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With winter setting in hard, and everyone’s heat bill climbing, we are all looking for ways to cut cost. And many of us have rooms that we do not use that much. Why not cut off the heat in that room. By simply moving the flaps on your heat registers wont do it. Heat will still blow around. Place a magnet cover over your register to cut off the heat so that you can use the heat where you need it most. Doing this and cutting the heat from rooms that don’t need heat will allow your furnace to take a break and save on your heating bills.

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 Natural Tick Repellent Spray 

natural tick repellent spray

Spring is here and with the warm weather comes bugs and ticks. Here is a simple recipe for an all natural:

Mix:

  • 10 drops of Lemongrass oil
  • 10 drops of Eucalyptus oil
  • 2 ounces of water

Simply add or take away based on the number of ounces your spray bottle holds. Spray around your socks, shoes, pants, and anything that will come in contact with tall grass or the ground. See the bottom of the post for a couple different bottle options available.

Lemongrass Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $5.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Cymbopogon flexuosus
  • Aromatic Scent: Lemongrass Essential Oil has a fresh earthy, citrusy scent.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil. 10 ml. 100% Pure, Undiluted, Therapeutic Grade as low as $6.99 and free shipping

  • Botanical Name: Eucalyptus globules
  • Aromatic Scent: Eucalyptus Globulus Essential Oil has a very herbaceous scent with soft woody undertones.
  • 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oil- no fillers, additives, bases or carriers added.
  • Packaged in dark amber glass bottle with euro style dropper cap.
  • For your convenience all Plant Therapy Essential Oils have an oil identification sticker on the cap. This is especially beneficial if you use a top load carrying case.

4Norpro Stainless Steel Oil Mister as low as $10.32 and free shipping with orders over $35 or with Prime

This is our favorite choice. Because you can hand pump the bottle to pressurize the mixture to spray evenly.

  • Measures 7.75 inches/19.5cm
  • Holds 6 ounces
  • Stainless steel satin finish; easy-to-grip, grooved sides; suits left and right handed chefs

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Aluminum Spray Bottle – 4 Ounce by InterDesign as low as $7.48 PRICE DROP $1.99 

  • Holds 4 ounces
  • Size: 1 3/4″ diameter x 6″ high

3Soft N Style Fine Mist Spray Bottle, 5 Ounce as low as $3.49 and free shipping as an add on item

  • Holds 5 ounces
  • Mist spray
  • Light in weight
  • Durable

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Every time there is a disaster I pray for those who are missing loved ones. I pray for those without.  With the tornadoes that hit Mid West, they are saying it might be the some of the biggest tornado in history. It very well may have been, one thing that we will never forget are the children and the schools that are in the path of the tornados.

When I see these disasters like tornadoes, earthquakes,  tsunamis,  hurricanes  or other disasters natural or even man made, I think of what I would do if I were there. At one point in my life I lived on the east coast and lived through Hurricane Hugo back in the late eighties. We spent a long time without power and had to cut many many trees and torn houses up. Now I wonder if it happened to me, is my family ready. Do I have my 72 hour kits ready? Food, clothing, medicine, communication, fire, and power.

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Below are some basic needs to keep stored in your grab bag, your bug out kit, or your 72 hour kit, whatever you may call it.walkie talkie survival emergency preparednessUniden GMR1635-2 16 Mile 22 Channel Battery FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radios Pair

As low as $23.99

What is one of the first things you realize in severe weather, disasters and other emergencies? The power goes out! Guess what the cordless phones go dead and you only have cell usage, that is hoping the cell tower still has power, until your cell battery goes dead. Then what? Use a battery powered walkie talkie to communicate. Like these that reach 16 miles.

Sure you could get the rechargeable walkie talkies, but then when the power is out you are back to square one. One other idea is to charge the rechargeable ones using the solar charger at the bottom.

Make sure you know whether to go out or not. Stay in tuned with the weather with a weather radio.

cheap weather radioMidland HH50 Pocket Weather Radio

As low as $14.15 and free shipping

  • Broadcasts all hazards alert weather brought to you by NOAA for around-the-clock severe weather information
  • Automatic alert system turns on in event of dangerous weather or civil emergencies
  • Test button confirms alert function is working properly at all times
  • Constructed to be water resistant, with a 6-inch telescoping antenna for crystal-clear reception
  • Runs on 3 AAA batteries, and is backed by a manufacturer’s 3-year warranty
  • Receives NOAA broadcasts for around-the-clock severe weather information

Solar cellphone tablet chargerReVIVE Solar ReStore XL Battery Charger with 4000mAh Power Bank , Universal USB Charge Port , Rapid-Charge Adapter Panel & LED Flashlight for Smartphones , Tablets , mp3 Players , Digital Cameras & More!

 As low as $44.99

This is the solar charger I use. If you missed my post I posted on recently make sure you read more up on it – ReVIVE Solar charger Best Solar Charger

 

Make sure you are prepared in every way for when life is thrown a curveball. Make sure to read some of my other posts on Emergency Survival tips and deals

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Alternative to using Wood Logs or Pellets in your fireplace or wood stove.

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Ever wonder why we all use wood for all of our heating. Sure they look pretty sitting there crackling away. But there has to be another way to heat your home and save money at the same time. Sure you could go out and spend all that money buying wood pellets or corn, or all the other small pellet type fuels. But what if there was a way to burn something that we all have in our home and usually end up throwing away into the garbage? Especially in the coupon world we tend to have more then the other homes.

newspaper logs newspaper brick

Thats right NEWSPAPER. Now I bet you’re thinking what do I just crumple the paper up and throw it in? Actually yes and no. Yes it’s just paper all crumpled and ripped up. And after just a little bit of work, you can then just throw it in. So what are we making? Newspaper logs! Burn that paper in your fireplace! By using a Newspaper Brick press you can turn newspaper into bricks or logs to burn in your fireplace or woodstove.

Make newspaper brick logs

Here is how you can save money burning newspaper in your wood stove or fireplace.

 

First collect all of your newspapers. The more the merrier, which means less work through out the year.

By collecting more newspaper you can combine all of the work into one processing day.

Grab a 5 gallon bucket of water

Tear, shred or rip your paper pile into pieces. The size really doesn’t matter, and your kids will have tons of fun making a newspaper shred pile.

If you have any sawdust, wood shavings you can add them to the water. It is not needed or required. It is just a great filler item.

You can add a tablespoon of bleach to help the breakdown process but it is not required.

Place your newspaper shreds and sawdust if you have it, into the bucket of water and let it sit for three to four days. You are trying to get it to a pulp slush or mush type state. The newspaper will easily fall apart into smaller pieces. You do not need to have it in total mush, just entirely soaked through so it will adhere to each other.

Gently mix the paper mulch to breakdown anything that will and to stir up the portions on the bottom of the bucket.

Now bring your brick maker over to the bucket out side. Scoop your mulch into the brick maker to level it up to the top of each container. Place the top screen on the mulch and place the handles over the screen and press out all the water you can. You may need to add more mulch to the top of each log or brick you made depending on the size you are looking for. The larger the brick the longer they will last.

Now remove the top screen and pull out the handles holding the bottom screen. Remove your brick and place on an old cooling rack or place on anything that the air can circulate under the bricks. Leave the bricks out over the summer in a dry place. Once fall comes and the cooler weather is here the bricks or logs you have made will be completely dried out.

Now you can burn just the newspaper logs or bricks with the wood logs to cut down on how many you are burning and save your wood pile. Or you can burn the newspaper logs all alone. Just place them criss cross in the wood stove or fireplace just as you would place your wood logs.

You can get single brick presses

how to make newspaper bricks or logs

Newspaper four brick makerOr you can make four Newspaper Bricks or Logs at a time

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solar fire starterSolar Spark Lighter and Survival Tool
With this solar fire starter you can easily start a fire for survival, or even use it for fun like to roast a marshmallow with out the fire.
As low as $14.99 and free shipping options

  • Solar powered lighter
  • Emergency firestarter
  • Perfect for survival supplies
  • Demonstrate solar thermal energy
  • Made in the USA

The Solar Fire Starter Lighter & Survival Tool is a unique pocket-size fire starter and lighter designed to harness the power of the sun by focusing the sun’s radiant energy to a precise focal point that can reach hundreds of degrees! The lighter never needs re-fueling, requires no maintenance and can be stored indefinitely. Perfect for backpacking, boating, hiking and as a great addition to any survival tool kit. Great for solar energy demonstrations.Just point it at the sun and it lights in seconds! Experiment with different “fuels” and see which works best. JUST ADD SUN! Fuel-free. Waterproof. Windproof. Measures about 4.5″ diameter. Made here in New Hampshire in the USA! It is actually a stainless steel parabolic mirror, just like the one used to light the Olympic torch every 4 years. It is designed to focus the sun’s radiant energy to a precise focal point that can reach hundreds of degrees! Keep out of reach of children, handle with care, follow instructions! This great solar fire starter is perfect for backpacking, boating, hiking and as a solar survival tool. Just point it at the sun and it lights in seconds! Measures about 4.5″ diameter. Make solar smore’s!

 

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Get yours as a family gift for Easter and enjoy cast iron cooking on your next family campout or outing!

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How many of you have dreamed of having a beautiful enamel cast iron pot…. I totally have.  But dang these things are pricey, but they do come with a life time warranty which makes them a pretty sweet deal.  I was so excited when I noticed they just dropped in price by 57% and free shipping.  My hubby also wants a set of cast iron cookware  for Easter!  Hurry these prices will not last long.  Grab yours before the prices go back up. 1 lodge cast iron 5 peice setLodge 5-Piece Cast Iron Cookware Set, Black   $101.61 (was $145.95) with Free shipping.

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Lodge Color EC6D43 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red, 6-Quart that is 58% off priced at just $49.97 (was $118.00)  with FREE shipping option.

  • Dishwasher-safe, but washing by hand recommended; lifetime warranty.
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  • 2 Coats of durable porcelain enamel in colorful exterior, cream-colored interior
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