Category Archive: Tutorials

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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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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DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower

DIY Rainwater Harvesting Tower I have got to say this is one of the most awesome DIY rainwater harvesting projects I have ever seen! The step by step instructions allow you to build it as high or as low as your needs and location allow. Harvesting rain water has become more and more important as …

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DIY Pocket Grill

DIY Pocket Grill Whether your camping, hiking, or preparing to bug out, a pocket grill is an ideal piece of equipment. Small and compact enough to fit in your back pocket, get home bag, day pack, or bug out bag. It keeps your food out of the fire without dragging a larger grill with you. You can …

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DIY Paracord Snow Shoes

DIY Paracord Snow Shoes If you now or ever have lived in an area with extreme hash winters you know that your body is simply not equipped by nature to survive those temperatures. Particularly your extremities. Your feet and hands are very sensitive to the cold. Mittens and boots are imperative and when the snow …

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DIY Cabinet Shelf To A Pull Out Drawer

DIY Cabinet Shelf To A Pull Out Drawer No one no matter how large or small a home you’re living in there is never enough closet or kitchen storage space! The tutorial today can’t help so much with closet space, but will help in the kitchen! Convert your second shelf in a cabinet into a sliding …

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DIY Portable Wind Generator

DIY Portable Wind Generator If you reside in an area with more wind then sun then this is an awesome project for you! No matter why you are off grid, this is one way to produce your own power. It’s portable, puts off 12 volts, 17 watts and automatically furls. Great little generator for camp sites …

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Harvesting and Eating Prickly Pear Cactus

Harvesting and Eating Prickly Pear Cactus Usually when we talk about foraging cactus isn’t on the list of most desirable edible wild plants. Prickly pear cactus grows well in arid landscapes and is the most cold tolerant of the cactuses. You can find it in the western portions and the low lying areas of the …

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21+ Genius Pallet Projects

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21+ Genius  Pallet Projects I know it seems like the spring and summer building or projects season is coming to an end. But you know that shops and stores are gearing up for the Christmas shopping season and Black Friday is on the horizon. More merchandise in the stores means more shipping pallets are unloaded …

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DIY Bulb Oil Lamp

DIY Bulb Oil Lamp I came across this neat little lamp and began the hunt to locate one. I did find them for sale on sites like ebay and etsy from a variety of different individuals and with an equal variety of prices. But then I hit pay dirt! 🙂 a DIY set of instructions. …

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