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  1. General Chat
    I'm so excited & can't wait to read it..I found another awesome blogging site..and the author mentions that if we lost our electric long term/our economy collapes would you have the skills or knowledge to be prepared and do various things that our ancesters did for years..I got thinking I don't...
  2. Frugal Living
    I'm thinking about buying this book. Anybody have or read it? Amazon.com: Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition (9781602392335): Abigail R. Gehring: Books
  3. Frugal Living
    I've been doing just the basics shopping for 3 months, and it does make a big difference in spending. BUT, it dawned on me that there is now nothing in the house for emergency meals in case of a power outage. The people in Kentucky with no power for a week really made me wonder what we'd do...
  4. Frugal Living
    For the last month, I've only been buying basics. Flour, milk, eggs, butter, oil, yeast, sugar, whole grains, fruit, vegetables, meat. I'm city-folk so I can't grow much or raise meat but otherwise it's a real pioneer grocery list. Nothing processed, or pre-made. Not even BQ sauce or salad...
  5. Freebies
    Back to Basics Gift Pack With the holiday season behind us, it's time to get ready for the year ahead. Stay organized this year with Ziploc® Brand Big Bags—the perfect solution for storing, transporting and protecting personal belongings, whether at home or on the go. Tear and water resistant...
  6. Question and Answer
    I am going over ways to cut my bare bones budget even more. If I am to have my dream of perhaps one day owns a couple of acres and a small house and/or retiring early. Some ideas i've come up with: 1. Bathing with the bare minimum of water in the tub with a squirt of liquid soap. It does get...
  7. Lifestyle challenges
    For those who know me, they know I love challenges. I've been reading the challenges here and I want to encourage all you ladies to keep going on your challenges. They are inspiring and encouraging and I've already learnt so much from all of you. My challenge to myself for the next 13...
  8. Just Tips
    Hello everyone. I am very interested in canning and I am looking for some resources. I recently bought a canning book from Ball that I found very useful I tried searching the threads but I could not find any threads talking about canning. I am interested in the basics (how to get started)...
  9. News you can use
    'I' is for investing: teaching kids the basics A solid fiscal education for kids goes beyond the principles of spending and saving to include an understanding of investing.
  10. Freebies
    http://www.lifesourcebasics.com/freeOffer.cfm Try Life Source Basics absolutely free! Please enter your contact information below and we will send you a 12-day supply of Life Source Basics. There is no obligation to purchase additional products. Begin strengthening your immune system today with...
  11. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Well, here I've had to start making some items that we consider "basic staples" from scratch because they don't sell them here, but when I considered how much money they cost I may continue to do it after we move back to the states in May. Here's what I made today: (cost analysis is for me...
  12. Frugal Recipes, Leftovers, Budget Meals
    Hi Guys I am now working PT and my old frugal habits (somewhat time consuming) kinda fell by the wayside. I realized (gulp) that my grocery bill spending has been climbing up for the last few weeks. I have been making 0-40 "extra" money over and above the bill I pay with my wages and it has...
  13. General Chat
    something happens. Do you ever feel like the universe is conspiring against your frugal efforts? We've had a very unfrugal summer due to a lot of travel. We've enjoyed the heck out of all of it but man have we spent the money. Now I'm ready to get my nose back to the grindstone but lots of...
  14. Needle Arts
    http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/pac_ctnt/text/0,2019,DIY_14161_45349,00.html
  15. Question and Answer
    In any area, what do you consider are basic purchases that are needed for each person? In the realm of "Beauty" I think the basics include: ~ 1 bar of a pure white soap (I like Ivory Pure) ~ 1 jar of a good moisturizing cream ~ 1 hair brush ~ 1 tube mascara ~ 1 tube eye-liner ~ 1 toothbrush...
  16. Green Living
    http://eartheasy.com/live_recycling.htm
  17. Green Living
    http://www.organicbasics.net/index.htm
  18. Kitchen Basics
    http://www.azcentral.com/home/food/cooking101/
  19. Leisure & Media Arts
    I found is UK article interesting. http://www.oilfiredup.com/news/index.asp?id=430
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