Homemade Antiperspirant, Paraffin Paper, Diaper Rash Remedy, and other Country Lore

A homemade antiperspirant, a diaper rash remedy, and paraffin paper as a fire-starting aid were some of the homesteading ideas readers suggested in 1981.

067 country lore - boiled clothespins
Boiling clothespins in salt water is meant to preserve them, not make them edible.
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