DIY Projects for Preppers

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…

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

DIY Mosquito Traps for the Home and Homestead

Mankind’s Greatest Predator As humanity broke through the paleolithic we were leaving behind a variety of medieval predators that stalked and killed us for thousands of years. Real-life monsters like…

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

The Many Uses Of Fleece Blankets During Good Times and Bad

Over the years I have discovered that there are many different uses for the inexpensive fleece blankets that you can pick up at any Wal-Mart, grocery store, or Dollar Store….