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Eating With The Seasons + A Seasonal Produce Chart

Seasonal produce, sounds awesome right? But the truth is few are eating this way these days. We’ve become so accustomed to getting whatever we wish at the drop of hat. Is this really what’s best for not only our bodies, our local communities, and even our wallets? Nope! Seasonal food is fresher, tastier and more nutritious, not to mention way better on your diet, the environment, and wallet. We are on […]

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How To Create A Vertical Garden

If you live in an urban area or a dwelling without any land, you have more space than you might think. Is your rooftop flat and easily accessible? Does the fence along your building have a little bit of dirt to plant some pole beans? Does your fire escape have space for a planter box or a few round containers? How about your windowsill or driveway? There are plenty of options […]

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What You Need to Know Before You Go Backpacking

Spring is here and this beautiful weather has us longing to get out and get adventuring. At the top of our lists this year is backpacking. Backpacking can be a truly awe-inspiring experience. One that tests your limits and allows you to truly to learn to trust yourself and gain confidence in your ability and instincts and really connect with your inner pioneer and all the skills you have to offer. […]

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How To Mix Your Own Soil

We’ve been talking a lot about gardening here lately, and for good reason — hello Spring! From garden designs to getting your yard ready and breaking down exactly what you should grow, none of these is really possible without the proper nutrient dense SOIL. When it comes to soil it is definitely not a one size fits all case, and when it comes to living a self-sufficient lifestyle you need good soil […]

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How to Backyard Glamp

We lust over all those beautiful glamping (glamping= glamorous camping) scenes we find on Pinterest and Instagram, and while we’d love to jet off to a luxurious glamping site it is usually pretty costly or doesn’t work with our schedules. Rather than booking a pricey vacay, we decided to get resourceful and bring a little luxury right to our own backyards with things we already have on hand. We love […]

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How to Create an Essential Home Toolbox

No matter how handy you are, everyone needs a few tools for a little self-sufficiency around the apartment or house. As the weather continues to warm up, we always get inspired to do more around the house and garden. Right now, Georgia is sanding doors for a new coat of exterior paint and building window boxes for some miniature boxwoods that will serve as a privacy screen. We’ll show you […]

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Great Women in History: Grace Hopper

In this month’s edition of Great Women of History, we are talking about a true bad a** pioneer. Often times, when people think of the tech industry the vision of a bunch of male programmers working behind supercomputers come to mind. This isn’t totally wrong, recently, many big tech companies revealed how few of their female employees worked in programming and technical jobs. Google had one of the highest rates […]

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How To Purify Your Water

You never know where life’s adventures will take you, whether you’re lost in the woods or stuck in your apartment during a power outage or hurricane. With the weather warming up we are definitely longing to get out and go for those longer hikes and camping adventures, (see our tips for bringing your dogs along HERE). One of the biggest benefits of living a self-sufficient lifestyle is the confidence and power that […]

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Garden Designs for Every Backyard

This is your guide for how to do more with less, to delight in your little patch of garden behind your home or in your back alley. Making the most of what have all comes down to taking the time to do your prep work and planning your design. We touched on some tips on designing an efficient garden, HERE, and as promised G is sharing her sure-fire garden design solutions, so you […]

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7 Easy Campsite Recipes

If there’s one part of camping we love most, it’s the fireside dinner with friends and family. We love curating delicious meals for you to try, so we decided to put together our favorite camping recipes that are easy, but delicious. Have any that are your go-to favorites? Be sure to share them with us in the comments. Also be sure to subscribe to Georgia’s YouTube channel for more campsite […]

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