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UV Rays Save the Day—Disinfecting Water with the Sun

The sun is amazing! Did you know that you can disinfect drinking water using sunshine and a transparent container? This little tidbit of knowledge just might save you from contracting a nasty water-borne illness. Join me and discover just how easy it is to disinfect...

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Gotta Grow Garlic—4 Critical Reasons

Garlic is a miracle plant no home should be without! Here are 4 reasons why you should not waste any time incorporating garlic into your landscape. #1 – Garlic is a medicinal powerhouse. It has proven antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal properties....

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Chillin’ in Our DIY Buried Freezer Root Cellar

We are excited to announce that a re-purposed chest freezer makes a fantastic root cellar! It requires a few inexpensive parts, along with a bit of sweat equity, and the results are amazing. We have used our little root cellar for a few years now and are quite pleased...

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Hunger Insurance – Don’t Get Caught Without It!

The news is filled with photos of starving people, especially children. How do I protect my children from hunger? A one year supply of basic shelf-stable foods, such as wheat, rice, beans, pasta and oats, stashed away in your own home may just protect your family from...

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Washday, Twist a Knob and Push a Button – Kathleen Kay

Our friend, Kathy Kay, relives the days before electricity when washing clothes was an all day chore. I greatly appreciate the age old wisdom. "Have you ever sung the jingle: This is the way we wash the clothes, wash the clothes, wash the clothes. This is the way we...

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Tips for Storing Water in a 55-Gallon Plastic Barrel

Safe drinking water is a critical priority as you prepare for emergencies. You can only survive 3 days without water. A 55-gallon barrel is a great way to store a large amount of water in a little space. One 55-gallon barrel will supply 2 people with 2 gallons of...

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