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How to make aspirin from willow bark. How to Make an All-Natural Antiseptic Ointment. Today I am going to share with you how to make an all-natural first-aid antiseptic that you can easily make at home.

How to Make an All-Natural Antiseptic Ointment

This homemade antiseptic has excellent antibacterial properties to treat everyday cuts, scrapes and abrasions just as you would with any tube of over the counter ointment. Ingredients Ingredient Properties Tea tree oil: antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterialLavender: analgesic (pain relief), antibiotic, anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterialLemon: antibiotic, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterialCoconut oil: anti-inflammatory propertiesVitamin E: Skin healing vitamin Step 1. Step 2. Can Me Up: Over 50 Canning Recipes.

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How To Treat Lice Naturally Using Essential Oils. Easy Homemade Windmill Plans For Wind Power. DIY PVC Chicken Feeder. I have decided to start raising some chickens, so I’m in the process of searching for some chicken coop and feeder plans, while searching I came across this feeder that I seen online called the Dine-A-Chook.

DIY PVC Chicken Feeder

I thought it looked pretty cool, so I decided to try to and build one for myself and this is what I came up with. It holds 10 lbs. of feed but if you use a longer piece of PVC it could hold a lot more. So lets get started and I will show you how to build this yourself. During the build process I changed my mind on the type of cap I wanted to use for the top. So instead of using the screw on cap I went with the plain push on cap, so my parts picture is a little different from my final build. Parts List: How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse.

One of the most valuable assets in my garden is my greenhouse.

How to Build an Inexpensive Hoop-Style Greenhouse

It has allowed me to grow plants that I normally would not be able to grow, produce crops that the season is not usually long enough to produce, and protect my plants from frosts, hail, or other severe weather that normally would have destroyed my garden. How To Build A Self Watering Rain Gutter System To Grow Vegetables. Pole Shift Survival Information. 10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests. Please Share This Page:

10 Plants That Repel Garden Insect Pests

8 Best Chicken Breeds For Preppers. Keeping just one breed of chicken is like putting all your eggs in one basket.

8 Best Chicken Breeds For Preppers

Are you planning to keep chickens to provide food for your family after an economic collapse? They’re the first livestock on the prepper’s list due to their small size, low maintenance, and ability to provide both eggs and meat. Sleep Warm Anywhere. Let me emphasize something: The picture of me sleeping outside in the snow is not a good idea.

Sleep Warm Anywhere

What Will You Do When The Toilet Paper Is Gone? The Importance of Personal Hygiene during a Crisis Personal hygiene is as critical if not more so during a crisis as it is at anytime.

What Will You Do When The Toilet Paper Is Gone?

Keeping your hands and body clean is one of the most important things you can do to prevent the spread of diseases and bacteria. Just because the electricity is off and you have to boil or otherwise disinfect your water is no excuse for forgoing good sanitation practices particularly when it comes to human waste. During the 16th century in Europe, so-called medical experts thought that bathing was dangerous because according to them water, warm water especially, opened the pores on the skin and allowed diseases to enter the body.

DIY: HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN UMBRELLA SOLAR COOKER - Prepared For That. This article is a guide to building your own umbrella solar cooker.


To learn more about solar cookers and what they do, read this article: SOLAR COOKERS: AN INTRODUCTION. Skill of the Month: Birch Tar. (As featured in the July 2009 issue of Practically Seeking) As a final installment in our series on pitch, I want to introduce you to the "Miracle Juice" of the Birch tree.

Skill of the Month: Birch Tar

You may be a little tired of hearing about sticky ooze and black goo, but let me assure you that this is worth it! The oil extracted from birch bark can be produced easily and in quantity, and in my opinion it makes a superior product to traditional pine pitch. 27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space.

Playful as kids are, accidents happen.

27 Medicinal Plants Worth Your Garden Space

And the accident that befallen me at 7 years old was the feeling of the hot exhaust pipe of a motorcycle kissing the skin of my leg. Grandma was around and saw it. Immediately, she took out a knife and slice the thick lower part of the aloe vera plant by the garden and rubbed the exposed end on the burn. Looking back, I realized that it was important to have medicinal plants around the house cause you never know when you might need them. So here are a list of plants that have the highest medicinal value compared to the other million species around the world worth planting around the house. How To Stockpile Meat And Poultry In Your Survival Pantry. I’d canned vegetables, fruits and jams for years, but I was a bit skeptical when I first heard about canning meat.

How could that possibly be safe, I wondered, and what would the quality of the finished product be? Then, my friend Janice, a registered dietician and canning diva, came to my house and spent an afternoon teaching me how. I was surprised and pleased with the results. The meat was perfectly preserved, tender, and flavorful. Since it was already cooked, I could use it for spur of the moment, quick meals. Dehydrating Food. Dried vegetables will add flavor and nutrition to your winter meals. Drying foods is one of the oldest methods of food preservation known to man.

With the invention of refrigerators, freezers, and home canning, dehydration has declined in homes. Most modern day people who dehydrate foods for storage use electric appliances rather than the free methods that our forefathers used. I’m talking about the sun and fire…both perfectly good sources of heat for removing moisture from foods to make them last in storage, and helps create a more self sufficient food supply , as you are able to stretch how long it lasts.

During the summer our food sources are varied and bountiful. Aluminum Can Plant Markers. Thank you for visiting Little House in the Suburbs. Free how-to, DIY and recipes from the pioneer and settler handbooks of the 1800′s. How to Pack for a Backpacking Trip: 11 steps. Edit Article Edited by Cmseagle, Ben Rubenstein, Keith Taylor, Sondra C and 43 others Backpacking is a favorite outdoor activity, but it is very physically challenging. Primitive Technology, Traditional Skills and Hand-Made Tools. Tiny House Frequently Asked Questions. Post Pictures of Your Bug Out Bags. Polypropylene Thermal – Light Weight, Affordable, and Warm. A few weeks ago friend and I went on a midnight food run to the 24 hour cafe as guys who have had a few beers like to do (don’t worry, We had a DD). The Top 100 Items to Disappear First.

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