Category Archives: Tips and tricks

How to Safely Clear Your Home

It’s 2 AM, and you’re lying asleep in bed. Your wife is snuggled next to you, and your young children are slumbering soundly in their respective bedrooms. The sound of the creaking back door awakens you. You weren’t expecting any … Continue reading

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Five knots

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How To Reduce Your Risk Of Death By Gun Violence

Do you want to reduce your risk of death by gun violence? If so, consider these 10 common sense ways to do so. These are things one can implement fully and immediately with no permission or agreement from anyone else … Continue reading

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The A-Z of Chicken Breeds and Choosing the Perfect One

Naturally the perfect chicken means different things to different people. My perfect chicken would not only lay the egg, but scramble it and serve it in bed to me. While I enjoyed breakfast in bed she would do housework! So, … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Raising Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens can be many things: therapeutic, rewarding, fun and for beginners maybe a bit nerve wracking! There is literally tons of information about raising chicks and chickens and it is hard to sort through it all to determine what … Continue reading

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The Chicken Composter

Years ago I built a chicken tractor, which at the time was the newest and coolest trend in homesteading. What it was, in essence, was a moveable coop with no bottom: you pulled it around the yard and the chickens … Continue reading

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Yeah, I always sauteed my magic mushrooms – not

On May 11, a man named John Garrison posted a public photo on Facebook showing morel mushrooms he had gathered while foraging with his girlfriend Hope Deery, and wrote of his plans to “sautee them with brown sugar and cinnamon … Continue reading

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How To Choose The Perfect Egg Incubator (And Use It Properly)

Once you get an incubator, I think you can officially be labelled a ‘chicken addict’! I always said I would never get an incubator – now I have two. The fun of hatching your own chicken eggs is like having … Continue reading

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Garden chainsaw recall

Harbor Freight is recalling more than one million Portland, One Stop Gardens and Chicago Electric 14″ electric chainsaws. The power switch on the devices can malfunction and allow the chainsaw to continue operating after it’s been turned off, creating a … Continue reading

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Chicken Feeders 101: What’s Best for Your Flock?

Chickens aren’t fussy when it comes to feeding time. They really couldn’t care less if you dumped their food on the ground, they would still eat and make a lot of mess while doing it! We supply our flock with … Continue reading

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A PSA concerning tick bites

Chris Mallory emailed me this information and asked me to pass it on. Alpha-gal allergy, also known as meat allergy or Mammalian Meat Allergy (MMA), is a reaction to galactose-alpha-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal), whereby the body is overloaded with immunoglobulin E (IgE) … Continue reading

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Leghorn Chicken: All You Need To Know

Do you remember Foghorn Leghorn? He was the cartoon rooster loved by thousands of kids who watched the Looney Tunes on TV. He is probably the best known Leghorn chicken in the world! Originally these beautiful birds were called Italians, … Continue reading

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Chicken Nesting Boxes 101 and 13 Best DIY Plans

Nest boxes aren’t essential for hens to lay eggs, they can (and do) lay where they feel secure. The nesting box is essential for you, the flock keeper, unless you enjoy searching the yard, outbuildings and under every bush or … Continue reading

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Chicken Waterer: Which Type Does Your Flock Need?

Chicken waterers, or drinkers, come in a dizzying variety of types, shapes and sizes. For the first-time chicken keeper it can be surprisingly overwhelming. Our objective today is to help you understand which type your flock needs. In this article … Continue reading

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ISA Brown: All You Need To Know

The ISA Brown, is a fairly recent introduction to the poultry world, and is a very popular girl. She can lay lots of beautiful eggs for you and has a great personality. They are a medium sized, affectionate, docile hen … Continue reading

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7 ounces of stability

Stability. Isn’t that a nice concept? We all prefer things to be stable from our marriages to our shooting. The .mil has issued and used the GPS Intl. Grip Pod forward grip/bipod for some time now. The Grip Pod is … Continue reading

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Working around those nasty magazine bans

A company called CROSS Industries makes 10 round AR-15 magazines with a specially designed floorplate that allows to couple the magazines by attaching the floorplates together. The result is an assembly consisting of two 10 round magazines attached together upside … Continue reading

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