How To Turn One Garlic Bulb In...

Ok this is fairly simple, but it always surprises me how many people don’t know this, and also, how many people don’t do it!  Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow, as long as they don’t sit in soggy, wet ground, they rarely have any problems. Garlic does take a fair while to […]

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22 Unbelievably Clever Gardeni...

Sometimes with gardening, especially when growing food, it can seem like everything is against you: the critters eating/ruining your crops, the bugs doing the same, and then of course you have the ever unpredictable weather, which is often too hot, too cold, too wet or to dry! The more tips, tricks and cheats to help […]

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41 Clever Camping Hacks To Try...

I love camping, it is especially magical with young children, but camping seems to divide people, some love it, others hate it.  The thing is I think that most of the people who hate camping probably had a bad camping experience which likely stemmed from poor planning/preparation. With the right gear, a bit of location […]

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24 Day-To-Day Hacks For Cheaps...

Everyone loves free stuff and discounts, bagging a bargain always feel great! Not to mention that many of us need to take advantage of bargains and special offers just to get by… Below is a post which details 24 day-to-day hacks that help save money and get stuff for free. Free refills at Starbucks anyone? […]

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Naturally Healing Cavities ...

Firstly I should point out that I haven’t tried this, neither of my parents (both late 60s) have ever had cavities or required dental treatment.  Whilst my teeth aren’t the straightest, I have inherited good strong teeth that stand up to wear and tear… That said, I do have personal experience using coconut oil, also […]

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35 Things You Should Be Making, Not Buying

Sure, you can go to the store and buy pretty much everything. Convenience is a great thing, but often when it comes to processed food, cleaning/laundry and health/beauty products, this convenience comes at a cost, and I am not just talking about the financial cost, I am also talking about the health cost… Let’s take […]


The 2 BEST Homemade Natural Pesticide Recipes

Both of the natural pesticides below work against: snails, slugs, aphids, army worms, Leaf Beetles, Colorado Potato Beetles, Cucumber Beetles, Japanese Beetles, ants, fruit fly and more… With both pesticides – only use them in the early evenings, so they don’t come into contact with bees and butterflies, that said, my experience is that the neem […]


Delicious Onion Meatballs (Onion Bombs Recipe)

This is another one of those – how come I have never thought about cooking meatballs like this, it seems so obvious and you just know these are going to be delicious… You can make them at home (as we will be doing this week!), but they are equally suited to campfire/outdoor cooking. Just wrap […]

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Bulletproof Coffee: Maximum Energy, Health & Performance

Firstly, I do not claim to be the original creator/inventor of bulletproof coffee. The original bulletproof coffee was developed by Dave Asprey, also known as the Bulletproof Executive… I wholeheartedly thank Dave for his awesome contribution, but my recipe (like many other variations) is going to be more natural and a way, way cheaper version… The […]

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How To Build A Barrel Stove

Check out the awesome barrel stove in the video above. These barrel stoves are really easy to build, as you can pick up DIY kits with doors/hinges and cutting templates and full instructions, for around $50, and as you can see, barrel stove can look pretty good in the home. A barrel stove would be […]


How To Unshrink Shrunk Clothing

I think I can safely say that there is no one reading this who hasn’t at one time or another, shrunk some clothing. If you were lucky it was some old tshirts, if you were unlucky it could have been those favorite $60 Levis… Normally when you shrink clothing it’s either given to someone smaller, […]


How To Grow 50-80 lbs Of Tomatoes Per Plant

That’s right – 50 – 80 pounds of tomatoes PER PLANT! That’s amazing, you could grow a huge amount of tomatoes in a really small space. This is useful for everyone regardless of how much space they have for growing food, but it is especially useful for people with limited growing space. Watch the video […]


Ready-Made Dry Mix Desserts In Jars

We have featured several posts about ready-made dry mix meals in jars, below are a few of the most popular ones. 472 Dehydrated Complete Meals In Jars Dry Pre-Measured Complete Meals In Jars: Rice Mixes Dry Pre-Measured Complete Meals In Jars (just add water and cook!) The thing is – all of these have pretty […]

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The Best & Easiest Campfire Bacon

Do you know what? You look at the photo above and think – campfire, bacon, skewers= obvious! Then why have I never thought of cooking bacon over a campfire like this? This cooking method would be great for all kinds of campfire cooking, you could even use those bamboo skewers and cook like this when […]


Home Remedy For Earwax & Ear Infections

This home remedy is actually better than some of the over-the-counter solutions you can purchase from the pharmacy; most of the drops for swimmer’s ear (mild infection) contain just isopropyl alcohol to dry and wash out the ear, but the home remedy below contains rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. The rubbing alcohol and white vinegar combination in this […]

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Get-Home Bag: Why It’s Different & What To Pack

Everyone knows what a bug-out-bag is, or at least everyone who visits our website and follows us on Facebook does. What’s the biggest problem with a bug-out-bag? The biggest problem is that it is usually not there when you need it… Most people store their bug-out-bag at home within easy access for running out the […]

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DIY Plant Pot Smoker: Very Cheap & Easy

Simply put – if you have never tried smoking foods at home, you have to give this a try! Not only is smoking food a great way to preserve it, it also imparts an amazing taste and aroma to the food. Even if you have no interest in preserving food, you should still give this […]

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Excellent DIY Lightweight Tin Can Stove

Oh man, we’ve featured loads and loads of DIY stoves on K.W.N; everything from tiny soda can alcohol stoves, to larger tin can/brick rocket stoves, right the way through to larger DIY thermal mass stoves to heat your entire home… Sometimes (in fact often) simplest is best and that is what I love about this […]

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2 Different Ways To Start A Fire With Steel Wool

You cannot know too many different techniques for starting fire. You just don’t know what dire situation you might find yourself in one day, and you just don’t know what resources you’ll have with you… Matches get wet, lighters get broken, and pretty much every other gadget/device for creating fire can be forgotten and left […]