Dry Laundry Naturally

You all know my feelings on laundry...  What you may not know is my complete dislike of the dryer.  Using the dryer costs a lot of money to run.  Using the dryer creates static, is too  hot (especially in summer) and makes clothes, linens and the like smell -- well stale. There are many benefits …

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Usnea: Amongst the Best Herbal Antibiotics in Our Arsenal

Usnea herb is very powerful.  While I tend to not use the prefix ‘anti’ to describe how herbs work, this is one herb that can really be summed up with this prefix. Usnea is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-fungal, making it a premier choice for all sorts of infections and wounds. This article will take a …

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To The Rescue : CPR for Baby

Infant CPRWhile I am certified to perform CPR for infants, I am not certified to instruct others on how to perform CPR.  Instead I am providing another source for you so that you too can come to the rescue, God-forbid, the need ever arise.  The Baby Center: Expert Advise section has illustrated guides on first …

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Best Plants to Grow Indoors in the Winter

It’s winter outside, but that doesn’t mean we can’t earn the mood-elevating, health-enhancing benefits of tending to plants. By Anna Archibald and Tabitha Grace | November /December 2017 If properly cared for, certain flowers, culinary herbs and even citrus plants can be grown inside. Photo by iStock/IPGGutenbergUKLtd Growing plants indoors adds vibrancy and cheer to our …

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5 All-Natural Tricks To Save Your Garden From Fungus

Written by: Steve Nubie I’ve been gardening for more than 40 years. I’m particularly fond of vegetable gardening, although my wife is an avid gardener with flowers and decorative plants. Both of us, though, have confronted the challenge of various forms of fungus growing on leaves, and we’re both very hesitant about any chemical sprays. …

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5 Ways Your Great-Grandparents Stockpiled Fresh Produce

Written by: Daphne Cybele Van Schaick Can you stockpile fresh produce? Yes! You can integrate your extra garden and orchard produce (or weekly specials from the supermarket) into a well-planned stockpile that includes fresh produce, just like your great-grandparents did. Fresh items can be preserved for longer storage, and you can grow fruit trees, nut-bearing …

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Uncovered FEMA Report Warns: 4-10 Years WITHOUT ELECTRICITY After Major Solar Storm

Written by: Daniel Jennings A perfect solar storm similar to one that slammed into Earth in 1859 would knock out the United States electric grid for four to 10 years if it hit today, an unpublished report from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) indicates. The 36-page report was posted this month at GovernmentAttic.org, which …

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Food Independence on a 1930s Farm

A young man and his family relished the seasonal bounty of their garden and orchard, especially the green chili chow-chow they made each fall. By Harold Oliver, as told to Peter Kohler We braided onions and hung them to dry in the cellar. ROBERT SHETTERLY This account was told to me by my former neighbor, Harold Oliver, …

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29 Once-Common Survival Skills We’ve Lost To Technology

Written by: Tammy Robinson No doubt, all of us benefit greatly from technology. Unfortunately, though, there is a payoff for all this convenience: the loss of common skills. Although I love being able to Google almost any question and click an icon to call home, the fact is that there are some skills we might …

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11 Unique, Lightning-Fast Vegetables You Can STILL Grow From Seed

Written by: Mary Dyer Survival Gardening [ repost: http://www.offthegridnews.com/survival-gardening-2/11-unique-lightning-fast-vegetables-you-can-still-plant-from-seed/  ]   By the time August ends, your vegetable garden likely has a number of bare spots. This is a good thing, indeed, and a sign that the bounty of a successful harvest has enriched your dinner table and replenished your cupboards and freezer for the …

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