Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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

DIY Solar-Powered Cell Phone Charger

These days, USB-powered devices are everywhere, and many of them are vital to communications and information. If you are on a long road trip or hiking in a remote area, a reliable, portable solar cell phone charger will be a convenient way to keep phones, speakers, and other devices running – but it may also... Read More

What Type of Clothes to Pack in Your 72-Hour Kit

It seems that all too often, preppers can be overly concerned about the supplies and tools they have in their 72-hour kit, and forget that everyday items like clothing are just as important in a survival situation. Making sure you’ve packed the proper clothes in your bug out bag is very crucial – and can... Read More

How to Preserve Your Favorite Cheeses with Wax

The process of covering cheese in wax in order to pro-long the life of the cheese is not a new idea nor is it a complicated process. Many people wax cheese in order to protect it from airborne bacteria, mold and from drying out too much.

There are two main methods to waxing cheese. One... Read More

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