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Alabama Prepper's Network: Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have. Author: Contributing Author The following article has been generously contributed for your reading pleasure by Rourke at Modern Survival Online.

Alabama Prepper's Network: Top 10 Survival Downloads You Should Have

We strongly urge our readers to take Rourke’s advice and download or print (or both) the following guides, which are available 100% free. Ideally, retain a paper copy if you have a survival folder, and save a copy to your reserve USB drive, which should be a component of your bug out survival bag or stored at your bug out location. There are tons of good downloads in the Survival Database Download section of this website.

For this article – I have selected 10 that everyone should have either printed and put away, or placed on a USB drive – or better yet both. So – let’s get to it: #10. . #9. . #8. . #7. Search. How To Make Barista-Worthy Coffee At Home. Make coffee at home instead of buying fancy lattes at the local cafe (or, OK, Starbucks outpost), and you’ll save boatloads of cash each year.

How To Make Barista-Worthy Coffee At Home

Shocking, right? If only it were that simple. Although financial gurus repeatedly trot out the so-called latte factor as a prime example of how we’re all busting our budgets, the tired tip fails to account for one major hurdle: taste. If we all boasted barista skills and our home kitchens had $1,000-plus espresso machines, the venti whatevers wouldn’t stand a chance. As it is… well, let’s just say it’s no surprise that so many people are willing to fork over $5 for a caffeine fix.

The good news is, even cooks with little skill and a basic drip coffeemaker can improve the flavor of their home brew. Use these tricks and recipes to make your homemade coffee more palatable straight up, or mixed into a fancier drink. 1. It extracts more flavor and releases the essential oils, says Jill Houk, a chef with Centered Chef Food Studios in Chicago. Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at WomansDay.com.

Eggs, yogurt and honey are, at first glance, all components of a tasty breakfast—but they also happen to be hair treatment ingredients, and affordable, all-natural ones at that.

Homemade Hair Treatments - At-Home Hair Repair at WomansDay.com

And they're not the only ones. Did you know, for instance, that the oils in avocados more closely resemble our own skin's oils than any product in the beauty aisle does? Or that the mild acidity in lemon is an effective—and gentler—alternative to chemical-laden products? Next time your locks need a lift, save money by using one of these kitchen fixes. For All Hair Types "The [raw] egg is really the best of all worlds," says Janice Cox, author of Natural Beauty at Home. To Use: For normal hair, use the entire egg to condition hair; use egg whites only to treat oily hair; use egg yolks only to moisturize dry, brittle hair, Cox says. Photo by Shutterstock. For Dull Hair To Use: Massage 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt into damp hair and let sit for 20 minutes.

Living Off the Grid: Free Yourself. Survivalist Skills. Homesteader's Free Library. Garage turned Mini Dream Home! Hello there!

Garage turned Mini Dream Home!

It’s been a busy week with a trip to Seattle for the Picasso exhibition and a drive out to the coast but I knew I had to share this amazing remodel with you before the week came to a close. Everyone loves good makeovers and the ones involving tiny spaces, creative design and ingenious solutions are my all time favorites! Check out how Seattle artist, designer and welder, Michelle de la Vega, created this beautiful little 250 sq. ft. haven… The before… This lonely little detached garage is just begging for some love.

The after! A cozy, light filled sleeping loft is so perfect for the space. The kitchen is well organized and accessible with open storage solutions. The rustic wood burning stove becomes sculptural in this room along with Michelle’s own art installations. The glass boxes housing pillow forms are actually a tribute to Michelle’s father. You know I am a big fan of great bathroom design and this one delivers. How many of us have garages that only house our junk!?