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12 Foods that People Mistakenly Refrigerate

12 Foods that People Mistakenly Refrigerate

12 Foods that People Mistakenly Refrigerate Modern life cultivates in most of us an ingrained reflex to preserve food using refrigeration. We preserve food in other ways too, of course, such as the food industry’s reliance on chemical “preservatives.” And, much like the use of preservatives, refrigeration has its pros …

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25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation

25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation

25 Ways Duct Tape Can Help You in a Survival Situation Originally used during World War 2 to waterproof ammunition boxes, duct tape has truly become one of the most versatile materials in the world. I’ve seen duct tape used for just about everything from sealing duct work to making …

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How To Check How Much Propane Is In Your Tank

How To Check How Much Propane Is In Your Tank

How Much Propane Is In Your Tank -Easy Test to Check Propane Level Propane tanks are a common fuel source used for cooking with grills. Depending on where you live, it may be the only permitted fuel source. If you have a propane tank, and like to grill a lot, …

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6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying

6 Common Reasons Why Your Hens Stop Laying Most people who keep a backyard flock do so for the delicious, farm-fresh eggs. It’s always concerning when the hens suddenly stop laying. In addition to the inconvenience when there suddenly aren’t eggs for breakfast, there’s the anxiety that perhaps something is …

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Traditional Cherokee Medicinal Plants

Traditional Cherokee Medicinal Plants

Traditional Cherokee Medicinal Plants The Cherokee, a Native American Tribe located in the Southeastern United States, have a strong history of understanding, gathering, and preserving medicinal herbs. Part of their understanding of these plants includes the plants’ inherent power to offer both preventative and healing properties. One of the tenets …

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How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning

How Houses Functioned Before the Advent of Air Conditioning Greene County via flickr cc Earlier this summer, my next door was complaining to me about how costly his electric bill had gotten due to running his air conditioning system. I was shocked when we compared inside temperatures and bill amounts …

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Survival Tips – How To Find Water In The Wilderness

Survival Tips - How To Find Water In The Wilderness

Survival Tips – How To Find Water In The Wilderness You can survive about 3 weeks without food. However, you can die if you go for three days without water. So, imagine a situation where you are lost in a wilderness, like an unknown forest to you. Alternatively, let us assume …

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8 Wild Teas Every Survivalist Should Know

8 Wild Teas Every Survivalist Should Know

8 Wild Teas Every Survivalist Should Know  Most people think of a cup of tea as a soothing luxury, not as a tool for survival, but hot tea provides hydration, warmth, and often medicinal or nutritional value. Boiling and adding natural flavor to lake water is a good way to …

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11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA

11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA

11 Places You Can Find Free Land In The USA The Homesteading Act of 1862 granted free tracts of land to would-be farmers, courtesy of the federal government, in an effort to bring settlers to certain areas. While those days are long gone, certain underpopulated states are now extending a …

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How To Make Your Own Berkey Water Filter At Home

How To Build Your Own Berkey Water Filter At Home Drinking contaminated water can be harmful to our health. Health experts insist that you should boil water from wells, groundwater, and river water because they may contain toxic chemicals and organic materials that cause precarious diseases such as cholera. Buying …

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8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens

8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens

8 Ways Apple Cider Vinegar Can Help Care For Your Chickens Apple cider vinegar is truly a miracle elixir with enumerable applications, in and out of the coop. Vinegar is made using 2 consecutive fermentation processes. The type of vinegar produced is determined by the item being fermented, not by …

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