulch. Invented by French farmer Jean Pain in the 1970s, it is made of woodchips and sawdust, surrounded by a ring of hay bales for structure and insulation. As the Pain Mound decomposes, heat is produced and harnessed using a hydronic loop. The Pain Mound... read more

Stop Bleeding by Knowing Your Pressure Points

Knowing how to stop someone’s bleeding is perhaps one of the most important things we can learn for our survival as well as our friends and family. Many people have a vague idea of how to tie a tourniquet but don’t necessarily know how often to loosen it or where exactly it should go when tying it off. I know very few people who know and understand how to stop bleeding by pinching pressure... read more

Making Bacon

There are very few people I know that don’t like bacon. There are even fewer who know that making bacon is pretty easy and produces a far superior product than you can buy in the store. Todd Walker of Survival Sherpa has provided us with and excellent article on making bacon otherwise known as dry curing a pork belly. Read the article, take some notes, or better yet just come back to refer to this... read more

Raising Chickens 101

The finest site on raising chickens that I have found is The Modern Homestead. They have a great deal of information regarding many areas of homesteading but especially in the area of raising chickens. The article below is a great primer for anyone looking to include chickens in their urban homestead. Starting a Small Flock of Chickens I have been giving the following article—an overview of our approach... read more

How to Start Canning

Canning is a great way to preserve all kinds of food for eating later. It is fun, fairly inexpensive once you have all your supplies and something that everyone in the family an help to get done. As we were searching out the best “How to Start Canning” information we came across a great little homesteading website called, Homestead Chronicles. This site was created by Jo & Eddie Rellime... read more

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