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Giving at Christmas

If you have no other priorities, consider giving a little food in a package to your local food-bank. Within our reach we have the hungry, oppressed and the needy. Some have earthquake or flood calamities. Most have economic stress and uncertainty. If we have food,...

Make a low cost air filter

I'll start out with a disclaimer: Do this at your own risk. However irresponsible it may seem, making my own air filters has worked for me. I was forced into looking for alternatives for an air filter for my old Tellis vacuum cleaner. The ones they offered me cost...

Make a rat bait station for free

I made two rat bait stations. I designed both to be shower-proof. See what it looks like close -up, and how to make one cheaply yourself. Rats enters the plastic pipe at either end. I cut the pipe ends so there is an overhang to keep rain out of the pipe. Think of it...

How to store food

Learn how to store grain using CO2.


Being prepared is a way of life. Learn what you need to do to be prepared with the basics.

Keep a kitchen garden

Grow your food and store a little every day through the harvest season.

Frugal Abundance

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.