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7 Primitive Tools to Help You Survive

7 Primitive Tools to Help You Survive If you think about it, a knife is a primitive tool. So is a club, a bat, and a spear. Though simple, these tools brought about a huge change in the human race. They not only helped us survive, they helped us to thrive. With a pointed stick, humans …

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DIY Four Station Home School Or Craft Table

DIY Four Station Home School Or Craft Table If you are like my family and home school your kids this DIY table is a must for you. It seats 4 people so the kids can have friends over and work all at the same table. Don’t worry though, if you don’t home school you can build …

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How To Convert an Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator

How To Convert an Old Washing Machine Into a Water Powered Generator I am so thankful I came across this video. Buddhanz1 shows us how to take an old washing machine and turn it into a 600 watt water powered generator. This thing is so easy to do and costs so little to build. Buddhanz1 says he runs his …

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How To Build A 1000W LED Light

How To Build A 1000W LED Light I almost choked on my coffee this morning when I saw this tutorial on how to build a 1000 watt equivalent LED light. That is some serious power that we all could use in an emergency situation. The makers of this LED light call it “The Sun-Blaster”, what …

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DIY Terrace Garden Bed

DIY Terrace Garden Bed Is your yard uneven, or does it slope downhill? The sloping ground provides good drainage but it can present some problems for your vegetable beds. There is a solution! You can terrace the ground into level ‘steppes’ or build raised beds for the garden vegetable plots in order to keep the valuable soil in place. Building …

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DIY Self Watering Alaska Grow Buckets

DIY Self Watering Alaska Grow Buckets This simple DIY self watering Alaska grow bucket project could propel you garden into a super growing garden in no time! Find free buckets on Craigslist or your local classifieds like freecycle.com to make this project very frugal. The Alaska Grow Bucket is the easiest self-watering container system that anyone …

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls

DIY Concrete Hand Planters & Bowls I think this DIY project is just pure genius, I see these everywhere around where I live and wondered where the people bought them from. I looked high and low at the garden centers and Walmart’s but never did see them for sale. Little did I know that you …

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Make Your Own Swimming Pool From 9 Pallets

Make Your Own Swimming Pool From 9 Pallets Just as I thought I had seen it all… this came along. I did an article recently which showed you how to make a swimming pool from hay bales which did very well so I thought I would share this upgraded pool which is sturdy and looks good …

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DIY Stationary Bike Generator From an Old Washing Machine

DIY Stationary Bike Generator From Old Washing Machine This great tutorial on how to build a generator from an old bike and a washing machine could make you the frugal off the grid person you have dreamed of, for cheap 🙂 You might be wondering why the heck would you want to build a manual …

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8 Do-It-Yourself Fishing Gear Mods

8 Do-It-Yourself Fishing Gear Mods I love fishing, I love how relaxing it is and then at a moments notice you can go from chilling to full on adrenaline rush when you catch a fish. This is the opening paragraph from the article.. “Disclaimer: By using some of these tricks, you may no longer be …

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