Scott Contreras

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Simple and Secure Sanding Block

Save some money with this beautiful DIY tip.<p>Not happy with the selection of sanding blocks at the hardware store, I made a few of my own from …

Waxed Cotton—the Original Waterproof-Breathable—Works

Cotton kills. But the reason why it’s the absolute worst material for outdoor clothing is also what enables it to be one of the best. Here’s why it could replace Gore-Tex in your gear closet.<p>The Trouble with Cotton<p>Long story short, cotton fibers are hollow and the particles they’re made of carry a …

The 5 Best Backpacking Water Filters & Purifiers For 2018

In order to safely and effectively travel in the backcountry it’s critical to avoid illness. One potential source of infection is through water borne …

28 Genius Survivalist Inventions On Amazon That Any Responsible Person Needs

If you've ever watched an episode of <i>Survivor</i>, you know that surviving in the wild is no joke. Same for weather emergencies, sudden power outages, or …

Survivalism

Expert Advice: How to Fold a Fitted Sheet, Step by Step

No doubt about it, when it comes to domestic efficiencies the fitted sheet is a dream invention. Yet, too often it’s an absolutely nightmare to fold. …

When God Feels Distant, He May Want Us to Grow Up

When God feels distant, he may be calling us away from a soft, flimsy faith into a tough, unshakable allegiance to Jesus.Listen Now

Book of Romans

The Book of Romans Explains God's Plan of Salvation<p>The Book of Romans<p>The book of Romans is the Apostle Paul's masterpiece, a carefully constructed …

Theology

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8 Mosquito-Repelling Plants You Need in Your Backyard ASAP

Why invest in pesticides or bug sprays to control mosquitoes when you can repel them naturally with plants?<p>As of February 2016, the World Health …

Public Health

3-in-1 Nesting Step Stool | How to Build DIY Project

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What to Buy to Look Like: An Apocalyptic Prepper

Status can be a funny thing. Of course its most obvious iteration comes with shiny hardware and easily recognizable logos, but it gets far more …

Shopping

How to Coppice Trees for Sustainable Firewood - Homesteading and Livestock

<i>You can grow firewood in a fraction of the time it takes to raise a tree from seed.</i><p>February / March 2018<br>By Brett McLeod<p><i>Illustration courtesy Keith</i> …

How to Read Deer Tracks in the Snow

Face it. Just about all your deer hunting’s been sit-and-wait. Doesn’t matter if you sit in a tree or in a ground blind, the routine is the same: …

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A Shotgun In Your Holster

CCI’s Shotshells For HandgunsBy Holt BodinsonWell, not quite, but handgun shotshells have come a long way and have greatly expanded the utility of …

12 Houseplants That Have the Power to Heal

By Reynard Loki<p>A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study …

14 Winter Survival Items Everyone Should Store In Their Vehicle

I live in a warm part of the country now, so winter isn’t a big deal. Actually, it’s my favorite time of year, because it’s not hot. But it wasn’t …

Survivalism

6 Fragrant Herbs & Plants That Repel Flies

When we hear the words ‘spring’ and ‘summer’, most people think about spending time outdoors, having picnics, or grilling out for family and friends. …

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Make This Homemade Garden Insect Spray To Keep The Bugs At Bay

Gardeners know all too well that certain bugs just won’t leave the plants alone even when the commonly available pest sprays are applied.<p>That just …

6 Off-Grid Lessons From Amish Life We All Should Learn

Several years ago we had a week-long power outage in my region. Even though we live in a fairly old-fashioned rural community, panic still set in …

10 gifts camping enthusiasts have probably never seen before

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Camping is by nature a reductive experience; you leave behind most of the trappings of daily life — from the flatscreen TV to the …

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15 Best Selling Bushcraft Books: Most Popular Wilderness Survival Guides

A long while back, close to when we originally started penning this blog, I published an article about the most popular/best selling survival books …

10 Healthy Reasons To Keep Backyard Chickens !

It seems like keeping a backyard flock has become a commonplace for many US suburban families, and even quite a lot urban ones. While we live close …

Make Your Own Gear: Outdoor Equipment Ideas for Backpacking and Camping - Nature And Community

MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR<p>Next: April 28-29, 2018 <br>Asheville, NC<p>Whether you want to learn how to grow and raise your own food, build your own root cellar, …

These Are 10 Of The Most Productive Vegetables To Grow In Pots

Successfully cultivating dinner-table vegetables in containers is always possible, but there are some that are ‘superstars’ in pots, since they grow …

Why and How We Use Comfrey at Our Country Home - Homesteading and Livestock

Comfrey is a celebrity plant among homesteaders for its healing properties, its composting acceleration, its soil-building abilities, and its use as …