Homesteading · Prepping · Urban skills

Winter approacheth…

Here in Central Texas, it seemed to everyone as if summer would never end. A record number of days over 100° and no rain was tough going for people, gardens, and wildlife. Many lakes are dry, and their previously-submerged treasures – buildings, artifacts and even cemeteries – are now exposed. The Pedernales River is nothing… Continue reading Winter approacheth…

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Healthy lifestyle · Survival

Remembering the Fifth of November

The Fifth of November. It’s a significant date in my life. “Remember, remember, the Fifth of November” is familiar thanks to V for Vendetta, in which a masked revolutionary works to bring down a corrupt British government of the future. The date was chosen to evoke memories of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot when Guy Fawkes… Continue reading Remembering the Fifth of November

Healthy lifestyle · Homesteading · Money savers · Urban skills

Detergent-free household

I did it. As of this week, I have no detergents in my regular cleaning lineup. Instead, I am using a combination of natural soaps and other products. Laundry detergent:  Dr. Bronner’s Citrus Castile Liquid Soap, borax and washing soda. Shampoo: Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar Soap (I was using “shampoo bars” but discovered… Continue reading Detergent-free household

Primitive/wilderness skills · Survival · Zombies

(Barely) Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

San Antonio was under quarantine, with a serious virus infecting the city. News reports indicate it was spreading rapidly. News sources indicated that the virus caused those infected to first develop red spots on their necks; soon afterwards, they began to act irrationally, move slowly and awkwardly. Their skin would become pale and break out… Continue reading (Barely) Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse