Category Archive: Frugal

Are Self-Sustainable Lifestyles Becoming Illegal?

Are Self-Sustainable Lifestyles Becoming Illegal? It almost seems like it doesn’t it? More and more laws and regulations governing what you can and can’t do on your own property. Many folks would prefer to return to a self-sustainable lifestyle but find the restrictions to constrictive and often expensive. When I bought my home and property …

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5 Best Backyard Livestock to Use for Meat

5 Best Backyard Livestock to Use for Meat There are a number of things to consider when raising livestock especially if your going to do it in your backyard with the intent of using them to feed yourself and family. How much meat do you get in exchange for your feed and upkeep expense? How …

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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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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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Purchasing Good Used Survival Items

Purchasing Good Used Survival Items When I was a kid purchasing second hand was something you didn’t brag about. Now the trend is reversed. It is not only smart but trendy to purchase used items. Not only good for the budget but the planet. That is of course if it is an item that you …

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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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Natural Bug Repellents – Infographic

Natural Bug Repellents – Infographic   This is an aggregated site. Please be aware some of the sites we link you to could have pop ups. We have no control over them. However, we will never link you to a site that requires you to make any purchase to view the blog. Please read our disclaimer. …

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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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Ikea’s Flatpack Vertical Garden

Ikea’s Flatpack Vertical Garden Wow, just wow! If you want a large garden and don’t have the horizontal space but do have the vertical space this new Ikea product will be right up your alley. I am fortunate enough to have both and have considered a gazebo but wanted something unique. Boy is this unique! …

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