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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Secret Survival Garden 101 and More Food Preservation Resources

Poor Man Survival

Self Reliance tools for independent minded people…


ISSN 2161-5543

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers



I’ve made many things in crockpots including a wonderful spice cake, apple butter, pasta sauce and more, but this is new to me.  I’ve never made soap at home but thought others might enjoy learning how…

Basic Recipe

To start a good batch of crock pot soap, you don’t need to do anything special. That’s right, you can use any recipe for cold process soap. Crock pot soap is sometimes called hot process, different from cold process in that it is heated and cooked for a while. If you want to use my basic recipe, there are no adjustments that need to be made. Start with the same ingredients. In case you missed it, here it is:



Video: How to Reduce Debt and Clutter by Upcycling and Repurposing
Adopting these practices as part of a frugal lifestyle can help us reduce debt, waste, clutter and stress.

Video: Baking Soda - The Cheapskate Champion
This week, The Ultimate Cheapskate shares that many ways that baking soda is the ultimate product for those living the cheap life.

Food Preservation/Preparation


Reader tips…

I love mashed potatoes, but I hate taking the time to make them. But, I hate the taste of instant even more. So, now I make large batches of mashed potatoes and freeze them in freezer bags. I flatten the bags before putting them into the freezer.
When I want mashed potatoes, I break off as much as I need for the meal and pop them in the microwave! I have mashed potatoes that taste freshly made, and they take less time than even the instant potatoes.  >>CC



I had coffee stains and scratches on my cream-colored counter. I tried cleaning it with some bleach cleaner and straight bleach, but the stains just weren't coming up.
My big box of baking soda was sitting on the counter, so I decided to give it a try. With about a teaspoon of baking soda on my wet dishrag, all the stains and scratches disappeared.


Another use for tea tree oil:  Keep your bathroom mildew free by making a batch of this homemade brew.  Mix 10 drops of tea tree oil to one liter of water and spray it on your shower walls after you’ve finished your shower.  Grab some oil at our Homemade section & be sure to enter your own tip and win a prize!



Hydroponics Can Provide You With A Secret Survival Garden

With gardening season rapidly approaching, we’re soon going to hear a lot about the importance of soil and how much of a difference the quality of soil can make in a plant’s growth. And it’s true; soil is important. But it’s not crucial for a plant’s growth like water is.

During the 1900s, scientists learned that the important mineral nutrients that are absorbed by plants come from water. Soil does act like a mineral nutrient reservoir in nature, but it is not required for plant growth. If we bring those essential mineral nutrients into a plant’s water supply through an artificial method, soil is not really needed for the plant’s growth at all! That’s what hydroponic gardening is all about.




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This product does not kill. Do not seal holes for the first 5 days of use to permit rodents to exit.

Follow the repellent instructions carefully. The lighter you sprinkle this product in infested areas, the better it works. Although bitter to the taste, this product will not harm children or pets.


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1 comment:

Rider said...

Mighty 'fruitful' issue Poor Man!