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30 Uses For Wood Ashes You Never Thought About
04-30-2015, 12:37 PM (This post was last modified: 07-29-2018 07:53 AM by Thinker.)
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30 Uses For Wood Ashes You Never Thought About
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When we’ll have no running water, no hyperactive emergency services, no electricity… we are going to turn back to what people did 100 years ago. Here you’ll find some “little” survival tricks popular in the early 1900’s and (some of them) useful even today.

100 years ago Gallaher Ltd printed a short “How-To” series, with clever hints for emergency situations. The cards were distributed with packs of cigarettes. All the pictures bellow are part of the George Arents Collection, The New York Public Library. Please enjoy the article.
http://beforeitsnews.com/self-sufficienc...89322.html

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06-29-2015, 03:48 PM
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12 Survival Projects That Make You Wow
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There is no better time than summer for practicing your survival and homesteading skills. Take your toolbox and prepare to DIY, whether you are building an outhouse or a rocket stove out of nothing, or you are making your own dehydrator for the food that you grow.

But before starting any project, take a look at these 12 awesome projects: you will surely find something that you need for you next survival adventure, or just for improving your homestead. Or you could put them all on your TO DO list.
http://www.survivopedia.com/12-survival-projects/

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07-06-2015, 08:11 AM
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RE: 24 Lost Survival Tips from 100 Years Ago – with Illustrations
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Yes summer time is a big fun, Last summer Me and my friends tried to create camp house which was almost completed and them demolished by our or Potato cannon, It was an accident but was a super experiment.Board Fail3amigosBS Flag

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07-29-2018, 07:54 AM
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30 Uses For Wood Ashes You Never Thought About
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Discover a variety of ways to use wood ashes you may never have thought about.

1. Make lye water out of ash. You can boil 2-3 spoons of ash (clean white/grey fluffy ash) with water and then filter it with a coffee filter. Lye water is a great cleaning agent and sanitizer for clothes, floors, windows, silverware, plates, and even rust in marble.

You can also make lye by adding the fluffy white ash in a cheesecloth. In a bucket with holes on its base, you add the cheesecloth and ash, and hang it somewhere high. Add the water. Underneath, place another clean bucket to collect the lye. The lye has a brownish colour, so you remove the bucket when clean water starts to sip through. Test the lye by adding a fresh egg in the liquid. If the egg floats, the lye is good to go, if not, repeat the process.-For use in soap making.

2. A paste made out of ash and water, can remove stains from furniture.

3. If we want to remove a stain from clothes the moment they happen, we add a bit of ash and after about five minutes, we rub it with the crumb of a bread (not the crust, the soft white bit).

4. Ash is a great odour repellent, just add a bit over the area that smells. eg, kitty litter.

5. You can remove odours from a fridge, by adding a plate of charcoal ash inside. Change the charcoal over, until the smell is gone.

6. You can use it to brush your teeth. (recipe here)


7. You can wash your hair with:
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