At Home Planet Gear, we’re about making home life comfortable and down to earth. We want to see people really enjoy their homes, yards and the great outdoors with the confidence and savvy that comes from having useful skills, tools, and practical knowledge. Our approach to “getting out of the fast lane”, simplifying life, eating well, and becoming more self-sufficient and prepared is both sane and realistic for people interested in finding out more and taking steps in those directions. The Home Planet Gear blog focuses on simplicity and fun. We aim to inform, inspire, educate and provide some comic relief to our readers. The blog is a source for sustainable gardening tips, fun DIY projects, cool gadgets, easy to do emergency preparation lists, ideas for caring for the home and planet, and links to sites with more ideas, articles and projects. In real life, Home Planet Gear is a multi-generational family owned business. We got out of the fast lane two years ago and moved from the big city to the woods and rain of the Pacific Northwest. Since the big move, we have learned a lot and most of it the hard way. We now have a large organic garden, two producing bee hives, a partly renovated house, a fabulous new wood shed waiting to be filled, neighbors with chickens and goats, and a lot of plans for continuing to simplify our lives, enjoy our land and care for our home and planet.

9 MORE Cardboard Crafts Ideas- Useful In and Around the Home

We found other repurposing avenues for cardboard. Just in case you haven’t encountered the first 9 of this series, be sure to check them out here. 10. Christmas Tree Source:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAbk-vrLvDs 11. Geodesic Dome Source: https://inhabitat.com/steven-morganas-cardboard-geodesic-dome-suspended-by-balancing-waste-by-products/ 12. Cardboard Planters Source: https://www.birdsandblooms.com/gardening/gardening-basics/cardboard-gardening/ 13. Wreaths Source: https://www.countryliving.com/diy-crafts/how-to/g1056/diy-wreath-ideas/?slide=40 14. Cardboard Lanterns Source: https://www.instructables.com/Cardboard-Shoji-Lantern/ 15. Cardboard Solar Oven Source: …

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9 Cardboard Crafts Ideas- Useful In and Around the Home

We present this list, primarily, with recycling in mind.  The main material is, of course, cardboard which practically does not cost anything – it is an abundant material.  And having said that, we also have economy and usefulness in mind. 1. Cat Scratcher Source: https://www.dreamalittlebigger.com/post/diy-cardboard-cat-scratcher.html 2. Fire-Resistant Cardboard Insulation Source: https://criticalconcrete.com/producing-cardboard-insulation/ 3. DIY Cardboard Suitcase …

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How to Read a Tape Measure – even if you hate math

Tape measure with tape

A tape measure is a very basic tool. It can used in a wide variety of ways from people of all walks of life. It’s actually simple to use and proves to be very valuable when we need to accurately measure an item for a project, craft, remodeling, moving or any number of other uses. …

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EverSaw 8.0 featured in “Best Hand Saws” video

EverSaw 8.0 folding hand saw

The folks at Pure Living for Life are living off grid. This is a couple who’ve made a commitment to live a simpler life removed from typical urban living and off the beaten path. They count on their own ingenuity to get things done. They learn how to use tools and ways of doing things …

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