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For years we tried various floor cleaners that would work for cleaning our floors. It’s tricky because we have a combination of tile, vinyl and wood flooring, so to find the perfect cleaner that could use place in one bucket for mopping them all come Saturday cleaning days, was not so easy, and it was expensive!
Most wood floor cleaners average around $10 per quart bottle. We used Murphy’s Oil for years and it does a decent job. We still use it on our wood furniture, but for the floors we’ve found something that works equally well for all of our floors and it’s a lot less expensive.
Distilled White Vinegar Household Cleanser
White vinegar makes a great homemade natural all purpose cleanser. From floors to appliances, descaling for coffee makers, and shower glass to pet urine, sticker removal and laundry stain removal, if you could only have one cleaning product on hand, it should be white vinegar.
Distilled White Vinegar Uses:
- All purpose cleaner
- Appliance descale
- Shower glass
- Pet urine
- Laundry stains
And this is just for starters!
For more on white vinegar for weeds, mosquitos and ants, the ratio of vinegar to water, and the cost compared to store-bought cleansers, check out this article.
Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food
Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.
Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.
Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.
People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.
These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.