Grow it, keep it, use it and don’t forget about the sun. Five tips for increasing self-sufficiency while saving money.
The power is out, you have no alternative heating and it’s midwinter in a northern climate. The temperature is down far below freezing, and you know that there is a danger of dying if you don’t keep warm enough. How are you going to stay warm without heat?
How do you know if you’re doing as much as you can do without dramatically changing the way you live your life and freaking out your entire household? How do you maximize your sustainable living without hitting the this-is-not-sustainable brick wall?
When you are spending too much money on power and electricity, you are literally burning up money. Plug up hidden leaks and lower your power bill to save money.
The possibility of power outages, both short and long-term, is very real. Not only are they caused by weather and ordinary problems, but the threat of long-term power outages caused by terrorist action are increasingly likely.