new theme

WordPress calls them “themes”, but in classes I teach on website-building I often refer to them as “skins”. The templets that control how a blog website looks and functions are built by programmers who greatly simplify publishing, but severely limit what you can do with them … that is, without building your own skins. I…

dishwasher detergent recipe

from ImperfectlyHappy.com Easy Peasy DIY Dish Detergent July 27, 2014 by TiffanyRD Leave a Comment This awesome and powerful dishwasher detergent is super easy to make!  Literally pennies per use, it only took a few minutes to mix it up.  In Phoenix, where the water is hard, this detergent does a great job on glasses…

porta potty

You can certainly spend more, but this is clever, inexpensive and made of rather readably available materials… handling a rather obvious necessity.

The Day Before

Studying history with knowledge of the elite banking families in mind; with an understanding of the role The Bilderberg Group plays in it, and watching events unfold from sources outside their mainstream media leads prudent people to preparation for dramatic change in our world. That is commonly known as TEOTWAWKI – the end of the…

introducing Backdoor Survival blog

Welcome to this week’s all new Sunday Survival Buzz with an update on my own preps and announcements from the Backdoor Survival blog. There was not a lot of prepping going on at my place this week.  Most of what I accomplished had to do with research for blog articles, including cutting up an old…

Natural antibiotics

 10 herbs and foods that kill superbugs Monday, June 16, 2014 by: J. D. Heyes (NaturalNews) Longtime readers of Natural News know that, because of massive over-prescribing by the modern healthcare industry, today’s crop of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective. Another culprit: The increased use of antibiotics in factory-farm animals. “It is not…

oregano essential oil

25 Ways to Use Oregano Essential Oil for Health and Wellness Five years ago, if someone were to mention the use of oregano essential for health and wellness purposes I would have looked at them cross-eyed.  Although well versed in the benefits of essential oils, for one reason or another, oregano essential oil was nowhere…

home-built wind turbine

On my list somewhere other than the immediate future is building my own wind-powered generator.  It is on the same page of my ToDo List with a stationary-bicycle powered generator.  Meanwhile, the guys over at Instructables have published one that serves as a reminder these things don’t have to be expensive or difficult to pull…

Field Day

Ham radio Field Day is happening across the USofA today. Facebook users can see more here: Post by Ted Dunlap.

match setup

We are coming up to the Nampa Rod And Gun Club match weekend. A real fun favorite match is their Vance Cusic Vietnam Memorial Match… four-man teams in several 200-yard rapid-fire courses of fire, including some moving silhouettes as well as full-sized and “prone silhouettes”. Rifles must be in looks and function semi-automatic versions of…

to fridge or to not fridge

There are some foods that absolutely need refrigeration, and some that are better off stored outside of your fridge. Do not refrigerate (unless cut): Potatoes: Refrigeration makes the starches in potatoes turn to sugar – which is not a good thing, as it changes the flavor and makes the skin darken. Onions: Separate them from…