Category Archive: Storage

Stockpiling Foods by Region

Stockpiling Foods by Region I took this article in a different direction did the author. I see it as having value in a different context. We all pretty much know what grows well in our geographical region and what doesn’t, even if we aren’t growing it ourselves. But when we are planning our survival pantry we do …

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Amaranth Tutorial

Amaranth Tutorial What is amaranth? What is it used for? Is it even edible? and Why the heck would I want to store it? Amaranth is indeed a grain. It can be used in many ways like wheat without the concerns of gluten sensitivity or celiac disease issues. It also can be toasted and used …

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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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Could You Go Underground?

Could You Go Underground? During the cold war, many folks tried to or actually did build backyard underground bunkers. Now days with the additional knowledge we have about what a safe bunker would entail most families can’t afford to even consider one. But the bunkers they are building now days are pretty cool. They even …

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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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23 Crucial Items to Store

23 Crucial Items to Store Everyone has an idea of what must be stockpiled as part of your food storage.  Preppers will tell you to store what you eat and to eat what you store. This creates a first in first out rotation system which will insure your storage is viable come the time you …

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DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern

DIY Rainwater Catchment Cistern A few weeks ago one of our followers on our Facebook asked a question regarding her defunct  cistern. One end had been breeched by tree roots and the property owner before her had begun to fill it with odds and ends including concrete bricks. Her question to the group was should …

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Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage

Tips On Reusing Containers For Water Storage Recycle, reuse, and renew! But when you do so to store water for the future do so with caution. Reusing plastic containers is good for not only your pocket book but our planet. Just make sure that you’re using the right plastic for the right job. For tips …

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DIY Corner Cabinet Drawers Project

DIY Corner Cabinet Drawers Project This is a totally awesome project that can be retrofit into your own kitchen! We all dislike that wasted corner space in our kitchens. I know a lot of folks make use of them with the lazy susan trick in the cabinet in the corner. Frankly I don’t really like …

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FREE Download USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

FREE Download USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning Canning safely is a mega important task to learn. If done incorrectly you could actually poison yourself and family. Not only dangerous to eat but wasteful if you feel it isn’t safe and must dispose of it. The best reference you can have on home canning correctly …

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