Blog – Page 180 – Eco Snippets

How To Make A Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

If you’re looking for a cool alternative energy project – no doubt a very cool bonding project to share with the kids – then building this vertical axis wind turbine has got to be right up there. Just don’t expect it to go powering your washing machine anytime soon (output is roughly estimated at 50 […]

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Take The Guess Work Out Of Seed Spacing

One ruler to rule them all – Here’s a novel idea to take the guess work out of seed and plant spacing. This handy 1 meter ruler has pre-drilled seed sowing holes with metric and imperial graduations. It also has a vegetable spacing guide printed right on it. If you’re looking to optimize plant spacing in […]

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Homemade Orange Peel Vinegar Chicken Coop Cleaner

Rather than using chemicals, here’s a simple recipe for making your own home made chicken coop cleaner… “Lately I have been looking for recipes to make my own natural homemade cleaning products. I’m sure you all have seen the orange peel vinegar cleaning spray all over pinterest. In fact, if you google ‘homemade orange peel […]

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Basics on Water Storage, Resupply, and Purification

“Of all the resources that a prepper has to be concerned about in the event of a disruption of civilization, Practical Preppers consultant Scott Hunt says that water is the most critical need. “You can’t last very long without it,” Hunt explains. “Just how long may be affected by the temperature and how much you’re […]

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Bring More Bees Into Your Garden

This awesome bamboo hanging “bee house” will attract more bees into your garden… “Boost your garden’s productivity by providing a happy home for peaceful, non-stinging Mason bees. Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees are incredible pollinators. Each one visits as many as 1000 blooms per day — 20 times as many as a honeybee! Hang […]

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One Third Of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply…

More on the bee apocalypse… “Nearly one in three commercial honeybee colonies in the United States died or disappeared last winter, an unsustainable decline that threatens the nation’s food supply… Multiple factors — pesticides, fungicides, parasites, viruses and malnutrition — are believed to cause the losses, which were officially announced today by a consortium of […]

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Building A Solar Furnace To Heat The Shed…

Here’s a pretty cool little “up-cycling” project. This guy got some free time one day and decided, instead of sitting on his ass, he was going to made a basic solar furnace to take the chill off his garage. Built using old soda cans and other scrap materials… “I decided instead to take advantage of the south-facing side […]

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How To Make Home Made Baby Wipes…

Lets face it, baby stuff is expensive. And there’s a whole bunch of stuff new mums need. Nappies, wipes, creams, more nappies, wipes, and creams… So why not make your own home made baby wipes? They don’t contain alcohol and they are super-soothing for those delicate areas, especially if you’re dealing with a diaper rash. They’re […]

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World War Bee (Maybe) – Putin VS Obama

An impending bee apocalypse could lead to world war, according to Putin… The shocking minutes relating to President Putin’s meeting last month with US Secretary of State John Kerry reveal the Russian leaders “extreme outrage” over the Obama regimes continued protection of global seed and plant bio-genetic giants Syngenta and Monsanto in the face of […]

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