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Bye, Bye Bugs (especially mosquitoes). Effective DIY Bug Spray Recipe! | Pronounce

Source: Håkan Dahlström<p>Looking for a natural DIY bug spray recipe that will not leave you soaked in horrific chemicals? <i>Who needs that!??</i><p>Here is where …

Essential Oils

35 Incredibly Easy Dutch Oven Recipes For Camping

<b>Before we get to 35 easy Dutch oven recipes, let us just tell you a little bit about dutch ovens.</b> We LOVE them. Everything from the even heat to the …

Cooking

Introducing Forest Gardening - Beautiful, Productive, Edible Gardens

Forests are often some of the most productive and biodiverse habitats on our planet. Traditional people the world over have studied their forests and …

Gardening

How To Make Soap: A Natural Homemade Soap for DIY Cleaning Recipes

Since publishing our homemade laundry detergent article back in 2009, we’ve had several readers comment on the types of bar soap we recommend in our …

Seven Ways to Light a Fire Without a Match

FRICTION-BASED FIRE MAKING<p>Rubbing two sticks together is likely the oldest of all ­fire-starting techniques, and also the most difficult. Besides …

Growing Blueberries - Quick Guide and Master Grower's Tips

Shares 11K<p>Do you love the taste and health benefits of blueberries? Would you like a fruit crop that will produce well in a short amount of time and …

15 Creative Uses for Coffee Grounds • The Prairie Homestead

I have a fascination…<p>… with finding ways to save common everyday “cast-offs” from ending up in the trash.<p>So far, I’ve compiled some big ol’ lists of …

Natural Health Blog- MOTHER EARTH NEWS - Healthy living, Herbal Remedies, DIY Beauty

Plogging – picking up litter while jogging – has become a popular new eco-friendly fitness craze. This common pastime began in Sweden as an organized …

Alzheimer's Disease

3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches - DIY

The Plank Seat<p>A couple of log sections and a sturdy board are all you really need to make the Plank Seat for a quiet spot by a garden, lakeshore or …

Chic Tennessee treehouse hideaway built for $1,500

Perched around trunks or suspended in mid-air, treehouses are great lofty escapes for kids and young-at-heart adults. Nashville, Tennessee-based …

Top Ten Gardening Secrets - #9 Organic "Homemade-Costs-Pennies" Bug Spray Recipe that Works!

April 11, 2014<p>In this push button society of our it’s all to easy, just push a button and the car starts, want to watch CupRockTV — click your mouse, …

5 All-Natural Bug-Killing Pesticides For The Garden

Image source: livingfoodjunkie.blogspot.com<p>Nothing’s worse than watching pests munch through your garden like it was planted for them. While we try …

What to plant in a salsa garden

If you eat a lot of fresh salsa, plan around the right ingredients.<p>One dish that I’m asked to bring to parties all summer long is my fresh salsa. …

How to grow strawberries

Cut back your strawberries when they stop cropping in July.<p>There are two types of strawberry, sweetly flavoured summer-fruiting varieties and perpetual varieties.<p>Both make excellent container or garden plants and both can be ordered and planted in summer, or planted bare-root between late autumn …

These 100% Sustainable Homes Will Make You Rethink Your Priorities In Life.

An Earthship is a type of forward-thinking, 100% sustainable home. What this means is that, if you decide to build one of these, you can essentially …

6 Simple Tips To Find Free Pallets and Reclaimed Materials

Pallets and reclaimed wood make up the majority of our materials when creating our DIY projects.<p>More often than not – the one question we get hit …

Creating Your Own Outdoor Paradise - Building A Pergola To Enjoy The Outdoors

Beyond getting to meet so many spectacular people – one of the most rewarding aspects of building our pergolas is knowing that they become a special …

Rocket Mass Heaters • Insteading

A rocket mass heater is a clean-burning, high-performance burner usually put together using a majority of recycled and/or natural materials, such as …

Sweet Dreams: 15 Inventive Beds You Can Make Yourself

You spend nearly one-third of your life sleeping, so ideally your bed should feel comfortable and special. Here are fifteen “dreamy” and easy designs …

Furniture

Bottle Greenhouse and Other Creative DIY Greenhouse Ideas

If you’re like me, the first warm days of spring hit and you want to start planting. I’ve come up with some creative ways to get plants going faster …

Tiny House Listings

Tiny House Movement

DIY 1000 Watt Wind Turbine

Pair of Steak Knives With Wenge + Copper<p>Massive Standing Desk With 2x4s and MDF Surface<p>Improved Stove Top Fan (from Junk)<p>PVC Class<p>Hello greetings<p>How …

Arduino

Windspire: 1 kW Wind Turbine for Your Backyard

With its sleek, bladeless design and capacity to produce nearly 2000 kilowatt hours per year, the Windspire might just inspire some YIMBYism -- …

Renewable Energy

'How-To' Canning Guides for Garden Harvest

It’s garden harvest season, and what to do with all of that bounty? You can only eat so much of it while it’s still fresh, you may give some of it …

Vegetable Garden Planner: Design Your Best Garden Ever

The Vegetable Garden Planner — Design Your Best Garden Ever<p><i>Returning users: Bookmark this page and click the green launch button below to return to</i> …

Gardening

10 Herbs To Grow in the Survival Garden

For many, the time has come to plan our summer gardens. Given the overwhelming interest in recent articles about essential oils, I decided to revisit …

Alternative Medicine

Eight Essential Oils for Health and Wellness

Essential oils are the current rage but how do you know how to them? Here are 8 popular essential oils along with common ways to use them for health …

Essential Oils

Make your own DIY Miracle Healing Salve!

For the past six weeks, I have been exploring alternatives to over-the-counter ointments, salves, and beauty products. Not only are these products …

Survival Friday: One Log DIY Rocket Stove

One of the most common questions that I am asked from non-prepper friends and acquaintances is what exactly is a rocket stove and how do I get one. I …