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The 1989 Solar Storm That Knocked Out The Grid, Closed Schools & Businesses, & Panicked The Population

Image source: NASA Mention the words “Quebec Blackout” to an electrical engineer or a solar scientist, and you are likely to be in for a lively conversation. That is because the 1989 event, which lit up the sky across much of North America, was caused by a massive solar storm....
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The Politics Of Our Great-Grandparents: What We Can (And Should) Learn From The Past

“The votes were written on slips of paper brought from home—no sense in wasting the tax-payers’ money on printed ballots—and a straggling procession started for the ballot box, over which the moderator and clerk stood to insure an honest vote. The town half-wit cast his ballot with the rest, and...
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Forget Plucking! Here’s A MUCH Easier Way To Process Chickens

Image source: Pixabay.com Processing chickens usually involves plucking feathers, which can be a long and tedious job, especially with some heavy-feathered traditional chicken breeds such as Cochins, Orpingtons and Wyandottes. Instead of inviting a herd of neighbors over to help pluck your chickens on chicken butchering day, make your chicken...
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The 7 Best Rifles If You Want Cheap Ammo

Image source: ArmsList.com When it comes to defending your home or harvesting big game, it’s time to go to the rifle. Handguns may be more convenient to carry for personal defense, but except for the most powerful Magnum cartridges, their performance is marginal. Rifles beat them in the accuracy department,...
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Prepping For Winter: Essential Stuff That Homesteaders Often Forget

Image source: Pixabay.com Getting ready for winter when you live in the city is one thing, but winter readiness on the homestead is another matter. Not only are there more needs to fulfill and a wider variety of possible emergencies to consider, but there is often more distance to travel...
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4 Simple, All-Natural Steps To Rebuilding Your Gums (That Don’t Involve The Dentist)

Image source: Pixabay.com It’s common for people these days to have issues with their gums. Many people have been told that their gums are “withering away” or thinning, and even have tooth loss as a result. One young woman I spoke with in the past few months was only in...
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Love Cheese But Have High Cholesterol? We’ve Got GREAT News

Image source: Pixabay.com If you are trying to eat a healthier diet, you probably think you need to cut back on high-fat cheese. Right? Well, maybe you can have your cheese and it eat. too. According to a new study by the University of Copenhagen, high-fat cheese consumption may actually...
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You Might Stockpile Some Gas After Learning The Age Of America’s Pipelines

Image source: Pixabay.com The United States is in danger of even more devastating gasoline shortages like the one that crippled the South in September thanks to an aging pipeline infrastructure that is decades old. More than 60 percent of America’s pipelines that carry gasoline, diesel and other hazardous liquids were...
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How To Grow (And Harvest) Ginger Indoors … Without Killing It

  Ginger is one of those ingredients that warms you from the inside out. It is especially great to have during winter as part of soups, teas, juices, Asian dishes and herbal remedies. And if you like to grow your own food, you’ll be happy to know that ginger is...
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The $30,000 Underground Shipping Container Home

Imagine living in a home where it never gets above 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer – without using air conditioning. And during winter, even without heat, it’s always in the 60s. Sound impossible? It’s not if you live in an underground shipping container home, as this week’s guest on...
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How To Make Deodorant, Toothpaste, Shaving Cream & Hand Soap With Coconut Oil

Image source: Pixabay.com Coconut oil is labeled as a superfood, and for excellent reason. Considered the “tree of life” in much of India, the Philippines, Southeast Asia and other tropical locations, the coconut tree can now be found in more than 75 countries throughout the world. But for the modern...
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9 Reasons Rabbits Are Better Than Chickens, Pigs & Cows For Homestead Meat

Image source: Pixabay.com Sure, rabbits are cute, but don’t let that put you off! Rabbits are also an excellent meat source. Still on the fence? Here are our top nine reasons to raise meat rabbits: 1. Clean(ish) as a whistle Though rabbits, like most livestock, are prolific poopers, they generally...