Category Archives: Self Sustaining

The oncoming solar minimum

Eco Liberty
4 April 2018
Matthew Miller

The solar activity in a decline which that lead cooler climate on earth as well throughout the solar system the chart show the decline from solar cycle 22 to this current solar cycle 24; which has been the lowest a in century since solar cycle 14 which occur between March 1902 to June 1913. You can find out more on Wikipedia List of Solar Cycles Sun do goes thought cycles and there times when the sun be more active (more sunspots; resulting in warming throughout the solar system) and times when sun is less active (little to no sunspot; resulting cooling throughout the solar system).

Through history humans face times of Climate Optimum (eg Medieval Warm Period, Roman Warm Period, Holocene climatic optimum) they thrive because the climate is more favorable and able to grow crops and have great harvest; able to have society of health and growth.

When humans facing global cooling which that occurs when the solar activity is low (eg Wolf Minimum, Sporer Minimum, Maunder Minimum, Dalton Minimum which they occur during the little ice age) they face hardship like famine, disease and malnutrition because growing crops became more difficult or near impossible in most area because the climate is too cold and wet; that can affect the economy negativity that why empire and dynasty do collapse because cooling climate create hardships and the emperor is unable support his own empire. The chart below show the raise and fall of Chinese Dynasties. Which I got this image below form Ice age now website.

With the solar activity declining since solar cycle 21 we could be facing anther solar minimum which will result in cooling. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) will not be predict that but instead keep us the dark as well as keeping us form knowing the truth. If we are enter in new solar minimum we will need to prepared. when solar cycle 24 coming to a close. The planet is already the affect of the oncoming solar minimum like crop loss and crop failure; that is the sign that solar minimum is near. The good that we have the technology that would help thrive during the solar minimum that is hydroponics and aqauponics which you can grow your plants indoor all year round free the elements.  The video below from Ice Age farmer is worth watching and I recommended that you watch it get some information.

Want to know more about the oncoming solar minimum and the little ice age I recommend subscribing to on You Tube

There would be more You Tubers cover the oncoming solar minimum and little ice age I let you decide on that one.

And now on; stay strong

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How to store meat long-term when living off-grid

Natural News
29 March 2018
Zoey Sky

(Natural News) Preppers know that there are several methods that can be used to prepare meat for long-term storage. However, canning is one of the simplest ways to store meat when SHTF because it ensures that the food has a long shelf life.

Canning meat when you’re off-grid is similar to when you’re canning meat the modern way. If you have access to solar power, canning meat will be as easy as doing it in a modern kitchen. (h/t to BioPrepper.com)

Pressure canning is the recommended method of canning meat and low-acid vegetables to prevent a fatal kind of food poisoning called botulism. Botulism affects the central nervous system and causes facial and/or body paralysis. It is caused by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum.

Canning meat off-grid and without a stove

To can meat off-grid, you will need some glass jars, lids, and rings. Consider getting some reusable lids, such as the Tattler brand, because even if they’re pricier, they’re worth every penny.

Take note that reusable lids have several differences compared to standard single-use lids. Reusable lids must be unscrewed a quarter of a turn in order so the hot air can escape while the contents are processing. Once the jars of food are processed, remove them from the canner. Tighten the rings again so the rubber seals properly as the food cools.

Before reusing your jars, clean them thoroughly and check for any flaws. Chipped jars can’t be reused for wet goods or other things that don’t require seals.

A pressure canner can also be used as a water bath canner for fruits and veggies that aren’t low acid. (Related: Curing and preserving meat in the wild: 5 different techniques.)

To can meat without a stove, you can make do with an old-fashioned wood-burning cook stove. Just remember that if you lose power, using a wood-burning stove can turn up the heat in your home during summer.

You can even try pressure canning over an open fire. Just make sure that you have a lot of wood since the fire has to be hot enough to sustain the pressure inside of a canner. If the water stops boiling, the meat will be compromised because it has to stay under pressure – which may vary depending on the size of the jars – to kill the C. botulinum bacteria.

You can build your own outdoor grill with some cinder blocks. Surround the canning area on three sides with cinder blocks, then place a metal grate or gridiron on top of two blocks so the canner is close to the fire. To start canning, get the fire hot so your canner will pressurize faster.

Since a canner can only hold a certain number of jars, get enough wood so the fire stays hot enough. Watch the fire closely: It needs to be hot enough to bring the pot to pressure, but it can’t get too hot that it blows up. When sterilizing jars outdoors, put a lid over the pot so ashes don’t get in the water.

Even if you don’t have electricity, you can use your survival skills to can meat over a wood-burning stove or an open fire.

Tips for storing canned meat

Once you’ve canned meat for your food supply, follow the tips below to store them properly:

  • Check if each jar is sealed tightly before you store them – Metal lids shouldn’t move up or down when you press on it. If the lids move, use the food immediately or refrigerate it. For Tattler reusable lids, remove the metal screw band and pull on the lid with your fingers. Sealed lids will remain in place. Those not sealed properly will pull off.
  • Freshly processed jars must be cooled thoroughly – Remove screw bands and clean the jars and screw bands using warm soapy water, then dry the jars and bands.
  • Label each jar properly – Write the date and contents on jar lids or on a label.
  • Store jars in a cool, dark, and dry place – Store canned foods in a single layer. While you can save space by stacking jars, it’s not worth risking them since they may fall and break.

Brush up your food handling and meat storage skills at Preparedness.news.

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BioPrepper.com

TheSelfSufficientHomeAcre.com

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Off 96% of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables

The Organic Wellness
20 December 2017
Anya Vien

Baking soda is a magical product with so many practical uses, such as curing heartburn, cleaning white clothes, and now, new research has found that this wonder ingredient can remove up to 96% of pesticides from fruit and vegetables.

A team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts has conducted a study on gala apples to determine baking soda’s efficacy in cleaning the fruits.

During  the research team has applied two most common pesticides thiabendazole and phosmet to organic gala apples. Thiabendazole is a fungicide that has been previously noted for its capacity to penetrate apple peels. Phosmet is a popular insecticide, the experts say. The scientists have then washed the contaminated apples with three different liquids, which include: tap water, a one percent baking soda/water solution, and a commercial bleach solution approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The commercial bleaching solution is the most commonly used liquid in cleaning produce.

The results have revealed that submerging apples in a baking soda solution for two minutes removed more pesticides than a two-minute soak in the bleach solution, or two minutes of rinsing in running tap water. But it took 12 to 15 minutes in the baking soda solution to completely get rid of the pesticides used in this study

How to Use Baking Soda to Wash Produce

Baking soda can be used to scrub pesticide residue from hard-skinned vegetables and fruits. Because baking soda is an alkaline salt, it makes an eco-friendly and effective produce wash.

To use it, simply add a few tablespoons of baking soda to a bowl of water when soaking your fruits and vegetables, which should be done a few good minutes before rinsing them with fresh cold water. Or, shake some baking soda on produce and scrub away with a produce brush. By the way, this method is especially great for things like musk melons, because their rinds have all kinds of nooks and crannies that love to trap microbes and dirt.

My Conclusion: I find this article from envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com who cover this article form The orgainic wellness and that how found this and decide to cover on site on wordpress because if baking soda remove more than 90 percent of All Toxic Pesticides from Your Fruits and Vegetables maybe it’s something that worth trying and see if that is the case. If that is the case I give a big thanks to Anya Vien who written the article on The Organic Wellness; and to those who shared on wordpress and any other blogging sites.

A small hydroelectric generator is another break thought technology that can change the world

Eco Liberty
24 February 2018
Matthew Miller

I’m for alternative energy and alternative energy but only the one that work. Hydroelectric was the first form of electricity that didn’t rely on fossils fuels. Hydroelectric is the most reliable renewable energy that is available because as long water is flowing into the turbines electricity will be produce continuous. Just one I might make one those small hydroelectric generators and try it myself.

My throughs on the ban of plastic bags. “Let not just ban them but replace them.”

Source: Eco Liberty
Date: 19 October 2017
Author: Matthew Miller

I recently heard something on the radio talking about Countdown banning single use of plastic bag by 2018 in New Zealand. So decide write about plastic bags and what are the issues about them and what are the alternatives? For me I lay in the somewhere in the grey area because I thinking the alternatives to plastic shopping bags; why plastic should be banned?
Firstly let talk about what plastic bag do look like and what are they? Bags is something that you carry things in. Plastic bag is make out of Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) which have a recycle code 4 as well as petrochemical. Most Plastic Bag where design for single use for carrying goods from shops and may be used as a rubbish bag
The history of plastic bags: American and European patent applications relating to the production of plastic shopping bags can be found dating back to the early 1950s, but these refer to composite constructions with handles fixed to the bag in a secondary manufacturing process. The modern lightweight shopping bag is the invention of Swedish engineer Sten Gustaf Thulin. In the early 1960s, Thulin developed a method of forming a simple one-piece bag by folding, welding and die-cutting a flat tube of plastic for the packaging company Celloplast of Norrköping, Sweden. Thulin’s design produced a simple, strong bag with a high load-carrying capacity, and was patented worldwide by Celloplast in 1965.
Celloplast was a well-established producer of cellulose film and a pioneer in plastics processing. The company’s patent position gave it a virtual monopoly on plastic shopping bag production, and the company set up manufacturing plants across Europe and in the US. However, other companies saw the attraction of the bag, too, and the US petrochemicals group Mobil overturned Celloplast’s US patent in 1977.
The Dixie Bag Company of College Park, Georgia, owned and operated by Jack W. McBride, was one of the first companies to exploit this new opportunity to bring convenient products to all major shopping stores. The Dixie Bag Company, along with similar firms such as Houston Poly Bag and Capitol Poly, was instrumental in the manufacturing, marketing and perfecting of plastic bags in the 1980s. Kroger, a Cincinnati-based grocery chain, began to replace its paper shopping bags with plastic bags in 1982, and was soon followed by its rival, Safeway.
Without its plastic bag monopoly, Celloplast’s business went into decline, and the company was split up during the 1990s. The Norrköping site remains a plastics production site, however, and is now the headquarters of Miljösäck, a manufacturer of waste sacks manufactured from recycled polyethylene.
From the mid-1980s onwards, plastic bags became common for carrying daily groceries from the store to vehicles and homes throughout the developed world. As plastic bags increasingly replaced paper bags, and as other plastic materials and products replaced glass, metal, stone, timber and other materials, a packaging materials war erupted, with plastic shopping bags at the center of highly publicized disputes.
In 1992, Sonoco Products Company of Hartsville, SC patented the “self-opening polyethylene bag stack”. The main innovation of this redesign is that the removal of a bag from the rack opens the next bag in the stack. This team was headed by Wade D. Fletcher and Harry Wilfong.
Environmental Concerns with Plastic Bag: There is a lot environmental Concern with Plastic Bags but not just plastic bag but with non-biodegradable plastic materials which is made with petrochemicals. Even the mainstream news has admitted that plastic maybe a bigger threat than climate change which that the case because climate change is never issue because the sun is the main driver of climate change and don’t cause much damage to the marine life as non-biodegradable plastic would.
Because plastic bags are so durable, this makes them a concern for the environment. They will not break down easily and as a result may be harmful to wildlife. Each year millions of discarded plastic shopping bags end up as plastic waste litter in the environment when improperly disposed of. The same properties that have made plastic bags so commercially successful and ubiquitous—namely their low weight and resistance to degradation—have also contributed to their proliferation in the environment. Due to their durability, plastic bags can take centuries to decompose.
On land, plastic bags are one of the most prevalent types of litter in inhabited areas. Large buildups of plastic bags can clog drainage systems and contribute to flooding, as occurred in Bangladesh in 1988 and 1998 and almost annually in Manila. Littering is often a serious problem in developing countries, where trash collection infrastructure is less developed than in wealthier nations.
Plastic bags were found to constitute a significant portion of the floating marine debris in the waters around southern Chile in a study conducted between 2002 and 2005. If washed out to sea, plastic bags can be carried long distances by ocean currents, and can strangle marine animals.
What are alternatives?
Good news that there are alternatives to plastic bags and I list them below.
Paper Bags: Paper Bags are good alternatives to plastic shopping bags But trees are required to be cut down for paper that goes into making those shopping bag. But those papers bags are biodegradable and less damaging to the environment.
Cassava Starch: These bags are made with Cassava starch. They look like regular plastic shopping bags and they don’t contain any petrochemicals that makes the Low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The bags are biodegradable will make a great replacement for plastic bag. The video down below show that
Corn Starch: Similar to the bags that made with Cassava Starch, they also don’t contain any petrochemicals
Hemp: Hemp shopping bags are made with hemp wool as canvas which that came from the hemp plant. Hemp is environmentally friendly; hemp can be used to make many things including hemp plastic
Canvas bags: Canvas comes in many forms including cotton and hemp and you can use it for shopping or to carry things. They do last a long time and is better for the environment.
I have list the alternative and I hope that what you would need to know. For me I did have some Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP) shopping bag which I use for shopping and as an alternative to plastic bag and which can buy them in many supermarkets. Many countries or region in countries have banned or tax plastic and here image below
I understand why those countries have either banned or tax the used of plastic. Because of the environmental concerns like landfills, polluted waterways as well clogged up sewers, animals getting caught in plastics bags especially sea creatures. If a country banned want to ban plastic bag firstly they would want to promote an alternative to plastic bag like paper bags for example.
Here number of the countries that had banned plastic; Bangladesh, China, India, Taiwan, Macedonia, South Africa, Kenya, France, Italy, Australia (Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania and Australian Capital Territory) and many other countries. Problem with banning plastic bags, you only prohibited the use and manufacture of plastic bags; the problem is still there because plastic bags mount up in the landfill. But there a solution the pollution caused by plastic bag; is to turn back plastic bag into a form they were. Plastic bags are made low-density polyethylene (LDPE) Plastic which is made from non-renewables like oil or coal. Plastic be melted using pyrolysis to turn plastic into oil. You can found on youtube but I will a video down below

Usually I talk about setting up a pyrolysis that you can setup yourself. The person in the show I have shown you; he made his unit pyrolysis unit for what he had available in his own garage to convert plastic into fuel. This proves that it have something lying around in your garage you can make your own pyrolysis unit and start converting plastic into oil. If you thinking about making your own pyrolysis unit to your plastic waste into oil; it’s always pay to do your own research and willing to take responsibility for your own action and the willingness to learn from your own trials and errors.

7a0f9-pyrolysissetup Here a diagram on the left  to show how converting plastic to oil using pyrolysis works. and show  the Furnace & Reactor, Condenser unit and Liquid product collector. and give example how pyrolysis would be used to plastic into oil. For plastic into fuel firstly plastic have to be convert into oil and secondly the oil have to refined. The oil can be refined into kerosene, gasoline, diesel, and what oil can refined into.

Solution to our plastic pollution is to covert plastic back it’s form it was once was. Pyrolysis is one of the solution which can be with low or high tech. There might be other solution our plastic pollution.

Matthew Conclusion:For me I don’t pick sides; I think independently what I post on Eco Liberty and I why write and post article. I’, glad for what countdown is doing to phase out single use plastic bag and out supermarket in New Zealand and ones in countries across the world. Plastic bag ban only stop more plastic bag going to landfills. It’s won’t solve the plastic pollution because plastic takes a very longtime to breakdown. this video below shows that why plastic can last a very longtime.

The video prove that why banning plastic bag is not solution it may stop more plastic bag going the landfill but there are things that do contain materials plastic like bottles, containers, tanks, toys, etc. they also end up on landfills. There are countries that banned single use plastic bags or there are countries that are planning to ban single use plastic bags, and there are countries not planning to ban single use plastic bag or not anytime soon. either way there are solution to plastic pollution; like converting plastic into fuel or using worms or fungi that do eat plastic. Together we can clean the plastic pollution that is affecting the today environment that is affecting wildlife and our everyday life.

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DIY I’m testing out the A Genius Way to Grow Peppers & Tomatoes in Buckets (Self-Watering)

Source: Eco Liberty
Date: 27 September 2017
Author: Matthew Miller; Blogger and Founder of Eco Liberty

Since I post an article from Eat Local Grown website. Since I post the article on Eco Liberty it has been the most popular article on Eco Liberty. Now testing it out for myself; thing is if your to post blog about idea maybe well put them to practice and see how works out. And here the image below see after working on the project.

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Wanting to know more how I got it all working I will making video about it which will be posted on my Youtube channel “Eco Liberty Channel” also on Minds.com/Mattyu; a profile I setup on Minds and I already getting at least 10 subscribers just after a week of creating a profile on Minds and surpassing my YouTube subscribers. Reason why my channel is not reaching out and Eco Liberty getting less and less maybe because google algorithm is censoring right wings website like mine. many videos on Youtube are being demonetized. Because they will not allow us to have a platform unless we are left wing and going along political correctness. Good thing on Minds at least you can post and share what you want without worrying about political correctness and censorship.
Also I will be adding a cage around my tomatoes once they start getting bigger. I also posted an article from Growing a greener world which you can visit on Eco Liberty

You can visit A Genius way to grow peppers tomatoes in buckets self watering on Eco Liberty

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Infowars reporter Millie Weaver takes us to an organic family farm in Saline County, MO getting a firsthand account of why this family chose ‘organic’ over conventional ‘GMO’ farming. In contrast, Millie interviews other residents living in the surrounding area who detail their own personal experience dealing with the serious consequences of conventional farming and the heavy use of herbicides.

Matthew ConclusionThis let you know that Organic is healthy for every human and healthy for environment. We needs to reject GMOs (genetically modification organism) and round up herbicide; start going organic because healthy soil equals healthy plants; healthy plants equals healthy people. GMOs(genetically modification organism) equals not health but sickness

Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

Source:Mirror UK
Date: 21 April 2017
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Billionaire tech mogul Bill Gates reveals he banned his children from mobile phones until they turned 14

Wearing an £8 Casio watch during an interview with The Mirror, the Microsoft founder also says he limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed

As you wrestle the tablets from your square-eyed kids for the 10th time today, it might be reassuring to hear the king of Silicon Valley shares your worries.

Bill Gates is the legendary founder of the world’s largest software firm, Microsoft – a company that made him the richest man in the world.

But even one of humanity’s greatest technological innovators still banned his kids from having mobiles until they were 14, forbids them at the dinner table and limits his youngest’s screen time before she goes to bed. Continue reading Bill Gates never allowed his children to own a cell phone until they turned 14

8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden

Source: Creative Useful Ideas
Date: 19 February 2017

If you are a coffee lover, and a gardener, you have probably looked at those coffee grounds as you throw them out, and think that there must be a way that these grounds can be of use. Here is some good news. Those coffee grounds are excellent for your garden in several ways. They not only aid in growth, but they can add an element of protection as well. If this information has you ready to drink in some more, then keep reading. Continue reading 8 Ways To Use Coffee Grounds In Your Garden