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Two Powerful Tools to Stop Mold Growth

Mold is a nasty substance that can be found in areas that have high moisture levels, and you need the right tools to stop mold growth. This can be in the kitchen, bathroom, on the outside of the home or in closets, basements, attics and other dark, damp places. Mold can not only cause health […]

March 24th

15 Earth Homes

Some earth homes take advantage of something called thermal mass, which basically means that the mass of a structure has some capacity to store heat. So the mass of a home can stay at a more constant temperature than temperatures outside the home due to the presence and absence of sunlight in a 24-hour period. Obviously, […]

February 29th

Living Off The Grid

Living off the grid might seem like a dream come true for some of us. No longer tied to electricity or natural gas coming for a utility, we have greater choices for locations and saving money over the long-term. If you are someone who wants to set down roots away from the traffic and bustle of a city, […]

February 29th

Free Solar Panels For Off-Grid Living

Most of us have heard of solar panels but not many people know that much about them. In the simplest terms, solar panels are devices that use light from the sun to create electricity. Usually, they are installed on the roof of a private home or small business. There are many kinds of solar panels. […]

January 9th

Off-Gridders Applaud: Hybrid Solar/Wind System For Homes

Maine-based wind energy pioneer Pika Energy* now offers an appealing hybrid solar/wind system that can be used for homes or businesses. For those wishing to move away from the financial and power security constraints of being grid-dependent, this system is worth checking out. This hybrid system has been created to tap into two viable renewable electricity […]

June 27th

Home Solar & Wind Power From Pika Energy

Pika Energy* makes a hybrid solar power/wind power system for homes. This offering is designed to take advantage of the strengths of both of those forms of renewable energy. In other words, solar power generation tapers off at the times of day that wind is strong, so combining solar and wind results in an energy […]

June 4th

Spotted: The Dinner Fork Door Lock

Whether you’re squatting in an abandoned hotel room after the Zombie Apocalypse or you just want some peace and quiet in a public bathroom, sometimes you really need a secure lock on your door. If you’ve got just a couple of heavy-duty woodworking tools, or access to them, then you can solve this problem by […]

April 28th

Book Review: The Modern Savage, by James McWilliams

Fluffball and Arrow are our beloved pets. We would never eat them. Their brothers, however… We always knew that their brothers, the roosters Cluck and Peck, were going to be eaten, if for no other reason than at the time, we lived in the city limits, where roosters were not allowed. When Cluck and Peck […]

April 28th