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THRIFT: 17 Family Road Trip/Travel Hacks


Previously, I’ve shared that we have several kids. So…road trips, yeah, they’re a B-L-A-S-T, as in explosive. I’ve made a note of several of these tips for some upcoming travel our family has before fall this year. Seriously. I’d love to meet all the parent-geniuses that come up with such great re-purposing for these everyday […]

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THRIFTY TIPS: 101 Free Activities for Families

So, this list isn’t numbered but it’s broken up into sections. Things to do when… you feel like being outside it’s hot outside it’s cold outside you wanna try something new you feel like staying in you are hungry you wanna learn something new you want some time together you feel creative It’s got quite […]

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Memorial Day 2017

Today is particularly special. Sure, grocery stores and Walmart sell lots of meat, veggies, beach chairs, towels, chips, charcoal, matches, and grills. Beer and soda sales are just as strong too. As we celebrate today, we will think of our liberties with a peculiar gratitude. We will ponder the somber nature of the day we […]

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Video: Olive Oil Unhealthy?

This video came as a bit of a surprise to me, to be candid. For years, I’ve been cooking with olive oil over others. As I watched this video, I began to wonder how many millions of marketing dollars have been spent by those who sell us these products? I recalled my experience years ago, […]

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10 Tips to a Healthy Holiday

I came across an article that boasts 10 tips focused on helping you eat healthier during the holidays. But, who cares about that anyway, right? I, for one, want to live to a ripe old age of 100 and I want to have full use of my faculties when I get there. That sure isn’t […]

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DIY Cutting Board

In the world of DIYs, few builds receive more love (attention) and fanfare than kitchen gadgets & widgets. This DIY is no different. Making a cutting board from scrap wood is a fun project. BUT, I strongly recommend that you research the wood you’ll be using for this build. Chemical treatments to the wood will […]

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The Benefits of Hydrolyzed Collagen

Did you know that collagen is the largest and most abundant protein in our bodies? That’s right. In fact, collagen is the key component in the wonderful structural material that makes up our: • Arteries • Bones • Digestive Tract • Heart • Joints • Kidney • Ligaments • Liver • Lungs • Muscles • […]

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The Water Contaminants Guide by The Daily Prep

If you’re a prepper, you know all about the Berkey water filter. It’s the shiny metal canister that sits on your counter, and filters water using gravity. It has been around for a while and has lots of fans, so it’s easy to find reviews and statistics on it. But one thing that’s always left […]

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12 year shelf life

12 year shelf life verified for Mountain House Food Storage

Research Shows 12 year shelf life Albany, OR (PRWEB) October 06, 2014 New testing by the Sensory Science Laboratory at Oregon State University has found the food pouches of Mountain House, the leading provider of freeze dried foods for outdoor recreation and long-term storage, offer a 20-percent longer shelf life than previously verified. The third-party […]

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