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How to Make Powdered Milk at Home

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photo: adapted from Derek Rawlings on Flickr.com With prices of dairy products soaring, a lot of people are turning to powdered milk to save some money. Dry, or powdered milk is still faring better than fresh milk, which can cost somewhere between $2.50 to $3.50 a gallon in most places, with …

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Do Burglars Avoid Houses With Dogs?

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Research has shown that burglars avoid houses with dogs for a lot of reasons. Intruders are often put off by dogs of any kind, however larger dogs or breeds traditionally used as guard dogs (such as German Shepherds or Rottweilers) are especially seen as a threat by burglars for a …

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11 Plants You Can Grow Indoors

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Imagine having your garden and plants grow indoors all year long! Having fresh vegetables and plants so easily accessible through the winter months. Growing plants indoors has become very popular and is continuously expanding. Luckily, you do not have to be trained in the farming industry for this. This is …

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How to Tie the Monkey Fist Knot

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The monkey fist is a neat little device that originated several hundred years ago on sailing vessels. Often referred to as a sailor’s knot, it started life as a halyard line tied around a cannon ball to toss the mooring line to a dockhand. Another use on ships was as …

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Review of the Mossberg 500

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A pump action shotgun is one of the most reliable and versatile weapons ever made. The Mossberg 500 series may well be the best pump shotgun that you can buy. Some may argue that boast, but in my experience, I stand by that statement. My last Mossberg model 500 is …

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How to Know Your Food Is Spoiled

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There are many methods and theories on how long to keep and use food, or when it has gone bad. There are some signs that are visible, and many that are not. Scientists say that not all bacteria are harmful, and there is a big difference between spoilage bacteria and …

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