Month: January 2014

Prepping on a Budget: Cost Effective Home Security Tips

In the most recent study conducted by the US Census Bureau, the median income for the average American household sat just under $52,000 a year.  Finances for any homeowner can become stretched when we factor in things like rent and mortgage payments, car loans, healthcare, and children. On top of all these normal living expenses, …

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Activated Carbon From Homemade Charcoal

Activated carbon is “activated” when its surface area is increased by physical and chemical processes. The most popular uses for activated carbon are water filtration, and treatment for acute poisoning. It reacts with various substances by binding them to its surface, so the greater the surface area, the more effective it is. Imagine you’re painting …

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