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7/5/2013
This low-cost, easy-to-assemble fire pit from Instructables is made with concrete tree rings and rocks. Just add a grill and you've got the perfect backyard hangout, all for around $50.
8/8/2011
I made a hole in the ground, and then decorated it with rocks!
10/15/2008
Use this parabolic mirror as a handy pocket-sized firestarter.
7/2/2012
Tips on how to enjoy fireworks safely!
11/28/2011
Tips on how to use "best burn practices" at home to minimize wood smoke and protect your health.
1/17/2014
Splitting firewood is a heavy-duty, daunting task, but this video shows that it doesn’t have to be with the use of this ingenious log splitter.
10/19/2010
You can cut and trim trees with a chain saw, then load long lengths of trunk or major limbs onto a firewood processor, and operate the controls while the machine cuts firewood into uniform lengths and splits it.
1/9/2014
Building a fire to stay warm? Use these ‘best burn practices’ to minimize smoke & protect your health: www.earthgauge.net/?p=17955
2/7/2011
Cam appreciates his local volunteer fire department.
8/13/2014
This is the pita sourdough of the desert.
12/4/2010
Thanks to local advocates, Santa came early for cyclists in the Steel City.
8/11/2014
The fire moon shows up every year when the forest fires start up. Maggie Bonham has some recommendations for preparing to evacuate with animals.
10/3/2008
You can make your own fire starters from cardboard, sawdust, lint and melted candle wax or buy them ready-made.
11/4/2011
The Warm Heart of an Iraq War Vet’s Washington Log Home
1/21/2013
The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list of more than 100 green apps.
4/26/2013
Friday, May 10 is National Public Gardens Day. Find out what special events are happening at a garden near you.
1/28/2011
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides tips on splitting firewood for home heating via woodstoves or fireplaces.
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
5/2/2014
From roasting on a split to baking in a tannur, you'll find rediscovered techniques and recipes that capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking in "Cooking With Fire" by Paula Marcoux.
5/20/2013
Getting rid of fire ants can be hard. In this article, I explain the background behind these pests and my own personal experience with them.
1/21/2013
Watching TV or sitting may take time off of your life expectancy, according to an Australian study.
7/14/2010
Build a simple backyard barbecue pit with no more than a shovel and a good cover panel for your next barbecue party.
7/10/2012
Learn about using the Piteba to press your own homegrown oil.
2/16/2012
The ‘Kiwi House’ is organized around the primal element of fire.
8/15/2014
If your loved ones were depending on you to start a fire for their warmth in a pouring rain, could you do it? Survival expert and author of PRACTICAL OUTDOOR SURVIVAL, et al, shows you how it's done.
10/15/2013
We love our lifestyle and all the hard work that is associated with this lifestyle is just a small part of it.
12/4/2008
Trees are beautiful and they are useful as sources of food and shelter, and for building and using as fuel.
5/4/2011
Cyndee and Tony love being in control of their own power and never having to worry about rate increases and outages in south-central Colorado. Solar panels, a wind turbine and a wood-fired boiler keep them plenty warm and happy.
10/27/2010
This is a fun story about planting seeds for future generations and not recognizing a gift when it is blooming right in your face.
1/30/2013
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has started a global campaign to help reduce food waste worldwide.
5/16/2012
How big a woodlot would I need to heat my home with wood for the entire winter?
1/31/2014
Review of a great axe made by Vipukirves.
4/24/2012
Cam describes the zen-like state he achieves while splitting firewood.
5/10/2013
I can deal with a lot of things- floods, frosts, Japanese beetles, but one thing I can't stand is fire ants. Living in the north for a good portion of my life, I was close to unaware of their existence until I moved to the south. Then, everywhere I looked in my yard I saw the same thing; enormous mounds of orange clay filled with irritating stinging ants.
7/5/2013
Get rid of fire ants — without using heavy-duty chemical pesticides — with these tips for fire ant control.
5/14/2014
TERA-Light is a perpetually renewable fire starter that requires no batteries, no chemicals — only air and organic plant material!
11/21/2010
Low-fired brick is a very sustainable building material with low embodied energy. They are made with locally procured clay and fired with rice hulls, a by-product of growing rice. Brickyards are located near urban areas to minimize transport costs.
2/17/2011
A new study finds that generating electricity from coal costs taxpayers $345 billion each year, making renewable energy start to look like a bargain.
12/28/2012
Announcing an opportunity to get Anna's new Ebook for free today at Amazon on the subject of homesteading in a mobile home otherwise known as a trailer.
7/11/2013
Using a hot summer day to grow the winter wood pile.
5/11/2011
A short lesson and video on stacking firewood in round piles
1/27/2014
While the snow's flying, this is a good time to plan your garden rotation, order seeds, preheat early spring garden areas, and more.
6/17/2014
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
1/17/2012
Cam enjoys a magical walk through a winter wonderland while cutting and hauling firewood.
4/25/2011
Cam loves growing his own heat!
12/29/2010
Providing the firewood to heat his home has become a pleasurable hobby for Cam Mather.
12/20/2010
Being in control of your own home heating.
11/10/2011
Cam hates to see good scrap wood go to waste and so he cuts it into kindling and has even started selling it!
2/21/2012
Judy Mimranek shares her father's time-tested tip for digging a root pit and covering it with layers of straw and cow manure in order to store fruits and vegetables through the winter.
8/30/2013
Protecting against fires has long been important to code officials, builders and homeowners alike. None of us want to see our homes go up in flames or experience the loss and grief associated with fire.
7/22/2014
Which fire starting tool works best - or at all?
2/3/2012
Things you can do to prevent fire damage to your home from an external source.
7/8/2011
Houston-based Mahindra USA is doing its part to help prevent fires during this drought season by reminding rural residents of a few simple things they can do to help prevent catastrophic damage to their homes and property.
3/16/2011
A National Resources Defense Council analyst calls proposed standards “the most important actions to clean up air pollution from dirty coal-burning power plants since the Clean Air Act was last updated in 1990.”
10/31/2011
Learn how to sharpen your chainsaw properly with a file and guide
10/3/2013
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Associate Editor Thaddeus Christian discusses the best firewood for your wood-burning furnace so you can enjoy wood heat all winter.
2/7/2014
Use materials at hand—stumps, logs, railroad ties, and sawmill slabs—to build a firewood log deck that takes the effort out of lifting the logs, and holds them at a convenient height for splitting.
3/19/2014
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
3/19/2014
If you’re considering buying a new log splitter, you may have begun to debate whether you want an electric log splitter or a gas-powered model. What’s the difference? DR Power Equipment has some useful insight for you.
3/31/2014
The best way to start a fire in your woodstove.
7/17/2011
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
9/17/2012
Splitting firewood has changed over the lsst 40 years. A sharp chain and hydraulic splitter make all the difference in the world.
1/28/2013
Even after 15 years, Cam still loves heating his home with wood that he cuts himself.
7/17/2011
Firewood, the major yearly task when you heat with wood.
6/1/2011
When the power goes out for an extended period of time, what do you do? If you're properly prepared, you're life will be a lot easier cooking or baking your food.
1/13/2011
Evergreen Institute founder's Missouri home burns; wood furnace is suspected cause.
3/6/2013
Learn how to waterproof fabric with these simple instructions for making tin cloth.
11/18/2011
Steve explains how one practical guy invented a way to burn pellets efficiently without an expensive pellet stove
6/3/2012
How we persist until our 11 cords of firewood is accomplished and then re structure our lives.
1/7/2012
A little background on how Ric and Vicki moved from Detroit to a Tennessee homestead, and starting to get up to date on what they've done since.
7/11/2012
Porch building tips along with deer pressure notes and golf cart pickup bed instructions.Throw in a 5 foot high chicken wire fence and a rare appearance from a normally camera shy cat named Strider and you've got an idea of what we've been up to.
6/14/2011
After a wildfire destroyed their off-the-grid compound in Colorado, Betty and Rolland rebuilt—better than before—following Rolland’s creed: no plywood, no plastic and nothing that smells bad when it burns. The wildlife around their home approve.
5/18/2011
In the first study of its kind, Duke University researchers found multiple toxic chemical flame retardants in car seats, breast-feeding pillows, changing pads, crib wedges and bassinet mattresses. Ask about flammability standards before you buy.


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