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Off The Grid Gun Lubrication

Off The Grid Gun Lubrication

Firearm lubrication is an interesting topic for the off-the-grid lifestyle, especially if a situation develops which threatens normalcy in the future.  Not having access to high quality lubricants in a stressful or necessary situation could have a negative impact in ...

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How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

How To Make Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla extract being so expensive, you would think that it would be difficult to make.  Not so. Making vanilla extract requires few ingredients – vanilla beans, alcohol and a glass jar – and a fair amount of time. The expense ...

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“Fast” Food From Scratch

“Fast” Food From Scratch

We’ve all heard that we are what we eat, and we live in a society that doesn’t eat very well. Americans eat away from home about a third of the time, and at home many rely on pre-cooked meals.  Even ...

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Making Brooms the Old-Fashioned Way

Making Brooms the Old-Fashioned Way

A cottage in the woods or a farmhouse kitchen wouldn’t really be complete without a broom in the closet to clear away dust, with another near the hearth for sweeping up ashes from the previous night’s blazing fire. And imagine ...

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How to Make Your Own Deodorant

How to Make Your Own Deodorant

Deodorant. It’s the one toiletry most of us won’t do without – after all, who wants to stink? Not even our ancestors put up with nasty body odor. Early commercial deodorants ate through clothes they were so strong, but people ...

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Homemade Birthday Cakes

Homemade Birthday Cakes

With my birthday this week, cakes have definitely come to mind. My mom never bought cakes– she always let me pick a delicious and amazing cake from her recipe book, and then she made it for me with her own ...

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How to Make Your Own Shampoo

How to Make Your Own Shampoo

On a trip last year, I realized I hadn’t packed my shampoo. No big deal … except it was a major holiday and all the stores were closed in that particular rural community. Rather than make an expensive drive to ...

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Homemade Cheeses for Beginners

Homemade Cheeses for Beginners

I have found a new hobby in cheese making. It is an enjoyable craft that has a rewarding and edible outcome. You, too, can make some delicious, beautiful cheeses. As far as ingredients go, the milk used in these recipes ...

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