When I first announced my intention to engage in a 30 Day Off-Grid/Lock Down Challenge, some people scratched their heads. “How would this be different than how you normally live?” “Won’t this be easy for you?” No. It will be different than how I normally live, and it will NOT be easy. The scenario is […]
How We Do Stuff: Staying Cool Beyond Off-Grid
“I find your lifestyle very compelling, but I could never live without air-conditioning.” This is probably the statement I have heard the most over the last ten years from people who cannot believe that we are able to live, and thrive, without most of the modern conveniences that 1st world humans take for granted. I […]
Treating a Bullet Wound with Processed White Sugar
Sugar and honey have been used to treat battle wounds for millennia, and many experts are coming to believe that sugar ought to be the treatment of first recourse when dealing with deep wounds that might not be absolutely “clean” throughout.
Harvesting Wheat by Hand
I promised several people I’d do a post wherein I share our process of harvesting wheat by hand. Harvesting is actually a small part of the whole process of taking wheat from the field to a usable final product, so although I named this post “Harvesting” Wheat by Hand, I’ll actually include the post-harvest steps of threshing and winnowing.