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How to Make Mason Jar Candles

Beeswax is Nature’s natural air purifier. Here’s a simple, thoughtful gift idea that you can make at home in under one hour! So let me show you how to make mason jar candles. You can use many types of mason jars, but opt for ones that are short and wide mouthed. You’ll also want to opt for beeswax pellets instead of blocks because they will fill the air pockets better […]

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Forging a Steel Striker: A Visit to The Blacksmith

On a recent Saturday morning I paid a visit to my friend Lin Rhea, an extremely talented blacksmith who is keeping an ancient tradition alive. He specializes in historic blacksmithing and makes the most incredible things with fire, metal, and strength–from forged scissors, to pliers, to the most stunning knives. I decided to share a live demonstration on my YouTube page, which features all kinds of pioneer skills. I hope […]

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Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

If health and natural alternatives are on your radar, there is no doubt that the benefits of apple cider vinegar have come up. However, there is far more beyond apple cider vinegar’s popularity in treating health concerns, such as cholesterol, digestion, and blood sugar. Who knew that a product with such diversity existed!? Today, we are going to delve into how apple cider vinegar has amazing applications in both your […]

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How to Elevate Your Shower Experience

There is nothing more relaxing than a steaming hot shower after a long day on your feet, but have you been maximizing your time? I am almost positive that my nightly shower has some therapeutic magic to it and they are so easy to implement! Here are some simple tricks that will elevate your shower into a transformative in-home spa experience. How to Elevate Your Shower Experience: Eucalyptus Bouquet I love […]

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How to Make Sugared Flowers

This spring and summer, decorate your cakes with beautiful natural edible sugared flowers. There are so many out there that you can make use of. In this episode of my Modern Pioneering series, I show you how to make sugared flowers from nature. And if you’re not sure which ones are edible, check out my list of edible flowers to grow in your garden for tips on what you can […]

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Honey Orange Wild Boar with Fennel Herb Salad

As you know by now, I am a big believer in getting my meat from a whole animal because you get more for your money when you break it down yourself. For example, my latest video on How to Quarter a Chicken shows you how to do just that. And on my recent Adventure Getaway I spent a lot of time butchering wild boar with the ladies who attended. We […]

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Sika Stew with Spring Vegetables

On my recent Adventure Getaway, I was gifted a whole bunch of wild meat, not to mention that we harvested some lovely wild hogs. So I have been cooking up a storm, and one delicious recipe I made here recently was Sika Stew with Spring Vegetables. Of course you could use any kind of venison, or even beef, elk, bison or your other favorite stew meat, but I noticed that […]

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How to Cut an Onion Without Crying

I don’t know about you, but I can’t cut an onion without major tears running down my face. But I love cooking with onions, so I decided it was time to get to the bottom of it and find a solution. In this latest live episode on my YouTube Channel, I tried four different methods for how to cut an onion without crying to see if any of them worked […]

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Uses for Used Tea Bags

We have all heard about upcycling coffee grounds, but what about uses for used tea bags? One of my favorite ways to relax in the evening is curled up with a mug of tea, but those daily tea bags really add up! Thankfully, tea bags are just as useful outside of the mug as they are in it. Here are some of my favorite ways to put them to good use. Uses […]

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