Category Archive: DIY

Off Grid Cabin Kits

Off Grid Cabin Kits I have always dreamed of a little cabin in the woods and off the grid to not only vacation at but to use as a bug out location. You know the dream right? A clean flowing river loaded with fish, lots of elk and deer, no bears, no neighbors, no distractions …

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Candy Shotgun Slugs, Deadly and Delicious

Candy Shotgun Slugs, Deadly and Delicious I know this has been tried before with Jolly Rancher hard candy and was a fail. The candy simply didn’t hold up. But a young man tried it again with a homemade recipe of barley candy which I hear is the hardest there is and wow! Watch the video …

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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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