Blog – Page 149 – Eco Snippets

How To Make An Underground Greenhouse

One of the main principles involves embedding the greenhouse in the earth to take advantage of the earth’s constant temperature, to store the solar energy collected during the day. Water barrels can also be used to store the thermal heat and carry it through the night or cloudy days (which are not as cold).  Water […]

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How To Make Your Own Mustard

Why make your own mustard? Why not? Making your own mustard is really simple and super cheap. By avoiding store-bought brands you are also avoiding common artificial flavors and colorings. When you make your own mustard you can also create many different herbal varieties. This article will show you how… More Details Here

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Purifying Water With Stones

“When I mention to someone that you can boil water with hot stones, they always ask me two questions… Why would you do that? How do you do it? Why would you ever boil water using stones? Why don’t you use the fire to heat it. Well, in a perfect situation, in a camping situation, […]

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Free Documentary – Global Dimming, Geoengineering & Global Warming

This is a BBC documentary with an interesting paradox about manmade Global Warming. It’s about how unintentional increased reflectance of the sun, due to manmade pollution, has actually hidden the effects of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. So whilst the planet has been warming due to greenhouse gasses, it’s actually been warming at a […]

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9 Ways To Start A Fire Without Matches

“There is a primal link between man and fire. Every man should know how to start one. A manly man knows how to start one without matches. It’s an essential survival skill. You never know when you’ll find yourself in a situation where you’ll need a fire, but you don’t have matches. Maybe your single […]

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5 Tactical Tips to Survive a Home Invasion

You could just lock your doors and get a dog (hey, bonus tips), but just incase… “Are you aware that you’re eight times more likely to be involved in a home inva­sion attack than you are to be involved in a house fire? When intrud­ers enter you house force­fully, whether for the thrill of it […]

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Turning Oil Tanker Trucks Into Homes

My Dad would fricken love this. Not so sure about mum though. If she has trouble with the idea of a standard issue caravan, well. “There are many marvelous ideas for turning old buildings into new habitable structures, but unless the existing units are modular the plans can rarely apply to multiple similar structures over […]

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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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