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How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It)

How To Test Your Drinking Water (And Why You Should Do It) Most people turn on the faucet in their kitchen or bathroom and don’t think twice about the liquid flowing from it. But if the situation in Flint, Michigan has taught us anything, it is that we cannot trust the safety of any drinking …

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14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills

14 Sneaky-Smart Ways to Cut Your Home Heating Bills Homeowners will always feel that hit to the pocketbook in the winter from rising energy costs. According to the Department of Energy, the largest energy expense in the average US home is space heating, which accounts for 45% of energy bills. The average US household spent …

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6 Recipes You Can Make With Snow (Not Just Snow Cones!)

6 Recipes You Can Make With Snow (Not Just Snow Cones!) Often when it snows, we are not too happy about it. We have to shovel the driveway and don’t even mention digging your car out of the mountain of snow that has accumulated after a long day at work! It’s always so darn cold. It …

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How To Make A Survival Whistle From A .223 Case

How To Make A Survival Whistle From A .223 Case Because yelling will make you lose your voice, it’s important to carry a whistle just in case you get in a jam. For example: When I went mountain biking with a group of friends I crashed plenty of times. Luckily, none were serious. However, if …

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28 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets

28 Amazing Uses For Old Pallets Although some people may not see the utility of wood pallets, we have highlighted these on our website many times given how simple it is to re-purpose them into useful items. The below article lists 28 creative uses for old pallets that might have you knocking on the doors …

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How to Make A Survival Stove with Two Soda Cans

How to Make A Survival Stove with Two Soda Cans There are a lot of ways to eat food if the grid goes down, but almost without fail the best way is hot. Oh, sure you can swallow a lot if you are on the run. MRE’s were designed to be eaten cold. Canned food …

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DIY Passive Fireplace Heat Exchanger

How To Make A Passive Fireplace Heat Exchanger A passive fireplace heat exchanger can help you warm up your house, RV or camper faster and more efficiently. With a wood stove heat exchanger in place, you are capturing heat that would otherwise go out the chimney as waste heat. The heat exchanger will collect heat …

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Never Buy Peanut Butter or Roasted Nuts Again!

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Never Buy Peanut Butter or Roasted Nuts Again! Sometimes, there are things you learn in the homesteading, preparedness, and survival worlds that make you honestly take a moment and ask yourself, “Why doesn’t everyone do this!?” or, “Why haven’t I learned this sooner?” Roasting nuts and making peanut butter (or almond butter, or walnut butter) …

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12 Really Cool Ways to Make Treasure Out of Trash

12 Really Cool Ways to Make Treasure Out of Trash In the United States, we generate over 250 million tons (that’s 500 billion pounds) of trash every year, which ultimately ends up in our landfills. As I have stated previously landfills are contributing to air and ground water pollution and contributing to global warming by releasing …

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How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing

How To Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing Your plumbing system is particularly vulnerable to such things as frozen pipes and bursting water lines during the winter. There is nothing worse than when your pipes freeze (ok, there are a lot worse things, but you know what I mean). This has happened to me a number of …

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