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How To Make A Penny Ball (Repels Slugs)

Who knew? Apparently it’s the copper in pennies that repels slugs… “I have always loved spheres in gardens, but most of the ones I have been drawn to are quite expensive. This one piqued my interest, because it could be made with pennies. All you need are a bunch of pennies and an old bowling ball […]

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How To Make Olive Oil Candles

It’s a good idea to be able to know how to create your own light sources in case you ever need them. This is a simple candle that you can put together with things that you already have laying around the kitchen (besides the wick, but I’d recommend keeping that as a regular stockpiled item […]

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How To Make Bio Fuel Briquettes

Project: To find a use for the large amount of sawdust produced from wood turning, sawing, firewood etc. The 2 choices I had was to either dump / compost it or burn it. Loose sawdust can be burned in a wood burner but can easily kill the fire and cause a lot of smoke. So I decide to […]

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Making Pinecone Fire Starters – O So Pretty!

Ok, so these are really PRETTY. However, they’re not a bad idea at all – it “could” prove to be useful to pack a few in the camping bag. Obviously, minus the frills, of course – … unless you’re looking to get some action under the stars – maybe. I guess that all depends on WHO you’re […]

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How To Build An Outdoor Mud Oven

Rocket stoves and outdoor grills are great for cooking in a pot or skillet when the power is down or non-existent following a disaster or a worst case situation where fuel is either flat-out unavailable or intolerably expensive. There are some things, though, that cook best in an oven. One solution, of course, is to […]

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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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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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Need A Wash? Make Some Castile Soap…

Bit smelly? Need a good wash? Why not make some castile soap. If you happen to have stinky people with sensitive skin, you could make them a bar of Castile soap, which is a pure olive oil soap, free from sodium lauryl sulphate; a.k.a. SLS. This soap is a gentle and mild cleanser. People who have […]

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