GRANDMOTHER’S RECIPES : BLACKBERRY HONEY JAM – NO WHITE SUGAR

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Blackberry Honey Jam – A taste of pure summer! As many of you might recall, a few weeks back we did a recipe post on Strawberry Honey Jam which was made from just 4 natural ingredients (strawberries, apples, honey, and lemon juice). [Read more…]

The Healthy Best Recipes – Everyone Should Know How To Cook

Best Recipes

News flash: There are plenty of ways to cook up juicy and flavorful food without adding tons of unnecessary extras. While most people know to ditch the fryer when cooking up healthy meals, many don’t think about how their cooking method affects the nutritional make-up of their entre. [Read more…]

13 Pioneer Skills You May Need

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July 24th in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day.  Pioneer Day is a state holiday commemorating the arrival of the first band of Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley on July 24th, 1847.  So in honor of those great pioneers of the past, here are thirteen skills that were everyday to them that you may want to learn.  Most are skills that will be useful even now, while some may be more necessary in a grid down type situation. [Read more…]

How to Make a Battery That Lasts (Practically) Forever

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Learn how to make a diy battery lasts forever. Called a magnesium or Baghdad battery they are made with a magnesium rod and either a copper coil or a copper rod.

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FAST AND EASY ALOE VERA SHAMPOO RECIPE

ALOE SHAMPOO

Do you think your hair takes a lot of abuse now?  Are you spending a fortune on shampoos that make your hair look worse than it did before?  As bad as it may be now, wait until disaster strikes and no shampoos are available to buy.   Among other medicinal and body care benefits, Aloe Vera can also be used to make a shampoo that is easy to adapt to your needs. With our easy to follow recipe, you’ll be able to make your own aloe vera shampoo in no time! [Read more…]

WHAT EXACTLY IS A ROOT CELLAR AND HOW DOES IT WORK? 25 DIY ROOT CELLAR PLANS & IDEAS

ROOT CELLAR

Just like most of you, I cannot store all the things I need in my refrigerator. There is just too much to fit in there. Vegetables, fruits, salted meat, jams, potatoes, carrots, beets, turnips, and some drinks are just some of the stuff I need to stay fresh for months. [Read more…]

The Lost Self-Reliance Skills That Kept Our Forefathers Alive

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Why Our “Modern” Way of Life Is a Disaster Waiting To Happen

For hundreds of generations our ancestors survived and thrived in balance with nature without electricity, without supermarkets, without running water, without the biggest military spending in the world. [Read more…]

Native American Gardening Techniques – Learn How Foods Were Grown in the Past

Native American

Many people who are interested in green living are turning to Native American gardening techniques to learn how foods were grown in the past. Native Americans had to survive on what they grew, as well as what was available in the wild, for their survival. Some of the techniques that they used in the past are still used successfully today. [Read more…]