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 to coast as the ultimate comfort food and flavor enhancer. It can be added to almost any meal to turn things up a notch, or it can be served the old-fashioned way on a plate with […]
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 night long… If you struggle with insomnia or just have occasional trouble drifting off, consider trying one of the following herbal sleep aids. (You can also find potent tinctures made from these […]
These tiny Australian spiders are one more example of just how amazing Nature can be. This video shows how these male jumping peacock spiders display the stunning color patterns on their abdomens during their courtship dance. YouTube Video According to Wikipedia: “The jumping spider family (Salticidae) contains more than 500 described genera (like the Maratus genus, also known as peacock spiders) and about 5,000 described species, making it the largest family of spiders with about 13% of all species. Jumping spiders have some of the best vision among arthropods and use it in courtship, hunting, and navigation. Though they normally […]
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 “all natural” products in their every day lives, and the solutions and health benefits of tea tree oil are once again being recognized. The report below illustrates some of the ways Tea Tree Oil is being […]
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 Fire Pit This old campfire cooking trick makes for a simple and delicious camp meal without the hassle of after breakfast clean-up. An important takeaway from this video – make sure you wait […]
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 cheap (especially the dandelions)… But the best thing about this brew is that you made it yourself!
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 children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. But there are also certain plants […]
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 it. Water is important to our personal hygiene but most importantly, it is crucial to our very existence. For any one of the above reasons, it is important to have a water storage […]