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How to Make Cooking Oil and Fat

Learning a new skillset in 2017
Wednesday, December 28, 2016, 4:48 PM

A great overview on the various oils once can create at home and links to additional resources to learn more about the tools and process need to added this new skill set to your resilient lifestyle.

http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/self-reliance/how-to-make-cooking-oil-zm0z13djzkin » Read more

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Nordic Food Lab

Meat Curing

What It Is And How It Works
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:02 PM

An introduction to the concepts and techniques of curing meat with salts.  Also a few recipes to give you some historical inspiration.

http://waldenlabs.com/meat-preservation-curing/

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5 Tips For Kitchen Composting

For less mess and more time
Friday, December 16, 2016, 1:46 PM

Some good tips to follow and learn from to improve your kitchen scrap composting system.  They will hopefully bring better success and enjoyment out of managing your kitchen food waste.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/5-tips-for-kitchen-composting/

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PHOTO: Chiot's Run/Flickr

7 Winter Projects You’ll Thank Yourself For This Spring

Use your winter downtime to do things around the homestead
Friday, December 9, 2016, 6:01 PM

A list of projects and tasks that make great use of your dark and cold winter hours. Get ready for warmer days and be prepared for the next growing season.

http://www.hobbyfarms.com/7-winter-projects-youll-thank-yourself-for-this-spring-4/

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Foraging for Pine Needles

(and other conifer needles)
Friday, December 2, 2016, 1:48 PM

A wonderful exploration of various pine and conifer trees and the different properties the leaves have. 

http://www.growforagecookferment.com/foraging-for-pine-needles/

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Using Tree Bark Flours

A Scandinavian tradition for cooking and survival
Monday, November 21, 2016, 12:36 PM

An interesting exploration of the use of various tree barks for baking and cooking with.  Definitely a unique addition to the pantry.

http://waldenlabs.com/tree-bark/

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Curing Potatoes Before Winter Storage

Tips and ideas for better storing
Monday, October 3, 2016, 3:58 PM

Fall harvest is here and it is time to start putting up your starchy tubers for the winter from the garden.  Here are things to consider for curing and storing your potatoes to get the most out of your crop.

http://ourstoneyacres.com/curing-potatoes-winter-storage

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Photo by Tim MacWelch

Prepping on a Budget

10 Survival Items That Everyone Can Afford
Thursday, September 29, 2016, 5:45 PM

A number of inexpensive and very useful preps to have for an emergency or just around the house for non-emergencies. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/prepping-budget-10-survival-items-everyone-can-afford

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Photo by Tim MacWelch

Using Acorns

How to prepare for food and medicinal uses
Friday, September 2, 2016, 11:51 AM

An interesting look at using the common acorn for both food and medicine. 

http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/how-prepare-acorns-food-and-medicinal-uses

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20 Antibacterial and Antiviral Herbs

And how to use them
Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 2:56 PM

A wonderful look at the various herbs and plants that have antibacterial and antiviral properties.  Possible plants for you to consider growing in your garden.

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com/antiviral-herbs.html