Michael Skuce

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11 plant combos you should grow side-by-side

It's part folklore, part science, but companion planting just may help your garden grow<p>The concept of companion planting is to plant combinations of …

Gardening

Making Caramel at Home Is So Much Easier Than You Think

Sweeeeeeet!<p>Gooey, glorious caramel is the hero behind sweet, saucy fruit, glazed sticky buns, and fancypants candied nuts that are perfect for …

Solar-powered aquaponic greenhouses grow up to 880 lbs of produce each year

Fresh produce – ideally grown locally right in your backyard – is essential to a healthy diet, but with scores of people either lacking the space, …

Aquaponics

Field Weapon: Constructing a Bow & Arrows Using a Knife

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.Using only what is available to from the natural surroundings and what small amount of belongings …

Woodworking

7 of the most practical hiking backpacks out there

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you have a weekend hiking or camping trip coming up this spring or are looking to trek the whole of Appalachia over the next few months, …

Backpacking

Survivalists and Preppers are Misguided

The public has forgotten the dire predictions of Family Radio host Harold Camping. In 2011, Camping declared the rapture would occur on May 21st. …

Survivalism

Ditch the Pavement: The Ultimate Trail Running Guide

We love trail running because it gives us a little peace and a chance to enjoy the beauty of the woods. Well, it turns out that trail running can …

The principles behind designing a backyard food forest

Remember that awesome video showing the first three years of a backyard food forest? Even with the slideshow explaining how Dan from Plant Abundance …

Permaculture

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

How to Find the Perfect Hiking Partner

Companions can make or break a trip. Here’s how to choose wisely.<p>3.1K<p>SHARES<p><b>Look in the right spots.</b><br>Find like-minded hikers in clubs that revolve …

Hiking

Shipping container transforms with walls of glass in Argentina

From industrial to rustic<p>Fans of Philip Johnson’s Glass House take note: As it turns out, you too can have <i>something</i> like the modernist icon if you get a shipping container, paint it black, and replace the corrugated steel with sleek walls of glass. How’s the above example for inspiration?<p>Designed …

Argentina

Here's What That Diamond Patch on Your Backpack Is Really Used For

As much as you'd like to think you know everything about the gear you own, chances are you don't. Even the most familiar object—say, a backpack—can …

Hurricane Irma: ​Be ready for the next hurricane with a go bag

Keep this bag ready for a hurricane -- or any other natural disaster for that matter.<p>The 2017 hurricane season is predicted to be above normal in activity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This probably isn't a huge surprise after last year. The 2016 hurricane …

10 Reasons Why You Do Not Want to Bug Out

Written by Pat Henry on The Prepper Journal.The plan seems simple doesn’t it? All you need for the best chance of survival for your family is a …

Self-help

5 Basic Bushcraft Tools Everyone Should Have

Bushcraft–the art of living off the land and thriving–is considered primitive by urban standards, but it is a low stress world that you build for …

How Do I Layer for a Backpacking Trip?

I have a simple formula for what to wear during backpacking season (typically spring through fall): three layers up top, two on my legs, and one for my feet. This system regulates temperature extremely well and prepares me for just about any kind of weather I’ll encounter. And while it might sound …

7 Survival Skills You Should Know

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.The seven survival skills mentioned below are the most basic ones that you should be mastering …

10 Easy Pieces: Open Fire Cook Stoves

Open fire cooking is a slow burning trend—with recent attention thanks to chef Francis Mallmann’s Patagonian-style cooking. For the camper, the …

Camping

Trust Your Life To A 'Survival Pipe'?

It looks like a pipe bomb. Its Kickstarter campaign failed this month. But the creator of a new kind of survival product is not discouraged.<p><b>The</b> …

5 things composting will do for your garden

Lee Reich, The Associated PressGathering compost materials together in a bin speeds the composting process and keeps everything tidy.<b>By Lee Reich,</b><i></i> …

Gardening

Skill Builder: Understanding Handsaws

<i>Last week, we posted an excerpt from Charles Platt’s new book, Make: Tools. In that installment, Charles discussed miter boxes and how to cut precise angles using them.</i><p>In this excerpt, one of the many tool “Fact Sheets” that end the project chapters in the book, Charles takes a brief look at …

Woodworking

Growing underground: the Lowline urban garden buried in New York's catacombs

What do you do once you've built a 450-square-metre underground park? If you're Daniel Barasch and James Ramsey, you make it 100 times bigger. In …

Urban Planning

Things to consider before buying a container home

When it comes to architecture, shipping containers are fast gaining momentum for offering home builders affordable prices, flexible options, and …

How to Build the Perfect Survival Camp

+++ Mixed Signals<p><b>1 |</b> Build a fire in an open area, such as a ridgetop. Stack green boughs beside it so you’ll be ready to make a smoke signal to …

Create Small Fruit Trees with This Pruning Method - Organic Gardening

Many fruit trees — including semidwarf varieties — can easily grow to 15 feet and taller. Anyone who has tried to manage one of these large trees in …

Gardening

Grow Potatoes in Pots or Growing Bags

Given the underground nature of tubers, you might think you need a lot of space in your garden where you can dig deeply if you want to successfully …

Gardening

Tree Hugger Gear Storage

Tree Hugger is a clever system developed by the outdoor specialists from Treeline. The Treehugger Gear + Supply Cache is the perfect addition to your …

Camping

Growing Nuts and Seed Crops for Homegrown Cooking Oils - MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Modern Homesteading

<i>Work toward homestead food self-sufficiency by growing nuts and seeds that you can use to press into cooking oils. Get an idea of how much space</i> …

Gardening