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Best All-Natural Soap Recipes

Best All-Natural Soap Recipes

A few years ago, tired of the cost and potential environmental hazards of commercial laundry soap, I started making my own detergent from washing soda, borax, and Fels-Naptha bars. It wasn’t long before I started wondering about making soap from ...

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Make Your Own Personal Care Products

Make Your Own Personal Care Products

When you think of emergency supplies, you probably think of the most critical preps like food and water.  And while these are certainly important, for extended emergencies, you’ll want more of creature comforts. If you can’t or don’t want to ...

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Saving Money by Sewing Frugally

Saving Money by Sewing Frugally

Living off the grid becomes much easier when you have the sewing skills to craft clothes, towels, linens, and other household items that you use on a daily basis. Instead of heading out to the mall several times per year ...

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The City Slicker’s Guide to Bushcraft Methods

The City Slicker’s Guide to Bushcraft Methods

In the last City Slicker’s Guide, we discussed “Bushcraft on a Budget.”  Basically, we told you about the items you should have in your kit if you hope to get out there and really enjoy the woods.  Well, you’ve got ...

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Survival Candle Making 101

Survival Candle Making 101

Before the advent of electricity, candles and oil lamps provided light indoors and out. Candles are still valued for their soft glow, although they’re rarely used for utilitarian purposes these days. From a survivalist perspective, though, knowing how to make ...

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Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

Growing Through Self-Directed Learning

We’re surrounded by a society that treats education as a commodity like everything else. Knowledge is thought to be owned by experts who will dispense it to us if we submit to their curricula, and (once we’re adults) pay for ...

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