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6 Perennial Vegetables To Plant Once

Reap their harvest year after year
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:28 PM

As you look to plant your current garden this spring or start breaking ground on a new one, consider planting the following 6 plants to give you great produce year after year. 


Also check out the WSID Article on Planting Asparagus.

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Survival Uses for Newspaper

9 ideas and tips for using newspaper
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:03 AM

From using newspaper as a garden weed barrier to covering pipes and preventing drafts in window and doors, newspaper can have many wonderful uses around the home and in survival situations. 


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5 Simple Tips For Spotting And Treating Common Chicken Illnesses

Understanding the signs
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 5:10 PM

Learn about some of the more common ailments that can arise in your backyard flock and how to identify them. 


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160 Uses for Coconut Oil

Many reasons to include it in your preps
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 11:35 AM

Great for cooking, personal care and healthful, here is a great list of uses for coconut oil and a whole lot of reasons to keep some on hand.


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Natural Air Conditioner

Cools with the power of terracotta and evaporation
Monday, April 7, 2014, 2:27 PM

An interesting concept to create small space cooling using simple technology and natural materials.


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10 Non-Power Tools You Need for Survival

Effective tools when power is not available
Friday, April 4, 2014, 3:59 PM

A good list of tools to consider as part of your preps that can replace the ones the need power or batteries in order to function. 


And as a side note, my new 28" cross cut saw arrives tomorrow.  Looking forward to trying it out and giving everyone a review of its effectiveness and functionality. » Read more

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How To Make A PVC Pump!

Create suction, pump water, and compress air.
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 5:50 PM

In this DIY project you'll learn how to make a customizable PVC hand pump that will create vacuum suction, pump water, or compress air.

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Growing and Using Comfrey

6 fantastic reasons to plant it in your garden
Thursday, April 3, 2014, 1:56 PM

A great summary of why you should plant comfrey in your garden this season and learn to apply its many uses around the home.


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Garden Vegetable Calories

Knowing the stored energy in your garden crops
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 10:41 AM

An interesting look at what plants have the highest caloric value in your vegetable garden.  As always, plant and grow what works best in your area and what you like to eat but put some thought into exploring new varieties that could yield a greater level of calories for you and your family.  I think it is time to start eating more raw garlic.


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15 Household Uses for Honey

TIme to get to know your local beekeeper
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:06 PM

From first aid remedies to soothing a sore throat, here are a bunch of wonderful ways to use honey around the home.


Also check out the Beekeeping Group at PP and the great summary of Adam' Great 'Bad' Honey Harvest.