How to Make Your Own Bacon [PICS]


It's often been said that variety is the spice of life. Recently, however, Ivy League biologists have determined the true spice of life... Turns out it's bacon. Given the rise of online recipe sharing through YouTube and Pinterest, it's plainly obvious that bacon is as popular today as it has ever been -- as well it should be. Crispy or rare, bacon is known from coast … [Read more...]

4 Herbs to Help You Fall Asleep Naturally


Study after study confirms what we've known deep down all along: Groggy and sleep-deprived is no way to go through life. Sleep deprivation can drastically reduce your quality of life and your longevity. That why it's so darned important to get your full 8 hours. Still, even when we get to bed on time, some of us struggle with that last step and end up counting sheep all … [Read more...]

6 Alternative Uses for Tea Tree Oil


The legend of tea tree oil or the oil produced from the Melaleuca Alternofolia, has been passed down for thousands of years by the native indigenous aborigines of Australia.  It is only recently that the healing benefits of Tea Tree Oil have been catching on outside of the Aboriginal communities and  is being hailed as a miracle. Today, many homeowners are searching for more … [Read more...]

How to Cook Bacon & Eggs In A Paper Bag [VIDEO]


This video shows how you can have fun cooking bacon and eggs in a paper bag over an open fire -- a great project for anyone who loves the outdoors and hates carrying around 50lbs of cast iron cookware in their backpack! All you need is fresh bacon, eggs,  paper lunch bags, and, obviously, eating utensils to enjoy your hearty breakfast. RELATED: How to Build Your Own DIY … [Read more...]

How to Brew Your Own Homemade Dandelion Beer


Dandelion beer never quite caught on in the US, but this fermented treat was a summertime favorite among the English working classes back in the day. If you're familiar with foraging, you may know that Dandelion is thought to relieve upset stomachs, indigestion, as well as clear the kidneys and bladder. Dandelion beer is delicious, refreshing, and the ingredients are … [Read more...]

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito Repelling Plants


As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes. With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by … [Read more...]

7 Tricks to Hide Your Water Storage

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We all know the importance of water in our daily lives, though we tend to take its  availability very much for granted. Think of how the public reacts when threatened with catastrophic weather... the stores are immediately stripped bare, the first target being the water aisle.  Water plays a huge role in our daily lives... we cook, clean, wash with it, we tend our gardens with … [Read more...]