Do-It-Yourself Ideas

DIY- Storing and Canning Apples

Have you ever considered adding fruit trees to your emergency food plan? Producing your own food is a great way to not only supplement your food storage, as well as to control your food supply. Homegrown apples are a great resource for your emergency reserve.
Fruit trees provide shade during the hot summer months. They are... Read More

Preserving Meat - How Do I Can Chicken? (Hot Pack Method)

*Note- Meat, when not preserved correctly, is a breeding ground for bacteria. Follow instructions carefully. We do NOT recommend using an InstaPot or a boiling water canner. Rather, we recommend using a pressure canner. Also, this procedure is for fresh meat, not brined, cured, or corned meat. The Ready Store recommends freeze-drying because it has... Read More

How to Care For Baby Chicks

It's springtime, which means it's baby chick time. Whether you are raising chickens for pets or for a food source, you're going to want to follow some steps to make sure they stay healthy enough to grow into functional chickens. Here are some tips to help you start your newborn chicks in the right direction.
Brooder... Read More

DIY Stealth Shelf

There are many ways to hide your valuables. Like investments, diversity is the key for safe keeping. You may have safes, gun safes, and other hiding places. Another idea to add to your home safety plan is to install stealth shelves to hide your possessions.
A stealth shelf can securely hide your valuables where no one will... Read More

DIY Garden Fence

Spring is just around the corner. It is time to start thinking about planting a garden again. Depending on where you live and what animals live around you, you may need to consider building a fence around your garden to protect it from hungry invaders. Luckily, a garden fence is an easy project, requiring just... Read More

A Guide to Goat Fencing

Goats can make wonderful pets, producing great milk and meat. Goats are known to be escape artists which can make raising them quite a challenge, but it doesn't have to be. Starting with the proper fencing will make life easier for you and the goats.
Goat fencing should take into account budget and location. Do you... Read More

DIY Solar Oven

Cooking typically requires some type of fuel whether it be propane for a camp stove, wood for a fire, or electricity for a crockpot. Fuel is a limited resource. It will be difficult to store all the fuel you might need for a long-term crisis. A solar oven could be the solution.
Deforestation is a real issue... Read More

How to Cook Rabbit at Home

Rabbit can be an excellent source of protein and nutrients. Rabbits breed quickly keeping your food source in good supply. Rabbits eat fresh greens from the garden creating a nice little ecosystem for your backyard. Rabbits can be quite a challenge to cook, some people find them quite gamey in taste. Here are three yummy recipes to... Read More

How to Skin and Gut a Rabbit

Rabbits are a great source of protein. Unlike beef and chicken, they aren't pumped of antibiotics. Rabbit eat fresh greens generally. They reproduce extremely quickly ensuring your food source in well stocked. Skinning and preparing rabbits can be a challenge, follow this simple steps to help it go smoother. The fresher the rabbit the easier skinning... Read More

New Developments in Quick Building

Part of your doomsday plan should include a bug out shelter. A safe place fully stocked with food and supplies. Construction and building may not come naturally to everyone. Luckily there are a few options that could save you a lot of time and effort when it comes to building the perfect doomsday shelter. 
Shed Tiny... Read More

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