self-sufficiency

Why should I grow my food?

  Why should I grow my food?  Thinking about the current situation and you’re worried about what the future will bring.  There are many reasons why you should grow your own food. Freshness Readily available Food shortages Grow what you like Bored at home Cost of...

Winter gardening jobs for the tropics

  It’s Winter in the tropics.  This is the productive time of year, the heat, humidity and the heavy wet season rain has gone making it bearable working outdoors.  As the dry season kicks in the ground starts to dry out, get harder to dig and the plants require...

What to do with your excess eggs?

   After growing your own vegetables having chickens is the next thing people do in order to be self-sufficient.  You buy 6 chickens and get about 4 eggs a day, some days more.  Suddenly you have 1 to 2 dozen eggs a week.  Then your friend is moving and gives you...

Why is becoming more self-sufficient important?

  The last few years has seen the planet entering into uncertain times.  COVID-19 pandemic brought about multiple problems and it isn’t over yet.  The cost of living is rising, some of us still don’t have work after being laid off from COVID and food shortages...

How to safely use a portable generator

  Portable power generators are a convenient source of electricity when there is no grid power such as camping, working in bush, living off grid, after a storm or cyclone.  But if not handled safely they can be deadly.  The two biggest killers when using a...

Autumn gardening jobs in the tropics

  March, April, and May see you in the final stages of the wet season in the tropics and the preparing and planting of your vegetables for the year.  There can still be rain events and cyclones during this time but the peak has gone.  The tropics is left out of a...

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