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"Plants Grown In Worm Castings Grew 3 Times Faster Than Identical Plants Grown In Potting Mix" - Learn How To Make Your Garden Thrive With Worm Composting - Click Here To Find Out How

3 Ways To Naturally Make Yeast

“Where would we be without the discovery of yeast? Fresh, puffy bread would be non-existent, and need I not mention the fact that beer, wine and alcohol products would cease to exist. Of course, all yeasts were not created equal. Some yeasts are made for making bread and baked goods, and some yeasts are made […]

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Primitive Cooking Methods

“Whether we are backpacking or in a survival situation, having a knowledge of wilderness cooking techniques is important. We may not always have cooking equipment so lets go over some alternate methods. Primitive Cooking methods we will cover include: Cooking over coals (ash cooking) Plank Cooking Hot rock cooking Flat stone cooking Spit cooking or spit […]

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Herb Infused Honey For Cooking & Health

“As a Chef, tea drinker and (very) amateur beekeeper, I’ve always loved honey. Honey gathering started at least 8,000 years ago and has been practiced throughout both the ancient and modern world and among many diversified societies. What could drive someone to thrust an unprotected hand into a beehive to scoop out a glob of […]

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How To Make Acorn Flour

Turning those bitter tasting nuts that are found all over the place during the fall into something that is not only palatable but rather good tasting is not as difficult as one would think. In this post I’ll be demonstrating how to turn acorns into an awesome food source. Step 1: Gather the Acorns The first step […]

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Foraging – Finding Caloric Staples

“An Australian study tells us that modern day hunter gatherers get 64% of their energy from things that move, 36% from plants, basically two thirds flesh, one third non-flesh. The creatures we eat are usually nutritionally dense. This does not hold true for plants. While plants can provide important minerals, vitamins, antioxidants and necessary trace […]

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How To Make A Wood Fire Garbage Can Pizza Oven

“Last July Matt called me at the office, to ask me a very important question after spending much of the morning with Zack digging up our crab grass infested lawn: “Umm… I got a whole bunch of dirt here, you want to make a garbage can pizza oven?” Do I ever! Let’s back up though. […]

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Homemade Baking Powder

“Isn’t it always just the way… you begin a recipe knowing that your staples in the pantry are all where they should be, and when you go to reach for something the jar is empty due to some teenage girl making cookies and spilling the remaining amount of baking powder and not telling you. Add […]

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How To Make Corn Cob Jelly

It tastes like honey! “Corn cob jelly is a perfect example of the “waste not, want not” spirit of our ancestors who knew how to use everything, and I mean everything. Most of us are accustomed to tossing corn cobs in the trash or the compost pile, but there are actually many, many ways to […]

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Food Storage: 20 Crops That Keep and How to Store Them

“Here in southwest Virginia, my partner and I take pride in growing and storing most of our fruits and vegetables. Knowing where our food comes from gives us confidence in its goodness, plus we save about $5,000 a year through our gardening and food storage efforts. There is another benefit, which is the utter convenience […]

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52 Weeks Of Food Storage For “Dummies”

“For YEARS I have been hearing about and thinking about food storage and how important it is to BE PREPARED for an emergency. But to be brutally honest, I have never actually DONE anything about it. Oh wait, that’s not entirely true. I bought (2) 50 gallon water barrels a couple of years ago that […]

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