Low Cost Aquaponics with 5 gallon buckets

Low Cost Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a sustainable method of farming that uses both water and sunlight to grow plants and fish. Learn more about this new farming technique! I have lost count how many times I have been asked to do a post on aquaponics. If you don’t know what aquaponics is, it is similar to hydroponics (if […]

How To Get Solar Panels For FREE (Used But Functional, Zero Cost)

DIY Solar Projects & Tutorials

That’s right, there is a way you can get solar panels for free! I know someone who did it and so can you. Here’s how it’s done… Solar panels are used everywhere these days. They are often used by construction crews and traffic systems (signs, cameras & emergency signal lighting etc) and these are where […]

DIY Septic System Tutorials – 55 Gallon Drum & Tank Systems

Septic System Step 15

Yep, this post is about building a homemade DIY septic system from cheap plastic barrels and used tote tanks! It’s not exciting, it’s not sexy, but it is necessary… If you are just camping/living somewhere for a few weeks, a basic latrine with suffice.  However, if we are talking months or years at your self-built […]

5 Native American Skills That We Should All Be Learning

Native American culture is one of sophistication, community spirit and respect for the land, its animals and the environment as a whole, and it’s definitely something we can all learn something from. There’s a reason that their culture and tradition has lasted so long against all odds. Below are 5 Native American skills and traditions […]

30+ Of Our Favourite DIY Solar Projects & Tutorials

DIY Solar Projects & Tutorials

Over the years we have featured a whole load of awesome DIY solar projects for you guys to try building for yourselves. This fairly big post is a round-up of some of the shorter DIY solar posts we have done. I have rounded them up here, in one place, to make them easier to find. […]

The Rocket Mass Heater 101 – Better Than A Wood Burner?

Bonny rocket mass stove

Looking for the most efficient way of heating your home? Perhaps you’ve heard all about rocket mass heaters and just how clean they are? Whatever the reason, this guide takes a closer look at these heaters, explains how to build them, and covers all of their benefits (of which there are many!). Wait A Minute… […]

How To Store Fresh Eggs For Up To 2 Years

How to Preserve Eggs with Lime

Many people think that once you have some chickens, you then have a constant and predictable supply of eggs. Once you have had some chickens for a while, you soon realise this is not always the case. Well, not in our experience anyway… Chickens can be temperamental creatures and many things such as stress, the […]

The Ultimate Tomato Growing Post — A Round-Up Of Experts’ Growing Tips


This post is a round-up of smaller posts that were previously featured on Knowledge Weighs Nothing. (I am slowly going back through KWN and tidying things up and removing lots of old/dead posts etc). I have compiled several older tomato growing/preserving posts here in one place to make it simpler to find these excellent tomato […]