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Brown Rice Does NOT Go “Bad” in 6 Months!

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This has been bothering me for some time now as it seems I’m always seeing people stating that you should NOT store brown rice because it will go bad within six months. I’m calling B.S. here!

In my experience, brown rice will not go bad that fast whatsoever. It’s similar to expiration dates on canned …

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Easy DIY Aquaponics: Let the Fish Grow Your Organic Food!

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Note that this is a review: if you’re looking for Easy DIY Aquaponics website then please lick here.

Why am I writing this? Well, when I was thinking about buying Easy DIY Aquaponics, there weren’t many real reviews around so I thought I’d write one quickly to help any of you who are in the …

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Aquaponics 4 You: Step-by-Step How to Build Your Own Aquapoics System

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Aquapoincs, I’m sure you’ve heard of it, but do you know what it is? Put simply, aquaponics is a symbiotic marriage of hydroponics and aquaculture (fish raising). More importantly, do you know why you should pay …

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Need Your Advice! Anybody Know About Vegetable Gardening Over Septic Drain Field?

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Long story short, we have a large area next to our home where we intended on planting a vegetable garden this season. As it turns out that area appears to be the septic system drain field. Here’s a photo (note: the rest of our property is basically all trees except for a small front yard)……

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Want a *Real* Workout? Buy a Grain Grinder…

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Since we’ve moved I’ve got back into grinding wheat so we can make our own bread again. For some reason–laziness probably–I got out of the habit and just bought bread from the store. And, since we’re also trying to eat healthier too, you can’t go wrong making your own bread as a great place to …

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I Was Walking Through Walmart the Other Day, Saw This, and *Almost* Had Tears of Joy…

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I, perhaps like you, have a love/hate relationship with Walmart. It’s darn hard to stay out of the place because everything is so darn cheap… I meant, inexpensive. At the same time I usually try to avoid shopping there for a variety of reasons but since we’ve recently moved and I can easily find my …

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6000 Gallons and 2 Solid Years of Clean Worry-Free Water for Only $250: Why Didn’t I do This Sooner!?

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Since our move to Washington state I decided that–as much as I enjoyed using it–I didn’t want to move and install our undersink reverse osmosis water filter yet again. After several years of faithful use… it was time for a retirement party. And, so, I quickly convinced my wife we should part ways (err… with …

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SunRocket Solar Kettle: Boil Water With Ease! Great for Camping, Hiking, Bug Out…

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I believe I’ve linked to the Solar Kettle in the past but it’s probably been so long I can’t much remember anymore. And, though I don’t own one myself, I can see how useful this SunRocket Solar Kettle (Amazon.com link) might be for a wide variety of circumstances, including while camping, hiking, and certainly for …

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Extending Food Storage by Purposely Limiting Meals – Useful Idea or Not?

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A while back I was watching the WW2 in HD videos with my kids for our history lesson. Near the end they showed video of the Nazi concentration camps and one of the images that stood out to my kids was how emaciated the prisoners were and, to be honest, it’s always stood out in …

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So 30+ Year Old Pinto Beans Really DO Go Bad…

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I figured I would briefly mention that over Halloween my mother-in-law wanted to make a huge pot of chili for all of us including some friends which is a normal occurrence for her. Anyway, she didn’t have any recently purchased bags or smaller cans of pinto beans so she dragged out a large 5-gallon bucket …

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