Homemade Hard Apple Cider

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Note: This article was originally written in early 2012, and I’ve done quite a bit of cider making since then and have learned a lot. I’ve updated this post to reflect that, as well as added a few recipes I’ve tried or developed on my own. Since my wife and I have officially begun our journey to FI, […]

Homemade Natural Baby Wipes

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When we first found out my wife was pregnant, we started looking into ways to lower the cost of raising children, because according to some the cost of raising children from birth to age 18 is above a quarter million dollars. I could not believe that then (and still don’t), but we both started looking […]

DIY Foaming Hand Soap

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Rebecca blogs at Stapler Confessions about her journey paying off $200,000 in student loans by living frugally and snagging free batteries. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter to find out about great deals.   Have you ever used foaming hand soap? I love them because they feel a little luxurious. My son loves them because he has instant suds, which he […]

Homemade Dryer Sheets

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Earlier this week, I sent out an email to the list and talked about what I was going to start the year off here at SLB. I got some difficult personal stuff out of the way early, but I promised them that I would fill out a few of my most popular posts. If you’re […]

Preserving your Food Without Canning

H and I are still looking for a CSA for 2013, but we are also stil enjoying the goodies that came from our CSA in 2012.  We did a lot of canning when we got overwhelmed with fruit towards the tail end of the 2011 share.  We still have a lot of that, so H […]

Is Getting Your Own Food Cheaper, Part 5

As I’ve tried to expand my sustainability horizons over the past 4 years, I discovered hunting.  I’d always been interested in hunting and curious (as well as unsure) about wether or not I could ever participate.  Hunters often get a bad rap, but it’s not wholly undeserved.  I hunt so that I can get a […]