5 Things You Can Do Today To S...

For millions, the notion of living a more financially self-sufficient life is nothing more than just that – a notion. Existing free from the bounds of debt and comfort knowing you aren’t relying on anything other than yourself is a concept many desire, but few achieve. While the road of being financially self-sufficient is different […]

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20 Mind Blowing Reasons Why Ep...

  Epsom salts are magnesium sulfate. The name Epsom salts comes from the magnesium sulfate rich spring in Surrey, England where they were first discovered. If like most people you are only using your Epsom salts as a gentle laxative, or for a relaxing bath – you are seriously missing out! Epsom salts have countless other health, beauty, […]

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Top 5 Tips For Getting The Mos...

For hundreds of years, the wood burning stove has been the source of heat and cooking for millions of homes. While more contemporary options have become commonplace, those who enjoy the crackling wood and pleasant smell of a wood burning stove take pride in their mode of heat. Much like any other appliance, a wood […]

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AMAZING DIY Stink Bug Trap Tha...

I hate stink bugs! It’s those super sticky feet that get me… Yuck! I hate the way you can catch one in cup or jar etc, open the window and give it a shake and then when you close the window and go to put the cup/jar down, you notice the stink bug is still […]

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Top 10 Homesteading Blogs ...

Those who wish to disconnect from the grid, and explore a life outside of modern comforts, are often met with a harsh dose of reality. These adventurous souls come face-to-face with challenges that test even the most experienced self-sufficient household. While many skills are best developed by throwing yourself in the middle of the homesteading […]

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How To Get All The Firewood You Need To Heat Your Home Without Spending A Penny

With the cost of living skyrocketing in areas all throughout the country, many consumers are seeking out cheap, or preferably free, ways to curve their utility bills. When it comes to heating your home throughout the winter months, a wood burning stove effectively warms your living spaces without burning through your bank account. To further […]

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11 Simple Ways To Prep Your Home For Winter (And Save On Your Heating Costs)

As warm summer breezes give way to crisp winter chills, the amount of clothing you wear isn’t the only thing increasing. With home heating costs continually rising, many are searching for simple and cheap ways to winterize and warm their homes. If you’re searching for a way to keep the cold out, and the monthly […]

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No-Knead Skillet Bread (The Different & Easier Way To Bake Bread)

There’s nothing quite like fresh baked bread. Unfortunately, traditional bread recipes are often too complex for those with little cooking experience ­ or those who simply don’t have the proper ingredients. Thankfully, this no­-knead skillet bread recipe exists to provide an easier way to great, homemade bread. This is a basic­ level recipe. Feel free […]

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10 Ways To Make Some Money When Trying To Live Off-The-Grid

Do you desire a life that’s less dependent on the ability and services of faceless businesses? Is your desire to be truly self­ sufficient stronger than your desire to be “taken care of” by corporations? Living off the grid harkens back to a simpler time, when humans took care of themselves using the resources found […]

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UK Take Action To Prepare For Solar Flares & EMPs

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 Household Uses for a Hair Dryer

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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The K.W.N Short & Simple Ebola Preparedness Guide

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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EPA Approves The Use Of Dangerous Weedkiller

So if it isn’t bad enough that most of our corn, corn products and soya products are genetically engineered, the EPA ( which ironically stands for Environmental Protection Agency!) has now approved the use of 2,4-D which is an aggressive weedkiller that is strongly linked to an increased risk of cancer and Parkinson’s disease. 2,4-D […]

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70+ Bread Recipes That You’ve NEVER Seen Before!

We’ve all seen the same old popular bread recipes doing the rounds on blogs, Facebook and Pinterest etc. In fact we have featured loads of individual bread recipes in the past (use the K.W.N search facility and search: bread). By now you have either already tried these bread recipes, or you have decided not to […]

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Homemade 100% Natural Tiger Balm Recipe

You may have seen Tiger Balm lining the shelves of your neighbourhood market or touted in online advertisements, but what exactly is Tiger Balm? Moreover, can you make this product at home with all-nature products? What Is Tiger Balm This pain-relieving topical ointment has been used by Chinese elite for hundreds of years, and in […]

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How To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Pine Needle Tea (& Which Trees To Never Use!)

Pine trees adorn forests throughout the country, but did you know they offer more than natural privacy and year-round greenery? Pine needles are filled with antioxidants and antimicrobial properties, according to a study published in the July 2012 edition of the “Journal of Food Sciences.” For generations, pine needle tea has been consumed by indigenous […]

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8 ‘MUST HAVE’ Items Everyone Should Have In Their Bug-Out-Bag

The thought of a natural disaster or some other catastrophic event is not one many enjoy meditating on; however, in our modern society, this is a very real threat. To protect your family, and yourself, it’s essential to begin preparing for the worst. While there are many ways to accomplish this goal, the easiest, and […]

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25 Ways to Keep Warm Without Turning On, Or Turning Up The Heat

In the quest of saving money without sacrificing your comfort, many home owners and renters alike are searching for ways to keep warm without turning on the heat. Save on your energy bills while keeping your bank account happy and full with these 25 effective ways of staying warm sans your heating unit. 1.) Wear […]

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10 Reasons Why You Need to Start Eating & Cooking With Coconut Oil

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 […]