The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $4 each and Crazy Bright)
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The Best Cheap Flashlight (Under $4 each and Crazy Bright)

As part of our effort to be prepared for everyday emergencies, we went on a hunt for the best cheap flashlight. Our target was a durable, inexpensive high lumen flashlight that we could give out freely and not worry if it was lost. It needed to be a flashlight bright enough for a light source…

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

Portable Clothes Washer Review and Comparison – What Works

A portable clothes washer is great for RV camping, apartments, dorms, condos – anywhere you don’t have a ton of space. Manual clothes washers also save on electricity and are great for emergency situations. I put four of the most popular portable washers to the test at our off grid home, and share the results…

Home Grain Mills – Comparison of Manual Grain Grinders for the Home
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Home Grain Mills – Comparison of Manual Grain Grinders for the Home

Whole grains are affordable, last longer in storage and can provide excellent flavor and quality. That said, you can’t use these grains to their full potential without a home grain mill. Manual flour mills tend to be less expensive than their powered cousins, but still get the job done. For light amounts of grain grinding…

Prairie Pin Pouch Handmade Clothespin Bag – Made for Heavy Use
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Prairie Pin Pouch Handmade Clothespin Bag – Made for Heavy Use

The Return of the Classic Clothespin Bag The┬áPrairie Pin Pouch is a modern rendition of a classic clothespin bag. I found these handmade laundry helpers in a somewhat unusual fashion. Some friends were visiting from out of town one afternoon when the phone rang. On the line was Julie Pruett, creator of the Prairie Pin…

Kevin’s Quality Clothespins – The Best Clothespins You’ve Ever Used

Kevin’s Quality Clothespins – The Best Clothespins You’ve Ever Used

I love the smell of laundry fresh off the line – but I don’t love having cheap, flimsy clothespins launch themselves off the line in pieces or finding heavy, wet items dropped on the ground below the line. Since our laundry line is on our elevated deck, when laundry drops, it really drops, falling over…