DIY Projects for Preppers

Best Perimeter Fences: Establishing Boundaries with Fences

Best Perimeter Fences: Establishing Boundaries with Fences

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…

Emergency Candles for Preppers

Emergency Candles for Preppers

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…

Building Roads & Trails On The Homestead

Building Roads & Trails On The Homestead

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…

How To Make Your Own Delicious Crackers at Home

How To Make Your Own Delicious Crackers at Home

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…

How To Make Your Own Lip Balm

How To Make Your Own Lip Balm

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…

The Best Glue Alternatives and Substitutes

The Best Glue Alternatives and Substitutes

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…

How to Sharpen Razor Blades for the Long Term

How to Sharpen Razor Blades for the Long Term

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…

How to Make Sausage and Smoke it Too: A DIY Guide

How to Make Sausage and Smoke it Too: A DIY Guide

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…

DIY Laundry Detergent for Pennies per Load

DIY Laundry Detergent for Pennies per Load

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…

Making Your Own Lump Charcoal

Making Your Own Lump Charcoal

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…

DIY Miracle Healing Salve: Wild Plant Edition

DIY Miracle Healing Salve: Wild Plant Edition

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…

How to Grow Herbs in Small Spaces – A Primer

How to Grow Herbs in Small Spaces – A Primer

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…

Best Garden Structures That Help Extend the Growing Season

Best Garden Structures That Help Extend the Growing Season

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…

Best Survival Water Filters – The Ultimate Guide

Best Survival Water Filters – The Ultimate Guide

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…

How To Can Meat Products

How To Can Meat Products

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…

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

20 Strategies and Tips for Creating a Rainwater Catchment System

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.