DIY Projects for Preppers

Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

Using Fiber Optics For Cheap Lighting: Lessons From Venezuela

I have always thought we preppers need to implement low tech as much as possible. Simplicity and maintainability are key for someone living off-grid. After having worked for so long…

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

How to Seal Food in Mylar Bags

One of the very first things I learned to do when I started to prep was seal food in Mylar bags. As simple as this sounds, you would not believe…

Cold Frame vs Greenhouse Structures Compared

Cold Frame vs Greenhouse Structures Compared

Gardening often requires the use of a cold frame or a greenhouse, even in warmer climate. A good way to think of the difference between a greenhouse and a cold…

DIY Antiviral Sanitizing Spray: When Hand Sanitizer is Not Enough

DIY Antiviral Sanitizing Spray: When Hand Sanitizer is Not Enough

Although news of Ebola has been dominating the headlines, there is currently another nasty outbreak circulating the United States. Since August, enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) has caused clusters of respiratory disease…

DIY Miracle Healing Salve

DIY Miracle Healing Salve

Shared over 37,000 times, DIY Miracle Healing Salve is still going strong. If you have not tried it, please do. It is easy and economical to make and it really works. Learn how today!

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

How to Build a Simple Faraday Cage for EMP Survival

One of the more serious risks we face is an EMP. Learn how to build a simple Faraday cage and also what to store inside it.

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Make an Awesome Cayenne Salve for Pain Relief

Learn how to make an awesome cayenne salve for pain relief. Easy to make and inexpensive. Why spend money when you can make it yourself?

How To Make A Rocket Stove From A BBQ Charcoal Chimney Starter

How To Make A Rocket Stove From A BBQ Charcoal Chimney Starter

Matt has some brilliant ideas and this one definitely qualifies. We were perusing the aisles on our big monthly grocery store shopping extravaganza when he saw a BBQ Charcoal starter…

How to Tie A Monkey Fist Knot for Survival

How to Tie A Monkey Fist Knot for Survival

The summer night was fresh and boisterous with the frogs leading its symphony. Maybe I should have paid more attention but I was learning about knots. I was not learning…

33 Uses For Borax

33 Uses For Borax

Borax is an amazing substance. The many uses of borax make it a great choice to put back for hard times or a long emergency. Just to get it out…

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

How To Use A Sharpening Stone

Its been a heck of an interesting ride for me. For the last 15 years, I have been using sharp knives on a daily basis. My very livelihood counted on…

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Top 10 Best Wild Berries for Foragers

Wild berries are an elusive fruit. They appear for a short period during summer and fall, and then seem to disappear just as quickly. Their period of perfect ripeness moves…

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

Survival Friday: DIY Hardtack for Those Really Hard Times

One of the dilemmas we face in a long term SHTF situation is the lack of food. For that reason, many of us stockpile grains. Grains have a long shelf life, are nutritious and will keep us going when fresh food is not available. In an ideal world, we will mill our grains and bake up homemade bread in our cast iron pots that are cozied up the campfire.

Sounds good and even a bit romantic. Alas, although wheat and other grains can be milled into flour, yeast is a bit less hardy and after a few years, my not be viable. So what are the alternatives. There is sourdough of course. And then there is hardtack, a cracker like bread made without yeast whatsoever.

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

Preparing Your Chickens For Winter

After much debate, my husband and I decided to raise a flock of chickens and our own eggs. Neither one of us wanted chickens hanging out super close to the…

Roasting Coffee And Storing For Long Term Use

Roasting Coffee And Storing For Long Term Use

Coffee is a vice that a lot of us have in common. There are a lot of people that don’t drink or smoke but they do rely on that daily…

Biggers MRE Menus A-I: Making Tasty MREs At Home

Biggers MRE Menus A-I: Making Tasty MREs At Home

The MRE or Meal Ready To Eat is a staple of the US military but here is a little secret: most people really don’t like to eat them unless they…