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Making Your Own Deodorant Fast and Easy! Making your own deodorant is a great way to save money. Instead of paying a couple dollars for a stick of deodorant at the store, you can make your own for pennies. Just follow the directions below and watch our Video to see how. Homemade Deodorant Recipe You’ll need: • 3 Tbl Cup Coconut Oil • 1/4 Cup Baking Soda • 2 Tbl Soy Wax or Beeswax Pellets • 13/4 Cup Cornstarch • Empty Deodorant Tube

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 How to Make Your Own Laundry Soap (5 gallons for about $2.00) Making your own laundry soap can save you a lot of money!  If you bought 5 gallons worth in the store you would be paying around $100!  You could be paying more depending on the brand.  You can make 5 gallons of laundry soap for $2.00. When you buy all the ingredients for the first 5 gallons – it comes out to about $7.00 – but there is still borax & washing soda left, so all that I need to buy for the next few batches is the Fels Naptha soap (which is only .97 cents!). That makes 20 gallons for under $10! You can use essential oil […]

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How to Recondition a Car Battery Have you ever considered the possibility of reconditioning the batteries you have instead of throwing them away?  You actually can recondition car batteries back to almost new condition and save yourself a lot of money compared to buying new ones. This involves a very inexpensive material called Epson Salt along with distilled water.  Not tap water or bottled water, you must use distilled water to avoid mineral deposits growing on the lead inside the battery.  Heat 16 ounces of distilled water to around 150° and dissolve approximately 8 ounces of the Epson salts in the water. Carefully dump the acid in the battery into a safe container, adding baking soda to neutralize the acid […]

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Review of the Sun Oven   All American Sun Oven® When we received our All American Sun Oven we were so excited to test it out.  There are several reasons why we wanted to add this product to our preparedness supplies. As stated on their website, SUN OVENS® can be used year round on sunny days. Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled or steamed. So other than fried foods, anything normally cooked on a stove top or in an oven can be cooked in a SUN OVEN®. Cook for free Bakes, Boils or Steams Any Kind of Food with the Power of the Sun – No Fuel Needed! This is a huge benefit for us as […]

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Cleaning Your Car Battery Terminals Many drivers experience difficulty starting their vehicles at some point or another. Sometimes, a major part is to blame, but most of the time this frustrating event is caused by buildup on the battery terminals.  Learning how to clean corroded car battery terminals will avoid unnecessary expenses and worry. Make sure your car is turned off before you start cleaning the battery terminals.  If you notice any built up corrosion on your battery terminals it is time to clean them.  You should check your battery at least every 6 months. To clean your battery terminals you will need to mix about 1 tablespoon of baking soda with a cup of water.  Take an old toothbrush […]

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Hidden Inside a 12V Battery   Small electronic devices such as key less vehicle entry systems, home security systems, garage door openers, and Bluetooth headsets commonly use the 12-volt A23 dry cell-type battery. Then there are those small gadgets like laser pointers, key chain flashlights, Clocks,  MP3 Players ,Digital Voice Recorders, Blood Glucose, Cholesterol Testing Meters, watches, calculators, electronic games, digital cameras, and toys that make sounds which typically use the 1.5-volt LR932 alkaline button cells. The cost of batteries varies as much as the size, shape and voltage of the batteries themselves. When the battery in your garage door opener needs replaced, you can purchase Energizer’s A23 battery for an average cost of $2.00. Now let’s look at the […]

Preppers  9 volt Battery Hacking The most common form of nine-volt battery is commonly called the transistor battery, introduced for the early transistor radios. This is a rectangular prism shape with rounded edges and a polarized snap connector at the top. This type is commonly used in pocket radios, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors to name a few. Most nine-volt alkaline batteries are constructed of six individual 1.5V cells enclosed in a wrapper.  These cells are slightly smaller than AAAA cells but can be used in their place for some devices, even though they are 3.5 mm shorter. In an emergency survival situation you could hack a 9 volt battery to power 2 way communication devices and possibly small […]

Well Problem in Oklahoma.

Posted: 15th April 2013 by admin in John and Carrie
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Well Problem. Need some help, advice, comments regarding the hand dug well on our property.  Our hand dug well is about 75 feet deep and is fed by an underground river.  Here in Oklahoma we have experienced extreme drought conditions for the past 4 years.  The first 2 years the well worked great being able to water 2 acres of crops as well as plenty of water for the house.  All the lakes and rivers in our area are back to normal levels thanks to the wonderful rain we have had this winter and spring. We are now in a situation where the well isn’t even providing enough water for the house or the ¼ acre garden we have planted […]

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Many Uses for Hydrogen Peroxide By John Milandred Hydrogen peroxide is a widely used mild acid. It is present in fresh fruits, vegetables and in mother’s milk. Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a weak acid with strong oxidizing properties. It is water with one extra oxygen molecule, hence is very similar to water in appearance, chemical formula and reaction products. Hydrogen peroxide is extremely dangerous in concentrated form, but uniquely useful in diluted form. It is stable at room temperature. Hydrogen peroxide is a powerful bleaching agent and is used for whitening paper. Hydrogen peroxide is widely administered as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant, as an oxidizer and in mono propellant and bi propellant systems. Using hydrogen peroxide is both effective […]

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 Starting camp fires using magnesium fire starters and others by   Making Fire was one of the most important tasks undertaken on practically a daily basis by Native American Indians, especially if the tribe that they belonged to live a nomadic lifestyle. One of the first things to be done when setting up a new camp was to build a campfire. The campfire had many purposes and making fire ensured that the Indian camp would have heat for warmth and cooking but it also provided light and served to frighten animals and bad spirits. Fire was also used as a warning signal, similar to smoke signals. Native American Methods of Making Fire There were no matches and it was […]