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The Animal Rescue Site is having trouble getting enough people to click on it daily so they can meet their quota of getting FREE FOOD donated every day to abused and neglected animals in their shelters.

It takes less than a minute (only about 15 seconds actually) to go to their site and click on the purple box titled, ‘Click Here to Give - it’s FREE!’. Every click gives about .6 bowls of food to sheltered dogs. You can also click daily!

Keep in mind that this does not cost you a thing. Their corporate sponsors/advertisers use the number of daily visits to donate food to abandoned/neglected animals in exchange for advertising. [via.]

Go to the website HERE.

It’s just a click… takes about 1 or 2 seconds.

there’s no pop-up ads or anything on the site

just click it once and you’re done

if all of my followers click, it’s more than a few thousand meals so.. please?

(Source: hamandheroin)

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ana-sthetic:

"Don’t say you hate your fam-" No.

"Omg you should love your fami-" No.

"Be grateful they’re your famil-" No.

If you have been bullied, hit, teased, put down, hurt, lied to, or hated by your own family; you don’t need to justify how you feel. You don’t need to explain yourself. You are allowed to hate a family member or dislike a family member if they’ve given you a reason to.

this is so fucking important

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Making Cordage from Snake Plant Fibers

My snake plant was getting overcrowded. I had to repot this spring and decided to pluck off a few leaves to practice making cordage. I’ve never done this before, but remember seeing Bushmen hunters do this on a travel show.

To extract the fiber, I used a plastic card as a scrapper. After a few attempts, I realized the stem enf contains much denser and stronger fibers. It helps to roll the stem flat with a rolling pin, then scrap for the fibers.

After the fibers dried, I made some two ply and three ply cordage with this “leg rolling” technique. Sorry I couldn’t take any “action shots,” but Ray Mears does a wayyyy better job explaining the process in this clip.

These fibers are incredibly strong. They actually feel like…horse hair? I’m glad I got to practice this primitive skill, but have no intention of doing this regularly. Simply learning these painstaking processes by hand really opens me to appreciate the small conveniences in our everyday lives. But if you are ever stuck in a survival situation in tropical regions of the world, keep an eye out for snake plants as cordage making material.

I wonder of this could be used to make a bowstring?!

So exciting, i’ll try.

Funny you should ask. The tribe used the cord to make snare traps, not sure about bow string. But it does seem to have a BOING quality when I tugged on it.

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Also…sorry for anyone that can’t see the video. It’s appearing on the desktop site, but not on the dashboard or mobile :-(

Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQHvqWCN5Eo

That is pretty hard-core, and also good to know!

I have very few fibre arts skills, despite the fact my grandparents used to farm and work with sheep’s wool. I learned some basic stuff as a kid, but next winter I am hoping to learn more. There is so much we take for granted.

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