Backyard Survival Herbs: Boneset- Just A Little Herb’ll Do Ya!

History is full of accounts where someone was on the brink of death from a viral infection -like typhoid or dengue or influenza- and because someone knew to use boneset to inhibit th...

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Yarrow – A Fragrant Herb with a Practical Side

With leaves shaped like little feathers and a white crown of flowers, yarrow is packed with practical uses from stopping blood flow to causing a nosebleed! Intrigued? Let’s tak...

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Edible Wild Plants: Lamb’s Quarters – Don’t Weed It, Eat It!

Many vigilant gardeners unwittingly weed things out of their gardens that are just as delicious and nutritious – if not even more so- than the things that they hoe, plant, wate...

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Survival Plan for the Human Spirit in Tough Times

I think our family has been through enough seasons of low or no income for me to be an “authority” on how to get through a season of deprivation.  Of course, planning in plenty ...

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Backyard Survival Herbs- Springing Up Everywhere!

As things start popping out all over, we want to take a look at some natural herbs that you can collect right around the areas you frequent – whether it be a rural plot of land...

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Lard for Life! Rendering Pig Fat for a Nutritional Feast

Lard For Life! I know wayyyyyyyy back in the “good ol’ days” there was an ad that said, “Lard for Life.”  My husband and I saw it in an old magazine in an antique store so...

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Do It Yourself: Reconditioning Cast Iron~Rust-ic Treasures

Can rusted cast iron be saved and restored? Is it worth the time and trouble? How much time and trouble does it actually take to restore cast iron to a seasoned, rust-free, nonstick ...

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Homemade Yogurt – DIY Survival Against the Beasties in Your Gut

Homemade yogurt is good for you and can be a vital aid in keeping you and your family healthy. Best of all, making your own yogurt is not really all that hard.  And with food allerg...

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Backyard Survival Herbs – Elderberry – For Taste or Tonic

Winter’s still hanging on and with it, all of the usual germs that thrive in shut-up environments, breeding like crazy in the same warmth we bask in.  No fear –the elderberry pl...

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How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent – Part 2

Have you tried a homemade liquid detergent and wished you could also make a dry one to take on-the-go… this recipe is a winner and much better for traveling light, which is a r...

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Get Me Organic! GMOs – Genetically Modified Organisms

Genetically modified organisms are taking over the world. All over the globe people are experiencing new diseases and allergies in unprecedented proportions.  The culprit may be wh...

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10 Practical Gifts for Women Who Love to Be Prepared

If you are doing life with a woman like me – who raves about a gift that has a practical purpose – then you will be especially excited to peruse my wish list of survival-orie...

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