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7 Creative Wood Pallet Fence Ideas

7 Creative Wood Pallet Fence Ideas

7 Creative Wood Pallet Fence Ideas Fencing in your property is a great idea, but it costs as much as your arm and a leg. If you have chickens you want to keep in your yard or children you want to keep in a set area, having a fence is …

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Collecting Rainwater: State by State Guide

Rainwater-Harvesting-legislations

Collecting Rainwater: State by State Guide People have been collecting rainwater for thousands of years for several reasons. It provides people water to use again in their gardens, helps control stormwater runoff, reduces erosion risks and helps mitigate the threat of flooding to name a few. Harvesting rainwater can be …

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Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water

When and How to Test Your Water

Testing Your Drinking Water: When and How to Test Your Water We would like to think that all water is safe for us to drink, but evidence shows otherwise. For the last few years, we’ve watched the disaster in Flint, Michigan where residents have been drinking water that is contaminated …

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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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How to Make Your Own Charcoal At Home

Charcoal At Home

How to Make Your Own Charcoal At Home Charcoal has been a valuable fuel source for centuries, providing a clean and efficient way to cook food and heat homes. While it’s readily available in stores, making your own charcoal at home using a 55-gallon drum can be a rewarding and …

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Purple Paint Law: Trespassing Rules & Regulations

The Purple Paint Law

Purple Paint Law: Trespassing Rules & Regulations Trespassing is one of those problems that has become quite the issue for many land owners. It’s hard to show who owns a certain piece of land and the issue is that many people trespass. Some of them do that knowingly, others do …

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How To Make A Storm Glass To Predict The Weather

How To Make A Storm Glass To Predict The Weather

How To Make A Storm Glass To Predict The Weather Predict the Weather with a Storm Glass Here’s How to Make One Have you ever heard an older person complain of aching joints that accurately predict the weather? Or have you noticed that woodland creatures are busily gathering seeds and …

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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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Foods that Regrow in Water

Foods that Regrow in Water

Foods that Regrow in Water Did you know that you can regrow food in water without planting them outside in dirt? If you have two black thumbs, regrowing food scraps in water is a good choice, and it can help you save some money. It’s a great trick for those …

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8 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

8 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

8 Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar Apple cider vinegar has been touted by homesteaders as a wonderful remedy for many ailments, from curing hiccups to helping you lose weight. Cooks love it too, as it provides a wonderful kick to salad dressings, coleslaws, and mayonnaises. You can even get …

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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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