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Earthquake Preparedness: How to Prepare for the ‘Big One’

Earthquake Preparedness: How to Prepare for the ‘Big One’

By Patrick Walshe, Posted February 7th, 2017

If you are living on or near the West Coast of North America, taking steps to safeguard your home and family has never been timelier.

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7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

7 Preparedness Tips for Unexpected Power Outages

By James Brainard, Posted December 15th, 2015

You’ll enjoy winter more when prepared for unexpected power outages.

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Our DIY Off-Grid Fire Protection System

Our DIY Off-Grid Fire Protection System

By Greg Seaman, Posted August 4th, 2015

Moving off-grid? This should be your first investment.

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Water Filtration for Emergency Preparedness

Water Filtration for Emergency Preparedness

By Robin Jacobs, Posted October 31st, 2014

Water: it can save us or sicken us. When our water supply is compromised, knowledge and preparation make all the difference.

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How to Live Out Of Your Car

How to Live Out Of Your Car

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 9th, 2014

When you lose the roof over your head, keep your wits (and your wheels) about you. Your car can provide much more than just a ride to work.

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Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

Teaching My Child First Aid: 6 Essentials

By Robin Jacobs, Eartheasy.com, Posted August 26th, 2014

Learning a few first-aid principles does more than prepare kids for the worst: it also helps them develop their compassion, self-esteem, and sense of purpose.

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Is Your Pet Prepared for a Major Storm or Evacuation?

Is Your Pet Prepared for a Major Storm or Evacuation?

By Eartheasy.com, Posted August 6th, 2014

Natural disasters are on the rise — include domestic animals in your “just in case” planning. Their lives are in your hands!

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DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

DIY Solar Power: How to Extend the Life of Your Battery Bank

By Eartheasy.com, Posted June 24th, 2014

Learning basic “care and feeding” of your battery bank protects your investment and adds peace-of-mind to the self-sufficient life.

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The Outlook for Water Availability in Your Region

The Outlook for Water Availability in Your Region

By Robin Jacobs, Posted March 5th, 2014

Will water shortages worsen, altering daily life even in the next ten years?

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Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

Harvesting Rainwater for Residential Water Security

By Sheila Harrington, Posted February 3rd, 2014

Harvested rainwater is an excellent source of water for both potable and nonpotable uses.

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6 Ways You Can Help Philippine Typhoon Victims Today

6 Ways You Can Help Philippine Typhoon Victims Today

By Eartheasy.com, Posted November 15th, 2013

Time is of the essence for victims of Cyclone Haiyan (Yolanda), and your help is needed.

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How to Avoid Roadside Wildlife Collisions

How to Avoid Roadside Wildlife Collisions

By Greg Seaman, Posted October 9th, 2013

As the weather begins to cool and fall sets in, the risk of striking a deer while driving is heightened.

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5 Tips for Tornado Preparedness

5 Tips for Tornado Preparedness

By Lee Flynn, Posted June 6th, 2013

Few natural occurrences have the ability to inspire dread in quite the same way as the tornado…

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How to Keep your Cell Phone Working During a Power Outage

How to Keep your Cell Phone Working During a Power Outage

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted November 8th, 2012

Make sure your phone is charged when you need it most

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What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

What it’s Like Raising Children Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted September 27th, 2012

We wanted to raise “free-range children”, and learned how much active parenting was required…

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Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

Our Simple DIY Home Solar Power System

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted July 18th, 2012

This basic off-grid solar power system is simple to install and can be easily expanded…

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How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub

How to Make a ‘Poor Man’s’ Hot Tub

By Marcella Andrews, Eartheasy.com, Posted June 14th, 2012

Enjoy a long hot soak without paying for an expensive hot tub…

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How to Make a Simple ‘Ready-Kit’ for Your Daypack

How to Make a Simple ‘Ready-Kit’ for Your Daypack

By Eartheasy.com, Posted January 26th, 2012

Be prepared during day hikes with this compact, lightweight ‘ready-kit’ you can make yourself.

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Free Land – Are you Ready to Try Homesteading?

Free Land – Are you Ready to Try Homesteading?

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted October 3rd, 2011

Self-reliance is an appealing alternative in today’s economic reality…

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Contaminated Drinking Water Feared in Hurricane’s Wake

Contaminated Drinking Water Feared in Hurricane’s Wake

By Eartheasy.com, Posted September 15th, 2011

Flood water is toxic and polluted, and may compromise local water supplies. Here are suggestions for ensuring the safety of your drinking water.

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How to Prepare for a Heat Wave

How to Prepare for a Heat Wave

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 19th, 2011

These simple measure you can take to keep cool will also reduce your energy use…

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4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

4 Mistakes to Avoid for the Novice Homesteader

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted May 4th, 2011

A few considerations when making the transition to a more independent way of life…

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Listening to life, before it’s too late: an interview with Ellen La Conte

Listening to life, before it’s too late: an interview with Ellen La Conte

By Robert Jensen, Posted March 11th, 2011

Why so much is going wrong everywhere at once and how Life teaches us to fix it.

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A climate-change activist prepares for the worst

A climate-change activist prepares for the worst

By Mike Tidwell, Posted February 28th, 2011

“The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to its close. In its place we are entering a period of consequences.” – Winston Churchill

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How to Avoid “Death by GPS”

How to Avoid “Death by GPS”

By Eartheasy.com, Posted February 11th, 2011

In wilderness areas and remote regions, the suggested GPS routes may be out of date, out of commission, or just plain wrong.

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Using Vegetable Oil to Replace Chainsaw Oil

Using Vegetable Oil to Replace Chainsaw Oil

By Greg Seaman, Eartheasy.com, Posted November 11th, 2010

When a chain saw is used, virtually all of the lubricant ends up in the environment.

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Composting Toilets for Self-Sufficient Living: Is One Right For You?

Composting Toilets for Self-Sufficient Living: Is One Right For You?

By Ellen Bell, Posted October 7th, 2010

In an off-grid living environment, composting toilets are ideal because many models do not require water or electricity.

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How to Prepare Your Home & Protect the Environment Against Natural Emergencies

How to Prepare Your Home & Protect the Environment Against Natural Emergencies

By Eartheasy.com, Posted July 16th, 2010

Protecting the environment should be part of homeowner’s strategy when planning for natural disasters and environmental emergencies.

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Water Storage Tips

Water Storage Tips

By Eartheasy, Posted January 18th, 2010

In most emergency situations, fresh drinking water is the most important item you can store…

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Food Storage Tips

Food Storage Tips

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted December 14th, 2009

Buying food in bulk amounts will save you money, time and energy, while reducing waste. But it needs to be stored properly in order to protect your investment.

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Transition Towns – preparing for a self-sufficient community-based future

Transition Towns – preparing for a self-sufficient community-based future

By Eartheasy, Posted November 9th, 2009

In over 150 cities in 14 countries, ‘Transition Town’ communities are raising awareness of the threats associated with peak oil and climate change, and taking practical steps to prepare for a post-industrial future…

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Canning tips you may not see in the manual

Canning tips you may not see in the manual

By Lindsay Seaman, Posted September 15th, 2009

In over 25 years of canning and preserving foods, I’ve made lots of mistakes. Here are some tips from my experience to help you avoid the same pitfalls.

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What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

What It’s Like Living Off-Grid

By Greg Seaman, Posted June 9th, 2009

In the summer of 1980, my wife, three-month old son and I moved “off-grid”. We loved living in San Francisco but wanted to live a simpler, more independent lifestyle…

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Choosing Land for Homestead Living

Choosing Land for Homestead Living

By Greg Seaman, Posted April 22nd, 2009

Is it your dream to buy land for a self-sufficient homestead? Here are some things to consider…

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Tips for Installing a Rainwater Collection System

Tips for Installing a Rainwater Collection System

By Greg Seaman, Posted March 15th, 2009

In many areas of the country, conserving water has become an urgent priority…

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When Technology Fails: How to Survive the Long Emergency

When Technology Fails: How to Survive the Long Emergency

By Brianne Goodspeed, Posted February 5th, 2009

An interview with Matthew Stein, P.E., author of When Technology Fails: A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability and Surviving the Long Emergency.

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Future Farming: Planning now to prevent a national food crisis

Future Farming: Planning now to prevent a national food crisis

By Robert Jensen, Posted February 4th, 2009

In an interview, Wes Jackson counsels that we pay more attention to our soil over the long haul.

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Peak Phosphorus

Peak Phosphorus

By Greg Seaman, Posted January 28th, 2009

Our ability to provide enough food to feed the human population is dependent on the availability of phosphorus.

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