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Foraging Tips for Beginners (and some spring “weeds” to try!)

Hunting wild edible plants can be as rewarding as hunting for wild animals. Plus, wild plants are healthy additions to your diet; they’re...

Staying Home Offers An Opportunity to Renew Old Skills...and Learn New Ones

Many of us have a tendency to take things for granted. We have our way of thinking and doing things, and don’t want to change. We also tend to...

The Victory Garden Makes a Comeback

Victory gardens were essential during war times as a means of providing food, community, and security to over 20 million Americans. Today, those...

Primitive Crafts and Survival Skills for Uncertain Times

The transition from urban life to the rural life give us the opportunity to embrace new skills. Survival expert, L. Woodrow Ross, shares how...

Eat Your Greens! Organic Farm: Redefining Small-Scale Suburban Farming

Think you need large acreage to start a farm? This couple shares how they set up a successful organic microgreens business from their suburban...

Country Living: Where You Can Be Prepared for Just About Anything — But First, How to Weather the Pandemic

With a news cycle on the greatest pandemic of our lives unfolding hourly, and exponentially, we are fueled by fear and conflicting information. 

How To Get Started Fishing: An Interview with Anastasia Patterson

Fishing or "angling" has been traditionally dominated by men (hence the name "fisherman"). However, these days more and more women have become...

Incorporating Fruiting Perennials into Rural Landscapes

Space is valuable and we need to take advantage of "lost" space on our property. Fruiting perennial bushes, trees and vines can be an excellent...

7 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Country

Fancy restaurants and romantic concerts have their place, but we believe a rural backdrop can rival any big-city Valentine's plans. Get inspired...

Cooking Without Power: An Introduction to Dutch Ovens

Knowing how to cook without electricity not only makes camping and hunting trips more fun, it could make all the difference when an unexpected...