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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

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4 Ways to Raise Livestock Without Chemicals

Ways to keep you animals healthy naturally
Thursday, August 28, 2014, 11:21 AM

4 great tips to keep livestock off the chemical pharmaceuticals and have them on natural methods for preventing and treating common ailments.

http://anamericanhomestead.com/4-ways-to-raise-livestock-without-chemicals/ » Read more

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Teaching Survival Skills to Children

Preparing kids with better awareness
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 4:30 PM

Some great activities and lessons to teach children that will support better situational awareness and survival skills.  Provide them with the mental tools to keep them safer and more resilient in difficult situations.

http://www.survivopedia.com/svp_tchingsrvlchild/

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Feeling Queasy?

Ginger is the Best Remedy for Nausea
Thursday, August 21, 2014, 1:52 PM

A great article that discusses the many benefits of using ginger root to combat the feeling of nausea, upset stomach and as a digestive aide.  Fresh root is best but also having some in dried tea form works well too.  Keep in mind that organic ginger root can be planted in container pots and grown as a nice house plant.

http://readynutrition.com/resources/feeling-queasy-ginger-is-the-best-remedy-for-nausea_18082014/