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 … Read More
Interested in DIY Projects?
If there are words to describe preppers and homesteaders, they are likely Do It Yourself. Backdoor Survival has always been about DIY. From designing your own water catchment to canning meat and more, we have the info you need to meet your goals and get the most out of your preps.
Cooking, Canning, and Pantry
Knowing how to add value at home by processing and storing foods is a very important part of prepping for hard times. Look below for posts on how to make everything from cooking oils to soda, canned meat, and more. We can also help you save money by roasting your own coffee at home.
Health and Personal Care
Some of the best remedies and personal care products are the ones you can make yourself. While we are not doctor’s, Backdoor Survival is a strong believer that essential oils and botanicals can help us be healthier and offer relief to some issues many people suffer from. From healing salves to antiviral sprays and rubs for coughs and congestion to making your own lip balm.
General Household DIY
Knowing how to stretch your resources is a valuable skill. Knowing how to make some of the things you use often makes it even better. Natural cleaning supplies can be made from very basic ingredients as can a variety of glues. Do you like to cook over charcoal? We can show you how to make a large supply of charcoal to have on hand.
Gardening & Water Catchment
There is a lot of joy and good meals that can come of growing your own food and making the most of your water resources.
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When I talk to people about my passion for foraging, many of them initially feel like there can’t possibly be an easy and accessible way to actually cook these plants … Read More
Finding whole milk powder is a challenge in itself. There are more options than before but there are far more brands of nonfat and low-fat powdered milk out there than … Read More
Perimeter fencing is very important for security as well as the safety of your animals. During a SHTF scenario you may want to have better perimeter fencing and fortification. Once … Read More
Composting toilets are not for everyone but they do have their place in off grid living under some circumstances. One of the most important things is knowing how a system … Read More
Emergency lighting is important to consider if you want to be well prepared. You have more choices than ever when it comes to inexpensive and easy to use lighting. Candles … Read More
No matter how hard times get to be, folks are still going to need to have some way of going to and from one place to another. My road and … Read More
You won’t be able to pick up cooking oils when the grocery store isn’t available. And, most of meals we cook on a daily basis need some kind of oil. … Read More
IF you are tired of paying $2-$5 for a tiny box of crackers then this is the article for you. I am going to tell you how to make crackers … Read More
Lip balms are some that a lot of people use even if they use no other balms or cosmetics at all. During the winter months in particular the need for … Read More
During good times and bad, there may come a time when you need to have something like glue on hand. There are a lot of benefits to making your own … Read More
Cinder block is an excellent building material. They are strong, weather resistant, fire proof and relatively inexpensive. All of these characteristics make them an appealing item for the prepper and … Read More