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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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A vertical garden from a 50 gallon drumA vertical garden from a 50 gallon drum This set up will let you grow 50 plants in an areas 2ft x 2ft. These barrels are easy to find. Craigslist is generally filled with them. You would prefer food graid and you want to make sure this wasn't carrying anything toxic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufEQ6ZljJBE&x-yt-cl http://www.half-pinthomestead.com/GardenBarrels.html

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Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present) for under $75Build-a-bag for your car (or for a Christmas present)... As the holiday seasons are upon us and you're probably going to be doing a lot of running around shopping. It's a good idea (if you don't already have one) to put together a little contingency bag for the vehicle. Shopping crowds are ridiculous in some places. Those crowds can cause just as much chaos as a severe weather...

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Raised Bed GardensRaised Bed Gardens Introduction So you want a vegetable garden, but don't have a large area to till up for the project? Your “soil” is hard as rock? A good way to compensate for such lack of space and rocky soil is by gardening in raised beds. Doing so helps you overcome problems with our less-than-perfect soil. A raised bed for vegetables...

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Lowering your Heat Bill This WinterLowering your Heat Bill This Winter  Replace old and worn weatherstrip in doors to reduce heat loss and drafts   2. Seal baseboards and caulk windows. This is especially an issue with older homes with wood floors. Cold air can come right up through the baseboards or the windows. Caulk is fairly cheap and this fix will save you BIG. 3....

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Camp Stoves and Fireplaces

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Image_009The campfire appeals to an instinct which is common to man and which can be traced back to antiquity. Fires will always be in demand by those who are seeking recreation in its different forms in the national forests and in other areas. They provide a means of creating warmth, of cooking, of lighting, of exchanging signals, and of fostering a community interest among those who are gathered in the campfire circle. There are two types of areas in the national forests, and in other parks and forests, on which camp stoves and fireplaces are used. These areas are ordinarily designated as forest camp or campground (primarily for overnight camping use), and picnic area (primarily for daytime) picnic use and seldom for overnight use). The term “forest camp” is generally applicable to any area in the national forests used for camping or picnicking or both.
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Building a Plumber’s Stove

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Materials List

1/2 pint ( 8 fl oz ) paint or stain can with press-on lid

3-inch-wide by about 12-inch-long piece of sheet metal ( thin guage steel – not aluminum )

( 1 ) Radiator hose clamp – big enough to go around the can

( 1 ) Bag of cotton balls
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Build Your Own Sawdust Burning Stove

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A sawdust stove is fairly simple to make and has an abundant fuel source that is generally discarded as useless. If you chop your own wood, have a little wood work shop that makes a bit of saw dust, this handy little stove can make use of all that extra saw dust that you were probably going to throw away.  Remember that the sawdust needs to be compacted tight. Some people try to ‘go the extra mile’ by adding some type of fuel to the dust thinking it will make it burn better. Thats not a good idea unless you really want a visit from your local fire department or enjoy a smoky bbq smell from the smoldering pile of rubble that once was your home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to make a Backpack Stove

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You don’t always have the space for a full stove, and if you can cut down weight in your pack while still keeping what you need, thats a good thing. This is a very small camping stove you can make for about $5 that will work for heating up food and drink while out in the trail

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