Tilapia - Good or Bad for You?

I’m exhausted. I’ve spent the better part of a day reading and reading, and watching videos, about tilapia and its inherent omega-3 : omega-6 “imbalance”. I would give you link after tiring link, but I’m too beat to do that. I’ll give you the meat of what I found instead.

Farmed fish have problems. It’s that simple. The unnatural diet fed to these things from feed producers include ingredients that allow for the toxic buildup of chemicals, inappropriate fats and

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Chickens and the Predators that Love Them

I’m not going into a big discussion on if you should corral your chickens. I’m just going to say why you should corral them.

In my forays into the forums in the last couple weeks, I’ve seen some discussion on how to keep chickens from ending up on a predator’s menu. The thieves can be just about anything: hawks, owls, eagles, coyotes, foxes, opossums, family dogs…. They come from the air, along the ground and sometimes under the ground to

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100s of Homestead Building Plans

Thanks to Prepared Ninja, at Twitter “@preparedninja”, we have this link to a resource containing hundreds of plans for buildings and other structures, tools and related machinery suitable for agricultural and homesteading use. The NDSU Agricultural Extension Building Plans page it set up according to categories. Beef Construction Crops Dairy Horse Machinery Housing Poultry Sheep Swine Miscellaneous

They can be viewed on screen or ordered from their site. This might be one of those sites you want to download, in

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Plasticizing our Windows

In an earlier post, I shared with you how it is possible to afix a plastic barrier over older windows to create an air gap. This provides the window with extra insulation. I wanted to follow up on one window in particular.

It is in our rear bedroom. This window is of the older aluminum frame type, which is crazy efficient at passing heat. Winter heat goes right outdoors, and summer heat comes right INdoors! To make things worse, that

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Remember the Penetrator Antenna from the70s?

My dad ran this as one of his antennas in the 70s. A Hy Gain Super Penetrator. It claims great range. Well, we chatted with people across the country under skip conditions – really! We did! Amazing antenna.

Cost him $110 then at Radio Shack. Here it is for $149. NOS. I almost did it….. But I’ll let someone else have at it. It would make for a great retro radio station that actually works.

The American Redoubt on Survivalblog.com

From SurvivalBlog.com

Jim Rawles is a promoter of what he calls The American Redoubt. This is a geographic region of the US where people seem to be relocating in order to find safety for a common set of beliefs, politics and practices. I had given some thought to such an idea years ago, but it seems to soon for such tribal gatherings. Over time, people in my circles expressed interest in such a thing. When he posited this a

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Silencing a Cheap Noisey Generator

Pulled from a post on a forum, and cleaned up for usage here.

Your generator can give away your state of preparedness to lots of people at just the wrong time. When they want power, and you announce that you have it, there can be conflict. To keep it and your other supplies from being “borrowed”, you need to keep it quiet enough so that only the closest people can hear it. If you can do better than that, great!

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