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Car Emergency Kit List

The basics to ensure your roadside safety
Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 4:44 PM

A nice discussion of the benefits of having a well thought out list of emergency supplies and tools in your car for those times when you get stuck with your car and help could be a long time coming

http://shtfdad.com/car-emergency-kit-list/

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20 Wire Coat Hanger Uses for Survival

Good reasons to have them on hand
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 6:27 PM

A great little video going over the many uses or survival tools one can fashion out of a coat hanger or sturdy wire.

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5 ways to preserve food without refrigeration

Many ways to keep food without the cold
Monday, September 15, 2014, 2:32 PM

A great overview of the top methods to keep food edible and store it safely without refrigeration. 

http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/green-food/5-ways-preserve-food-without-refrigeration/

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4 Vegetables you can plant now for a fall harvest

Get those last minute garden veggies planted
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 4:37 PM

With Fall upon us, there is still time to get in a few fast growing crops into the garden.  Here are 4 ideas to get you started.  Don't forget about your kale!

http://www.treehugger.com/lawn-garden/4-vegetables-you-can-plant-now-fall-garden-harvest.html

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Solar Water Heating Basics

Learn the ins and outs of solar water heating
Monday, September 8, 2014, 7:35 PM

A great summary article and information to get you thinking about and installing a solar hot water system.

http://commonsensehome.com/solar-water-heating/

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7 ways to use an avocado pit

More than just compost filler
Monday, September 8, 2014, 4:43 PM

Some interesting ways to use the avocado pit and not worry about that hard ball of organic matter sitting around in your compost pile.

http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/7-ways-to-use-an-avocado-pit

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Top 5 Common Food-Storing Errors You May Be Making

Protect your food from unnecessary waste
Friday, September 5, 2014, 4:44 PM

So good tips to maximize the effectiveness of your food storage and avoid loss and spoilage by keeping in mind these other methods of putting up food.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/top-5-common-food-storing-errors-you-may-be-making/

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8 Gardening Foods That You Can Regrow From Table Scraps

Renewable food sources
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:51 PM

Learn how you can re-grow various plants and fruits and veggies from the scraps and waste products from your food preparations.

http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/8-gardening-foods-that-you-can-regrow-from-table-scraps/

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End-of-Summer Food Preservation Guide

Primer on food preservation methods
Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:09 PM

A great overview of the many different techniques to preserve food and put away the bounty of your garden.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/food-and-recipes/food-preservation/food-preservation-guide-zm0z14sozpit.aspx

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Survival Skills - Fire Making with a Hand Drill

Primative / Bushcraft fire making
Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:19 PM

Learn the basics of making fire with the hand drill method.  Also check out the the WSID article on 9 Ways to Make Fire Without Matches.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-hand-drill-fire-making