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Toothpaste was Made for This?


I’m always looking for tips & tricks to cut corners…especially when it comes to using a “toothpaste” for something other that what it’s sold as. I’ve got a foggy headlight situation on my truck. I’m going to give this a shot.  

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DIY Compost

Compost is more than simply piles of scraps from the kitchen table. In fact, if it doesn’t have green clippings, dry browns (like dried leaves), and microorganisms, then it’s not going to break down to the ideal compost for your garden. The videos provide excellent tutorials on making your own compost. How to Make Compost Make […]

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DIY Compost Barrels

Compost barrels are an excellent way to produce your own compost for your garden and yard. After reviewing dozens of designs, instructions, and videos, this video from Homesteadonomics is my favorite. It’s super easy to build, minimal parts list, no intensive labor, and a leaves you with a good looking composting tumbler. For this project […]

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got pumpkin?

3 Easy Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin milk hasn’t gone on sale yet, but just about everything else “pumpkin” you can think of is being sold EVERYWHERE. So, to celebrate this cool cultivar, we’re sharing three easy-peezy pumpkin-centric recipes. 1. Pumpkin Spice Energy Balls 2. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 3. Pumpkin Soup Recipe for Crock Pot Crock […]

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DIY potatoes, sweet potatoes

Potatoes in Trash Cans?

If you’ve got the itch for starch, here are a couple of potato videos, potatoes in trash cans and sweet potatoes in containers. Potatoes don’t really get as much notoriety unless they’re fried or stuffed. Spuds are a: • Great source for vitamin B6, C, potassium • Food free of cholesterol, fat, and sodium • […]

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Homemade Butter Gadget

Homemade butter. On homemade bread. Oh, and homemade jam. Now, THAT’s bliss! I came across this product while looking for cool gadgets on Pinterest. Priced under $30, I might have to pick one or two up. But, I will admit that I fully intend to adapt it to connect to my power drill. Why spend […]

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in-sink-erator kitchen garbage disposal

1 Natural Ingredient to Clean & Freshen Your Garbage Disposal

Here’s a fast-and-easy way to freshen and clean your kitchen garbage disposal with only one natural ingredient and without having to use harsh chemicals. • At least 2 quarters of a Fresh Lemon peel Steps Place a couple of quarters of your lemon peel into the disposal. Turn on the faucet & start running water into […]

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2 Tried & True DIY Cough Remedies

It’s that time of year where coughs abound in the office, in the classroom, and at home. Here are two simple, tried & true do-it-yourself cough remedies you can make at home. 1. Honey* Honey’s natural antibacterial properties should make it a staple for every household. For everything from teas to toast, honey adds healthy […]

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New Drone Video: DJi Mavic Pro

What does new tech (especially in the form of compact-drone video technology) have to do with survival, prepping, homesteading, and self-reliance? Well, good question. While you’re pondering that, this video of the coolest drone I’ve seen to date is now at over 2.2 million views since being uploaded yesterday! That’s insane! In terms of what […]

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That’s What It’s All A-Sprout

Fodder…ever heard of it? Yeah, no. Not “fodder” as in cannon fodder, you know, the expendable lives in battles and wars. I’m talking about the fodder that grows when you sprout seeds and feed that to your livestock. Don’t have livestock? OK. Ever eaten a pita “sandwich” with Alfalfa?…never? I hadn’t heard of fodder until […]

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