Learn to make this all-natural, all-purpose simple salve using just 3 ingredients. A cinch to make and perfect as an all-purpose ointment and carrier oil. You can use it as-is or add your favorite essential oils.
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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