By Lacy Razor | Dec 4, 2008
Easy Homemade Soap
- Most of the commercial soap bars that line typical grocery store shelves are actually synthetic detergents.
- When soap is properly made and cured, the soap no longer contains lye, as the chemical reaction has converted the alkali (lye), water, oils and fats into saponified oils, fats and glycerin (see “How Lye Becomes Soap”).
- We absorb 60 percent of the substances we put on our skin. So, anything you put on your skin will get under your skin.
- The average person’s morning hygienic routine, including shaving, showering, applying cologne, deodorant, make-up or lotion, puts him or her into contact with more than 100 chemicals before breakfast.
- Hand washing is the single most effective thing you can do to reduce the spread of colds and other infectious disease.
- Using germicidal soaps too often may produce antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Using regular soap and washing your hands regularly is your best defense against germs, bacteria and illness.
The Bushcraft Guide to Hunting Tools
When hunting for wild game, consider gun age, chamber and barrel length, choke, rounds, reloading spent shells and taking the shot.
How to Sharpen All Knives
Learn how to sharpen serrated and non-serrated knives, what tools to sharpen them with and the technique used to achieve the finest of edges.
On the Trail of the Right Trailer
Learn about how a good hauler will handle your heavy stuff with ease, on rough terrain as well as smooth.