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Does being prepared for an emergency mean becoming one of "them"?

With all the natural disasters, emergency preparedness has been a subject of conversation all over the place.  What gets me is that the conversation is not about how can we be prepared.  718 more words

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DIY Whisk - 18th Century Style

I’ve shared one of my newer addictions – 18th Century cooking videos by Townsends.  I devoured these episodes on youtube and am just fascinated by their products.  352 more words

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DIY Laundry Soap Experiment #1

I have avoided making this sort of laundry soap because I see it as not actually making soap but assembling it.  It was my plan to do a cost analysis for this which is why I waited to put it on the blog (we made it 2 weeks ago) but I can’t find my reciept.  654 more words

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Thermal Cooking Experiment

Yesterday, I shared my solar cooking experiment with you.  I forgot to mention that when we removed the food from the cooker, it was 120 degrees.  687 more words


Solar Cooking Experiment

I have a friend who is a solar cooking expert.  I have been wanting to try solar cooking since we’ve been friends (which has been years).  541 more words


National Preparedness Month

It strikes as funny that we are going into National Preparedness Month right in the middle of one of the largest disasters in America.  It’s quite amazing timing.   259 more words

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DIY Beeswax Wrap

Like many of my DIY’s this is more conceptual than tutorial.  Beeswax wrap is becoming a popular alternative to plastic wrap.  However, it’s horribly expensive.  I get that it’s reusable but the idea that you can pay $5 a piece (or more) it’s not that enticing. 765 more words

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