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3 Dutch Oven Masterpieces


With fall here, I can’t help but think of camping and the majesty of the Great Outdoors! Being from Southern California, I miss being able to escape to the mountains and doing a day-hike 45-minutes from home, or spending the weekend enjoying primitive camping with dutch-oven meals and stories of youthful mischief. In celebration of […]

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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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Fun for the Kiddos, Family Fun

Fall’s here…let the games begin! Summer was fun and now that the kids are back-to-school, we’ve got to keep them playing and learning. The following games are great for boosting creativity and promoting positive interaction among siblings. These easy crafts will entertain the kids for a while and if your kids are like mine, they […]

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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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DIY Lip Balm!

The winter chill can zap your body’s hydration, especially if you don’t take in enough water. Chapped lips are everything but fun. Here’s a DIY lip balm that has simple ingredients and is fun to make…click on the image below or the link below it:

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Portable Solar water heater

Easy and inexpensive portable solar water heater DIY for under $10.00

Portable Solar water heater is a great survival tool to have in your preps. Hot water is something we all will want every day and especially in a SHTF scenario or unexpected emergency or disaster.  It  may not be something you’ll necessarily have access too without some forethought on your part. We’ve seen a lot […]

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