Tools and the act of building out a toolbox were a right of passage in my family. My grandfathers were both tradesmen – a welder and a naval diesel mechanic – and my father is a plumber. The ability to work with your hands was almost a requirement from the womb. All of these men […]
Learning new skills and how to do things for ourselves is a HUGE part of our lifestyle. Another big part of our lifestyle is sharing our knowledge with others. Today, the Mountain Man takes you into his smithy and shows you how to hand forge your own steel flint striker.
I love making my own soap! Besides the well-known fact that commercially made “soaps” are filled with toxins that may contribute to cancers, estrogen/other hormone issues, and skin sensitivities, I just love the creativity of making my own SAFE soaps just the way I want! When you make your own soap, you get to decide […]
Every farmer has his (or her) favorite shovel. What do you do when the handle breaks? Don’t buy a new one. Save yourself some money (and your favorite shovel) by fixing the one you’ve got. Here’s how.
Cellulite is just something that most women can’t avoid—it’s part of being a woman! Even if you are thin, you can have cellulite. There is more general information about cellulite in this article. With that said, there are ways to manage it, feel great at the same time, and keep yourself healthy in the process. […]
I have tried many times to make Mason jar candles with beeswax—with tons of fails! I’ve experienced tunneling (when a “tunnel” of wax melts, wasting a lot along the sides of the glass), wicks not burning right (getting put out after only a little while), or wicks not burning at all (not even being able […]