These days I have been doing a lot of thinking about my daily hygiene and beauty routine as it relates to a long term survival situation. I don’t want to … 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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Making and smoking your own sausage at home is an art in itself. There is nothing like it but it does take some patience and the ability to keep up … Read More
Most everyone uses laundry detergent and if we’ve kept a record of the cost, at the end of the year we would be surprised at the expense for that one … Read More
My first experience making soda was with my father back in the mid nineties. We made and bottled our own root beer that was naturally carbonated in the bottle. I … Read More
Charcoal making is a simple process, however during each step there are protocols to be followed or that beautiful charcoal will either burn down to ashes or it will be … Read More
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 … Read More
A number of years back, I found Gaye’s recipe for an essential-oil based DIY Miracle Healing Salve that she found effective on everything from cuts and rashes to sore muscles … Read More
Growing your own food is an empowering experience. You nurture a seed or small starter plant into a tasty meal. You remove a bit of your dependence on grocery stores … Read More
One of the greatest food assets a prepper can have is a year-round garden. Yet, gardens do not grow well in all locations. To help extend the growing season, this … Read More
Water filtration is one of the most if not the most important part of any survival plan. You can do for a while without a lot of things but water … Read More
When you go to the grocery store or look for canned meats online the price may shock you. If you want really high quality meats then there is even more … Read More
Living in the desert has taught me not to take water for granted. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, I am not footsteps away from streams, ponds, or a vast sea just waiting for me to collect and purify for personal use.
In a continuing effort to educate our readers on the finer aspects of self-sufficiency, I have invited Dan Chiras to share his best strategies and tips for creating a rain catchment system that works. Learn what you need to know about building a rainwater catchment system.