Thrift Tips for Stretching a Buck in a Tough Economy

Being laid off, underemployed or just watching your paycheck buy less and less at the store has become a reality in most homes. As businesses are downsizing, more and more work gets ...

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Backyard Survival Food and Herbs – Meet Powerful Plantain

Did you know that there is an edible and almost magical “weed” which grows freely in backyards, meadows and along roadsides that has a history of use as far back as the a...

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5 Rules For Safely Selecting Wild Plants To Eat

Wild plants are a great, free source of nutrition and energy while camping, hiking, or “surviving” in the wilderness. But eat the wrong plant and you could be sick as a d...

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DIY – Dandelion Petal Jelly. Tastes Like Honey – Fun to Make!

If you love the taste of honey (with a hint of meringue pie) and have a lot of dandelions in your yard, you can turn that nuisance “weed” into sweet tasting jelly for you...

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10 Best Survival Gizmos, Gadgets and Gear – Volume 1

If you’re bored of “typical” survival gear, want to cut through the clutter and learn what David personally uses… or maybe you have a special someone on your ...

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Backyard Herbs: Cleavers- Lymphatic Aide and Much More!

The earth is greening up all around us and for those of us who want to create our own home medicinals, it’s never too soon to get started collecting and drying those lovely “...

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How to Save Your Garden Seeds and Eat Free for Life!

It’s springtime again and the worms are busy in our garden working the soil into great condition for yet another year of planting. One of the things I do first is go through the se...

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Gratitude – The Attitude That’ll Keep You Alive

Survival is a head game. When it’s you against the elements and you have nothing familiar in your new world, all of a sudden, that’s when your head can be your greatest ally or y...

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Soapmaking Pt.2: Castile Soap:Rx for the Dry Skin Blues

Gnarly, Dude… The drying ravages of winter and summer and cause our skin to look and feel very much downright gnarly!  Because some family members really liked the olive oil c...

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10 Great Gifts for Gals Who Love to Be Prepared

Need some help finding the perfect gift for the conscientious gal on your gift list who loves to be prepared? Well, here’s 10 unique gifts that are sure to please even the most...

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Garlic: A Savory Super Power in Your Health Arsenal

“Oh, honey!  You ate garlic……” Such a whine is heard in our home when my husband eats something containing garlic and I do not.  Basically having a major olfactory ...

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How to Make Your Own Soap – Soapmaking Part 1

Soap….it’s one of those things that is easily taken for granted in western culture…but what would you use to clean yourself if you didn’t have soap?  I decided to do...

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