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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handgun correction chart

A coaching tool I like to use is this handgun correction chart. That is definitely not to say that the sights do not need to be adjusted. That can happen, but usually if your shot groups are small and in one area is when you want to adjust the sights to move that small group to the center. If your […]

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firewood factory

My tool set for processing firewood. Missing from the photo are my chainsaw and its manual counterpart, the crosscut saw. I’ll have to update the photo later. From right to left … (isn’t that how we all process?) hatchet (old friend) probably a pound and a quarter head, for kindling splintering and light-duty splitting. hand splitting maul, 3 1/2 pound […]

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Stone Soup Kitchen Project

Here is a flier I am taking to various churches, restaurants and other places with community-grade kitchen facilities. Click on the image for a better view of it. In case of disaster, The Bitterroot may be on its own for an extended time. Red Cross, FEMA and others will have their hands full in populated areas. It is up to […]

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woodshed

I just finished expanding last year’s winter heat storage unit and improving on it a bit. With 20-bucks-worth of new lumber, I was able to scrounge the rest of the needed materials. Good thing, because that left me cash to pay someone else to cut and split a cord of wood for us. A neighbor charges $120 for a fat […]

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what a bubble looks like

The graph below is a great picture of a bubble that should have burst a long time ago… but it keeps holding together and making the eventual crash much, much worse. King World News published it in a very good article: DANGER: The Global Collapse Is Now Accelerating To appreciate the chart, first understand the red bars. Other than the […]

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