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DIY Mosquito Management

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Here in Texas everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes! So many folks use tons and tons of bug spray to fend off those blood suckers but not me. My wife talked me into using coconut oil once a couple of years ago and that’s worked excellent ever since. But, here are two interesting videos that […]

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DIY Make Kinetic Sand

Having several kids at home is our reality. Finding crafts and creative activities can keep them entertained for quite a while. More than that, it’s fun to spend time doing these kinds of activities, especially when we’re stuck in a rainy-day storm kinda-day. How to Make Kinetic Sand

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Video: Have you ever seen a brine pool?

I stumbled across this video and it was too cool to not share with you. Interesting that this lake is over three-thousand feet below the Gulf of Mexico! The lake is termed “jacuzzi of destruction” because it’s salt content is four-times that of regular seawater.

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DIY Ginger, Lemon, & Thyme Cough Syrup

I recently recommended this wonderful DIY cough syrup to my friend’s husbad as he was looking for a cough syrup to help his daughter’s cough. This recipe is one of TONS of great recipes from our friend Wardeh Harmon at the Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS (GNOWFGLINS = God’s Natural, Organic, Whole Foods, Grown Locally, In […]

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In Praise of Apple Cider Vinegar

Tons of folks have sung praises to apple cider vinegar. I haven’t tried it yet myself, but I now intend to try it this week. I think the hardest part is thinking about the smell of vinegar and how it might split my tongue in half. My mom did make us drink quite a number […]

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Good for the Soul: Chicken Bone Broth

Look around you and you’ll likely find folks with sniffles, coughs, and fevers, not to mention head and stomach aches. I’ve talked about the benefits of bone broth before because I’ve experienced first-hand the benefits of using it to care for the body and fight illness. Check this out…  

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Fall Garden Ideas

Fall gardens are fun projects that are easily started. Here are a few ideas to get the juices flowing…in case you’re still undecided on what to put in the ground in your garden. The key is to get started! “6 Gardening Hacks”

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Mind-blowing Firefighter Competition Video

What does this two-minute and fifteen second video have to do with preparedness, self-reliance, and survival? Well… Lemme answer you this way. Would you rather have a firefighter with this kind of zeal and discipline coming to your aid? Bottom-line: Self-reliant individuals enjoy entertaining media too…that’s why we’re post content that isn’t focused on scarcity, […]

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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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