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Homemade Washer Cleans Up


  No washer, no problem! My homemade washer cleans up for me once again. Homesteading skills are not just for when the SHTF, as they say. They have served me well in the RV and now in the city. Our washer broke down on Saturday. Luckily, I had done my wash on Friday, but my daughter-in-law just started a new…

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Moving to the Urban Homestead


I moved in with my 83-year-old dad at the beginning of this year to help him stay independent in his home for as long as possible. Hopefully to live out his life here. Although we are in the middle of the big city in Southern California, I am trying to homestead it as much as possible. In a multigenerational household,…

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How to use Bar Soap


The humble bar of soap. Sometimes it seems like everyone has forgotten how to use bar soap. Since most people I know use liquid soap in tidy pump dispensers now. Yet bar soap is gentler, more economical, and does a better job of cleaning. Bar soap is truly a multi-purpose cleaner. In order to make myself clear, when I speak…

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