Wood Stove Cookery

Wood Stove Cookery

By Ron and Johanna Melchiore For anyone considering going off the grid, one decision they are faced with is how they’ll cook meals since an electric range is out of the question. Most opt for a propane or gas stove. But there is another often overlooked and underutilized option-a wood burning cook stove. For the modern day off-gridder, a wood cook stove can be an integral part of self-sufficiency and energy independence, especially for...

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Taking on Mother Nature: How to Steer Clear of Natural Disasters

Taking on Mother Nature: How to Steer Clear of Natural Disasters

This post was derived from Alison Hudson’s Fix.com article on natural disaster preparedness. Alison submitted this version for Real Goods. Exploring in the great outdoors can come with many risks and unpredictable circumstances: emergency crews can be a long distance away, cell phone coverage is intermittent, and the chance of being caught in a natural disaster is real. But there are steps you can take to avoid natural disasters and stay...

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SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

SunHawk Farms Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

We planted our 2,800 olive trees (14 acres) in 2006 and 2007 because we’ve always loved eating olives and consuming high-quality olive oil on just about everything from vegetables to fish to eggs. In 1998 we purchased 320 acres 700 feet above the Solar Living Center and about 10 minutes by car to the West. We call our homestead “SunHawk Farms.” It was a dream and at the time seemed like a great retirement income when fruition...

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