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PixyJack Press is an independent publisher of books about renewable energy and sustainable living, log home building and planning, wildfire prep and recovery, bear smart advice, simple horse nutrition, and Costa Rica nature and history.

Since 1999, when we relocated our offices to the end of a rough dirt road in the Colorado Rockies, we have been 100% solar and wind-powered. A choice we made simply because it was so much less expensive than pulling utility power two miles. The independence has been most welcome.

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Stand by Your Pan to Prevent Cooking Fires

Cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in the nation as a whole. Nationwide, cooking also is the leading cause of home fire injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

To prevent cooking fires, use appliances according to manufacturer’s instructions and refrain from overloading electrical outlets. Check food that is cooking regularly to verify that it is cooking uniformly and as expected. Move anything that could catch fire, such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, wrappers and towels, away […]

By |Wildfire & Fire Safety|

Why Geothermal Is Such a Smart Investment for Homeowners

New Book, Geo Power, Demystifies a Superior Heating & Cooling Choice

June 2015 — A new book, Geo Power, gives homeowners, homebuilders and architects what they need to know when considering geothermal heating / cooling, a technology the EPA calls “the most energy-efficient, environmentally clean, and cost-effective” space-conditioning system available.

All homes, new or existing, can use ground-source heat pumps (GHPs) to harness nature’s free energy for year-round comfort. But understanding how and why heat pumps work, and which system options are […]

10 Tips for Hiking in Bear Country

Hiking takes you into places wild animals call home. You’re the guest; they’re the residents. It’s up to you to learn how to enjoy spending time on their home turf without doing any damage. Statistically speaking, your chances of even seeing a bear are slim; the odds you’ll be involved in an unpleasant encounter are slimmer still.

But if you do encounter a bear, not knowing how to respond and behave could turn a dream day in the woods into […]

By |Bears|
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