Below are some links to products or information related to rural living that I have found to be useful. I'm hoping to add to this list as I get new information so check back often!

Generating Solar Power On Your Land:

Wholesale Solar - Good source for panels, accessories and information.
Tennessee specific info on rebates/credits and incentives
Tennessee based solar installer
Solar project DIY page

Generating Wind Power On Your Land:

How to make your own wind generator

Providing Your Own Food:

Planting dates by zip code
Good tips and info on Micro-Farming and being self sufficient
A good site for learning how to raise chickens


A nice site featuring some Earth Sheltered Homes with concrete construction
Info on how to build a house from old tires (EarthShip)
Earth sheltered home blog
Wheelbarrow Houses/"Hickshaw" :-)


The best machette we've ever owned (and we've gone through a bunch)
Good site for camping gear
Here's a great compact camping axe

First Aid:

A nurses guide to first aid and disaster preparedness


The ultimate camping guide and checklist!