Blog – Page 182 – Eco Snippets

The Low-Tech Art of Drying Herbs

“A bumper crop of basil, lemon balm and savory is wonderful, but what you do with it after you bring it in is every bit as important as the harvest itself. Although I preserve herb flavors in jellies, vinegars and pesto, air-drying is still my favorite way to store the major part of summer’s herbal […]

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50 Ways To Conserve Water

“Unlike energy, water is a tangible resource; we can control its usage relatively easily. This is a good thing, given that climate change, population growth, and other factors are forcing our rivers to run dry and our lakes and water-table levels to drop. When it comes to making a difference, the seemingly small steps that […]

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More Vertical Gardening Ideas

Vertical gardening is a pretty sweet option for those of us with limited space, and/or bad backs! In this example we can see lettuce trays attached to the weather boards of a house. Pretty nice idea, and relatively cheap to setup as well. More ideas include using old wine racks and shoe organizers (yeah, seriously)… More […]

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How To Make Homemade Mosquito Repellent

So there’s 10 of you sitting around a table outside, enjoying a nice meal as the sun is setting – and only one of you is getting attacked by mosquitos. The one is YOU. Yip, it’s bloody annoying. Here’s a short video that will show you how to make your own homemade mosquito repellent. Fare […]

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Stop Shell Oil From Drilling The Russian Arctic

Thought Shell had paused its Arctic drilling plans? Think again. This summer they’re going back. This time with new buddy Gazprom, a Russian oil company with a long history of oil spills and cover ups. Share this video and sign the petition below to save the Arctic… CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION

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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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