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5 Reasons To Add Ponds To Your Homestead

A valuable water resource
Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 8:16 PM

5 great reasons to invest in pond infrastructure for your homestead and backyard paradise. 

http://theprepperproject.com/5-reasons-add-ponds-homestead/

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How To Make A Super Secret Safe

For Less Than $3
Monday, May 26, 2014, 3:40 PM

A simple and cheap way to create a secure location to store smaller valuable items in your home.  I especially like at the end where it is mentioned storing a list of computer passwords in this secret spot.  A great idea.  » Read more

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6 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Natural insect repellents
Friday, May 23, 2014, 11:14 AM

Besides managing pools of water and sources where mosquitoes breed, planting a variety of beneficial repelling plants in the garden this season with help control these pests and make your summer a little more enjoyable.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/gardening/fresh-clips-herbs-to-repel-insects.aspx

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SOS Signaling

10 ways to signal SOS
Thursday, May 22, 2014, 6:45 PM

Many different ways to signal for help using the international Morse code distress signal - SOS! 

http://www.askaprepper.com/10-ways-signal-sos/

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How the Mukombe works (drawings by Jim Watt)

The Mukombe

A “tippy tap” hand washing device
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:46 PM

A fascinating design for a hand washing station using natural materials. Making hygiene a priority for better health. 

http://www.afrigadget.com/2014/04/06/the-mukombe/

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Shutterstock: Brooke Becker

25 Uses for Epsom Salts

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 7:07 PM

Learn about the many ways to use epsom salts around the house and on the homestead.

http://preparednessmama.com/25-uses-for-epsom-salts/

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Making a Solar Cooker for Free

Simple DIY plan for build your own solar oven
Monday, May 12, 2014, 10:23 AM

Learn to make this simple DIY solar cooker and start making some yummy food this summer with the power of the sun.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/diy/making-a-solar-cooker-zmaz94jjzraw.aspx

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Brewing Kombucha

Learn how to make your own at home
Friday, May 9, 2014, 1:14 PM

A wonderful tutorial on how to brew your own healthful Kombucha drinks. 

http://preparingwithdave.com/kombucha/#.U2v5S_bc2kY

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Learning Map Reading Skills

Never get lost again
Thursday, May 8, 2014, 1:32 PM

Map reading is a vital survival skill to know for emergency situations and general preparedness.  This skill can also be handy when looking at possible new home locations and scouting for new local resources.

http://www.thebugoutbagguide.com/2014/05/07/map-reading-skills/ » Read more

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10 Ways to Homestead on a Small Property

Keeping this small and simple
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 1:11 PM

10 great ways to get started on building your own little homestead, no matter the size or location of your property.

http://theprepperproject.com/10-ways-homestead-on-a-small-property/