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Alpaca is the New Cashmere

When one lives in a colder environment, warmer clothing becomes a necessity. Sweaters are a favorite as they make layering easy. Unfortunately, most of the sweaters made these days use synthetic materials. Wool has been our go-to fiber and for light weight with high quality, we’ve turned to cashmere in the past. Recently, we learned that the cashmere industry has changed significantly over the past few years. The truth is, cashmere is no longer a wise and environmentally sound choice.

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Winter Preparation Checklist – Countdown to New Year’s

Winter Preparation - Anyone who lives in a cold weather climate knows that as cold weather sets in, there a number of things that need to be done in order to prepare the home and garden for the rough conditions ahead.

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10 Tips for Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse with EverSaw 8.0

If the world as we know it were to end tomorrow, you would consider yourself lucky to own an EverSaw 8.0 by Home Planet Gear! Here’s why: EverSaw 8.0 will stay sharp and resist wear, extending its lifespan and, hopefully, yours in an emergency, such as a zombie apocalypse. If you don’t already have an […]

HOW to Prune Trees

Now that we have learned WHY we prune and the basic guidelines of WHEN we prune it is time to cut to the heart of the matter and get into HOW we prune. Depending on the plant, tree or shrub the techniques differ, in this article we will look at pruning trees.

Pruning, WHEN it should be done

Generally, “limbing up” or pruning off the lower branches from large trees can be done at any point of the year, though we prefer to do most of our limbing up at the end of the growing season and not in the spring when the sap is rising.

7 Old-Fashioned Skills That Save You Money

While you're developing your self-sufficiency and perhaps even working towards living off-the-grid, it's good to remember there are simple, basic skills that are easy to learn and apply that result in saving a lot of money, increasing the skills you need to improve your family's survival and perhaps could lead to being able to barter for what you need in your community.

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Firewood Racks You Can Build for Yourself – DIY

This is a simple and effective project to create firewood racks and keep the firewood you need close to your house. It makes getting the firewood inside a lot easier when it's cold! :)

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