....what happens when you run out? What I'm talking about is things like dish soap, or shampoo, or whatever. Sure, we'll be stocked to the hilt on many things, and I'm sure I can use some homemade soap for personal hygene, but has anyone wondered about stuff that you can make but supposedly requires manufactured items? Maybe its a dumb question, but for example, I make my own laundry soap. However, I know that I probably can't stock enough BORAX, or Fels Naptha, etc. so I'll be using lye soap, making it the old fashioned way. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a germaphobe by any means, I'm just using that as an example. I'm just saying, I try to look up info on what was used "back in the day" for certain things, and can't seem to find any "old" info. Sure, I can find all kinds of recipes for things that say "go to the store and buy....." but nothing that says I can use things from nature. Baking soda? Baking powder? Thread? Material? You get my point. So I guess my question is, does anyone have a good source for home made products using things NOT from the store? OR.....how are you planning for when certain items are not available?