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26 Steps To Self Sufficiency:

26 Steps To Self Sufficiency:
26 steps to self sufficiency. 1. Plant a garden : This is the basic building block for anyone looking to walk a simpler path in life in the modern world. Especially with rising fuel costs and resulting food costs increases it is imperative to minimize the impact on a families financial situation. More and more of the average families monthly income is slowly being eroded by the cost of just putting food on the table. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. Here are some books and resources I can recommend from my personal library, Resources For Self-Sufficiency. Related:  Self Reliance Skills Set

Surviving The Middle Class Crash Chicken Tractor Gallery compiled by Katy What You Can Learn From Phone Metadata 25 Ways You Can Be More Self Reliant Today Becoming independent is not an overnight thing but everything has a beginning and this is no different. The small steps you take today can change your life, even save your life, further down the road. 1. Get Out of Debt Getting out of debt is the number one priority. You can't be free and in debt. Come up with a plan to get out of debt. When you can pay more by all means DO! 2. Learn one homemaking, farming, or other skill a month. Learning to milk a goat or a cow, clip hooves, and handle basic care is important, too. Other skills might include building and woodworking skills, learning about engines and how to fix them, and things along those lines. 3. Make simplicity a habit. The more things you have, the more things you have to keep up with, take care of, and worry about. 4. Invest in books. 5. Learn cooking skills. It's surprising how many people honestly don't know how to make cake with out a mix! 6. 7. Plan a vegetable garden. 8. Plant herbs. 9. Plant fruit. 10. 11.

10 Bizarre Home Cures That Really Work Of course there are some health staples you should never be without -- bandages or OTC pain relievers come to mind. But you can treat or cure a surprising number of minor ailments with these unexpected household objects and foods. Bizarre Home Cures That Really Work Home cure: Vodka Use it for: Foot odor If your feet smell less than swell, wipe them down with a vodka-soaked washcloth to get rid of the stench. Read More: 16 Surprising Things That Make You Smell Home cure: Pencil Use it for: Headaches When you're stressed or anxious, you subconsciously clench your jaw and teeth; this strains the muscle that connects your jaw to your temples and can trigger a tension headache. Read More: The Best Natural Remedies for Pain Home cure: Yogurt Use it for: Bad breath Preliminary research shows that the live bacteria in yogurt can suppress levels of bad breath–causing bacteria. Read More: 13 Strange Body Quirks Explained Home cure: Listerine Use it for: Blisters Read More: 5 Ways to Prevent Blisters

Old Fashioned Parlor Games Written by Kathy Long, Illustrated by James Heck [Title drawing] Games have always been a popular form of entertainment. However, years ago the local store's shelves were not stacked with technically designed games in bright packages with an enclosed instruction pamphlet. Where were they purchased? They weren't, of course. The simpler games which require little or no strategy, more accurately defined as tricks, are often dependent upon an unsuspecting participant. The person on whom the trick is to be played stands or sits. It will feel to the player that the penny is still there. A member of the group lies flat on his back and balances a penny on the tip of his nose. This trick is played on one person at a time, and it requires the help of three other people who already know the trick. A second version involves the same equipment, plus a broom. This trick requires a regular household broom, a bowl or shallow pan and water. Above--GOING TO HEAVEN ON A BOARD.

Pork Preservation Success!!! « Hillside Homestead We’ve had a huge success here at Hillside Homestead with our historic meat preservation experiments. Hog butchering was Dec 13, 2012. Much of that meat was salt cured and some of it was stored in crocks in between layers of lard. And the larded meat has been a big success. Packing meat in lard is a very old food preservation technique. This is back in December. And here is another cooked pork chop going in and now for the beginning of the unveiling….. looks like and smells like fresh pork! two of the raw pork chops excavated from their lard layer and ready for extraction! First beautiful pork chop comes out o the crock just as good as it was 3 months ago, without any electric refrigeration or freezing! Here are two raw pork chops ready for the oven and two cooked pork chops. The 3 month old pork chops are dressed with my homemade kraut, caraway, sage, pepper and salt and a little lard. The final results! The pork chops were Delicious and preserved perfectly sweet!

7 Survival Life Hacks That Could Save Your Life Please Share This Page: Google + stumbleupon tumblr reddit If you are a first-time visitor, please be sure to like us on Facebook and receive our exciting and innovative tutorials and info! I had so much fun watching this short but informative video by HouseholdHacker! Candlelight from Tin Cans What I love about this is that using an empty soda can will make use of the candle in a more efficient way! How To Get Clean Water This method of using a piece of cloth is just genius. Natural Mosquito Repellant I don’t know about you but I HATE mosquitoes. Cereal Box Microwave Wouldn’t it be great to cook your food in a cereal box? Needle And Leaf Compass If you don’t have a compass (or a super smartphone) you can use this clever method to help you tell which way is north.

Smart tips to make life easier Posted on February 24, 2012 in Humor If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed or follow us on Facebook or Twitter . Thanks for visiting! Rate this Post (16 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading... So... 8 Extraordinary Natural Home Remedies For Receding Gums Receding gums are characterized by the gum tissue margin surrounding the teeth wearing away. This results in more of the tooth surface being exposed, and in some cases, the root becomes exposed which can cause pain and intense sensitivity. Gum recession is often an initial sign of gum disease, a condition that can get very serious, cause tooth loss and affect overall health. This is a very common problem and many people are unaware that their gums are receding until they have receded to a noticeable level. Green Tea Green tea is packed with antioxidants and it helps in the prevention of a multitude of diseases. It works by reducing gum inflammation and it aids in the destruction of bacteria in the oral cavity which works to prevent periodontal disease. Sesame Oil Sesame oil helps to reduce plaque buildup and it removes toxic substances from the oral cavity. To improve plaque and toxin removal and to encourage better absorption, the oil can be slightly warmed, but never hot. Coconut Oil

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