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Homemade Eczema Cream

Homemade Eczema Cream - Knowing how to manipulate the world around you and have the right items on hand to create medicines and natural care is imperative. This particular recipe only has two ingredients. You can ad essential oils to this recipe if you want it to have a scent or add other benefits.

The itching and inflammation that comes with eczema is a terrifying thing to deal with. Its also an ugly thing to watch someone you love deal with. One thing that can be an issue early on is baby eczema. In …

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Are you Storing Essential Oils?

Are you Storing Essential OIls? - Essential oils are not going to be something you can reproduce. It takes pounds and pounds of raw plants to create a very little essential oil.  That said, essential oils are not the most effective long term answer because they will eventually run out.

Let’s get the big argument against essential oils out of the way. Its a very simple one but it holds some water in terms of repeatability. However, there are so many benefits to storing essential oils that I would just …

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Stove Necklace Idea for Ultralight Backpacking

Wearable tech is a trend that is exploding. We are just watching its most crude and early phases in things like the Fit Bit. These forms of tech are driven by modern, city living and high tech communications. However, what …

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How to Refill 1 Pound Propane Bottles

How to Refill 1 Pound Propane Bottles - Gas companies are not allowed to refill these bottles but you can do this at home for around 50 cents! Because this is propane and pressure, please be warned that this may be dangerous, please read the sites Disclaimer page before trying this.

Backup power is a vital piece of any preparedness plan. It’s so important that you have a means to heat your home, light to see and a way to cook with when the power goes out and those main methods …

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Shiplap Vs. Drywall – 4 Great Reasons To Use Shiplap In Your Home

Shiplap Vs. Drywall – 4 Great Reasons To Use Shiplap In Your Home - This product has changed the way I look at repairs and preparedness construction materials. I would encourage you to take the time to explore this article and learn more about shiplap and its benefits. You may be surprised at what it can do for you and your plans.

Building materials and repair materials go a long way after an SHTF scenario. Ours has become a phone call society when it comes to home maintenance. If something goes wrong with a home or if something needs doing we call …

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Late Winter and Early Spring Checklist For Prepping The Gardens

Spring is a time for work. Period. You are going to have a large list of items that you need to consider. One of the biggest is your garden.

Spring is a time for work. Period. You are going to have a large list of items that you need to consider. One of the biggest is your garden. We have compiled a list of things to consider between now …

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The Plantain Poultice for Healing Wounds

The big world of healing plants and trees is a lot for people to take in.

The big world of healing plants and trees is a lot for people to take in. Learning which plants do what is the easy part. After you can identify those plants then you need to practice using them. This is …

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5 Devious Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed

5 Devious Strategies That Will Get Preppers Killed — As preppers and survivalists we all fantasize. We all have these strange ideas about how it will all go down. What we have to remember is that these are nothing more than fantasies.

As preppers and survivalists, we all fantasize. We all have these strange ideas about how it will all go down. What we have to remember is that these are nothing more than fantasies. This article details some of the strategies many …

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Hyper Efficent DIY Solar Power

Being able to follow the sun's path through the sky can raise your solar panel system's output considerably (30-50%)

For a photovoltaic solar panel, following the sun’s path across the sky raises efficiency by 30-50%. This DIY sun tracker is easy to make and will help you stay less reliant on the grid during the colder months due to …

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Off Grid Power: The DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

How To Build An Impressive 1000 Watt Wind Turbine — 1000 watts is great power for any home. This turbine help charge the battery bank that powers our offgrid home. It's a permanent magnet alternator, generating 3 phase ac, rectified to dc, and fed to a charge controller.

Off grid power sources are changing all the time. It wasn’t long ago that solar power seemed like clunky and inefficient. Now we have solar generators that people bet their lives on in disaster! That’s the power of evolving and …

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