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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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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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Training for Survival: Five Ways to Increase Your Survival IQ

Do you have the mental toughness, strength of character and tough as nails resolve to survive when a crisis strikes and your plans must change? Let’s find out as we look at 5 s...

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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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