Rim joist

So  I’ve been working on replacing a portion of  the Rim/band joist on my house. The previous owner had a moisture issue in the front of the house which caused decay and led to termite damage. The house was built in the 60s so while it’s not totally different than I see now ( books, […]

House building

I have been using some of my free time in Malaysia trying to figure out how to build a house for when I return to the U.S. There’s lots of time spent on Pinterest and YouTube trying to figure out foundations, designs, Sketchup, building systems and techniques. I ran into a cool site about a […]

Venezuela Shows Us What an Electricity Shortage Looks Like

By Daisy Luther – The Organic Prepper The SHTF might be a lot more subtle than an EMP or a massive natural disaster. We preppers tend to think in black and white, but there are some gray threats out there that few are considering. What if, instead of a total power outage, our country suffered […]


I’m not really sure how to describe durian.  The Wikipedia describes it this way: Regarded by many people in southeast Asia as the “king of fruits”,[5] the durian is distinctive for its large size, strong odour, and formidable thorn-covered husk. The fruit can grow as large as 30 centimetres (12 in) long and 15 centimetres […]