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Marjory Wildcraft, The Grow Network

Barefooting…Could You?

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I just watched a fascinating video by the tremendously gifted Marjory Wildcraft. In this video, she interviews Herbalist Doug Simons and they discuss the concept of barefooting and the benefits of it. They also discuss the most primitive type of sandal (tres puntos or “three points) found with the Tahumara and other cultures worldwide. You […]

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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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Do “Green Vaccines” Exist?

OK, I know. This topic is a highly debated issue. This article was forwarded to me from a close friend. I read through it and developed several of my own questions in addition to these: Is this a real thing? (Homeoprophylaxis) If so, how come I had never heard of it before? What do traditional […]

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Choosing a Coop, Hurricane Survival, and Bartering Rules

With so much time and so little to read, I thought I’d share the three most recent articles I’ve read. Pardon my dry humor, it’s been a rough Monday. Coops Ever wondered what kind of chicken coop you need for your hens? Well, here’s a short & sweet start from Heather Harris @ The Homesteading […]

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Let That Soak In…Seeds

Sprouting, ever heard of it? Have you ever tried it? I sprouted some seeds years ago when I lived in southern California. I had purchased a sprouting kit from my friend Connie Nielsen over at Life Sprouts. But, it wasn’t until I started researching and learning about fodder that I began to wonder why seeds […]

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Product Videos: Bug-A-Salt

Okay. Alright. This video…well, I don’t know what to say about this product. I haven’t tried it…yet. Perhaps, I won’t ever try it. I guess my point would be that I don’t see myself spending $40+ for a fancy-pants fly swatter. Have you or anyone you know purchased and used this product? If so, I’d […]

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Fresh Breath for Fido

As soon as I walked in the door from an exhausting day on the road, my son runs up to me and says, hardly able to contain himself, “We’re dog sitting for Mister Nate!” I won’t lie. That’s not what I heard, at least not on the first go. What I actually heard sounded a […]

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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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