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7 Important Knots You Should Know

Learn to use rope more effectively.
Monday, February 2, 2015, 3:04 PM

A wonderful little video teaching you how to make 7 different useful knots. 

http://www.homesteadnotes.com/7-important-knots-you-should-know/2/

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Nature's Secret Larder

Make Multi-Purpose Cord from Nettles

How to instructions
Friday, November 21, 2014, 5:51 PM
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Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game

Book recommendation for building resilience
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 11:37 AM

The book Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game seems to be one I have found on a number of friends' and resilient community member' shelves recently, and it is one of my favorite go-to books to reference for when we start thinking about incorporating new livestock into the homestead.  Great instructions and visuals, and it get high marks on Amazon reviews. » Read more

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How to Make a Bee Skep

A look at another style of hive
Friday, May 17, 2013, 7:00 PM

Learn about this traditional style of natural bee hive and how to construct one.

http://www.rootsimple.com/2013/05/how-to-make-a-bee-skep/

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How To Back Up A Trailer

A tutorial on moving a trailer into place
Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 3:15 PM

Knowing how to back up a trailer into place is a very useful skill to have when the need arises.  This tutorial will give you the theory of how to move your vehicle properly to get your trailer in the right spot. 

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/04/29/how-to-back-up-a-trailer/

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How to Dehydrate Carrots

The basics of putting up carrots
Thursday, August 2, 2012, 6:16 PM

A simple tutorial on how to dehydrate carrots. 

http://newlifeonahomestead.com/2011/09/how-to-dehydrate-carrots/

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Pickles in Jar

How to Make Lacto-Fermented Pickles

An alternative to traditional pickle making
Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:55 AM

This is a super easy and nutritious alternative to the vinegar, water-bath canning method of pickling cucumbers.  It utilizes fresh cucumbers as they become available in your garden.  This method is quick enough to make that during the peak of cucumber production, we make a small batch of pickles every day or so.  The results are a tasty probiotic treat. » Read more