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Old-Fashioned, Pioneer & Primitive Skills & Resources. 7 Tips For Shoveling Snow. This winter there’s no business!

7 Tips For Shoveling Snow

Like snow business! Like snow business I know! Hey, I’m just trying to lighten the mood since we we broke snow and cold records this winter. It is warmer in Alaska than it is in the Lower 48 right now. 35 Secret Passageways Built Into Houses. Apr 16, 2012 Everyone has a secret hiding place, some are just more elaborate than others.

35 Secret Passageways Built Into Houses

Maybe you have precious valuables, want a panic room for your family or simply need a secret lair to take over the world from.


Tools: Tips, Info & Homemade Tools. Kilns. Energy. Off Grid. Global Village Construction Set. An Introduction To Porous Pavement. Terasa Young, Water Resources Agent, Clemson ExtensionMay 2013.

An Introduction To Porous Pavement

HowStuffWorks. Almost 2000 Uses For WD 40. 5 Gallon Bucket Articles, Videos and Community. Projects: Other Projects I Have In Mind To Tackle:


Make Your Own Paint. Decorating techniques make use of the most unexpected local resources.

Make Your Own Paint

Somewhere around the Mediterranean, a nameless visionary was the first to use an olive oil plaster finish to embellish the home. This simple preparation is applied in one or two coats. Over a Venetian plaster finish, it brings out the texture and adds color. Household Cyclopedia - DIY Paints & Dyes. How To Make Recycled Paper - Steward Community Woodland. Producing your own exclusive, original, hand-made paper is easy and creative.

How To Make Recycled Paper - Steward Community Woodland

Neo-Tribal "Epoxy"/AKA Cutler's Resin - The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions. A few minutes ago, I glued a blade in a piece of antler using the pine pitch glue.

Neo-Tribal "Epoxy"/AKA Cutler's Resin - The Knife Network Forums : Knife Making Discussions

My mix called for 3 parts pitch, 1 part bees wax, and 2 parts moose dung. The dried moose dung was hammer forged (cold) on the kitchen counter basically to a coarse powder. I melted the pitch and the wax in an old soup can, then stirred in the hand forged powdered dung to form the glue. I did this in my kitchen on the gas range. Small Farm Resources: Journey To Forever. Back to the land – a 140-year trend "Ten Acres Enough: The Small Farm Dream is Possible" by Lynn R Miller, Ralph C Miller, Edmund Morris, 1864, 2nd Edition 1996, Small Farmers Journal, ISBN 1885210035 First published in 1864, this is the journal of a man who moved from the city to the country a hundred years before it became the fashion.

Small Farm Resources: Journey To Forever

It's the story of his experiences building a small farm and living the simple life, with his advice on a range of topics such as buying land, planting peaches and berries, livestock, weeds, liquid manure, and hard financial realities. It was possible then, and it's possible now. Read it online at the Making of America (MOA) digital library: From Powell's Books: "Three Acres And Liberty" by Bolton Hall, 1907, Macmillan This original back-to-the-land book is much more than a how-to, also a why-to, and Hall's reasons are as clearcut today as they were a hundred years ago. Small farms Quality check "Small Farm Handbook", Small Farm Program at UC Davis.

Farm Hack. Hypertufa Pots (Perlite, Peat Moss, Cement) .I’m so excited to be here at Remodelaholic guest posting again!

Hypertufa Pots (Perlite, Peat Moss, Cement)

Thank you Cassity for having me! Please come and visit me at my blog, 33 Shades of Green. You’ll find me cooking, crafting, decorating, and trying out all sorts of creative projects. I made these hypertufa pots after seeing this article in the March 2010 issue of Martha Stewart Living Magazine. DIY Compost Sifter. DIY Compost Tumbler Tutorial. We made a compost tumbler for my sister in law for her birthday last year.

DIY Compost Tumbler Tutorial

This tutorial and information/ idea comes from Janet Luke’s amazing Green Urban Living. You’ll need:A table of some type A plastic food grade drum4 castor wheels2 galvanized hingesScrews1 galvanized hasp and staple latch1 carabiner JigsawDrill Mr Ecochick made a small table out of old fence posts we had lying around.

Smokehouses & Smokers

A $5 Fake Brick Pizza Oven Hack. The original author, as well as most of the commenters, are missing the point of a pizza stone. It isn't used to make the pizza cook faster at all (when you add the preheat time of the stone to your cook time this should've been fairly obvious). The point is to make it cook more evenly. The crust takes longer to cook than the toppings.

A pizza stone makes the crust cook faster so it'll be crispy before the toppings start burning. Putting another stone above your pizza ruins that effect by evening the temperature back out. DIY Firewood: How To Make Logs From Newspaper. I’m always looking for new ways of of using common household materials in a survival situation. The other day I came across how you can take old newspapers and turn them into logs that can be used for fuel similar to any other log. How to Make Logs from Newspaper Step 1: Soak the Newspaper Step 2: Drain and Lay Out the Paper Step 3: Roll the Wet Newspaper Around a Dowel Step 4: Continue Rolling Until Desired Thickness is Acheived Step 5: Thoroughly Dry your New Newspaper Log.

Brewing & Distilling Alcohol

DIY: Cheesemaking Equipment: Free PDF. To make all of these Instructables, download this collection of How To’s as an ebook. Download » "How to Make Cheese" is your step-by-step guide to easy cheesemaking at home! In this book, you will learn how to make 30-minute mozzarella, easy ricotta, and even an indoor cave to age your own cheese in! All projects come from, are written by our creative community, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself. Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet.

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Antique Tractors - Yesterday's Tractors : Parts and Online Community. Repair A Flatscreen Monitor For $15. Lindsay's Technical Books. The 18 Most Suppressed Inventions. Perhaps the most notorious suppressed invention is the General Motors EV1, subject of the 2006 documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car?

DIY Soap & Household Products. Making Candles & Oil Lamps. Other's Related Pearltrees. Potterycrafts Home Page - Learn Pottery Techniques, buy materials, equipment, clay, glaze - Modellin. S Focus on Glassmaking.