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Household Cyclopedia - Useful household information past and present -  LoveToKnow Household information is what this site is about and there are over 300 articles here. The genesis of this site was a book published in 1881 called the Household Cyclopedia of General Information. Many of the articles are from that book and are fascinating from a historical perspective and for research purposes. At LoveToKnow, we liked the idea of a site for general household information a lot, so we decided to add articles that are up to date and germane to today's living and challenges. Select a category below for articles from the Late 19th Century: Agricultural Articles - Includes soil information, oats, barley, hay making, grafting a tree, etc. Old Fashioned Recipes - Includes Old Fashioned gingerbread, cake, pudding, home made wine and many more. Household Advice and Information - Includes articles like: Old Fashioned Cologne; How to live, Avoiding Nightmares, etc. Paints and Dyes - Includes articles on how to make dyes, paints, pastes, etc.

A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency - Modern Homesteading Related Content Fresh Storage of Produce For the past few years, we've experimented with different ways of storing food fresh and now we're e... Providing high-quality food for your family year-round takes foresight and planning, plus healthy doses of commitment and follow-through. 1. Make a list of the foods you and your family eat now — and note the quantities as well. Decide what you’d like to grow, noting the foods your family prefers and recognizing that not every crop will grow in every climate. Don’t be afraid to start small and build gradually toward food self-sufficiency. 2. I recommend following the guidelines of “Grow Biointensive Sustainable Mini-Farming” as developed by John Jeavons at Ecology Action in Willits, Calif., and explained in his book How to Grow More Vegetables and Fruits, Nuts, Berries and Other Crops Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine. 3. Use the following charts to plan your garden based on the projected yields of various crops: 4.

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Urban Homesteading, or, Old MacDonald had a backyard farm… | Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library The movement to become more self-sufficient in an urban setting is spreading. Relearning methods for growing and canning produce, managing gray water, and raising chickens are just a few of the areas addressed in the urban homestead movement. Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library has many resources to help you decide if backyard homesteading is for you. The library subscribes to several magazines such as Mother Earth News, Grit, and Natural Home & Garden that are wonderful resources for developing self-sufficiency in an urban setting. If you are thinking about keeping domestic fowl or livestock, the first step is to check the city ordinances for your community. Books available in the Home Neighborhood will help you consider, plan, and implement a strategy for becoming self-sufficient. The City Homesteader: Self-sufficiency on any Square Footage by Scott Meyer. Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living by Deborah Niemann. Susan Schafer

Bump keys can lead to home break-ins How to avoid break-ins at your home Last reviewed: June 2011 Web videos that demonstrate how to make a "bump key" are especially unnerving because unlike so much other sketchy content online, these tutorials are real. These instructional pieces typically reveal that any key "when properly used, will open any lock that it fits into," as boasts one Web instructor. A bump key is made by taking a key that already fits into a particular brand of lock and filing it down. First, a key must fit into the lock someone wants to pick—even if the key can't open the door, it must slide all the way into the lock. "Just think of the selection displayed when you get a key duplicated in a hardware store," says John Galeotafiore, our director of testing for home improvement. Next, the crook would need to file the cuts in the key down to the deepest depths and then use a "bumping" tool to bounce the pins and open the lock. The best defense against home burglary?

Urban Homesteading® | The Urbanite's Guide for a Self-Sufficient Life Basic Disaster Supplies Kit A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items: Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitationFood, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable foodBattery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for bothFlashlight and extra batteriesFirst aid kitWhistle to signal for helpDust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-placeMoist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitationWrench or pliers to turn off utilitiesManual can opener for foodLocal mapsCell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items: In any emergency a family member or you yourself may suffer an injury. If you have these basic first aid supplies you are better prepared to help your loved ones when they are hurt. For Baby:

MALIN | Comment survivre sans Frigo? « A force de tout stocker dans le réfrigérateur, on en arrive à ne plus savoir conserver nos aliments. ». Cette réflexion, pleine de bon sens, ne manque pas d’arguments: qui sait que la tomate (en bon fruit qui se respecte) ne supporte pas le froid? qu’on ne mélange pas la laitue avec les clémentines du marché, sous peine de les les voir s’asphyxier d’éthylène et de pourrir prématurément? Rassurez-vous il y a plein de trucs et astuces* pour bien conserver tout ce petit monde – la première étant par exemple de bien séparer les fruits des légumes – ce à quoi s’est brillamment attelée Jihyun Ryou, designer d’origine coréenne, qui propose toute une série d’appliques alimentaires esthétiquement ravissantes et pleines d’astuces pour suppléer au bon vieux garde-manger de nos grands-mères: On ne saurait que trop vous conseiller de reprendre à votre compte ses bonnes idées: et si de votre côté vous avez développé vos propres techniques de survie culinaires, n’hésitez pas à nous les envoyer!

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