Category Archives: Sustainable Living

The Energy “Food Chain” – Getting Our Homes Off Junk Food

We’ve all heard that the less processed our food is the better for our health. As well, the more local you can acquire your food from, whether it be the town farmers market or your own garden, the better, as … Continue reading

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The Wilderness Gym

Routine is the key to health and fitness. Sitting at a desk all day and then going to the gym for an hour before dinner has been shown to NOT increase your overall health. Loggers, coal miners, small farmers and … Continue reading

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Caring for your yurt

I’ve lived in a yurt for 7 years in northern Wisconsin. I bought my yurt used (Pacific Yurts), and I am estimating the age to be 22 years of this posting. So far so good. The frame is great. The … Continue reading

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Pot Pies and Woodsmoke

by Paul Sveum, Lost Creek Instructor for traditional skills and survival. Let’s say you love those frozen pot pies. The ones that when microwaved bubble over with goo that, beyond the limits of physics, heats up to near nuclear levels. … Continue reading

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Edible Plants – They feed more than your mouth…

“What’s that plant?” is often the first question asked me. The second; “Can I eat it?” The second is a bit more complicated to answer. There are some good books out there, and even websites are now portable, allowing you … Continue reading

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Winter Herbal Apothecary

By Gigi Stafne, MH, ND Open up the door to your medicine cabinet, take a look inside.  Are you ready for this winter?  Remember last year?  How quickly you forgot about the intense earache in the middle of the night, … Continue reading

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Can self-reliance ruin the economy?

Many of our ancestors lived a self-reliant life. Many people still live this way out of necessity. We often call these people “poor” probably because yes, they do have less money than our norm. However, these people often have a … Continue reading

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