Do-It-Yourself Ideas

Build Your Own Rabbit Hutch

There are two basic ways to build a rabbit hutch. One is with an outdoor self-contained hutch. These typically have wooden frames and wire cages, and two to four rabbits are kept in each of the hutches.
These units are portable and can be moved around in the shade to keep the rabbits cool in... Read More

Build Your Own Wind-Powered Water Pump

One of the most important jobs when you’re growing your own food is ensuring that your garden is getting an adequate supply of water. If you are in a situation that requires you to grow a lot of your own food, keeping the garden watered by hand can be a time-consuming job.

Following an economic collapse... Read More

How to Survive with Nothing But a Knife

We want to be as prepared as possible with all of the necessary gear we might need for any situation, but there is one tool that is the most important factor for survival: the knife. Survival takes both knowledge and experience, and if you know how to effectively use a knife, surviving with nothing else... Read More

Beat the Heat

The summer months bring with them no school, family vacations, and frozen treats. But they also bring rising temperatures and a blazing hot sun. Although the heat makes for ideal pool time, it can also bring heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat strokes.
The heat can be uncomfortable and it can also be dangerous. Either... Read More

10 things to Do with 10 Feet of Paracord

Paracord is a useful type of rope made from nylon. It is known for being a strong utility rope, making it useful in survival situations. Many people associate paracord with survival bracelets or belts that can be unraveled and used in various situations. But few people have heard of a paracord grenade.
The paracord grenade is... Read More

Adding O2 Absorbers to Your Food Storage

When storing food, you want to ensure that it will last as long as possible without being contaminated by bacteria, insects, or even water. This is especially true if you are packaging your own food. One way to ensure the shelf life of your food storage is adding an oxygen absorber, or O2 absorber, to... Read More

5 Dehydration Methods to Try at Home

Dehydration is one of the oldest food preservation methods and is relatively simple compared to other options. By dehydrating food, you are removing its water content, which allows it to last longer and not spoil. You can easily dehydrate different foods yourself with your own food in your own home.
There are three conditions necessary for... Read More

Freeze Dried Creations Made By You

Freeze dried foods are so much more than banana slices and strawberries. You can freeze dry almost anything, including things like shredded cheese and ice cream sandwiches. There are also delicious entree meals like stir fry, lasagna, and chicken noodle soup.
While there is a large variety of different freeze dried meals available, you may get... Read More

Grow Your Own Portable Garden

Growing your own food is useful for becoming more self reliant and saving money. It is also useful to grow your own food in case of an emergency. However, where you live might not always be conducive to growing food, especially if you live in urban areas where you don’t have much space outdoors. But... Read More

Make Your Own Fish Cage Trap

Fish traps are as old as humans themselves. They date back to pre-historic hunter gatherer groups, and like many primitive tools, remain perfectly useful to this day.
A stout fish trap offers a fisherman many similar advantages that land-based traps offer hunters. The main advantage of a fish trap is that it allows you to... Read More

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