Category Archive: Life Hacks

The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden?

The Cash Stash for a Prepper’s EDC: Keychain, Wallet, or Hidden? Preppers know the importance of having cash on you at all times as part of your EDC. But what is the best way to carry it? Maybe you haven’t given it a thought and keep your extra cash tucked in your wallet. They make …

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Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression

Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression The Great Depression was a time of hunger, homelessness, and despair. Our country was in dire straights with over 25% of the population reportedly out of work. Through absolute necessity, being frugal was a way of life and survival in every sense of the word. There …

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11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles

11 Ordinary Things You Can Turn Into Candles Hopefully you have plenty of lighting options in case the power goes out. But what if you’re away from home when it happens? Or what if your supplies are destroyed or you’re unable to get to them? Sitting in the darkness can be very unsettling, especially on …

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How To Build a DIY Solar Oven

How To Build a DIY Solar Oven Have you ever thought about what you would do if you found yourself without electricity indefinitely? Specifically, have you thought about how you would cook and/or heat food? With no electricity, conventional ovens and stoves would be out of the question. Unless you owned a portable propane-powered stove, …

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41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner

41 Genius Camping Hacks You’ll Wish You Thought Of Sooner I found a great collection of camping hacks that could make your camping trips better. My favorite hacks are the four that I have pictured above, you have to check them out. I love that you can add sage to a campfire to keep the …

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15 Ways to Wipe Your Butt When the Toilet Paper is Gone

15 Ways to Wipe Your Butt When the Toilet Paper is Gone It happens to the best of us. You sit down on the toilet, do your business, and only then do you realize you’re out of toilet paper. It’s really not that big of a deal. You can just go look for something else …

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7 MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned in Prison

7 MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned in Prison Prison is definitely not a happy place. Given the fact that you are locked up in a facility with plenty of others doing time, who have all committed some type of crime that might just rival yours, it is obviously not somewhere you want to land yourself. …

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How To Whiten Your Teeth With Fruit

How To Whiten Your Teeth With Fruit People spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars on whitening their teeth. I am guilty too, I have spend obscene amounts of teeth whitening products over the years. Did you know that the big corporations don’t want you to know about what I am going to share with …

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22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

22 Ways To Reuse An Altoids Tin There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely. Grandpa’s old motto of “use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without” still resonates. Great for a bug out bag and SHTF situation. I made a small survival …

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9 Urban Survival Skills That Could Save Your Life

9 Urban Survival Skills That Could Save Your Life Surviving in the city requires different skills than those needed to survive in the wilderness. While there is much overlap, it’s important to focus on the skills you’re more likely to need. If you live in the city, learning to build a shelter isn’t a top …

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