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

I’ve had a number of people mention the possibility of concrete blocks exploding under high heat. For the safety of my readers, I’ve removed this content.  Stay tuned, though! I’m experimenting with a brick rocket stove.