Efficient Native Flavor: Sassafras

Authentic root beer owes it distinctive flavor to Sassafras, a tree native to the eastern U.S. The root or root bark of sassafras can also used to make tea. The leaves are used for thickening sauces and soups, and when dried and ground are known as filĂ© powder, a spice used in Cajun, Creole, and […]

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Multi-Fuel Lantern: Britelyt

This Britelyt lantern is a versatile lantern, which is able to burn no less than seven types of fuel, including biodiesel. The approved fuel types are: kerosene, biodiesel, diesel, gasoline, mineral spirits, charcoal lighter fluid and lamp oils. It’s made by Petromax who’ve been building these lantern since the 1920s. The lantern can also be […]

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Tankless Water Heater Uses Microwaves: Vulcanus Mark 4

A Canadian company, Pulsar Advanced Technologies, claims to have produced a water heater that uses microwave technology to heat water instantaneously. The company says: “The Vulcanus MK4 can heat water from 35 degrees Fahrenheit to 140 degrees Fahrenheit in seconds and can source multiple applications at once: showers, dishwasher, sink usages and more. The Vulcanus […]

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Very Efficient: Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Virgin coconut oil is one of the healthiest foods out there, and it’s also a great cooking oil. A company based in the Philippines called Tropical Traditions produces an organic virgin coconut oil. It can be purchased online from Tropical Traditions or PureSweeteners. This coconut oil is unrefined — fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet […]

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Corelle: Durable and Inexpensive

Corelle dinnerware is efficient because it is highly durable — it doesn’t break, and the designs on the plates cannot be scratched by knives. Corelle is actually made out of glass, but it is created like a sandwich with a glass core that’s thermally bonded to an outer glass glaze. The lamination creates a finished […]

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