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What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« on: October 10, 2012, 03:03:21 PM »
Many of us are preparing by stocking food and water and many other things.  But how many of us have thought about what we will do to keep things clean and prevent the spread of disease when we may have no running water, not to mention no hot water and no grocery store to run to for laundry soap and cleaning supplies.  I would like to encourage readers to share any ideas they may have or recipes to make homemade cleaning supplies or other necessary items from common household items.

What about a replacement for toothpaste?  And what will you use for washing clothing, doing dishes, or personal hygiene?

Here is a link to get you started.  Now would be a good time to write some of these recipes down on index cards and keep with your supplies for easy finding later on.  And with stocking just a few, inexpensive items, you will be able to not only keep things clean, but prevent the spread of disease.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/make-your-own-non-toxic-cleaning-kit.html

Now have any of you found any great recipes for cleaning products that you could share with us?

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2013, 08:54:20 AM »
I am still using my homemade toothpaste, and I like it a whole lot better than regular tube toothpaste.  I seems to make my mouth feel cleaner.  Of course one can purchase toothpaste in a tube for a dollar at the Dollar stores, so I guess it is pointless to make my own, but at least I know exactly what is in the product.

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2013, 08:57:01 AM »
How to make your own bone broth which has a lot of health benefits.  If you research the topic, it is pretty amazing how good bone broth is for you.  I use it in making stews, soups, and other things.

http://wellnessmama.com/5888/how-to-make-bone-broth-tutorial/

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2013, 06:28:57 PM »
Here are a couple of pdf links on how to make vinegar

Apple cider vinegar

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/pdf/5346.pdf

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FARMERS' BULLETIN No. 1424
MAKING VINEGAR IN THE HOME AND ON THE FARM
 
http://naldc.nal.usda.gov/download/ORC00000397/PDF





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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2013, 07:39:00 AM »
BK:  Thanks for posting this, I especially like the second link, it has a wealth of information in it.  Very useful.


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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2013, 06:04:20 AM »
How to make your own bone broth which has a lot of health benefits.  If you research the topic, it is pretty amazing how good bone broth is for you.  I use it in making stews, soups, and other things.

http://wellnessmama.com/5888/how-to-make-bone-broth-tutorial/
My wife makes bone broth often.  She makes soup with it.  It is so tasty and good, especially in the winter.

How to make candles

http://www.uvm.edu/~edstudio/Information/april10/products/candlemaking.pdf

http://thehoodedhare.com/lighting-in-the-middle-ages.pdf

How to make tallow

http://www.thebrainworks.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/How-to-Make-Tallow.pdf
We have been making candles for years.  The molds are easy to use and the candles last longer but it is more expensive to buy the molds.  This tallow recipe will be great for when I run out of paraffin and other wax. 
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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2013, 04:31:35 PM »
That is why I put the tallow on their since we might not be able to run to the store to buy what we need.

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2013, 04:49:19 PM »
Here is a site that Dania22 posted on the site on 2/26/11

1000's of pdf files on many things.

At this time they claim 4001 Files, 14.1 GB Last Updated 21 Jul 2013

http://www.pssurvival.com/PS/index.htm

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2013, 08:14:07 PM »
Here is a site that Dania22 posted on the site on 2/26/11

1000's of pdf files on many things.

At this time they claim 4001 Files, 14.1 GB Last Updated 21 Jul 2013

http://www.pssurvival.com/PS/index.htm

Great Posts bk!

It is always good to brush up on some skills as well as learn some new ones-- looks like my printer may go on overdrive in the next few days ;)

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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2013, 05:41:24 AM »
Here is a good book from 1881 (The 1881 Household Cyclopedia) 710 pages lots of useful info.

http://modernsurvivalonline.com/Files/general%20survival/1881_Household_Cyclopedia.pdf


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Re: What products do you know how to make from scratch.
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2013, 07:11:02 AM »
Found this on Mother Earth News

How to Tan a Hide

Here is a method of tanning leather that is low cost and low labor compared to other methods of tanning.


By Anita Evangelista
October/November 2001



 

Remove all flesh and fat from the hide before salting it.

 
After hunting or processing livestock for the table, it's a shame to have to toss out a nice pelt. Here is a method of tanning hides that is low cost and low labor compared to other methods of “custom tanning.” I've personally used this system to tan sheepskins, deerskins, groundhog pelts, rabbit hides and goat skins. The procedure can be used for all kinds of mammal pelts when you want the fur to remain on the skin. It results in a soft, workable hide, which can be used as is or cut up for sewing projects.



Salting Fresh Skins

Fresh hides right off the animal should be cooled immediately. Trim off any flesh and scrape visible fat from the hide. Place the skin in the shade, laying it completely flat with the fur side down, preferably on a cold concrete or rock surface. When the skin feels cool to the touch, immediately cover the fleshy side completely with plain, uniodized salt.
Use three to five pounds for a sheep or deer skin. Don't skimp.
If skins aren't salted within a few hours of removal of the flesh, you might as well forget it. They will have begun to decompose and will probably lose their hair during processing.
Transport the skin flat. We've had problems with predators gnawing the edges of skins, so put the hide somewhere out of reach. You don't need to stretch the skin; just make sure it is perfectly flat, with no curled edges. If you've lost a lot of salt while moving the pelt, add more. The salt will draw moisture from the skin and liquid may pool in low spots. Just add more salt. Let the skin dry until it is crispy. This may take a few days to a couple of weeks. When completely dry, the skin is very stable and won't change or deteriorate appreciably.


Tanning Recipe
When you're ready to tan the skins, assemble the following:
7 gallons water
2 pounds (16 cups) bran flakes
16 cups plain or pickling salt (not iodized)
2 large plastic trash cans (30 gallon) and one lid
4 foot wooden stirring stick
3½ cups battery acid (from auto parts store)
2 boxes baking soda
wood rack or stretcher
neat's-foot oil
nails
wire bristle brush
This recipe makes enough tanning solution to tan four large animal skins; or ten rabbit skins; or about six medium-sized pelts such as groundhog. (Cut the recipe in half for fewer skins).


Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/how-to-tan-a-hide.aspx#ixzz1Khg0WHSX

 

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