The Wild Cherry – A Tasty Summer Fruit You Can Forage Nationwide

the wild cherry a tasty summer fruit you can forage nationwide

Wild cherry (Prunus virginiana) trees are widespread across North America and are quite prevalent in some dry areas. Many are surprised to discover that these trees thrive in the western regions, which are often thought of as too dry for cherries.

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Preserving Herbs In Vinegar

preserving herbs in vinegar

Cultivating your own herb patch might present a frustrating dilemma when you find yourself swamped with more herbs than you can promptly consume before they begin to wither. So, what steps can you take to utilize these herbs efficiently and avoid wastage?

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How To Make Hard Cider

how to make hard cider

Embarking on the journey of crafting your own hard cider is a delightful endeavor that connects you with centuries-old traditions and the artistry of fermentation. Beyond the shelves of commercial beverages lies a world of flavors waiting to be explored, and making hard cider at home provides the perfect gateway into this rich and rewarding realm.

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Try These Old Folk Cold Remedies

try these old folk cold remedies

Throughout the last century, a multitude of family legacies brushed aside age-old cures, deeming them antiquated and dispensable “old wives’ tales.” However, many of these time-honored practices, handed down from one generation to the next, held intrinsic value. They embodied simplicity, affordability, a sense of comfort, and, most significantly, a track record of effectiveness.

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How To Ease Back Pain Naturally

how to ease back pain naturally

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.

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Maintaining Your Window Blinds: Dos and Don’ts for Long-Lasting Performance

maintaining your window blinds dos and don'ts for long lasting performance

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.

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Revitalize Your Outdoor Space: Key Elements of a Successful Lawn Renovation

revitalize your outdoor space key elements of a successful lawn renovation

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.

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How To Make Your Own Root Beer

how to make your own root beer

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.

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How To Build A Basement Safe Room

how to build a basement safe room

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.

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A Few Natural Insect Repellents You Should Try This Summer

a few natural insect repellents you should try this summer

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.

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How To Make Personal Hygiene Items In A Survival Scenario

how to make personal hygiene items in a survival scenario

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.

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A Few Tricks To Turn Woods Trash Into Survival Items

a few tricks to turn woods trash into survival items

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.

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The Basics Of Baking

the basics of baking

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.

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