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Short of natural localized disasters, I believe the biggest threat we should be prepared for is an EMP (Electro-Magnetic-Pulse), caused by a large solar flare. This might seem like science fiction to some, but it has already happened before in 1859, but luckily we didn’t have the huge dependence of electricity or electrical products. Google […]

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6 Unusual, But Very Effective ...

The hair dryer makes an appearance in millions of homes throughout the World each morning, but have you ever wondered what this common appliance is capable of beyond drying hair? Remove Price Tags and Stickers Have you ever spent more time than you’re willing to admit scratching away at a price tag, only to resign […]

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Sta...

Throughout the past several years, the culinary and medicinal qualities of coconut oil have made their way into the mainstream consciousness. While coconut oil features a delicate flavour that enhances practically any dish, there are many reasons outside of its pleasant taste as why this oil should be consumed regularly. In fact, there are 10 […]

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The K.W.N Short & Simple ...

With health organizations around the world performing Ebola pandemic drills, many households throughout the country are following suit. Although Ebola is far from being a worldwide pandemic, when it comes to infectious disease it’s better safe than sorry. There are many steps you and your family can take to eliminate the likelihood of experiencing this […]

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How To Use Soapstone To Keep W...

Soapstone is an incredibly dense stone that is great for absorbing, storing and radiating heat back. It can be warmed up in the fire/oven and unlike a hot water bottle etc, it will radiate heat back and keep you warm for most of the night. Unlike many rocks that hold moisture that can be dangerous […]

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8 Surprising Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is a staple in almost every home first aid kit. While this product kills germs and protects your body from infections, its use spans far deeper than cleaning scraped knees. This common household product can be used for anything from whitening your teeth to cleaning stains out of clothes. Continue to explore several […]

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Busting the Canned Food Expiration Date MYTH

Eagerly, you search through your food pantry to find a tasty treat. Fumbling with an assortment of packaged foods, you come across a can of beans. While your mouth waters with the promise of baked bean goodness, your eyes stumble across a familiar sight the sell-by-date. Checking the wall calendar, you notice the printed date […]

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What Is ‘Meat Glue’ And Is It Safe?

In recent years, meat manufacturers have come under great scrutiny. First, it was the infamous “pink slim” reportedly used to make hamburger meat, and now, meat glue is the latest hidden ingredient gaining attention. Much like its name suggests, this compound is added to meat to create an invisible and durable bond, which results in […]

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Top 3 Home Remedies for Mosquito Bites & How to Make Each One

You’re enjoying a lovely evening with your friends or family, when the familiar ‘buzz’ begins to form around you. Within a matter of minutes, you’re reduced to nothing more than a big ball of itch thanks to the wonders of the common mosquito. While your reaction to a mosquito bite may vary, the resulting itch, […]

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10 Reasons You’ll Never Throw Away Used Teabags Again

While coffee has made its way into the daily lives of millions, did you know tea is the secondly most consumed beverage in the world? If you’re one of the estimated 160 million Americans who enjoy a crisp cup of tea, expand the use of this tasty drink by keeping your old tea bags. Explore […]

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5 Bizarre & Unlikely Home Remedies That Are Actually Very Effective

We’ve all been exposed to home remedies of one kind or another. Although entertaining, such as the one claiming to cure acne with urine, most are not worth even trying. However, this isn’t the case with all home remedies. The following list consists of home remedies backed by science – not your great grandmother’s aunt […]

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How To Make A Tree Branch Water Filter That Removes 99% of E. coli

Ok, I’ll admit, this is a new one for me. I know several methods for making DIY water filters, even one made from trash you can find in the woods. However I have never seen such a simple and effective DIY water filter as this one. It’s so simple to make – simply choose the […]

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How To Plant Garlic And Onions This Fall

Now’s the time I start to get excited about garlic and onions. This is because they are two of my favourite vegetables to grow (especially garlic). Just plant them out in the Fall in a position that won’t become waterlogged during the winter, and then pretty much all that is required is a little bit […]

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7 Reasons Why You Should Be Growing Amaranth

Some of you are going – what the heck is amaranth? Well in simple terms it is a grain/cereal similar to wheat or rice, but it is actually more commonly related to quinoa (cue the what is quinoa questions!). It is actually easier to grow and process than wheat and rice… Why should you consider growing […]

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How To Make Braided Pizza Calzones

Several years back we were lucky enough to end up in Malta in the Mediterranean. This is where I first became aware of what a Calzone was, and I have been hooked ever since. I mean seriously, what’s not to love? I have no idea why calzones are not more popular than they are. They […]

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DIY Fruit Picker Made From A Soda Bottle & Broom Handle

The thing I don’t get is – they say simple things are always the best, but given how simple things are by nature, why don’t we all just think about doing it? For years I have struggled trying to reach apples from the top of our tree and not once did it ever occur to […]

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How To Remove Hard Water Deposits With 2 Natural Ingredients

If you live in a hard water area, hard water deposits (limescale) can cause all kinds of problems, ranging from the unsightly build up around sinks, baths and faucets, all the way through to completely clogging up your heating pipework, in which case, professional plumbing help is required. If we’re just talking the hard water […]

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How To Make & Use A Magic Salt Sock (Natural Relief For Ear Infections)

If you have kids and they have ever had an ear infection, you will totally understand how utterly helpless you feel due to your inability to ease their suffering… Ear infections seem to cause kids a huge amount of pain and discomfort, which is totally out of context with the severity of this relatively minor […]

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Natural Toothache Remedy For Instant Pain Relief

Toothache, like earache is no joke; minor ailment but huge amount of pain. Next time you or one of your family is suffering with toothache, give this simple natural remedy a try… The remedy is clove, you can use whole clove, ground clove or ideally clove oil. I know, I can hear you saying nothing […]