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How to Make a Trip Wire Alarm From a Clothespin

Trip wire alarms are an excellent first-line of defense against intrusions along a perimeter.  The trick is to make one that will be loud enough for you and the intruder to hear.  The following design is an excellent example of how you can use ordinary items to create a rudimentary warning system.  You can improvise as needed, and …

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How to Make a Simple Wood Carrier Out of PVC Pipe

How to Make a Simple Wood Carrier Out of PVC Pipe If you have some rope or cordage, a couple of pieces of PVC pipe and some basic tools, you can create a practical and easy-to-build wood carrier in just a few minutes.  This is a very simple project that may not seem like a …

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Best Herbs to Use for Cleaning Products

Best All-Natural items to Use for Cleaning Products Cleaning sprays that are made with herbal ingredients have a lot of practical and environmental value.  They can be just as effective at killing germs without using harsh chemicals and toxic compounds.  A lot of commercial products, including bleach, also have a short shelf-life, which means that …

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How to Clear Muddy Water Prior to Filtration

How to Clear Muddy Water Prior to Filtration One of the biggest challenges in the field is finding water that is suitable for purification.  However, there are times when the only water available may be cloudy or murky.  There is a solution that can address this problem very easily, and processing water only takes a …

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How to Make a Powerful and Safe Household Cleaning Spray

How to Make a Powerful and Safe Household Cleaning Spray Any time that you can use natural ingredients to make household cleaners puts you in an advantageous position.  This is true for everyday life as well as during long-term survival situations.  Believe it or not, it doesn’t take a lot to make effective alternatives to …

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How to Build a Rudimentary Raised Planter Bed

How to Build a Rudimentary Raised Planter Bed Planter boxes are one of the most important components of a productive garden.  They make it easy to group crops and give them the nutrients they need, and they are also an important pest-control strategy.  If you have the resources and time to build planter boxes, doing …

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How to Use PVC to Make Hampers or Bins for Laundry

How to Use PVC to Make Hampers or Bins for Laundry One of the best things that any one of us can do on the road to self-reliance is to find ways to be as organized as possible.  It helps us to get tasks done faster and with less frustration, and being organized also helps …

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All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have

All-Natural Hemorrhoid Remedy Everyone Should Have Anyone who has ever had hemorrhoids will tell you how disruptive and uncomfortable they can be.  Many people have episodes that are so serious and persistent that they can become debilitating.  While there are a lot of medicines out there that work, along with a host of remedies that …

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Want Healthier Chickens? Try Feeding them These Herbs

Want Healthier Chickens?  Try Feeding them These Herbs One of the biggest things that we can do for homestead chickens is to give them healthy food.  Even if you are letting them forage on insects, in your garden, or around your back yard, it’s important to supplement and round out their diets.  Remember, whatever the …

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Cold Sore Remedies That May Actually Work

Cold Sore Remedies That May Actually Work Cold sores can be painful and difficult to treat.  Medication is expensive and not guaranteed to work, and outbreaks can be contagious which puts others at risk.  Considering that around 90% of the global population carries the virus that causes cold sores, it’s important to know about some …

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