Raising Trout in an Aquaponics System

I am new to aquaponics, but I’m already hooked on the concept. This is going be the next level of DIY food at Backcountry Wealth, and I am hoping to be raising trout in aquaponics at Backcountrywealth. Going this may be a little adventurous due to the fact that trout are not the easiest fish to raise in an aquaponics system. I have a lot to research before I take the plunge. This Getting Started Checklist is guiding my approach at the moment. I don’t care about the easiest path, for just a little more effort, you can do something …

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Is Growing Your Own Food Cheaper- Really?

Is Growing Your own Food Cheaper in Reality? I get this question a lot when I talk to people about growing the majority of the food they eat for themselves. “Is growing your own food cheaper, really?” It should be obvious, but for some reason people don’t seem to want to believe it. If you think about paying someone to pain your house or fix your car, it is universally accepted that there are huge savings to be had if you do the work yourself. If you aren’t paying for labor, you’re going to save huge amounts of money. Yes, …

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The Best Home Based Business ideas of 2018- Wealthy Affiliate Reigns

The Home Based Business Dream I have wanted a home based business for most of my adult life.  This was the year to make it finally happen. I wanted to share my thoughts on the best home based business ideas of 2018. However, from my perspective there can only be one at the top. I’ve looked into just about every option in the category. There are a million of them out there. I assume if you are reading this, you have seen more than a couple. Have you found the secret program that pours money into your bank account? Here is a word …

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Energy Efficient Living-Your Internal Energy

I was thinking this morning about energy efficient living. I had a real trail of commentary going on in my head about the tasks I had in front of me for the day. Which to do first, the one I was loathing, a few thoughts of what I would rather be doing, etc. On my third cup of coffee, it dawned on me how much energy I was spending thinking about the things I had to do versus just doing them. So I thought I would share some ideas for how we can be more efficient with our own energy. …

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Reclaimed Barn Wood Home- Making the old Amazingly New

I have always loved timber frame structures. I love the aesthetics of these structures, and I marvel at the fact that traditional structures built in this manner do not have any nails in the frame. Not requiring nails in order to stay standing is not just cool, but it makes these structures unique. Because these structures are not tacked together like modern homes, the frames of these structures can be taken apart like a puzzle and then reassembled elsewhere. For the person with a little imagination and spirit there are opportunities dotted across America’s landscapes to turn to the old …

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Writing for a Living Online- An Artists Dream

I have always had it in my mind that someday I would be a writer. I know I am not alone in that thought. I’ve talked to more than a handful of creative folks who think they would like to write for a living. I have written hundreds of pages about numerous topics that have never seen the light of day. Some of that writing is maybe even pretty good. But there is a difference between writing and being a writer. A writer makes a living through their words. Those pages buried in various closets or storage bins never made …

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Homesteading Income Ideas- Sustaining before you are Sustained

“How can I make any money if I move into the country”? That is the question that kept me dreaming about a self-sufficient life for years, instead of actually living one. It was difficult to find homesteading income ideas that would allow me to make a little money while giving me some freedom to dedicate to the home. This is a far easier question to answer today than it has ever been, but you still need to make a plan if you want to get to the point of having the freedom to not be completely dependent on the mainstream …

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The Story of Backcountry Wealth

Welcome to the BackCountry We are glad you found us! You are on the road less traveled, but you are definitely on the right path. I started this site with the hopes of helping people who enjoy being off the beaten path realize that they don’t have to compromise their earning potential to live a backcountry lifestyle. A Little About how I got here I have never had a job that was truly fulfilling. There were jobs where I liked the people I worked with, but the either the money was awful. Some jobs paid very well, but I couldn’t …

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