Do-It-Yourself Ideas

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

What Are Your 2015 Preparedness Goals?

2015 is fast approaching and that means New Year’s Resolutions! So, what are your preparedness goals going to be?
The beginning of the new year is a great time to analyze your needs and wants as a family. That’s why we’ve prepared this easy-to-use preparedness checklist.

Many people don’t even know where to begin when it comes... Read More

Construct Your Own Rain Gutter Water Collection System

One of the first things that even the most prepared survivalist will soon have in short supply following a collapse is potable water. Unless you have your own well or creek on your homestead, you’ll have to rely on the water you have stored up – which will quickly dwindle. And even that water may... Read More

Knife Sharpening Techniques

Nothing is more frustrating than getting out your favorite knife and finding the blade dull. Here is how to quickly, easily and inexpensively transform that dull blade back into the efficient, precise tool you have come to rely on.

Why you should sharpen your knives
A dull knife can be more dangerous than a sharp one when... Read More

Should You Raise Turkeys?

Raising turkeys can be a great way to become a little more self-reliant and show your independent spirit around the holiday times.
While they are fairly easy to raise and similar to raising chickens, there are some differences, especially when they are young, that you’ll need to consider. You’ll have to consider how much space the... Read More

How to Make Your Own Arrowheads

Learning how to make your own arrowheads is an important survival skill that helped our ancestors hunt game for thousands of years, and one that can keep you alive if you ever find yourself in a survival situation. The process of making arrowheads is called Flint Knapping, and it relies on making arrowheads from stone... Read More

Make a Fishing Lure Out of an Aluminum Can

This article is intended to be a fun project for you, your family or any fishing outing. We will demonstrate how you can make your own fishing lure out of common household/office supplies.
Just some basic background on what exactly a fishing lure is:
A fishing lure is a type of artificial bait with the sole purpose... Read More

Build a Solar-Powered Water Heater

This is a very simple design for a batch-type solar water heater that uses a thermosiphon loop to move water between a solar thermal collector and a storage barrel. While it’s not the most efficient method for solar water heating and works rather slowly, it effectively demonstrates the operation of a thermosiphon and its connection... Read More

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