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Delicious Lip Balm Recipe

16 Jan

Makes 1 1/2 ounces

  • 4 tsp grated Beeswax
  • 8 tsp Coconut Oil, melted
  • 6 tsp  Apricot Kernel Oil
  • 7 drops Sweet Orange Oil 
  • 7 drops Lemon Essential Oil
    You can choose any essential oil of your choice to suit your mood….enjoy ! I tend to pick citrus blends because they are so uplifting.

In a double boiler combine:Beeswax
Coconut Oil
Apricot Kernel Oil
Gently melt over low heat until everything is liquid and stir to combine.
Remove from the heat and stir in the essential oils.
Carefully pour into lip balm empty lip tubes and allow them to set up firmly for one hour.

Beeswax Yellow Honeywax Pearls (1 lbs)

10 Black 0.15 oz. Lip Balm Empty Containers

Sweet Orange 100% Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- 10 ml

 Lemon Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade.


Primitive Water Purification Do It Yourself Project

16 Jan

Once you find water, a major issue remains: is it pure? Is it drinkable? And if not, how to make it drinkable?

In today’s world this is a much more complex issue than it was previously. Just 20 years ago in Canada you could still drink water from the streams, rivers, and lakes in the north — for example, in northern Ontario, including northern Lake Huron and the Bruce Peninsula. However, the spread of Giardia in recent years has greatly increased the risk of drinking water straight from these sources.

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Natural Inks

14 Jan

Knowing how to make natural inks is a prepping skill that everyone should know. In the months or years after SHTF you are going to need to know how to make these ink pigments so that written communication still continues on. Also using natural surroundings and plants to create pigment, you can learn to make dyes for clothing and other needs. Here is one example of how to make ink. mind you there are hundreds of ways to do it, and veggies and herbs/flowers to use.

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Rain barrels collection for gardening

2 Jan

Rain barrels collect rainfall and store it, so that it can be used later. There are 3 main components – The roof, the barrel, and the hose. These are not always a roof, barrel, and hose, but those functions will be present in almost every system (collection, storage, and output). A very common setup is to place barrels under gutters and fill watering cans with the water as needed. Our system will use a small awning as our roof (our gardens and barrels are located a bit away from the house), a barrel for each garden bed, and a soaker hose that runs into each bed from the barrel. Here’s how we made the barrels.
Step 1. Procure the barrels. The most important thing about the barrels is that they hold water, and they never held anything bad. In Texas we could get 55 gallon blue plastic barrels from the Coca-cola bottling plant – they were used to transport soda syrup. Up here in North Carolina we got them from an independent farm supply store, and they were used originally to ship pickled Continue reading


25 Dec

Here is a guide to scavenging for food and supplies during a disaster. Most of the ideas stem from me wondering what I would do during a zombie apocalypse, but as we’ve seen lately in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, these are skills that could benefit anyone, even in the most developed of the developed world.

I will talk about the tools that are needed, as well as a step-by-step guide to where and how to scavenge.

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10 Emergency Survival Preparedness Books You Should Read

24 Dec

Original Post:http://thehomesteadsurvival.com/11-emrgn-prrdn-bk-yu-shuld/#.UPxaIGc72Sk

Mоѕt fаmіlіеѕ оr іndіvіduаlѕ аrе оvеrwhеlmеd bу іnfоrmаtіоn whеn іt соmеѕ tо еmеrgеnсу рrераrеdnеѕѕ. Thеrе аrе јuѕt hundrеdѕ оf wеbѕіtеѕ оffеrіng tірѕ оf еmеrgеnсу рrераrаtіоn, еxреrtѕ gіvіng оut аdvісеѕ аnd аuthоrѕ wrіtіng аbоut ѕurvіvаl. Thеrе аrе tоnѕ оf thіngѕ tо lеаrn аnd dо іn а ѕhоrt tіmе.
Dоn’t bе оvеrwhеlmеd. Inѕtеаd, wе ѕhоuld bе thаnkful thаt thеrе аrе а lоt оf іnfоrmаtіоn іn оur fіngеrtірѕ, hеlріng uѕ bесоmе аwаrе оf thе ѕіtuаtіоn wе саn fасе аnd gіvіng uѕ аdvісе оn hоw wе саn аvоіd thаt ѕіtuаtіоn.
10 Emеrgеnсу Prераrеdnеѕѕ Bооkѕ Yоu Shоuld Rеаd
If уоu wаnt tо lеаrn hоw tо bе рrераrеd fоr еmеrgеnсіеѕ, thеn wе’rе gіvіng уоu tор tеn bооkѕ whеrе уоu саn lеаrn hоw tо bе рrераrеd. Continue reading

Homemade Dishwasher Detergent

24 Dec

What’s the big whoop with conventional detergents?
Phosphates! “Once phosphates are discharged into the environment, they promote algae growth in local waters. These sudden blooms of algae trigger a process called eutrophication in which local waters become starved of oxygen and devoid of life. This issue is of special concern to anyone living near a lake or pond,” writes Seventh Generation, a maker of phosphates-free soaps.

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20 Dec

Rabbit hunting is a good skill to have if you’re in an emergency situation where food is scarce, if you’re in the wilderness for an extended period of time, or if you’re a generally mean person that likes to kill cute, furry animals (hey, I don’t judge).

Today we are going to talk about the various methods of rabbit hunting.

As an alternative, if you really like the taste of rabbit meat or enjoy keeping rabbits as pets, you may consider raising rabbits for food at home.

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High Quаlіtу Survival Knife – Useful In So Many Ways In Survival

19 Dec

A high quаlіtу ѕurvіvаl knife іѕ реrhарѕ the mоѕt іmроrtаnt ріесе if ѕurvіvаl gеаr thаt уоu саn оwn. In аn еmеrgеnсу оr ѕurvіvаl ѕіtuаtіоn – оr еvеn јuѕt саmріng оr fіѕhіng оr huntіng – уоur knіfе wіll bе uѕеd dаіlу аѕ а tооl, utеnѕіl, аnd реrhарѕ еvеn аѕ а wеароn.
Bесаuѕе thіѕ ѕurvіvаl tооl wіll gеt ѕо muсh uѕе, іt іѕ іmроrtаnt tо hаvе оnе thаt іѕ hіgh quаlіtу, dереndаblе, durаblе, аnd thаt hаѕ а hіgh lеvеl оf utіlіtу.
Wе hаvе іdеntіfіеd thе 3 kеу сhаrасtеrіѕtісѕ thаt іdеntіfу thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе:
1. Durаbіlіtу: Yоur knіfе wіll gеt соnѕtаnt uѕе. It wіll bе аbuѕеd dаіlу. Yоu wіll uѕе іt tо hасk undеrgrоwth, ѕаw thrоugh trее brаnсhеѕ, ѕkіn аnd gut аnіmаlѕ аnd fіѕh, dіg іn thе grоund, аnd реrhарѕ еvеn аѕ а wеароn. Thеrеfоrе, thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе іѕ оnе thаt іѕ hіghlу durаblе. Sеlесt а knіfе thаt іѕ mаdе оf а hаrdеnеd ѕtееl, ѕо thаt іt wіll hоld іtѕ еdgе bеttеr аnd wіll bе аblе tо wіthѕtаnd thаt соnѕtаnt uѕе аnd аbuѕе уоu wіll рut іt thrоugh
2. Utіlіtу: Yоu wіll uѕе уоur knіfе fоr mоrе thаn ѕlісіng wіth thе blаdе. Yоu wіll uѕе іt аѕ nоt оnlу fоr сuttіng, but аѕ а hаmmеr, ѕаw, аxе, lеvеr, guіdе, hоlе рunсh, fіrе ѕtаrtеr, еvеn аѕ а lеvеl. Thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе іѕ соnѕtruсtеd іn ѕuсh а wау іt саn bе uѕеd fоr а vаrіеtу оf uѕеѕ.
3. Uѕаbіlіtу: Mаnу реорlе thіnk thаt thе bіggеr thе knіfе, thе bеttеr іt іѕ (аlа Crосоdіlе Dundее). Othеrѕ thіnk thаt іf а knіfе саn’t bе еаѕіlу соnсеаlеd іn thеіr ѕnеаkеr thаt іt іѕ tоо bіg. A knіfе ѕhоuld bе bіg еnоugh tо bе uѕеful, but ѕmаll еnоugh thаt іt саn bе wіеldеd еаѕіlу. Thе bеѕt knіfе hаѕ а blаdе thаt іѕ аррrоxіmаtеlу 6 tо 10 іnсhеѕ іn lеngth, аnd 1/4 tо 3/8 іnсhеѕ thіck. Anу lаrgеr аnd іt іѕ mоrе а ѕwоrd thаn а knіfе. Anу ѕhоrtеr аnd іtѕ uѕе wіll bе lіmіtеd.
Thеѕе аrе thе tор 3 сhаrасtеrіѕtісѕ uѕеd fоr іdеntіfуіng thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе. Thеrе аrе оthеr іmроrtаnt fеаturеѕ thаt уоu ѕhоuld соnѕіdеr аѕ wеll. Yоur knіfе іѕ thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt оf аll уоur ѕurvіvаl gеаr – ѕо tаkе саrе аѕ уоu ѕеlесt thе реrfесt knіfе fоr уоu.
Thе bеѕt ѕurvіvаl knіfе wоn’t bе рrоhіbіtіvеlу еxреnѕіvе еіthеr. In fасt, thе tор rаtеd knіfе саn bе рurсhаѕеd fоr lеѕѕ thаn $75

Making Your Own Pectin!

17 Dec

I have discovered there is a way to make my own homemade pectin that can be used in all kinds of preserves. Basically, any kind of apple, be it Crab Apple, Granny Smith, or Macintosh, can be used as they are naturally high in pectin. In this case, I have some huge crab apple trees around the gun shop that I used to make my pectin with.

Apples contain a more concentrated amount of pectin when they are under-ripe rather than ripe. This means that I will have to pick the fruit about two weeks before it’s harvest ready, when the apples are still green and tart. Some apples, like the crab apples, will still contain enough pectin when ripened to be useful, while others loose the pectin as they ripen.

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