Category Archives: DIY

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden

7 Reasons Why You Should Have a Medicinal Garden There are more people growing their own food now than in recent years. This is great news for American health in general. The exposure to fresh vegetables and fruits often creates more desire to eat fresh vegetables and fruits. The natural next step for a gardener and …

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What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homesteading How many people are stuck in a cubicle for 40 hours a week? When I am on the road I look at all the cars and wonder how many people are stuck in a life they hate and wishing they were on about 20 acres off …

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10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids

10 Best Essential Oil Diffuser Recipes for Kids Getting the family involved in your efforts to be more self-reliant or independent can be a huge hurdle. When articles like this come along you have to take full advantage of them. Its one of those great cases where you find yourself with a gravitational pull that …

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Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser

Pegroll: the Foldable Tool Oraganiser I cant imagine a single prepper or survivalist on the planet that wont fall in love with this tool pegroll. The design is fully customizable and can be made to fit any size effort. When I happened upon the article the first thing that came to mind was: BUGOUT BAG. …

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8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate

8 Affordable DIY Generators The Utility Companies Absolutely Hate Is there anything more appealing than off grid power that comes to you at the cost of your own sweat. The idea of having access to power generated by wind, water or even your own legs is something many self reliant proponents dream of. The big …

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Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil)

Easy Guide to Planting Cover Crops (to Improve Soil) One of the best things to happen to our country over the last 20 years is the explosion in home gardening and community gardening. I am so happy to see more and more people taking the reigns on food production. Whether they know it or not …

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Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family

Building a Remotely Located Bunker for Your Family The emergency bunker can be a serious force multiplier when done correctly. When executed with a real thought out plan you can have something that will shelter you from all types of terrible disasters. I like to think of the bunker as a home away from home. …

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Apartment Homesteading for Preppers

Apartment Homesteading for Prepper lived in an apartment I was still an uninformed sheep. I never dealt with the overwhelming anxiety that goes along with limited space preparedness. Its a reality that so many Americans face. When you come to the shocking realization that the world is hanging at the end of a rope it …

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9 Firearm Training Tips to Help You Survive a Deadly Encounter

9 Firearm Training Tips to Help You Survive a Deadly Encounter We all have guns. Its one of those things that is high on the prepper and survivalists lists. You feel a strange sort of protection just by having a gun. Though you may not have the slightest idea how to use it. The truth …

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How Prepping Can Actually Make You Money

How Prepping Can Actually Make You Money The act of prepping is one that offers several benefits. The first of all being that we can better our chance of survival. The truth is there are some serious financial benefits that can come from being well prepared. Making moves towards self-reliance and independence. Some of the …

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Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options

Natural Weed Control – Weed Killers and Non-Toxic Weed Control Options Once the excitement of your sprouts is over you are hit with that familiar feeling. You see those terrible weeds starting to sprout as well. Wire grasses and various other ground weeds that steal the nutrients from your soil and choke those delicious plants …

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How to Make a Mini Axe

How to Make a Mini Axe The feel of a good axe or hatchet in my hands is like nothing else. I went 25 years never even considering what a great axe means. Now I am sick with axes. There are so many brands making incredible tools. You can cut wood, trim plants and even protect …

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Summer Family Prepping Activities

Summer Family Prepping Activities Each season offers unique opportunities for learning and practicing survival skills. Summer time is usually filled with outdoor activities anyway, why not add in some fun activities that also add to your survival knowledge. It’s a great way to discreetly hide ‘survival lessons’ by playing games instead! That trip to the …

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The Enemies of Food Storage

The Enemies of Food Storage This is an article on food safety. In fact, I would encourage anyone who is truly interested in food storage, canning and other ways of growing, cooking and processing foods to take a course in food safety. It is great information for the smooth sailing of today or the rough …

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Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics

Dutch Oven Cooking – Mastering the Basics I’ve been carrying my Dutch oven in my car for a few years now and I can’t imagine a camping trip without it. My Dutch oven is one of my essential pieces of equipment and I’ve used it extensively. To avoid burning your food and cook delicious meals …

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5 Tips To Eliminate Blight And Disease Naturally

 5 Tips To Eliminate Blight And Disease Naturally Why are tomatoes such a right of passage for gardeners? Of all the incredible things you sprout in the dirt it seems like of the growing of tomatoes there is no end! Maybe that’s a good thing because the garden tomato is such an anomaly when eaten …

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The Best Food to Dehydrate for Long Term Survival Storage

The Best Food to Dehydrate for Long Term Survival Storage First you back stock your pantry and keep it at a level where it could sustain you and your family for 72 hours. Then you step it up a notch, get some shelving, and store enough food for a few weeks. Before long you have …

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Paracord Zipper Pull

Paracord Zipper Pull Paracord has made its way into many avenues of my life. I am sure you can say the same of yours. This paracord zipper pull is so much more than what it appears to be. When we are talking about fixing a zipper its a great little tool. What this article teaches …

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Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Aquaponics System

Everything You Need to Know to Start Your Own Aquaponics System I am personally terrified of aquaponics. I have these grandiose ideas about a great fish farm that can also provide my plants with incredible nutrients as well. Then I get terrified at the efficiency. The never ending flow of fish. The vast number of …

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How to Seamlessly Camouflage a Hidden Floor Safe

How to Seamlessly Camouflage a Hidden Floor Safe Concealment is everything. When it comes to preparedness concealment is always a great option. Its an even better option when you are talking about your weapons. Our guns are constantly under attack. It seems we cannot go a week without hearing about the latest piece of legislation …

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The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC

The Every Day Carry Bag aka EDC There are numerous articles written on this topic and most of them claim to be the end all, be all of Every Day Carry bags (also calls an EDC bag). Do a Google search and you will get literally thousands of hits from multiple companies who are eager …

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New To Prepping? 12 Tips To Get You Started

New To Prepping? 12 Tips To Get You Started If you are new to the prepping world let me first applaud you. You see, this is no easy road. You will be ridiculed for merely planning to protect your family but you are taking on a noble cause that could change everything. The better prepared …

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Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist

Essential Backpacking Gear Checklist Sometimes you just need a good old fashioned list. This is a great one. It doesn’t come from a prepper or survivalist website. Rather I thought we go to the source. As peppers we may practice a bugout a couple times a year but for backpackers they think about backpacking every …

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How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit

How To Make a FREE DIY Weed Killer from Someone’s Bad Habit –  We have all read articles about making weed killers and pesticides from home materials. Its not a bad thing to push towards more natural products particularly when they are going to be used in or around our yard. I think you will …

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