Here’s a list of links to interesting sites with useful information, free downloads of books as .pdf files and blogs. If anyone has anything to add, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. This list was originally put together by our good friend Ian Petrie.
Remember too, the pirate bay isn’t just for music, there’s pdfs and video files on there with lots of cool stuff in it. The more we share information, the stronger our global community can grow. The focus on these links is free information, or information that is easy to understand and lets you create things on your own.
My primary interest in roaming the internet is for information related to farming, but rural living is conducive to all sorts of fun activities, and requires a ton of different skill sets so don’t be shy about sending useful stuff that doesn’t fit into the categories I have up already. Thanks!!!
Keeping with the Bees – Natural bee keeping with Perone style hives.
Clothing (and Armour)
Core Historical Literature of Agriculture – A large collection of free public domain historical books on all sorts of agriculture, most of it written before chemical farming was a thing.
Oil Burners – Everything diesel.
Paleo Planet – Discussions related to primitive skills like flint knapping, archery, hide working, basic metal work, etc.
Punk Rock Homesteading – They’re famous! Check out their Facebook or website!
Old Ways Herbal – Juliette is a columnist for the Grind, check out her sweet blog!
South West School of Botanical Medicine – A ton of free resources on making herbal medicine
Jim McDonald’s Herbcraft – Lots of free articles and videos under “Seeds and Stems”
Northeast School of Botanical Medicine – Free articles, pamphlets and videos about herbal medicine
Open Source Farm Tech
Farm Hack – Website for sharing plans about everything rural living.
Root Simple – Lots of ideas for simple low-tech DIY living.
Permaculture Voices Podcast – A well produced podcast with a great diversity of subjects like sustainable farming, water harvesting, soil building, livestock, etc.
GeoffLawton.com – A series of videos by Geoff Lawton. Very informative, hilarious epic music.
Sugar Mountain Farm – A great blog about raising pigs on pasture. Lots of information, and the author almost always answers questions you ask him if the answer isn’t already on there.
Rise and Shine Rabbitry – Good meat rabbit info and interesting podcasts.