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About Knowledge Weighs Nothing

At Knowledge Weighs Nothing, we delve deep into the intricacies of preparedness, hiking, survival, self-reliance, and self-sufficiency.

Our commitment is to share our profound knowledge, real-world experiences, and the invaluable resources we’ve meticulously curated over the years.

Our vision is to be a beacon for those seeking a life enriched with confidence and security, knowing they are well-prepared for the future.

Our platform stands as a comprehensive repository, bringing together the finest advice, products, reviews, and tutorials for our dedicated readers.

A New Chapter for Knowledge Weighs Nothing

We’re excited to announce that we’ve recently taken over the stewardship of this website.

With fresh perspectives and renewed energy, our mission remains unwavering. In the coming months and beyond, expect to see a plethora of updates.

We’re committed to enhancing the quality of content, introducing new insights, and ensuring that every piece of information is timely and relevant.

As part of this revamp, we’ll also be phasing out any outdated or subpar content, ensuring that Knowledge Weighs Nothing remains a trusted and authoritative source in its domain.


Our Team

Drake Washington – Editor & Writer

Holding a master’s degree in environmental science, Drake has immersed himself in the world of bushcraft, homesteading, and sustainable living. His years of traversing rugged terrains, attending advanced survival training programs, and living off the grid have equipped him with unparalleled expertise.

As a recognized figure in the outdoor and survival community, Drake has penned articles for renowned publications, sharing his insights on sustainable living, emergency preparedness, and the nuances of self-reliance. His role as the editor of Knowledge Weighs Nothing ensures a rigorous vetting process, guaranteeing content that is both informative and authoritative.

Transparency and authenticity are the pillars of Drake’s work ethic. His dedication to delivering well-researched, evidence-backed content has solidified his reputation as a trusted figure in the community. Safety, accuracy, and the well-being of his readers are always at the forefront of his endeavors.

Bella Paltrow – Primary Researcher

Bella’s roots lie deep within the soil. With a degree in agricultural science, she has honed her skills in organic gardening, permaculture design, and sustainable farming practices. Her hands-on experience spans from cultivating urban gardens to managing large-scale organic farms.

Bella’s expertise is not confined to the fields. She has been an influential voice at national gardening conventions, conducted workshops on sustainable farming, and contributed to leading journals on agriculture and self-sufficiency. Her research methodology is exhaustive, often blending traditional wisdom with modern scientific findings.

Bella’s commitment to the community is unwavering. She consistently ensures that her research and recommendations are rooted in fact, providing actionable and trustworthy information. Her holistic approach emphasizes coexistence with nature, promoting practices that are both sustainable and beneficial for the environment.

Together, Drake and Bella are the driving force behind Knowledge Weighs Nothing. Their combined expertise, passion, and dedication ensure that readers receive content that is not only engaging but also deeply rooted in knowledge and experience. Whether it’s homesteading, survival, self-sufficiency, DIY, bushcraft, SHTF scenarios, or gardening, Knowledge Weighs Nothing promises a journey guided by seasoned experts.


Our Mission Statement

“At Knowledge Weighs Nothing, we empower individuals to embrace self-reliance, sustainability, and preparedness. Through meticulously curated content, we aim to be the leading guide in homesteading, survival, and self-sufficiency, fostering a community that thrives on knowledge, innovation, and the timeless wisdom of hands-on experience.”


Our Editorial Process

In the vast realm of homesteading, survival, and self-sufficiency, there isn’t a singular path to success. That’s why at Knowledge Weighs Nothing, we prioritize authenticity over trends and value practical wisdom over mere theory. Our Core Values are designed to uphold this mission, ensuring that we deliver comprehensive, evidence-based, and unbiased information related to sustainable living and preparedness.

Our editorial process is dedicated to ensuring that our readers grasp the essence of the content, enabling them to make informed decisions about their self-reliance and survival strategies. Our team of writers, editors, and fact-checkers rely on evidence-based research, presenting it in a manner that encourages our readers to take proactive steps towards achieving self-sufficiency.



Articles crafted by experts in homesteading, bushcraft, and sustainable living.



Validated with thorough research and real-world experiences.



Scrutinized by professionals in survival, agriculture, and off-grid living.



Regularly refreshed to incorporate the most recent and relevant information.


Knowledge Weighs Nothing Content Integrity Promise

We are unwavering in our commitment to the quality and trustworthiness of our content and editorial processes. Our ensemble of writers, editors, fact-checkers, and specialists are dedicated to ensuring that our content remains accurate, timely, and always prioritizes the needs of our readers.

Every article showcases the name and a brief profile of its contributors, ensuring transparency and credibility. The date on each piece indicates its most recent update. Some articles also include notes to offer deeper insights into the research or authorship.

Our original illustrations, graphics, and videos are crafted in collaboration with experts, reflecting a diverse range of voices and perspectives. Regular reviews by our editorial team ensure the quality, accuracy, and integrity of all our assets. We ensure that no visual content is manipulated in a way that might mislead our readers.

We are transparent in correcting any inaccuracies and encourage our readers to point out any discrepancies they might come across.

All team members are bound to disclose any potential conflicts of interest, ensuring unbiased content.

Our editorial integrity remains uncompromised by advertising interests. We maintain a clear distinction between editorial and advertising content, ensuring our readers receive genuine, unadulterated information.


Privacy Policy

Updated August 9, 2023

At Knowledge Weighs Nothing, we are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our readers and website visitors. This Privacy Policy outlines the type of information we collect, how we use it, and the measures we take to protect it.

1. Information We Collect

Automated Data Collection: Like most websites, we use cookies and similar technologies to collect non-personally identifiable information about our users, such as IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited, and time spent on a particular page.

User-Provided Data: We may collect personal information that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter or leave a comment.

2. How We Use Your Information

To Improve Our Website: We analyze user behavior to enhance the content, design, and functionality of our site.

For Communication: If you’ve subscribed to our newsletter, we’ll use your email to send periodic updates and news.

For Advertising: We use aggregated, non-personal data to display relevant advertisements from partners like Ezoic, Google Adwords, and Amazon Affiliates.

3. Third-Party Partners

Advertising Partners: As mentioned, we partner with Ezoic, Google Adwords, and Amazon Affiliates for advertising. We earn commissions from Amazon for purchases made through affiliate links.

Analytics Providers: We use third-party analytics providers to gain insights into our website traffic and effectiveness.

4. Data Protection

Security Measures: We employ state-of-the-art security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

Data Retention: We retain personal data only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

5. Your Rights

Access & Correction: You have the right to access the personal information we hold about you and to request corrections if any details are inaccurate.

Opt-Out: You can unsubscribe from our newsletter or promotional communications at any time.

6. Changes to This Policy

From time to time, we may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes in our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons. We recommend reviewing this policy periodically for the latest information about our privacy practices.

7. Contact Us

For more information about our privacy practices or if you have any questions, please contact us through the details provided on our website.


Advertising Policy

Updated August 9, 2023

To sustain the resources essential for crafting the in-depth content you value, we host advertisements on our website. Our primary sources of advertising revenue come from Ezoic and Google Adwords. Additionally, as part of our commitment to transparency, we’d like to inform our readers that we earn commissions from Amazon for any purchases made through affiliate links embedded within our content.

We prioritize transparency and trust, and we hope this policy reinforces your confidence in the content and services we offer.

At Knowledge Weighs Nothing, we:

Welcome Advertising: While we do host advertisements across our platform, we maintain a rigorous separation between advertising and editorial content. Our readers can always expect clear distinctions between the two.

Ensure Non-Disruptive Ad Placement: Our commitment to a seamless reading experience means that our page design and the volume of ads are curated to minimize disruptions.

Clearly Label Sponsored Content: All advertising or sponsored content is unmistakably separated from editorial content using distinct borders or other markers. They are also labeled as “Ad,” “Advertisement,” “Sponsored,” or a similar tag, indicating the content’s sponsored nature.

Maintain Editorial Integrity: Our editorial content remains uninfluenced by advertisements. If there’s any sponsored content, it will be clearly marked with labels like “Ad,” “Advertisement,” or “Sponsored.”

Adhere to Guidelines: All advertisements and sponsored content on Knowledge Weighs Nothing adhere to our specific Guidelines, ensuring quality and relevance to our readers.

By being upfront about our advertising partners and practices, we aim to foster a relationship of trust and transparency with our readers. Your trust is paramount, and we are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity in all our endeavors.

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