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A Slick Way to Stay Cool Outdoors

Ok, laugh if you want. But, this works really well to keep cool while you're hiking, walking, or working in hot weather. Simply freeze a bottle of drinking water and pop it into your back pocket. You'll keep a cool ...
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Encapsulating Freedom

When you boil it down,  freedom simply means the ability to utilize for the benefit of yourself and your family the fuel you have collected and the food you have gathered, without masters and overlords commandeering their unearned share. This ...
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Review of an Inexpensive Wood-Cooking Method

Objective Cook fried eggs using a Weber charcoal chimney and firewood sized for the Sputnik Wood Cook Stove. Compare the cost, utility, and fuel consumption of the Weber chimney to the Sputnik. Procedure I started out with three sets of ...
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Cottage Industrialism and Value-Addition

There are two general ways to make a living. First, there is the application of effort to transform low-value materials into high-value materials. For example, by cultivating and building soil, planting and harvesting produce, we take low-value materials (compacted dirt ...
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The End of the Petroleum Age

Let's assume we wish to consume petroleum in a sustainable way. That is, we wish to consume oil at the same historical rate that it is generated by the planet. In this scenario, what's your fair daily ration of petroleum? ...
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Don’t Plant Store-Bought Potatoes!

Chalk this up under the "I told you so" category? So, I had a few red potatoes in the pantry this spring that I had bought from the grocery store. At potato-planting time, they were too mushy to eat but ...
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Sputnik Wood Cook Stove – $150 USD

CLICK HERE TO VIEW/PURCHASE AT EBAY! The Sputnik Stove is out of this world! This tiny, portable wood stove weighs only 20 pounds, yet it has all the functionality of a full-sized kitchen stove as well as a full-sized wood-fueled ...
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