If your back is feeling uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Back pain is a common reason for doctor visits in the United States, coming in second only to something else. According to the National Institutes of Health, over a quarter of adults in the U.S. experience at least one day of back pain in a three-month period.
When looking for a window covering that suits you cozily, you don’t just want something that looks nice. It would help if you had those types that are reliable and durable too. In that case, window blinds can be your best bet. These structures perfectly balance form and function as they refine your home’s privacy, heat rejection, and even aesthetics.
Are you looking to give your outdoor space a much-needed makeover this spring? Lawn renovations add a magical atmosphere to your home’s overall look and feel.
Living in an area where microbreweries flourish like thriving oases in every major town, our family couldn’t resist immersing themselves in the uniquely American experience of homemade root beer.
In today’s uncertain climate, where home invasions, public unrest, and job-related travel pose significant risks, ensuring the safety of your family has become more crucial than ever. To address these concerns and find a practical solution, I made the decision to construct a basement safe room—a sanctuary that would provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind.
When we think of summer, we envision moments of relaxation, leisurely breaks, basking in the sun, enjoying the ocean, and indulging in long, balmy evenings. However, the arrival of summer also brings along some unwelcome companions in the form of bothersome and biting insects. Mosquitoes, in particular, have the potential to ruin our summer pleasures and disrupt a peaceful night’s sleep.
In a survival situation, personal hygiene may not be a top priority initially, but eventually, it becomes a luxury. According to survivors of war or disasters, even small amounts of deodorant, shampoo, or toothpaste were more valuable than food.
Unfortunately, garbage can be found almost anywhere, including in wilderness areas. It can be found on beaches, in the middle of the ocean, in cities, and even on Mount Everest. Many of these items, however, can be modified or combined with natural materials to improve your survival skills and equipment.
Before I began my homesteading journey, I was laid off from my job, as were many other Americans following the 2008 financial crash. It was not my fault, and my company was simply downsizing. That’s when I discovered baking, which helped me a lot in my quest for self-sufficiency.
Now that it’s the peak of the summer growing season and you can find watermelons, cantaloupes, and honeydew melons at nearly all supermarkets, curb markets, and roadside stands, you can pig out on the juicy delights. And each taste is made a little sweeter by the realization that within a few weeks, there will be no more melons for months and months.
Most homesteaders and small farmers are quite self-sufficient. Many raise their own chickens for eggs and meat, plant large gardens to grow their vegetables, and have sheep or goats around to keep the grass down in the pasture and provide delicious, protein-rich meals.
I got started tanning fur purely by accident. My longtime friend and hunting partner, Robert, started a taxidermy business and decided to offer his customers in-house tanning. I happened to be in his shop one day as he was combing out some wolf pelts he had just finished tanning. I was amazed at how soft and supple they had turned out.
Dyes have been used since ancient times to add color to fabric or other items and to oneself. Before the 19th century, commercial dyes were not available, and dyes were primarily made from natural materials, generally whatever was available in a given region.