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How to Pick the Firewood that Puts Off the Most Heat

How to Pick the Firewood that Puts Off the Most Heat

How to Pick the Firewood that Puts Off the Most Heat As winter creeps closer, you might wonder what wood is the best for heating and burning to keep your house toasty warm. The best results and more heat per wood volume come from burning the highest density, or heaviest, …

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DIY 55 Gallon Cook Top Woodstove

DIY 55 Gallon Cook Top Woodstove

How to Build a DIY 55 Gallon Cook Top Woodstove When you embark on the self-sufficient living lifestyle, you might want to consider making your cooktop woodstove. Believe it or not, they are easy to make with the right tools and time available! A 55-gallon cooktop woodstove for heating and …

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12 Creative Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil

12 Creative Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil

12 Creative Ways to Reuse Aluminum Foil Aluminum foil is potentially one of the most useful and versatile mass produced substances. The early model of this product was originally called “tin foil” because it was made using tin. Tin transferred unwanted odor to food products, so a new version was …

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How to Build Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours

How to Build Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours

How to Build Self Feeding Fire That Lasts 14+ Hours  Pretend you are on a camping trip. Whether it’s to fight the cold or ward off nocturnal animals, you decided that the campfire is going to last all night. Smart choice but the requirements for up keeping a long fire …

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Guide to Composting Toilets

Guide to Composting Toilets

Composting Toilets: Your Guide to Off The Grid Toilets  Moving off the grid means you have to think and have plans for things that you don’t need to consider when you live in the town. Going off the grid means you’re disconnecting yourself from the municipal sewage system, and that …

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8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing

8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing

8 Common Medicinal Trees You Should Be Growing Tree medicines have an advantage over fresh herbs in that they can be harvested year-round. There are several prevalent varieties that grow in North America whose roots, leaves, bark, or twigs can be used to treat common ailments. As with using herbs, it’s …

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Dehydrating Food Guide: A Simple Guide 

Guide to Dehydrating Food From Your Garden

Dehydrating Food Guide: A Simple Guide  When your garden is overflowing with vegetables, it’s time to kick your preservation methods into overdrive. Aside from canning and freezing, dehydrating is another method for food preservation, allowing you to save all of your harvest or extra food scraps.  The great thing about …

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Five Useful Knots For Camping, Survival, Hiking, And More

Five Useful Knots For Camping, Survival, Hiking, And More

 Five Useful Knots For Camping, Survival, Hiking, And More Have you ever come across a situation where something you never really thought of before was all of a sudden extremely important? Finding yourself in this kind of spot can be a big headache for you or worse, life-threatening. Can you …

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How to Build a Fire Pit

How to Build a Fire Pit on a Small Budget 

How to Build a Fire Pit on a Small Budget It is summertime, and everyone wants to have a fire pit where you can roast marshmallows and hot dogs in your backyard. Building a fire pit can be pricey, but there are some great ways to cut costs. Use these …

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8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases

8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases

8 Insects You Can Use to Treat Injuries and Diseases Insects have been central to traditional healing practices for centuries in South America, Asia, and Africa. Preliminary medical trials have verified that many of these traditional ingredients contain beneficial properties. While modern, conventional medical care might be the preference in economically developed …

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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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Keep The Bugs Away With These Homemade Bug Sprays

Keep The Bugs Away

Keep The Bugs Away With These Homemade Bug Sprays Spending time outside is a favorite pastime, but dealing with bugs that won’t leave you alone is fun for no one. Everyone needs to have a recipe or two for homemade bug sprays that they can keep in diaper bags or …

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