Category Archive: Frugal

Pawn Stars Negotiation Technique Will Help You Barter Post SHTF

 Pawn Stars Negotiation Technique Will Help You Barter Post SHTF Unless you frequent a number of flea markets, garage sales or yard sales, you probably don’t do a lot of bartering. Some professions are built on negotiation skills but the majority of professions don’t do so on a regular basis. It is indeed a skill and it …

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DIY Kratky’s Passive Gardening System

DIY Kratky’s Passive Gardening System Just as good as passive gardening is being able to set the system up yourself. It could make you the envy of all the gardeners in your circle who spend hours planting, sowing, weeding, watering, fertilizing, etc.. while you enjoy your day doing other things. Then when it is harvest …

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The Kratky Method for Passive Gardening

The Kratky Method for Passive Gardening Passive gardening?? Yes, Yes, Yes! Finally a method of gardening that doesn’t take all my good weather time to upkeep. I am for any method that allows me to be out of the garden enjoying fair weather activities and still produce what my family eats. Even better this type …

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50 Reuse and Recycle Ideas

50 Reuse and Recycle Ideas I love to reuse old items to make new ones. First I hate to throw away anything that could be usable, secondly I just think they look cool! 😛 I enjoy articles like this one because of the ingenuity and ability to visualize out of the box, a talent needed by homesteaders …

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Reuse Commonly Thrown Away Items

Reuse Commonly Thrown Away Items Part of the lifestyle of both preppers and homesteaders is to become self-sustainable. That can also mean to help sustain our planet as well. One way to do that is to reuse items rather than sending them on to a landfill. If you can save some cash while doing so, …

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MIY Rhubarb Cherry Wine

MIY Rhubarb Cherry Wine Rhubarb is a tart veggie that often passes as a fruit. It blends wonderfully with sweet fruits like cherries and strawberries. Most often used in desserts and drinks.  Just seeing it in the bottle pictured above makes my mouth water! The combination of the tart rhubarb wit the sweet cherries makes …

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2 DIY Mini Fans – Separate or Combined

2 DIY Mini Fans – Separate or Combined I know it seems foolish to think about a personal fan during a SHTF scenario especially when the little battery operated ones sell so cheaply in today’s world. But after a crisis these little luxury items won’t be available. Nor will they be a luxury item in …

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DIY Water Filter Distiller

DIY Water Filter Distiller We all worry about clean water after any disaster manmade or natural. Water is the essence of life. No matter which in which country, state, or region you reside in, water is going to be a priority find during a crisis. You may think ahh but there is a lake just down the road, or it …

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Why Keep Those Old Cook Books?

Why Keep Those Old Cook Books? I have a bunch of old cookbooks that I purchased years ago and also have several that were passed on to me by family. Now days I am told they are a waste of space in the kitchen. I do have and use an electronic recipe reader that contains …

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MIY Rhubarb Wine

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MIY Rhubarb Wine If you have rhubarb growing on your property you know it like a weed needs virtually no care and is actually a bit difficult to get rid of if you do not want it anymore. It is quite edible of course and you will often see it mixed into sweet treats because …

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