The most common non-edible plantsThe most common non-edible plants Many  plants in the wild are indeed edible. However there are many more that are not edible and the after effects range from just a bad taste to completely deadly. Here is some of the more common non-edible plants. They are listed  in botanical alphabetical order.

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Medicinal Plant Map of the United StatesMedicinal Plant Map of the United States This is a 1932 map of medicinlal plants by Edwin Newcomb. This shows the medicinal plants in each state. Below is a clickable map that can be blown up by holding your CTRL and rolling your mousewheel forward. There is also a link that will take you to a cartography service to get an actual high quality map printed if you...

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100 Different Ways to Reuse Broken Household Items100 Different Ways to Reuse Broken Household Items On the contrary, there are many different projects that you can do with those broken items and create stunning décor for indoors and out, all from things that you may consider to be trash. We have collected a list of 100 different projects that call for those broken items or common household trash. Repurposing is...

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Disaster Prepardness in Annapolis Anne Arundel County Department of Inspections and Permits continues to highlight building safety throughout the month of May. This week’s theme “Bounce Back Faster from Disaster – Build to Code,” emphasizes the importance of preparing your family and home for natural disasters. Anne Arundel County is vulnerable...

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What a real life economic collapse looks likeWhat a real life economic collapse looks like I ran across this while in my internet travels. Pretty interesting read. Good site, worth checking out Did you ever think about what your life would be like if the stores were closed? I’m not talking about a post-apocalyptic Mad Max scenario or a winter storm that clears the shelves. I’m talking about a long-term...

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Household Composting

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All types of shredded paper are great for the compost pile, as are a number of other kitchen items which you may not have considered. Check out this list of common household items that will give your compost pile a kick…and save space in the landfill at the same time:

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How Asprin Water Helps Plants

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aspirinAspirin is used to treat pain, fever and inflammation. While used as a drug for treating humans, it is also a tool for gardeners to fight off diseases and insects on their plants. Aspirin water can be used on outdoor plants, in gardens and on houseplants.
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Building a Solar Hot Water Heater

Category : Equipment, Water

hotwaterHere is a simple project that you can build out of easily available parts. Take two drums and paint them black. Build a wooden box and insulate it with sheet styrofoam about one inch thick. You can get this foam at most large “Home Do-It Centers” in 4ft. x 8ft. sheets. Paint the inside of the box black. Make a lid by building a wooden frame and insert a sheet of glass, double pane would be even better. Place the heater at an elevated site or on tower (for water pressure) and orient the glass towards the south.

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DIY Plastic Bucket Still for Making Spirits

Category : Equipment, Food, General Info is no responsible for any damage or harm caused by incorrectly using this information or if your wife makes you sleep on the couch during the testing process. Enjoy.
The DIY Bucket Still
• It is simple to make – takes only a couple of hours to assemble.
No welding or difficult work is required.
• It is inexpensive to make.
• Odour-free when it is working.
• Does not need cooling water so it ca be used anywhere.
• Small – easy to hide away, even when it is working.
• Makes good alcohol.
• Easy to dismantle.
Does this appear too good to be true?
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Making Charcoal

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Making charcoal is surprisingly easy. But it is not something you want to do in your backyard except in small quantities. The method I describe here is what is known as the retort or indirect method. Basically, wood is placed in a container and cooked. All the volatile gases are driven off and charcoal remains. This is exactly the method used be the wood chemical industry before petrochemicals superceded it. We, however are going to use these volatile gases as fuel for the charcoal making fire.
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Homemade Batteries


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Learn how to build a powerful homemade water cell battery right in your own home. Research has proving that you can build a simple water cell battery, powerful enough to run a car as well as your home lighting. Although these plans are simple in design, you can provide yourself with hours of fun as well as doing complex research in this field. To recharge your battery you simply replinish the water tank with fresh water and your battery is fully charged again. Many people like to use pure water with just

a touch of Chlorine or rain water. Rain water has some acid in it.

WARNING! Although these plans talk in part about using water, some of these plans may suggest experimen- ting with Clorox bleach and liquid plumber, These chemicals are dangerous, please keep all of your experiments away from children and animals, always wear gloves and protective eye wear. Some of these experiments are not recommended for children under 18 years of age.
We are not responsible for anything, you experiment at your own risk!

NOTICE: Below is a side view drawing of large copper and aluminum plate cells, they can be any shape that you want. All I can say is, Play around with different exotic metals and you will be surprised! Zinc and copper work great!






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