Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

DIY non-toxic cleaners are a must-have on your homestead, especially if you have children or pets. Many store-bought cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to their health as well as the environment. If you have rooms at home covered in carpet, use this recipe to make a non-toxic carpet cleaner. (h/t to ModernSurvivalOnline.com) When SHTF, you can make this … Continue reading Home cleaning hacks: Non-toxic DIY carpet cleaner recipe

Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Mold is a nasty fungus that thrives in warm and moist areas like bathrooms. Removing mold has to be done frequently because it grows and spreads quickly. Unfortunately, regular upkeep can be just as dangerous for your health because many commercial household cleaners are toxic. Bleach, for example, is known to trigger asthma, compromise reproductive health and damage organs. Some household cleaners also contain the … Continue reading Mold, begone: 5 Non-toxic DIY mold cleaner recipes

Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

Being a responsible homesteader means taking care of your belongings, even your clothing. Doing this ensures that your clothes last longer so you save money instead of having to replace shirts or pants when they get damaged. (h/t to ApartmentPrepper.com) Here are several ways to make clothes last longer and save money by doing the laundry … Continue reading Mend, wash and rotate: How to care for your clothes and make them last longer

Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

Potentially dangerous chemicals can be found in virtually every home in the form of household cleaners. These products contain chemicals, such as ammonia and sulfuric acid, that have been linked to a wide range of serious health problems, from brain damage to cancer. Although commercial household cleaners are effective, they simply pose too huge a risk … Continue reading Homesteading hacks: 8 Non-toxic cleaners made with natural ingredients

Toxic “forever chemicals” found in fertilizers made from sewage sludge

Toxic “forever chemicals” seem to be everywhere these days, from drinking water sources to breast milk. Now, it appears that the chemicals, also known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), have also found their way into fertilizers, according to a report published last month. The report was written by researchers from the Ecology Center and the Sierra Club, … Continue reading Toxic “forever chemicals” found in fertilizers made from sewage sludge

UK scientists warn that household aerosols are worse pollutants than vehicles

A new British study has found that household aerosols release more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than all vehicles in the U.K. VOCs are a large group of chemicals which are released into the atmosphere by cooking, burning fuel and using cleaning and beauty products. Thus, experts have called for a shift away from these aerosols to … Continue reading UK scientists warn that household aerosols are worse pollutants than vehicles

Inspired by spiders and fire ants, researchers develop a new unsinkable metal

Researchers from the University of Rochester have developed an extremely buoyant metal that can be used to make unsinkable ships. The researchers have drawn inspiration from fire ants and diving bell spiders, which have the remarkable ability to remain afloat or survive underwater for long periods of time. These creepy-crawlies are able to do this by trapping air in an … Continue reading Inspired by spiders and fire ants, researchers develop a new unsinkable metal

EMP survival: 4 Ways to protect your home from an EMP attack

An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) is an intense burst of electromagnetic energy that can shut down the power grid and disrupt electronics. It occurs naturally such as during solar storms but can also be generated artificially using nuclear weapons. A man-made EMP can easily push modern societies dependent on the power grid to the brink of collapse. For example, a successful EMP … Continue reading EMP survival: 4 Ways to protect your home from an EMP attack

US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

American scientists have detected more than a hundred chemicals in the blood of pregnant women and their children. Fifty-five of these substances had not been found in humans before, while 42 “mystery chemicals” had no sources or known uses. Based on their findings, the scientists posited that the children receive the chemicals through the mother’s placenta while … Continue reading US scientists detect MORE THAN 50 chemicals from everyday products in pregnant women and newborns

Cleaning products linked to antibiotic resistance: Use plant-based non-toxic cleaners instead, urge experts

Millions of people around the globe use chemical disinfectants and other similar cleaning products to rid their homes of disease-causing bacteria. However, scientists find that the use of these cleaners can cause bacteria to develop resistance to chemicals meant to kill them. This is because chemical cleaners leave active residues that continue to kill bacteria — but not all … Continue reading Cleaning products linked to antibiotic resistance: Use plant-based non-toxic cleaners instead, urge experts