To think of all the wine corks I threw away without realizing how many more uses they had. Here are seven great ideas to re-use those wine corks laying around.
Home defense is a concern for many. And who wouldn't be? 2,000,000 home burglaries are reported each year in the United States. More interesting, is that the average burglary takes 10 minutes and the stolen property amounts to over $2,000 in stolen property. According...
Next time you are outdoors, give this natural balm a chance. The smell is much more pleasant compared to insecticides and it’s just as effective.
We all could use some relaxation and calm in our ever-stressful lives. Several herbs promote deep relaxation, but none quite like an herbal tincture with “nature’s Valium,” valerian root.
Because women have different needs than men, when we prepare for a SHTF scenario, we must consider those needs. In this second part of our “Prepping as a Woman” series, we will discuss birth control and how to deal with pregnancy prevention during a catastrophe.
In a worst-case scenario, give yourself a hidden edge for when the SHTF and the going gets rough.
Whether we like it or not, we ladies have different bodies and different needs than our fellow male preppers. We also need to prepare differently because of this, and we’ve compiled some tips; some of which need to be discussed even though they are downright uncomfortable.
Shopping for vegetable seeds, whether online or locally, you will come across two different types: hybrid and heirloom. It’s important to always choose heirloom if you can, and there are several reasons for this.
Hormone balance is a common health concern, and like many other issues, it often can be managed naturally. One way to use herbal remedies to do this is via tinctures.
Most store bought lip balms contain toxic substances that can do more harm to your lips than good. Feel confident knowing there is an alternative – a natural alternative. This homemade lip balm recipe is soothing, moisturizing and will help heal chapped, sensitive lips.
What most folks don’t know is that sandbags can be used to build for more than just temporary structures. With a little more time, resources, and elbow grease, they can form long lasting freestanding buildings.
Making your own natural, homemade laundry detergent is one of the easiest parts of a transition to a homesteaders lifestyle and a more natural way of living. Check out these 3 simple laundry detergent recipes you can make from around the web!
With these materials, you’ll be able to make a forge for yourself. Why? So you can fabricate items made of metal, repair things, and obtain heat where a higher heat than just a standard fire is required.
Stop being a member of the throw-away society and be part of the sustainable solution. Here are 50 of the most thrown away items and clever ways to reuse them.
It’s time we take an active stance against chemical-laden products. Knowing how easy it is to make your own will help you positively impact your health and save money at the same time. There is no reason to spend endless amounts of money on a lotions, creams and salves that you can make yourself – without the added chemicals. These recipes are loved by my family. Try them today and notice the difference!
Home brewing your own sodas are cheaper, more nutritious and a great project to do with the family. Learn how easy this skill is and use the recipes provided to make your own homemade soda.
There’s nothing like homemade extracts to really bring out the flavor in your baked goods and beverages. Here are 8 delicious, homemade aromatic extracts that can be made in 5 minutes!
This warming muscle salve made with cinnamon, cayenne and ginger is so soothing on sore muscle and achy joints. Plus, it’s a snap to make!
Here are five creative ways to make candles using household items to help keep the lights on when the lights go out.
Each generation faces new challenges from a system designed to follow profit-potential rather than the welfare of the people confined within it. Plastics are slowly killing us. Here are 9 mindful ways to start phasing it out of your life.
If something were to happen today, tomorrow, six months down the road, or even three years into the future, would you be able to sustain yourself and your family? This product could help city dwellers in their quest for self-sufficiency.
If you have a yard, then you can use these steps to achieve food freedom.
Try this easy diy seed tape and watch how quickly your seeds will sprout!
Citronella candles are a natural alternative to repelling those annoying insects and provide a pleasant scent at the same time. They also are very adaptable to what you have on hand.
Black gold is the product of vermicomposting—or, in simple terms, it’s the rich, black stuff that comes out the back end of a worm. This so-called “super soil” has many benefits and it only takes a little bit of work to build your own worm farm and start getting a constant supply.
Learning ways to practice the art of conserving water now, will help you lower your energy bills and make the most of your water sources during times of emergencies.
Apart from raising awareness about some of the important issues and challenges we face, Yardfarmers is about converting unsustainable suburban developments, urban food deserts, or other neglected land into sustainable, more resilient opportunities for people while building community.
Utilize these five easy ways to collect compostable materials to add to the garden. The end result is a full spectrum soil conditioner that will keep your garden thriving.
A passionate composter and urban farmer, this author knows compost. What comes as a surprise to you on this list?
Even though the days are still cool, there are some seeds you can start today. Here are some cool-season vegetables and growing tricks for a great harvest.