Maybe it’s a weather event or other natural disaster. Perhaps the bread-winner in your family is suddenly laid off. Or maybe there’s an incoming ballistic missile and you only have a few minutes to figure out what to do. (I’m in Hawai‘i; true story!)

A catastrophic emergency is the best time to put your skills at self-reliant living forward. When things get dicey, it’s such a relief to know that you’ve got things under control. Emergency preparedness will allow you to breathe easier during times that challenge you.

Build a Rocket Stove from Concrete Blocks

silver saucepan on a rocket stove

A concrete block rocket stove is easy to make. Consider this method when you’re ready to learn build a rocket stove for outdoor cooking. The cookstove is almost as old as the campfire, and not much newer than the invention of fire itself. Needless to say, it’s been around for a long time, with very [...]

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