What Guns are Good for Girls?

I’m thinking about making the jump to carrying a concealed weapon for protection at night and when I out and about alone. The only problem is, I’m a complete newbie to guns. And I’m scared of them. What type of gun would you recommend for a girl to carry on her person?

Why Rabbit Meat is Not The Best Survival Food

Hello and thank you for visiting The Wannabe Homesteader. I wrote this article but the information in it is incorrect and I apologize. Rabbit Meat IS an amazing survival food- probably the best survival food- in a personal preparedness situation and I explain why here in Rethinking Rabbit Meat As a Survival Food. You can read both articles to learn about the debate regarding rabbit meat. The comments left by readers also contain a wealth of information. Thank you for reading. Β 

When “Sustainability” is Bad for Self-Reliant People

I used to work as an entry-level planner for the Florida Department of Transportation. ‘Sustainable Development’ and ‘Smart Growth’ were common buzzwords and while my knowledge of them was limited, they seemed to represent a noble idea and the way of the future. Even though I’ve quit the DOT and am now an aspiring homesteader, my knowledge of sustainable development has grown.

Peak Oil: What You Need to Know & Four Ways to Prepare For It

Oil. Whether you drive a Ford Expedition or not, you depend on this black liquid every single day of your life. Unfortunately, in the years ahead that is going to change. How easily you adjust to this change depends on the actions you take now. In this post I attempt to explain the what, when, why and how of the Peak Oil Theory and some ways to decrease your dependence on this diminishing resource.