Free Plans for a DIY Cottage Wood Cabin

Today while looking for some free plans online I came across this free set of plans for a DIY cabin that I think would make for a great little hideaway. While this is a big project, it is also a fairly straightforward one and has a floor space of 108 sq. ft. and comes complete with a porch and loft area. The plans are well detailed that anybody should be able to follow them easily….

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2 Recipes for Homemade Toothpaste

There are many reasons as to why you should make your own toothpaste but the biggest of all is that many brands of toothpaste contain harmful, and sometimes even toxic ingredients such as: Triclosan – a pesticide and hormone disruptor Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) – causes canker sores for many people Propylene Glycol – used as an emulsifier. Known skin, eye, and lung irritant that may lead to toxicity issues in organs. Industrial grade versions…

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3 Ways to Tell the Time Without a Watch

Being able to tell the time without a watch is a valuable skill to have in our opinion. When we head out on an extended trip it is easy to pull our phone out when we need to know the time but what if we lose or break our phone? Luckily for us, there are methods that we can use to tell the time and we are going to be looking at three of those…

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Bump Keys: What They Are and How to Make One

Many people believe that they are protected against burglary by simply keeping their doors locked. The truth is, for anyone that has took the time to practice using a bump key, a door lock is nothing but a minor inconvenience. The most common door locks that are in use today are pin tumbler locks and bump keys are specially designed keys that can be used to pick those locks fairly easily with a little practice….

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How to Make a Safe Room

During this guide we are going to look at how to make a safe room within your home. A safe room, also called a panic room is simply a reinforced room that can provide a safe shelter. This room will be what keeps you safe during any number of disasters or home invasion. Safe rooms can be traced right back as far as the Middle Ages when castles had what was known as a “castle…

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