Category Archive: Frugal

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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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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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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