Escape to the Woods

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Our lives are filled with a colorful variety of helmet-fires that occur almost daily. We are continually reacting to one pop-up target after another. 

The news broadcasts sensational topics riddled with inaccuracies. Social media feeds the anxiety and work demands more and more of our time and attention. The weight of this noise is crushing…

It’s time to escape to the woods. Continue reading Escape to the Woods

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QUICK TIP- SNOWSHOE SEAT

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Tromping through deep snow with your snowshoes on is hard work and it feels pretty good to sit down once in a while and take a break.

Plopping down in the snow isn’t an option. Not only is it cold, but you’re also going to end up with wet pants. Plus, if you’re grabbing some lunch or hanging around a fire while you’re out on the trail, it’s nice to have a decent place to rest while you grab some food. Continue reading QUICK TIP- SNOWSHOE SEAT

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The Efficient House: A Passive Solar, Earth-Sheltered Log Cabin

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The idea of building my own house wasn’t born out of any nostalgic notion, it was simply my frugality in its most radical form. Years ago, I read a book called, Mortgage Free and that’s when the seed was planted. The passive-solar designs in Michael Reynolds’ Earthship confirmed what I knew a house could be, but I didn’t like the idea of hammering dirt into thousands of tires to create a wall of thermal mass. Continue reading The Efficient House: A Passive Solar, Earth-Sheltered Log Cabin

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