Multipurposing

Lemon Uses That'll Surprise You

Lemons are one of those great tools that can help you save money and become more self-sufficient. Knowing its multiple uses can help you become more self-reliant when you are cooking, cleaning, using first-aid or homesteading.
Check out these amazing uses of lemons below and add your own at the bottom!
Disinfect Cuts and Scrapes
This might burn... Read More

30 Hacks to Help You Through Life

We all have little problems that we'd rather do without: Accidentally hammering your finger, lighting a candle when you don't have any matches, forgetting whether you locked the door while you're on vacation, losing a piece of jewelry around the house, hiding your keys and phone while you're at the beach, carrying all the grocery... Read More

8 Amazing Uses for Butter

Not only is butter found in your favorite meals, dishes and desserts; it’s also a great multi-use tool for food preservation, cleaning, medical needs and more.
Check out these eight ideas on how you can use butter to help save time and money. These ideas will help you become more self-reliant and prepared.
Keep Mold Off Cheese
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10 Foods You Should Never Can at Home

Using a home canner is a great way to preserve foods in mason jars. Using a home canner can help you save money and become more self-reliant. However, not everything can be canned!
Home canners are great for canning certain vegetables and fruits but are unable to reach the heat required to properly can foods that... Read More

Use a Coconut Tree to Survive

In the fall of 1964 a group of tourists were shipwrecked on an island in the south Pacific. When they realized that no rescue was coming, they worked toward surviving on this small remote island.
What was supposed to a short 3-hour tour turned into a dire survival situation!
One passenger on the ship, who had been... Read More

Magical Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide can be a great tool in your emergency pack. It has hundreds of uses that can help you clean and disinfect in any situation.
Hydrogen peroxide has the chemical property
H2O2
It is a strong oxidizer and is often used as a bleach or cleaning agent. You can also use it to whiten clothes, fight infections... Read More

Different Uses for an Emergency Blanket

The idea for the Mylar blanket originated with NASA. In 1964 the organization was looking for a material that would insulate, be lightweight and very efficient. They invented the Mylar blanket (aka space blanket) and it has since been used on virtually every space mission. The shiny blanket lined the bottom of the Apollo lunar... Read More

Rope Making 101

Knowing how to make rope is a great skill to have in an emergency. You might be able to find weaker materials like twine, string, yarn, plant fibers or even plastic bags but they won’t be able to hold anything strong until they are bound together as rope.
Making rope is a great skill to know... Read More

Make a Paracord Drawstring Pouch

Paracord can be an awesome tool in your preparedness arsenal. This durable nylon rope can be tied into tons of different designs including bracelets, strengthened cords, pouches and more. If you’re in an emergency, you simply unwind the strong cord and use it to bind, haul or anything else that you might need.
So, whether you’re... Read More

10 Helpful Uses for Bananas

Bananas make great snacks but they can also be used for many other purposes. You can use bananas and their peels to help cook meat, fertilize, attract animals or cure dry eyes.
Tenderize a Roast
Banana leaves are often used in Asian countries to wrap meat as it’s cooking. Many of them say that bananas will also... Read More

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