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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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Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know 

Guide to Canning

Guide to Canning: What You Need to Know  Are you interested in learning how to can? Canning is one of the top ways to preserve your garden harvest each year, turning it into delicious recipes. Homesteaders and gardeners alike started canning decades along. So, let’s jump right in with our …

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9 Tips for living off the grid

9 Tips for living off the grid

9 Tips for living off the grid Living off the grid involves disconnecting from public resources for power supply, waste disposal and water supply. In earlier years, living off the grid used to mean going to hide somewhere in the woods and being isolated from everyone while living on the …

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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 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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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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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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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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Homemade Ram Pump

How to: Make a ram pump

How to: Make a ram pump If you like to do DIY projects, you can benefit from your fun hobby by applying your enjoyment to helping you outside of preoccupying your spare time. For example, some projects can help you save money on your bills or perhaps make conveniences of life …

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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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Solar Heating Projects You’ll Love

10 Solar Heating Projects

10 Solar Heating Projects You’ll Love Heating your home can cost a fortune if you live in a region with very cold winters. Learning how to heat your own house for free in the winter can save you hundreds of dollars each month. If you want to become more self-reliant, …

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Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven!

Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven!

Off Grid Window Box Solar Heater Doubles As a Sun Oven! Solar heaters are gaining popularity and with good reason- they provide FREE heat. This design uses solar fans to move the heat into the room so its totally off grid and will work during a power outage. Because it …

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