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6 Foraging Chicken Breeds for the Thrifty Farmer

Great birds for free ranging.
Monday, March 30, 2015, 3:29 PM

These chicken breeds are excellent foragers, and when allowed to free-range, they'll do their part to supplement their diet—saving you money on feed.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/livestock-and-pets/6-foraging-chicken-breeds-for-thrifty-farmer.aspx

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Versatackle Knot

A variation of the Trucker’s Hitch
Friday, March 27, 2015, 4:21 PM

Another interesting knot to learn and add to your knot making knowledge. 

http://www.onpointpreparedness.net/better-survival-knot-series-versatackle-knot/

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Photo by Don Becker, USGS

10 Tips to Prepare for Spring Flooding

Prepping for heavy rains and snowmelt
Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 5:44 PM

Great tips to keep you safe and secure when heavy spring rains start to come down and flooding can create emergency situations.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/survival-skills-10-tips-prepare-spring-flooding

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EDC Multi-tool Hair Clip

Clippa survival tool and hair clip
Tuesday, March 24, 2015, 10:52 AM

An interesting find for a discrete and simple EDC multi-tool that functions as a hair clip.  It may not have sparkly flowers or decorative patterns but it tighten screws and cuts through rope.  

Clippa Mini Tools Clip » Read more

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Beehive in a Jar

DIY project for a different kind of honey box.
Monday, March 23, 2015, 5:23 PM

An interesting DIY tutorial for creating a honey collection system where the honey and comb get made right in a jar.

http://removeandreplace.com/2013/05/07/how-to-easily-make-a-beehive-in-a-jar-backyard-project-diy/

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64 Creative Ideas And Ways To Use Pallets

Recycle And Reuse A Wooden Pallet
Monday, March 23, 2015, 12:35 PM

A wonderful list of creative and useful ways to use pallets as the building materials for projects around the house and homestead.

http://removeandreplace.com/2013/07/26/64-creative-ways-to-recycle-and-reuse-a-wooden-pallet/

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11 Household Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Handy household uses for tea tree essential oil
Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:41 PM

Great uses for tea tree oil for around the homestead.  Make sure to have a bottle on hand.

http://www.motherearthliving.com/healthy-home/green-living/uses-for-tea-tree-oil-zmhz14jazpit.aspx

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How To Start a Fire With Batteries

A video tutorial
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 1:55 PM

A great demonstration video on how to use the energy from batteries to create fire without matches.  Could be very useful information to have in an emergency situation.

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/video-how-start-fire-batteries

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XOWA: Offline Wikipedia

All of wikipedia on your computer
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 11:31 AM

Learn how to create your own local offline copy of Wikipedia using XOWA.  XOWA is a free, open-source application that lets you download Wikipedia to your computer. Access all of Wikipedia offline -- without an internet connection!

http://xowa.sourceforge.net/

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33 Prepper Uses for Aluminum Foil

Time to grab an extra roll.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 2:58 PM

A list of great uses for aluminum foil and why you should have an extra roll on hand as part of your preps.

http://urbansurvivalsite.com/33-prepper-uses-for-aluminum-foil/