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by Bram van Munster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Safety, first aid, medicinal plants, and health
Topic: Making essential oils yourself
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Making essential oils yourself

Making DIY essential oils are easier than you think. You can go the route of buying a copper still, but that is expensive, so we did it with a crockpot! Essential oils can be expensive. And sometimes it can be difficult to find the ones you want. Did you know you can make your own? Essential oils ar...
by Bram van Munster
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Safety, first aid, medicinal plants, and health
Topic: Ticks!!! (How to avoid getting bitten)
Replies: 0
Views: 9

Ticks!!! (How to avoid getting bitten)

Ticks are some of the worst parasites in the world, widespread and it seems nearly impossible to prevent a bite! Everything you will read about avoiding or repelling ticks will have the word DEET in it. From the CDC to the EPA, they all recommend using DEET to protect yourself and those you love fro...
by Bram van Munster
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: SHTF scenarios
Topic: The worst day
Replies: 0
Views: 22

The worst day

As a prepper, you got it made. There is enough to eat in the house to last you and your family for weeks. Everybody has a bug-out bag as well as a GHB in your car, and you have a patch of land at 4 hrs driving with a well hidden shelter. Now... here goes... You're at work when the phone rings, your ...
by Bram van Munster
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Food / recipes
Topic: Rolling pins
Replies: 0
Views: 22

Rolling pins

Dough basher, husband beater, no matter what you call it, you probably heard of the humble rolling pin, a valuable kitchen utensil. The oldest versions were a far cry from the versions we have today. For starters, there was no "axle" in them, so the handles were the same piece of wood as the part th...
by Bram van Munster
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Housing
Topic: Downsizing
Replies: 0
Views: 40

Downsizing

Want or need? When you're moving from the city to the country to live off the grid, you'll figure out real quick it's amazingly costly to take all the things you've gathered over the years. Most of the things you got won't be of much use when you're going off grid either, let alone when you're movi...
by Bram van Munster
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Housing
Topic: Building a log cabin
Replies: 0
Views: 20

Building a log cabin

There are a lot of ways to build your own cabin from scratch, either by stacking the logs and cut(fishtail) notches in all beams, or going fancy and cut them all to size to prevent having to spend half your time chinking the logs. Chinking is the method used to fill all the gaps between the logs. So...
by Bram van Munster
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: SHTF scenarios
Topic: Power outage - Long term
Replies: 0
Views: 24

Power outage - Long term

We have all experienced short power outages, but looking out at nature, you'll find that those are slowly becoming more common and longer duration. Possible causes for that are solar flares ( info here ) and EMP attacks ( info here ). What ever the cause, natural or man made, evil or accidental, the...
by Bram van Munster
Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Fire making
Topic: Rope Lighters
Replies: 0
Views: 28

Rope Lighters

I think these are the earliest lighters I have ever seen, and seem to work just about anywhere!

Check out the YouTube video to see what I mean, personally, I think this is worth a good try, what do you think?

How A "Rope Lighter" Works...Windproof, Flameless, & No Extra Fuel Needed !!!
by Bram van Munster
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Safety, first aid, medicinal plants, and health
Topic: Natural antibiotics
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Natural antibiotics

Antibiotics are medicine used to treat and prevent bacterial infections. When used properly, they can either kill or inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause problems like ear infections, stomach problems and several skin issues. Different types of antibiotics work against different types of bacter...
by Bram van Munster
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Food / recipes
Topic: Regrowing onions
Replies: 0
Views: 21

Regrowing onions

https://www.vanmunster.nu/forum-images/uien.jpg Red onions, sweet onions, yellow onions galore! You could be saving yourself some serious cash by growing your own savory veggies right at home. Seems like onions are used in most every meal. Whether you're sauteing them for an omelet or cooking them ...