Matthew Robert Burdine

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86 Ways to Become Incredibly Successful and Accomplish All Your Goals

Tips, strategies, practical steps, links....<p>It's fairly easy to be modestly successful; you just have to work hard. (Seriously: that is all it takes.) It's harder to be very successful; you have to work hard, and smart, and catch a few breaks along the way.<p>It's extremely difficult to be incredibly …

6 Popular Survival Strategies That Will Probably Get You Killed

Being part of the preparedness community doesn’t guarantee your survival, and it doesn’t mean that you are incapable of making a fatal decision. It …

The basics of water purification while off the grid

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally written by our friends at OFFGRID. Check out their site for more survival-related tips.</i><p>Whether you’ve …

6 things I stopped giving a sh*t about when I moved off the grid

When people hear ‘living off the grid’ they might think about hobbit holes and mud huts, but you can live off the grid in a conventional home, you’re …

10 Common Dog Illnesses and How to Treat Them

Want to know what the 10 most common dog illnesses are and how to treat them? Read on and give your furry friend the proper care they deserve.<p>Learn …

Alternative Medicine

Scientists Invent the Ultimate Off-Grid Battery

Apart from a method of generating renewable electricity–whether it’s wind or solar–the core part of any completely off-grid setup is the battery pack …

How to Live Off the Grid: A Beginner's Guide

Some people embrace modern-day technology. Others dream of a simpler life -- <i>much</i> simpler. If you're in the latter group, you've probably wondered how to live off the grid, so to speak.<p>But just how do you do that? And what exactly is the "grid," anyway?<p>Originally, the grid referred to the United …

Clean Energy

High-Value, Low-Maintenance Crops For The Busy Homesteader

Image source: Flickr<p>Gardening is time-consuming for any homesteader or off-gridder, and the smart gardener is constantly looking for ways to make it …

Ancient Skills: How To Turn A Simple Yucca Plant Into Heavy-Duty Survival Cord

Image source: Cody Assmann<p>“Primitive means first, not worst” — these words ring as true today as ever. Those new to bushcraft may feel a little …

The Green, Brown, and Beautiful Story of Compost

George Washington was America's first composter, but the history of amending the soil to grow better crops goes back to prehistory.<p>Compost is a hot commodity these days. A nutrient-rich organic soil amendment, the so-called black gold—named for its dark color—is growing in popularity as Millenials …

Gardening

A Minimalist Guide To Declutter, Organize, And Simplify