• Family’s story; vegetarian diet

    Q. Thank you for the website and all the free information. It is a blessing to those of us who are currently suffering from under/unemployment. Also, thank you for being vegetarian! I have two questions. 1. Why did you leave Florida and do you plan on ever returning? A north-central location on a high ridge […]

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  • Top 5 things to save the environment

    Q. where do i begin???? i’m a gardening novice! have the space but feeling a little overwhelmed with it all. What would be the top 5 things you would start with to save the environment???? A. Thank you for your note. As we like to remind people (including ourselves), the important thing is to be […]

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  • About PTF link

    Q. I just want to get to know how your organization works and how you interact with people world wide and on what aspects. A. Thank you for your inquiry about Path to Freedom. Information about Path to Freedom and our outreach activities may be found on our website at http://pathtofreedom.com/about/

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  • CFL information sources; non-electric appliances

    Q. I came across your website this weekend, and it has been really enjoyable reading it.  I am trying to switch all our light to compact fluorescents, but I have run into one problem.  In our kitchen, halls, and bathroom, we have light fixtures (holes) that are recessed, and the compact fluorescent bulbs needed for […]

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  • Greywater pond, reed bed

    Q. Have you ever heard of filtering greywater through a DIY Backyard Wetland? I recently read a zine by The Guerilla Greywater Girls called A Guide To Water, and it has a bunch of DIY greywater things anyone can do. One of the things that they have is a “Greywater Wetland Filter.” It has a […]

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  • Food for chickens/ducks

    Q. I want chickens, I’ve seen that your family doesn’t buy a lot of stuff so I’m assuming you make chicken/duck feed some how. How do you do it? A.  We feed the chickens primarily with greens from our garden; however to be healthy and lay eggs, they do need chicken food which contains grains.  […]

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  • Purpose of animals on the homestead

    Q. What is the purpose of the goats, the turtle, the ducks, and Quinn (its a bird you have I just don’t know what it is called)? I saw that you feed them left overs then compost their poop, but couldn’t you just compost the left overs? A. Our animals not only provide us with […]

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  • Mixing biodiesel; methanol recovery

    Q. First let me briefly explain the operation we have so far: we have converted a 50-gal steel drum to serve as the processor.  We shaped the bottom, drilled a 2″ hole and connected 1-1/2″ PVC to a valve to drain the glycerine/biodiesel.  We drilled a hole in the side of the tank, very near […]

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  • Solar oven; Earth (cob) oven

    Q. We want to make a solar oven and install solar water heating on our house. What is recommended for good water heating system here in SoCal?  We have the ideal roof for it:  easy slope, facing south by south-southwest, no obstructions. On the solar oven, did you make an oven like the one pictured? […]

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  • Bulk food storage

    Q. I would like to know what you guys think a family should grow for eating and storing. I also would love to find out if you all buy bulk grains etc to store. I am trying to do one thing at a time and every week try to do something better and more self […]

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