Do-It-Yourself Ideas

How to Make an Emergency Smoke Flare

This project should not be attempted without adult supervision. Adequate training ignition of an incendiary or explosive material may not be legal in your area. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects, may result in serious injury, death, and/or permanent damage to equipment and property.
Around the 4th of July, you might find... Read More

Protecting Yourself from Financial Scams

Part of protecting your family is protecting your assets. In this day and age, scammers have more avenues to steal your money. If you fall prey to these scammers, you can lose your savings, your health care, and your financial freedom. Here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself.
Recognize Your Vulnerability
The world changes every day... Read More

30 Amazing Uses of Baking Soda

Sodium Bicarbonate- also known as baking soda, is one of the most versatile household products you have. From first aid to cleaning, it can be your favorite go-to product. Here are 30 great uses for that baking soda you have sitting in your pantry.
First Aid-
*Note- Always use common sense when it comes to first aid. Any... Read More

How To Build Your Own Snow Shoes

One of the tools you may have not have in your preparedness cache is a good set of snowshoes. In most cases, you probably won't need some. But you don't prepare like that, do you? You're ready for whatever comes.
The good thing with snow shoes is the fact that you don't have to spend a... Read More

Knitting Without Needles - Your Key To Winter Survival

One of the basics of emergency preparedness is having enough cold weather gear to stay warm wherever you are. You should have extra blankets and other cold weather gear in each of your cars, as well as in your 72 hour survival kits. However, even the most prepared person can find himself in need of... Read More

How To Keep Produce Fresh Underground During the Winter

Winter is coming and it’s that time of year where you can start reaping the fruits (or veggies!) of your labor. There are a couple of different methods to ensure your produce stays crisp, fresh, and unspoiled. Today, we will be discussing what options you have as a homesteader to keep your produce fresh during... Read More

How to Make a Paracord Ladder

Paracord, also known as parachute cord is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope that was originally used in the suspension lines of parachutes. Over the years, other organizations like NASA and the military used paracord due to its versatility. Astronauts used paracord as a way to stay attached while repairing the Hubble Space Telescope; the Military... Read More

How to Make Survival Hard Candy

In the past, we've talked about how important it is to have a 72-hour kit ready and in an accessible area. Since you already know the basics of what pack, now you need to focus on things that will keep your stress levels low. I'm sure most of you will agree that sweets are a... Read More

5 Simple DIY Fire Starters

It's that time of year when people head up into the mountains and spend their time enjoying good conversations around the campfire, going on hikes and shooting cans. Being in the great outdoors also allows us to test what we know about being more self-sufficient. For instance, how to start a fire with a limited... Read More

How to Sew Your Own Shirt

In the past, we've covered how important it is to be smart and not scared when faced with a crisis. Whether it be because of a natural disaster or financial loss, it is always good to be prepared with not only food but also have the skills and knowledge of how to become more self-sufficient... Read More

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