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Helen M.

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California City, United States

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About Me

Love shopping online and giving my opinion of websites. Also review and rate survivalist, farmer, homesteader, and off-the-grid tools and gadgets online.

How I Can Help

Like to compare and read biographical and non-fiction books.

Interests

Writing, art journaling, reading.

86 Reviews by Helen

1/21/17

Ordered soap from here expecting an overpriced but genuine rose product. I was surprised that the soap was made of good quality materials and performed well. This business also sells rose bushes suited for climates throughout the US, and is open for rental for weddings, corporate events, etc. Check it out.

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1/20/17

I like the HTML and CSS tutorials available on this site. I am an aspiring librarian, so learning computer programming is important to the future of my profession. Surprisingly, it wasn't geared to much towards young children so much that adults would feel strange or get bored learning it. A pleasant surprise. Recommended.

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1/17/17

Can hardly resist the impulse to buy balls and balls of yarn from this online retailer. I crochet and weave on a small weaving frame and this is my go-to for craft yarn.

1/16/17

Sells solar ovens for homesteaders, farmers, emergency preparedness, and those who cook outdoors often. Part of a group of websites owned by Nityam Privette of Rough and Ready, CA. Also check out her nut butter grinder, nut shellers, and irrigation pot websites, all of which are valuable and worth considering for the homesteader, farmer, those living off-the-grid, emergency preparedness individuals, etc. Worth a glance.

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1/16/17

Never tried this website's products or done business with these folks, but it seems like a genuine, non-scam offer with products that would make an ideal gift for the environmentalist, ecologist, nature activist, etc. in your life. This vendor also has a variety of other websites advertising a range of other products that are more geared towards the homesteader, emergency preparedness expert, farmer, orchardist, etc. Worth a glance.

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1/16/17

Vendor of custom magnets, storefront window signs, postcards, etc. that all promote an environmental message, or they can manufacture a custom postcard for you for weddings, fairs, corporate events, etc. They also sell many tools and machines for the survivalist, farmer, homesteader, orchardist, off-the-grid individual, that are difficult if not impossible to find in new condition at fair prices elsewhere. Though I have never done business or tried the products they are selling myself, they are worth a look based on the selection of products and hard-to-find merchandise they have for sale alone. Recommended.

Tip for consumers:
Owner is Nityam Privette, based in Rough and Ready, CA. Also see the numerous other websites associated with this one, selling everything from nutcrackers to giant inflatable earth globes. Of special interest to the survivalist, orchardist, homesteader, small farmer, and off-the-grid individuals.

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1/16/17

Wedding ring vendor who also sells a variety of survivalist/emergency preparedness gear, homesteader, off-the-grid living tools and machines on other websites that can be discovered through the main web page of the vendor. On this website, they sell rings made from earth magnets for couples that are magnetically attracted to one another when placed close to one another.

Tip for consumers:
Compare with vendors who sell rings set with diamonds or other jewels. Also note that rare earths are a rare resource mined using often environmentally and ecologically unfriendly techniques in a manner that violates human resources. Ask if the rare earths in these rings were mined/extracted in a responsible, ethical, mindful manner.

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1/16/17

Great if you want to post that inspirational quote, business contact information, or image on your RV, Truck, car, van, or other vehicle. Doesn't have any surcharge for images or long passages of text. Never used the service offered by this website myself, but I haven't found it anywhere else on the Internet either, so I thought it would be worth sharing.

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Signs made by this company do not use adhesive. Instead they rely upon static cling and are thus usable indefinitely (at least in theory).

1/16/17

Sells inflatable heavy duty vinyl world/Earth globes for events, individual ownership, festivals, fairs, etc. Ideal for the environmentalist, eco-activist, ecologist, etc. in your life as a gift. Also a good conversation piece at a festival, fair, public gathering, or corporate event, and can be rented for $100-$600 for such purposes. Though I haven't done business with this vendor or tried any of the products they sell, the concept is unique so I suggest checking out this particular product briefly if interested.

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Compare costs of purchasing a balloon vs. rental. Survivalists, emergency preparedness specialists, farmers, and orchardists will want to take special note of their groups of other websites selling nutcrackers, nut oil presses, nut butter stone grinders, customizable promotional merchandise, etc. to be perused on different websites. One website for each category of products (for instance solar ovens are all on 1 web page in 1 website). Owner is Nityam Privette, based in Rough and Ready, CA.

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1/16/17

Provides invaluable and well-considered information, advice, and direction on the educational path and decisions needed to begin on the path to a career as a librarian or degrees Library Information Technology. Graduate schools providing a masters' degree accredited by this Association are listed on one web page, as are undergraduate institutions offering Associate's degrees in Library Science, Information Science with an emphasis on Library Science, and local chapters of the American Library Association by region on other web pages. Textbooks for library science are on sale at the ALA online shop, (never done business with them myself) and they have a thought-provoking web page of challenged and banned literary works for young people as well. Invaluable resource for students of Library Information Technology/Library Science and seasoned librarians alike. Recommended

Tip for consumers:
Students building and mapping out their educational path to a career in librarianship or considering a degree in LIS should locate and peruse the article/list on ALA accredited educational institutions that offer a degree in Library Science or Library Information Technology. It is organized by state. Separate lists for undergraduate vs. post-secondary programs on their own individual, specific web pages.

1/16/17

Perfect site for the prepper and homesteader to get this valuable tool. Doesn't appear to be a scam, though I've never used it (never bought a nutcracker from them) so I can't tell.

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1/16/17

Never bought from this website or tried to use the nut gatherer sold on the website before, but it seems like it might be one of those ingenous devices that save farmers, homesteaders, preparedness specialists, orchard harvesters, etc. time and effort. Worth a glance.

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1/16/17

Website sells partially fired clay pots that allow the water they are filled with to seep into the soil through the raw unfired clay. Have seen this on Amazon.com but this is the only website I have browsed that offers bulk quantities and pallets of these pots, called ollas. Never bought these pots or tried to do business with this website however, so it could be a scam. Beware and be skeptical of too many 'too-good-to-be-true' claims if you end up encountering them here.

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1/16/17

Lectures are thought provoking and vary with a broad selection of topics but the video files on the TED website have some glitches that unfortunately blemish the experience of listening and watching the speakers. For example the video will begin playing and then the visuals will stop and the audio will keep going. Which means you can hear the speaker but you can't see any of their diagrams or presentation slides. Annoying.

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1/16/17

Perfect place for an off-the-grid homesteader to enjoy shopping for grain mills, cutlery, foodstuffs, juice presses, corn shellers, etc. Have never bought from them personally (yet) but plan to do so in the near future. Bottom line, I recommend them based on their selection alone.

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1/16/17

Useful articles and reviews of things such as nutcrackers, as in this article: http://foodal.com/kitchen/general-kitchenware/guides-general-kitchenware/foodals-guide-to-the-best-nutcrackers/

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Check out their reviews of gadgets that are available on Amazon.com.

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1/16/17

This college is one of a growing number that teach a liberal arts curriculum in the Midwest and is mentioned in Loren Pope's book on colleges with a liberal arts curriculum and emphasis. Though it is academically challenging, I still recommend it especially if your goal is study English, Humanities, Art, Architecture, Math, etc. Bottom line, I would recommend it to others.

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1/16/17

As a resident of Moraga from 2007-2013 I love this town and Contra Costa County in general. Moraga has some of the best public and private high schools in the East San Francisco Bay area and St. Mary's College in the southern part of town. It is also has regular town gatherings for the people living there which bring everyone together.

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1/16/17

Largely applicable only to people living in the UK, not so much for U.S. college students who need a second gig working to pay off their student debt. Not recommended.

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Matched betting article is helpful for those who live in the UK where it is legal, not the US where matched betting is illegal.

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1/16/17

Needed moon phase tables and information on eclipses and other astronomical lunar phenomena. This site has very accurate data for lunary cycles in the 2016 and I look forward to using it in the year 2017.

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