Category Archive: DIY

DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern

DIY Installation of Your Above Ground Cistern An underground rainwater catchment cistern is ideal. They are also expensive to have built or to even build yourself. You need a lot of expertise to successfully build one on your own. So the majority of those with water insecurity who can afford to purchase an above ground …

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Food Safe Rust Remover

Food Safe Rust Remover I hate going to make something and the correct pan is a rusty mess and no matter how much I scrub and  soak it doesn’t make a dent in the rust! There bunches of products that say they will take care of the problem. But I can’t help but wonder if they …

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DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims

DIY Wood Stove From Tire Rims This is a neat DIY project. I like the way this stove looks. Useful and attractive for your backyard barbeques.  It isn’t a project I would recommend for a bug out stove or even for camping unless you have a permanent  site for it. It’s simply too heavy to move easily with …

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DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2)

DIY Outhouse ‘Easy Empty’ Composting Toilet (Parts 1 & 2) (Parts 1 & 2, 2 links) One of the things I recall most clearly about my grandparents farm is the outhouse! It is one of my least favorite memories too! I don’t recall them closing the old one and opening a new one, but I …

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How and Where to Drill Your Well Video

How and Where to Drill Your Well Video If you don’t live near a moving body of fresh water or if getting to that fresh water could be an issue at your bug out location. You will want to drill/dig a well.  This process could actually be life saving someday and if the water is …

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How to Know When to Refill Your Propane Tank

How to Know When to Refill Your Propane Tank No gauge on your propane tank or is your gauge not working properly? No problem! This nifty little trick shown in the video below will help you know when it is time to refill even without a working gauge. This is an aggregated site. Please be …

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Animal or Human? Specialized Shoes Leave Them Guessing!

Animal or Human? Specialized Shoes Leave Them Guessing! They are intended to be art. Made by Canadian artist Maskull Lasserre, clay sculptures attached to old shoes. Kind of urban funk. His creations could fool the best of us! I think the fun would be watching urban neighbors realize there are bear or even just deer …

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Cooking With Mud

Cooking With Mud Sounds horrible doesn’t it? Cooking with mud sounds really unsanitary. But if you do it right, it’s actually not. Cooking with mud was probably the advent of pottery to begin with (just my ponderings) It gets hard and then when done you break it away from the food. There is a bit …

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Awesome DIY Picnic Table

Awesome DIY Picnic Table Constantly inspired by the creativity of the DIY-ers! If I could have or build every awesome design I see my deck would need a deck to hold the deck I had all the awesome creations on! 😛 I can always imagine the wonderful parties, picnics and bbq’s with each new design. …

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Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop!

Recycle Swingset to Chicken Coop! Once again I am amazed by the ingenuity of the homesteader. If you have children, in all likelihood you either have or have had one of the triangle style swing sets in your back yard at some time or another. Now days they are much more complicated then the back …

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