These folks have figured out how to make burnable fuel from junk mail. You toss all your junk mail, newspaper, cardboard boxes, and the like ("anything that isn't shiny") into a five gallon bucket of water and let it soak for a good long time. Then you use a cuttting tool attached to a power drill to turn the water and paper into pulp. Then squeeze the water out and let the bricks dry for two weeks or longer. Free firewood!
Mr. Chickadee is a homesteader in Kentucky who exclusively uses traditional carpentry techniques and old-school hand tools. In this recent series of videos, he builds a Hobbit-style stone root cellar on his property. READ THE REST
I have a weird confession to make. I have highly unorthodox "retirement home" fantasies. Every time I see a castle, a tree HOUSE, a decommissioned missile silo, an abandoned French villa, I start fantasizing about spending my twilight years building an artist colony/goth retirement home with family and friends there. So, imagine how my neurons… READ THE REST
There’s a move to redefine “homesteading” in a way that makes it available to anyone who wants to take part. But what does it mean to homestead in the desert? By Reanna Alder READ THE REST
It's never been easier for creators to come up with new apps for Apple mobile devices. And, if you never thought you'd hear the words 'Apple' and 'easier for creators' together in the same sentence…well, 2020 has generated its fair share of surprising moments. While Apple has been a longtime staple of proprietary software, as… READ THE REST
Your smartphone, while being an unquestioned technological marvel, can also get you into all kinds of trouble. Because it demands so much of your attention, it's easy to get distracted and miss what's happening around you, especially if you're shooting video or taking pictures. In fact, it can even get downright dangerous if you aren't… READ THE REST
Kitchen appliances and cooking tools are usually among the hottest doorbuster items every Black Friday. Unfortunately, there really aren't many doors to bust this year, due to COVID. However, cooking is eternal; so, despite the changes, deals are still flying fast and furious for a full assortment of air fryers, pressure cookers, and grills, all… READ THE REST