soaring

I have had dreams where I could fly. Not the supersonic or hypersonic way Superman did, but effortless travel in all directions including vertical. During them I was always amazed that the only thing holding me back had been my inability to believe I could. And that turned out to be how they ended as well. Even knowing I had […]

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radio planning

A friend did a VERY THOROUGH analysis of amateur radios as communication tools when other means are unavailable. A strong motivator for him was to reach home or help from the deep woods, but there are other factors, including grid-down disaster planning. He is a high-order professional computer scientist who is very recent to amateur radio. I am hugely impressed […]

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Hydrogen Peroxide

Benefits and Uses from Healthy Cures .org by ANDREA HARPER & DR. AKILAH EL   Hydrogen peroxide is the only germicidal agent composed only of water and oxygen. Like ozone, it kills disease organisms by oxidation! Hydrogen peroxide is considered the worlds safest all natural effective sanitizer. It kills microorganisms by oxidizing them, which can be best described as a […]

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Electro Magnetic Pulse protection

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival from Backdoor Survival .com Of all of the reasons to prepare, one that we all need to take seriously is the possibility of a catastrophic EMP, or electromagnetic pulse. This is a frequent topic in many post-apocalyptic novels and something that most of us are aware of, even if we […]

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Solar Food Dehydrator

Best-Ever Solar Food Dehydrator Plans Nearly two decades of expert testing and experimentation have gone into producing these solar food dehydrator plans. The resulting food dryer isn’t just efficient and off-grid — it’s also highly cost-effective for anyone wanting to preserve large amounts of food at home. From Mother Earth News (editor note: Go to the link above to see […]

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grow medicinal plants

10 Useful Medicinal Plants To Cultivate From Seeds Over the years, I have shared many articles relative to herbs and plants for the survival garden. Some are easily found while foraging while others need to be cultivated. Some provide benefits for a specific ailment while others are all encompassing. It should come as no surprise the essential oils made from […]

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splitting station

I am working over the now enclosed breezeway. It is nearly completely sealed from the weather and has significant insulation. I expect it to make a pleasant work environment when I get done working on it. Akin to spending 100 hours setting up a computer to save yourself 5 hours of bookkeeping. Since our cabin is rather small, our woodstove […]

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Broken sleep

from aeon.co People once woke up halfway through the night to think, write or make love. What have we lost by sleeping straight through? by Karen Emslie Photo by Michael Lewis/Gallery Stock Karen Emslie is a Scottish writer, artist and photographer. She has been car-jacked in Barcelona, lost in the Alps, and harassed by fake police in Cuba, but still […]

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natural antibiotics

14 Natural Antibiotics To Fight Infection, And What Drug Companies Don’t Want You To Know Antibiotics Vs. Natural Antibiotics from The Science Of Eating .com All too often when people get sick with an illness or infection, they head to the doctors’ office for medicines that ultimately do more harm than good. Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are types of […]

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box fan box

We have been living with a really ugly shroud for our box fan. It started life as a temporary housing for my box fan to vent the smoke from my home coffee roasting out the shop window. I hinged it to the ceiling, then swung it out of the way for the 99% of the time it was not in […]

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