Category Archive: DIY

100+ Paracord Projects

100+ Paracord Projects Just because it’s a rainy day or if you are snow bound there are still prepping projects that you can do! It’s also a good way to get the kids involved with preparation efforts. Paracord is a prepping staple. It has so many uses in a time of crisis. If we have …

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DIY Underground Greenhouse

DIY Underground Greenhouse Many of us live in climates where gardening is seasonal. But it doesn’t have to be that way! An underground greenhouse could be the answer to feeding your family in the “off” season. If you are both a DIY-er and a gardener this could be the perfect project for you! I have …

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Safety Guidelines for Canning

Safety Guidelines for Canning Canning food supplies is one of the things that are done by frugal preppers, homesteaders, and rural homemakers across the world. Doing so safely is at the top of everyone who does so as well as important to those that will dine on these home canned delights. I would always recommend …

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Using an AED and Giving CPR

Using an AED and Giving CPR This is subject matter literally near and dear to my heart. I am a heart attack survivor. My odds of surviving my particular situation more than 5 days were only 5% and after that surviving 2 years only 15%. I am pushing my third year of survival. I tell …

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Corralling Invasive Plants

Corralling Invasive Plants Many gardeners want their flower gardens to meld nicely into their veggie gardens. Some like myself just love the ambling wild English garden look. One issue with those lovely plants that wander through out the garden is that they can be invasive and take over the whole garden. You might like black …

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DIY Water Storage Tank

DIY Water Storage Tank The featured DIY instructions in this post are what I would call vintage! Ron wrote these instructions in 1986. So add a bit of inflation for the cost of materials on this one. However, the need to store and gather water for your livestock still exists and doing it yourself is …

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Create a Mason Jar Herb Garden

Create a Mason Jar Herb Garden Nothing beats fresh herbs when cooking. The smell and taste are just better. If you already have a herb garden you know what I am talking about. If you live in a region where gardening is feasible year round, then you might be only attracted to the convenience of this …

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DIY Convert Old Freezer to New Smoker

DIY Convert Old Freezer to New Smoker I really hate when an appliance stops working… I have no doubt we all do. First is the expense of any damage done prior to our realization that the appliance has quit functioning. In the case of a freezer that could alone be devastating. But then you have …

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DIY Gravity Chicken Feed Dispenser

DIY Gravity Chicken Feed Dispenser Livestock of any size is a lot of work, including chickens. If you could reduce the daily chores involved, why wouldn’t you?  This gravity feeder could substantially reduce your work load especially if paired with the DIY Automatic Chicken Watering System. During any crisis or storm the last thing you …

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5 Paracord Bracelet Designs With Instructions

5 Paracord Bracelet Designs With Instructions There aren’t many unisex accessories that are not only stylish, actually wearable by both sexes, and useful.  The paracord bracelet is a hot fashion item right now and can be made to fit you perfectly in almost any color or combination of colors you can imagine. Now the buckle can …

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