3 Tips to Self-Reliance, the Old Fashioned Way photo: Spirit of Self-Reliance @ Epcot The thing about fashion is that it repeats itself – one look at the clothing industry should be enough to prove this point. What’s old-fashioned today becomes the rage tomorrow. Plan on it! There’s no harm in going retro, especially when [...]
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Pardon while the Damsel gets a bit serious. photo credit Self reliance is more than making your own buttermilk. It’s an attitude. Of course it’s easier to just buy stuff already made. Once in a while, doing stuff the old fashioned way really is easier, but that’s usually not the case. Ease is what the [...]
The whole idea of using things for a little while and then throwing them away . . . like razors . . . doesn’t seem too environmentally sound, or a way of being self-reliant. After all, if you were required to live off your own resources and couldn’t run down to the store and buy [...]
Get ready for a SERIOUSLY old-school skill. When you make jam or jelly, you need something to make it jell. Most folks use commercial pectin–a product extracted from fruit–usually powdered (although liquid pectin is available). But. BUT. What if it was doomsday and there was no pectin in the stores? WHAT WOULD WE DO????? The [...]
By request, the Damsel takes on one of those perplexing problems of modern life. Static Cling. **shudder Grandma didn’t really have a problem with static cling since she hung her clothes out to dry in the fresh sunshine. The Damsel recommends you try this if you have any possible way of doing so. There are [...]