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You Can Keep Your Phone Locked And Refuse To Unlock It It is your right to keep your phone locked and for you to refuse to unlock it. Doing this means they will not be able to look through your phone without your permission, should you be handcuffed or the phone is taken away from […]

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How To Cook Pasta In Just One ...

Pretty much everyone eats pasta and noodles (unless you are gluten intolerant). I think most people cook their pasta for between ten and fifteen minutes, but there is a way of cutting the cooking time down to just a minute or two. This obviously saves cooking time and money spent on cooking fuel/energy. It’s also […]

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10 Time Saving Kitchen Hacks Y...

We have featured quite a few posts about life hacks, DIY and kitchen hacks previously. Everytime we do a post on hacks, I get loads of messages asking what exactly are hacks and life hacks? Simply put a hack is a new term used to describe a tip, trick or technique for getting something done […]

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25 Uses For Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil as the name suggests is oil harvested from the tea tree which is native to Australia. Tea tree oil is truly amazing as it naturally has antiseptic, antifungal and antibiotic properties. These healing properties make tea tree oil a natural remedy for pretty much all skin complaints; from rashes, skin infections, burns […]

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How To Make Mountain Pies (The...

If you don’t know what a mountain pie is, it is basically a grilled sandwich that is cooked in a small device called a mountain pie maker. A mountain pie maker is like a small skillet with a lid and a long handle. You prepare your sandwich, the same as if you were using a […]

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Honey As Medicine: Kills Bacteria, Prevents Infection & Promotes Healing

Honey is such a pure, beautiful, natural substance. The way it is made by the bees is amazing, it tastes amazing, it never spoils (unspoilt jars have been found in Egypt over 1000 years old!) and what a lot of people don’t realize is honey is actually excellent for first aid too. Honey has antifungal […]


One Man’s Genius Idea For Growing A Huge Tomato Crop

James over at hometalk.com has come up with an awesome way of growing bumper crops of tomatoes with very little effort. James came up with an innovative way to water and feed the tomatoes using a garbage bin. Not only does it result in huge tomato crops, it is a much easier way to grow tomatoes […]

41 Eco-Friendly Ways to Save Money

41 Green Ways To Save Money ($1000s Each Year!)

It seems quite obvious to me that we are screwing our planet up at a rate far greater than previous generations. Lots of people also seem to be struggling and a lot less well off now too. Therefore if there are things you can do that save you money AND save the environment, surely that’s […]


Amazing Secret Way To Get FREE Solar Panels

That’s right, there is a way you can get solar panels for free! I know someone who did it and so can you. Here’s how it’s done… Solar panels are used everywhere these days. They are often used by construction crews and traffic systems (signs, cameras & emergency signal lighting etc) and these are where we […]


What Happens When You Use Microwaved Water To Water Plants

We have done several posts over the last few months involving microwave ovens. I have found that the subject is very controversial with you guys. I am not sure I have ever had so many messages claiming microwaves are dangerous and should not be used etc. One of the most common messages I have received […]


Photographic Proof That You Can Heal Cavities (Before & After Photos)

Of course dentists will tell you that you cannot heal dental cavities, they want to make money out of your cavities… But before we continue, let’s be clear, I believe cavities can be healed and teeth remineralized only at the early stages of tooth decay. Once decay and cavities have progress passed a certain point, […]


How To Make A T-Shirt Eel Trap That Gets Results

When I was a kid I watched a TV show called Alone In The Woods. In that show Lofty Wiseman the author of the SAS Survival Guide showed how to make an eel trap out of a t-shirt, in a survival situation. Of course I immediately went down to river to give it a try. I […]

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List Of Non Edible US Plants Commonly Thought To Be Edible

All the outdoor and survival books, websites and magazines are always showing you which foods you can forage for and eat in the wild. Most of us have some knowledge of some core plants and fruits that are ok to eat, and we stick clear of plants we can’t identify. The thing is there are […]


How & Where To Forage For Wild Onions (Also Known As Wild Garlic)

Wild onions and wild garlic is the same plant. In the spring and summer they look like green onions and in the fall they have little garlic looking bulbs on top of the stem. They taste somewhere in between green onions and garlic, so it is no wonder some folks call them wild garlic and […]


33 Genius Uses For Old Garden Hose

I think it is pretty much a fact that if you have a backyard, you have some old garden hose laying around someplace… I know we do! (I hate garden hose BTW, it always kinks and gets caught on things, so annoying!) I had never considered that garden hose could actually be useful for something […]


8 Delicious Homemade Country Wine Recipes

We did a post a while back about making country wines at home and we got lot of messages asking for more country wine recipes… Just to clear up for those that aren’t sure – a country wine is a wine made from fruit, flowers, herbs, or a combination. The best thing about country wines is […]


Feed A Family Of 6 For Less Than $400 A Month (Including Diapers!)

There are two lots of people reading this – one is going ‘blah feeding a family of 6 for $400 is easy’, and the others are going ‘how on earth do you feed a family of six for just $400 a month?’ The things is if you eat low quality food it is easy to […]


Why You Should NEVER Wash Chicken

Firstly washing raw chicken purchased from the supermarket or butcher  is a totally new concept to me… I have never washed chicken and I wasn’t aware (until now) that anyone else was washing their chicken meat either… Given that we all know that raw chicken contains harmful bacteria (most notably a bacteria called campylobacter) in the […]


12 Homemade Wood Burning Stoves & Heater Tutorials

We really want to get a wood burning stove to supplement our heating (to be honest we want one for the atmosphere created by a wood burning stove just as much!) Nothing beats the smell and warmth of a wood burning stove… The problem is – if you want to purchase a ready made wood […]