Category Archive: DIY

DIY Wall-Hanging Canned Food Storage

DIY: Wall-Hanging Canned Food Storage Everyone needs more storage! No home ever built has enough, once you have it you fill it. But this is especially true of preppers. That doesn’t mean we can afford infinite storage space. But it does make us a bit more creative on how we do store things and how …

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Building a ferro-cement shed

Building a ferro-cement shed Most of us have wood or metal shed where we store our own overflow.  Depending upon our unique locations and uses they have their pros and cons. Many of those issues are resolved when they are built with ferro-concrete. I thought that it would be much more expensive and labor intensive …

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Uncommon Ways To Generate Off Grid Electricity

Uncommon Ways To Generate Off Grid Electricity I am surprised at the household items that can be used to generated electricity off grid! When I think about generating power I think, windmill, water wheel, battery, gas generators  etc…. but I hadn’t considered the common items already in my possession! In any grid down scenario the …

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DIY Sun Tunnel

DIY Sun Tunnel A sun tunnel brings in the sunshine to any room and can cut your energy bills. You don’t have to invest a fortune in a traditional sky light windows and these require a lot less maintenance too. Installing them yourself is doable and much less of an undertaking than would be the …

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Dehydrating eggs at home

Dehydrating eggs at home I decided to share this article for a couple of reasons. First because of the ease of storage when it comes to dehydrated eggs.  However they are not something I would recommend you just cook up and eat! Not great scrambled or over easy. But I have used them a number of …

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Building an inexpensive barn

Building an inexpensive barn All livestock require some shelter even if the weather doesn’t become dangerously cold in your region. Heat and rain can be just as hard on an animal as on a human being. So even if your livestock consists of only a few goats or a single cow you need a barn. …

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Restore Your Electricity After an Earthquake

Restore Your Electricity After an Earthquake The featured article talks to gaining electricity from the rubble. Not re-hooking up your on the grid power from a vender like Con Ed. I would strongly advise that you not attempt to jimmy rig or repair yourself any commercial power lines! Leave those to the professionals and to …

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15 Easy and Clever DIY Hacks to Organize Kitchen Cabinets

15 Easy and Clever DIY Hacks to Organize Kitchen Cabinets Too much storage space said no one ever! I am a bit of a neat freak especially in the kitchen. I want organized cabinets and drawers so I am able to lay hands on what I want or need it without digging through a messy …

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DIY Mini Bar from a Jerry Can

DIY Mini Bar from a Jerry Can This is a really cool project! How fun would it be to have this on your next camping or hunting trip? A terrific way to recycle and reuse a jerry can. I know I would be thrilled to get this as a gift. I like those gifts that …

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DIY Quick Easy Fruit Picker

DIY Quick Easy Fruit Picker I so wish we had been clever enough to think of making a fruit picker when we were kids picking apples. Our brilliant idea for those fruits we couldn’t reach from our step stool (our mother was clever enough not to allow us a ladder) was one of my siblings …

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