7 Surprising Uses for a Plastic Bottle

Plastic bottles are everywhere. They contain everything from filtered water to coffee and tea, and everything in between. Plastic bottles end up in the oceans and woods hurting wildlife. However,  plastic bottles are extremely useful for survival. Here are a few recycling tips that just might save your life.

Shower--Paint a plastic bottle black or cover... Read More

How to Build an Underground Bunker

When building an underground shelter make sure to have at least 2 feet of dirt over the top. This layer of Earth will protect your family from gamma radiation in the event of a nuclear attack. The deeper the bunker the better. Keep in mind air can get stale quickly underground. Invest in a good... Read More

Gardening with Plastic Bottles

Do you have old plastic bottles laying around? Plastic bottles make great containers for gardening. Simply cut a hole in the top, bottom, or side and fill with soil. Plant the seed, water, and watch them grow. Many plastic bottle gardens can even water themselves saving you time and effort.

Make a self-watering garden by cutting... Read More

Use What You Have- Uses for Pumpkins Seeds

It is that time of year again, pumpkin season is in full swing. Time to carve and decorate all the pumpkins, but what are you suppose to do with all those pumpkin seeds? Here are ten creative recipes for pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin Seed Crusted Trout--Make fish more interesting with pumpkin seeds. Crush pumpkin seeds in a... Read More

Budget-Friendly Ways to Prepare

Stocking up on food storage and emergency essentials can be pricey. Not everyone has thousands of dollars to drop on fancy military-grade gear. Kids can be very picky about what they will and won't eat. This makes feeding a family out of a root cellar a huge challenge. Here are a few tips and tricks to... Read More

Lost at Sea - Be Prepared

Two American women, Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, and their dogs set sail on a pleasure cruise from Hawaii during the summer. Unfortunately, both of their cell phones went overboard on the first day of their voyage. On May 3, 2017, the sailboat experienced engine failure and a broken mast. On May 30th they experienced bad weather but continued... Read More

Emergency Medicine for Pets

*Note- Always check with your veterinarian before administering any medicine to your pet. Also, if you suspect your pet has a serious condition, please go directly to your veterinarian. This list is intended solely for emergency situations when veterinary care is not available.
Dogs and cats are members of the family, so why not keep a... Read More

How to Make your Generator Run Quietly

Generators are a major asset when the power goes out. A generator acts as a backup power supply. Most are gas powered and come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices. Many generators can be very loud which can make using them a pain. Here are a few simple tips to make your... Read More

What's New in Solar Panels

Solar panels have come a long way in recent years. They are becoming more efficient, smaller, and much more attractive. Solar power is helping rural areas communicate with the rest of the world.  Off-grid living is becoming more of a reality. Solar panels are on track to take over a large chunk of the utility market... Read More

Surprising Uses for a Multipurpose Pocket Knife

Multi-use pocket knives have been around for some time. The book Moby Dick, published in 1851, references a multi-purpose blade. During the 1880's the Swiss Army was looking for a new knife for their soldiers. The knife needed to be able to open canned food as well as disassemble the standard issue rifle which required a screwdriver... Read More

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