Category Archives: DIY

Lifesaving Rappelling Basics You Need To Know

Lifesaving Rappelling Basics You Need To Know How many things can you learn? How many skills can you learn? In prepping there is a limit to what you are capable of learning, right? It seems like everyday I read an article that tells me I need to read up on a new technique to assure …

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Build A Custom Camper

Build A Custom Camper A cheap tiny house may not just be about self reliance. This little camper design could be an answer to your concerns about the bugout. We are always looking at better ways to bugout. The mobile bugout location may be the best options there is. While a big RV or camper …

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No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall!

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall! In my early days of gardening I thought that tilling was so important. I didn’t realize that there were seeds being shot all over my garden as I tilled that land. I also didn’t understand I was destroying the quality of the soil …

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Pizza Dough Recipe to Make and Freeze

Pizza Dough Recipe to Make and Freeze When you tell people you are making pizza once a week at home they may assume you are buying premade dough or premade crusts. I am a huge proponent of making pizza dough from scratch at least once a week. I make it and use it. My family …

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Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden

Garden Design Ideas: Plan your Perfect Garden As the cool winds of fall give way to the vicious cold of the winter, most of us will be covering gardens. We will be closing up shop on our gardens. There is no better time to plot and plan for an expansion of next years garden then …

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Homemade Eczema Cream

Homemade Eczema Cream The itching and inflammation that comes with eczema is a terrifying thing to deal with. Its also an ugly thing to watch someone you love deal with. One thing that can be an issue early on is baby eczema. In our world we have access to great creams and antibiotic ointments to …

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Modern Shelving System With NO HARDWARE!!

Modern Shelving System With NO HARDWARE!! If there is anything we as preppers can use it’s more shelving. Space has to be one of the most villainous aspects of any preppers experience. We never have enough room! When it comes to the food storage and the ammo storage along with all of your gear you …

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Stone Oven -How to Build / Use Primitive Cooking Technology

Stone Oven -How to Build / Use Primitive Cooking Technology There are other methods of cooking in the wild outside of the fire pit. Now, the fire pit is a great place to cook and with little cast iron or a skewer you can make some amazing stuff. This article is all about creating a …

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Competing in the 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge

Competing in the 24 Hour Sniper Adventure Challenge Its so rare that we measure our skills. I think its very important that we take the time to measure what we are trying to achieve. Prepping and the skills therein can be very overwhelming. One thing that makes it so nerve racking is the fact that …

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Make your Own Homemade Deodorant

Make your Own Homemade Deodorant Everyday you are putting aluminum under your arms. Its not tin foil but its enough over time that some studies believe it can have an affect on how your brain works. I don’t know all the science but I know there are possible links between heavy metals and Alzheimer’s. We …

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Build an A-Frame Cabin

Build an A-Frame Cabin The small house movement has taken off. People are going crazy of these things. Its about minimalism. For some it could be a viable option for a BOL as well. What is the small home movement really about? Its about flipping the paradigm on its head. People are tired of this …

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Guide to Saving Tomato Seeds

Guide to Saving Tomato Seeds From a distance dealing with tomato seeds may sound easy. First of all, are you saving seeds or are you buying each year. Take my word for it. There is a sense satisfaction that is hard to quantify when you are standing in a productive garden that is made entirely of …

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10 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead

10 Ways to Make Money on Your Homestead The homestead can be one of the greatest undertakings of your life. It can be a true power move where you take back your liberty. Suddenly, you could be living off grid in a self reliant and independent lifestyle. Its a dream to many but its one …

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5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden

5 Ways to Reuse Household Items in your Garden The up cycle is all the rage these days. The DIY pallet project has became something remarkable. I have seen people build almost anything out of pallets. In a fallen world you will find that re using everything will be crucial. When resources are sparse you …

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How to Build a Low-Carb Prepper Stockpile

How to Build a Low-Carb Prepper Stockpile Does your health require a diet that is low in sugar and carbohydrates but high in protein? If that’s the case, you may have found that building a low-carb prepper stockpile is pretty difficult. After all, “beans and rice” is the prepper standby. And those buckets of food? …

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How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden

How To Attract Honey Bees To Your Garden The condition of honey bee populations is no secret anymore. The importance of their struggle is not either. To this day we are still looking for ways to bring them into our garden because they are such powerful pollinators. There are many steps we can take as  …

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Urban Gardening: Growing Tomatoes, Vegetables and Flowers in an Apartment

Urban Gardening: Growing Tomatoes, Vegetables and Flowers in an Apartment The importance of growing food is overwhelming to me. I think it is the first step in finding your own independence. There is no way you can get away from the will of the centralized food system and the big name corporations that produce most …

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Spark Your Kids Interest with a Backyard Camping Adventure

Spark Your Kids Interest with a Backyard Camping Adventure If the quickest path from one point to the next is a straight line then the quickest path to prepping kids is camping. There is really no better way to get their gears turning on certain concepts nor is there a better way to get them …

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The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart

The Ultimate Lumber Storage Cart Its the time of year for chopping wood and stacking wood. We are looking over piles and preparing for those cold days ahead where the fire is all that warms us thoroughly. Even with modern heat there is nothing like the licking flames of a burning fire to warm you …

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How To Make Your Own Gas In 7 Easy Steps With A Biogas Generator

How To Make Your Own Gas In 7 Easy Steps With A Biogas Generator Simply one of the most thorough instructions and informative articles on biogas, this article is great. Not only does it expand on how to make your own generator, with pictures, it also talks about the use of biogas elsewhere in the …

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Cold Hardy Crops for the Fall & Winter Vegetable Garden

Cold Hardy Crops for the Fall & Winter Vegetable Garden I am not sure how you feel about the cold and hardy crops of the fall and winter but I love them! I especially love them after a summer of being assaulted by peppers and tomatoes. My favorites are root veggies. This is a great …

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The Ultimate Plant and Forget Garden Experiment

The Ultimate Plant and Forget Garden Experiment This is an intriguing article for many reasons. I thought the title was great simply because I have never heard about a forget garden. It was interesting to consider the idea and what it could be. I don’t want to give too much away about this article but …

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Roasted Zucchini Seeds

Roasted Zucchini Seeds Snacks. Those little things that stick close. They often come with too many calories and we almost always eat too many. Its always a blessing when you find a new snack that doesn’t pack on the calories and also comes with some health benefits. Even better when that snack comes for free. …

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How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed!

How We Set Up “Our” Outdoor Shed! One of the most interesting prepper projects comes to us in this article. We all dream of having a sort of prepping haven where things could be kept out of the way and in hiding. I was very impressed at this well thought out shed. To be honest …

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Build a Metal Detector

Build a Metal Detector Metal will hold great value in a collapse society. I think of things like coin money or shell casings. These could be incredibly valuable in a collapsed society. These are items that would be nearly impossible to find with any efficiency. If you fashioned your own metal detector you could have …

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