Tag: Thrift

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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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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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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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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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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Make Your Own Laundry Soap – With 4 Simple Ingredients

Did you know that with a few basic very inexpensive ingredients you can make your own laundry soap that is: less expensive, better for the environment and healthier for your skin? We...

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Thrift Tips for Stretching a Buck in a Tough Economy

Being laid off, under employed 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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3 Steps to Drought Survival – How to Prepare Today…

All across America, the ground is cracking and grass is crunching under our feet… The corn crop is about a bust and we’re all starting to get a little worried. All because of...

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