Monthly Archives: July 2010

Self Reliance Exchange to tackle composting!

Yay! I could use help with composting! I struggle with composting. We don’t have a place in our yard for a really good compost pile, so I built some mini-composters that work only tolerably well. I suspect our problem is … Continue reading

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Long term fruit and vegetable storage

Self Reliance Exchange continues their long term food storage series with Step 7: Fruits & Veggies. This is a big one. Grains, legumes, and so on are all good, but fruits and vegetables make those others more versatile and offer … Continue reading

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Take care of yourself

Self Reliance Exchange has a short article about taking care of our health. As I said, it’s short, so I’ll reprint much of it here: …are you: Getting enough sleep? Exercising regularly? Eating right? Protecting yourself? Taking your medications? Seeing … Continue reading

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Home Record Storage: Part 1 – Critical Documents

I finally got back to continuing my series on my sister’s blog about home document management. This edition helps you take the first step to getting all your documents under control by starting with the most critical ones. There’s also … Continue reading

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More long term storage information

Self Reliance Exchange continues its long term storage series with an article on Recipe Ingredients.  

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Self reliance and city-dwelling

There’s an interesting forum discussion going on over at City-data.com. Kristen85 asks: I currently live in an apartment in CT and I am thinking about the initial steps I can take to become self sufficient before owning a home and … Continue reading

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Long term legume storage

More from Self Reliance Exchange’s series on long term food storage. This installment explores the storage and use of the lowly bean. Only they’re not so lowly around our house. As vegans, we depend greatly on beans for protein.

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Crazy Glue for first aid

Adventures in Self Reliance has a post about using super glue to close cuts. I’ve heard of it being done, and I’m sure it would work, but I would personally appreciate a little advice on the proper way to apply … Continue reading

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