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30 Uses For Wood Ashes, You Never Thought Of

Make lye water out of ash. You can boil 2-3 spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for clothes, floors, windows, silverware, plates, and even rust in marble. Read more

Could you stomach these Great Depression meals?

With all the talk about food storage and growing our own food, I did a little digging around to find out what some people ate during America’s Great Depression of the 1930’s. Surprisingly, a few of these were made by my mother and grandmother, traditions, I’m sure, from a more frugal era. I still have a soft spot for Chipped Beef on Read more

Food Storage Wisdom

A generation or two ago, families had the good sense to always maintain a good food storage program because they understood that bad things can happen to food supplies. At some point, America became complacent Read more

Turning Dangerous Water Safe

These are usually things we take for granted, imagine what a problem would be not to have them. Ideally, you should have a home with its own septic system and maybe a source of alternative energy, solar or wind. That will make you invulnerable to these kind of disasters. If you can’t have that, then maybe your relatives or friends do and you can stay with them. Read more

15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel

I discovered witch hazel in college. I was not exactly the owner of the clearest skin in Britain, and dabbing a little witch hazel extract on my blemished skin stopped me enduring a mountain of abuse. But there are way more uses for this shrub than clearing up spotty skin Read more

10 Things To Stock Up on That No One Thinks About

Prepper always stock up on food, medical aids, water, weapons, and even have some kind of shelter set up just in case of an emergency. Let’s think about this a little bit more. What would really happen in an “end of the world” situation? Isn’t our mental health as much a priority as food, water, medicine, or even shelter? Read more
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