This page contains tools and resources for enhancing liberty through gaining food and water independence.
Storage and preservation
Solar-powered refrigerators runs on energy directly provided by sun, and may include photovoltaic or solar thermal energy. Solar-powered refrigerators are able to keep perishable goods such as meat and dairy cool in hot climates, and are used to keep vaccines from spoiling. They are most commonly used in the developing world to help mitigate poverty and climate change as well as by the military.
Johnny's Selected Seeds is a top rated employee owned company that offers heirloom, organic,hybrid and rare seeds as well as accurate information and hard-to-find organic gardening supplies.
directory of seed suppliers (mail-order)
Mother Earth News has an interactive directory of over 100 suppliers of mail-order seeds. This can be used to find anything you wish to grow to secure your food independence.
Backyard Chickens has an extensive database of chicken coop designs, chicken raising learning centre, laws and regs, and a forum for all things chicken.
keeping backyard bees
Keeping Backyard Bees is a joint effort by Mother Earth News and Grit magazines to create a resource centre for information on bees, beekeeping, pollen, hives, honey, etc...
Beesource.com is the most active online beekeeping community of its kind in the world. according to its founders. The Resources section contains hundreds of articles, research papers, plus legal and USDA government regulation information. They also have a pretty comprehensive resource list for bee and beekeeping suppliers.
atmospheric water generators
Atmospheric water generators (AWG) extract drinkable water from the air and are useful where pure drinking water is difficult or impossible to obtain, because there is almost always a small amount of water in the air that can be extracted. They extract water from the humidity in the air by cooling the air below its dew point, exposing the air to desiccants, or pressurization. They provide you with drinkable water off the water utility grid.
Drill your own well
Drill Your Own Well is a great resource for guidance, resources, tools, tutorials, and more on drilling your own well for gaining your own water source via under ground aquifers.
American Rainwater catchment systems of Association (ARCSA)
The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 by Dr. Hari J. Krishna in Austin, Texas, promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, nonpotable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world. Our They have an exhaustive database of manufacturers and suppliers of rainwater harvesting equipment, consultants, and other resources and information about rainwater harvesting.
Rainharvest Systems is a rainwater collection systems supplier that has sourced a variety of top products from manufacturers and purchased them in volume quantities offering discounts to customers. They offer Rainwater Classes, Complete Systems, Filtration systems, Pumps & Controllers, Rain Barrels, Stormwater Management systems, and Water Tanks.
The Self sufficient living
The Self Sufficient Living” is about simple living, making your own products, Do It By Yourself with out taking the help of professionals to safe your cost of living and has a great list of how-to's and resources on do it yourself rain water harvesting for a garden.
Rain water collection systems
Dont forget you can get rain water collection systems, barrels, tanks, gutter extensions, filters etc... on amazon as well.