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Monday, September 29, 2014

Easy Homemade Butter, DIY Biogas Using Kitchen Waste, Flea Market Cash

Poor Man Survival

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A Digest of Urban Survival Resources

“What difference does it make to the dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether the mad destruction is wrought under the name of totalitarianism or in the holy name of liberty or democracy?”
Mahatma Gandhi 


   Grocery prices are becoming ridiculously high even for basic items such as milk, eggs and butter [forget steak which is about $10 a pound at our local Kroger].  When butter reached $5 a pound that was it for me.

Homemade Butter Like the Amish

Homemade butter like the Amish make is a simple delight. Making butter may be easier than you imagined. The Amish use a butter churn because they are making butter for the whole community -- or at least a large family. For what you will be using at home, you can make butter in a mixing bowl or covered jar. Once you find out how easy it is to make and how great it tastes, you may never buy butter from the store again.

>Pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl or a jar (if a mixing bowl is not available).


>Mix the cream with the whisk attachment on medium-high speed, or alternatively shake the jar with the heavy cream continuously.


>Stop mixing or shaking when you see the butter starting to solidify and separate from the liquid.


>Pour the contents into a strainer with a bowl underneath it.  The liquid will be fresh buttermilk. Store the buttermilk in the refrigerator.


>Rinse the butter with water to remove excess liquid, then put it in another bowl and knead it with the spatula, bringing the curds together. Add salt to flavor while kneading the butter.


Put the butter into a sealed container and store in the refrigerator


Constructing a Medium Sized Biogas Plant Using Kitchen Waste

Long back I have posted an instructable on how to construct prototype of a Biogas plant, using 50 liter capacity tank as digester, which you can see here :

That was my first instructable and people are still commenting and asking me for guidance on Biogas plants for home use and for demonstration at schools & colleges. I have replied and mailed guidelines to almost all of the queries and I hope that helped them in their quest for building their Biogas plant.


Toilet Paper, etc.

I got tired of too small rolls of toilet paper and the prices that I was paying for them. Then a friend who works in a big office building suggested that I find my local janitorial supply store. Most of these stores sell to the public. Since those bathrooms get more use, they buy bigger rolls. And they're also more concerned with price, so you'll save a few dollars, too. You can also find other household cleaning products at greatly reduced rates.


Flea markets and swap meets are big business these days. Television programs like Flea Market Flip and Storage Wars have catapulted the reseller industry. Before you start a flea market business however, there are a few things you should know.
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5 Ways to Make Quick Cash
Cash crunch! Most of us will face it at one time or another. An unexpected bill or loss of income puts us into a position where we need a quick cash infusion. When you face one of those times, try one or more of these quick cash solutions. Read more.




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escapeartist said...

Chock full of goodies as usual Mr Poor Man!

Olivia said...

A goat would be useful and produces a gallon of milk per day which can be used as butter, cheese, etc. and far easier than raising cows.