Do-It-Yourself Ideas

MRE vs Freeze Dried: Which is Right For You?

If you're new to the preparedness world, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options you have available to you. The Ready Store has a huge variety of freeze-dried food in pouches, cans, and buckets. We also have a vast variety of MREs. So, which ones are best for your needs? Here's a breakdown of... Read More

Plan the Perfect Camp Out With These Easy Hacks

Camping season is here. The mountains, lakes, streams, etc. are calling. Whether you are a pro camper or a beginner, you can always learn to make your experience even better. Learn from other camping geniuses to perfect your camping experience.
Dollar Store Shoe Organizer
A simple shoe organizer can be used as a great camping organizer. Hang... Read More

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 smoke bomb... 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

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