15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap

15 Ancient House Designs that You can Build Really Cheap What would you do if one day you had to build your own shelter from scratch? No convenient housing materials or modern tools, just you and nature. It probably sounds intimidating to most, but we should remember that people have been building shelters for thousands …

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Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice?

Ask a Prepper Series: What is Your Bug Out Shoe of Choice? What shoes or boots do you plan on wearing when you have to bug out, and why? This is the simple question we posed to the team over at TruePrepper. Everyone responded pretty quickly and didn’t have to mull it over that long. …

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Principles of Home Canning

Principles of Home Canning Food preservation and storage is pretty high on the list of priorities for anyone who is prepping or homesteading. We can always buy preserved food for SHTF situations or the winter months, but what happens when that supply runs out? We need to be able to get our own food supply …

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DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap

DIY Simple Soda Bottle Mousetrap DIY pest control is a great way to save money, and may even be a necessity if professional pest control is out of reach. Store bought poison or natural repellents work especially well for a lot of pests, but poison can be dangerous to your family and natural options don’t …

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Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food

Calculating the Cost of Growing Your Own Food There are plenty of rewards from growing your own produce. Self-reliance, the potential for extra income, and of course the availability of fresh fruits and vegetables are all great reasons to grow your own garden. For a garden that is cost-effective and productive there is a bit …

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How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans

How To Build A Rocket Stove 6 Different Plans Rocket stoves are fantastic cooking machines. They can produce a lot of heat, from very little fuel. See how you can make one… 6 different ways! I have built many brick rocket stoves over the past few years. Most of the time I built these while …

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10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles

10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles Repurposing is beneficial for everyone, as it’s a great way to save money while being environmentally conscious. It also lets us exercise our improvisation skills and resourcefulness for a time or situation where we don’t have access to the conveniences we are used to. This way of thinking isn’t …

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6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator

6 Things To Do With An Old Refrigerator If you’re either prepping, homesteading, or just plain frugal, chances are you’re always looking for ideas on how to use recycled items. One reusable item that is often overlooked is the old refrigerator. The sturdiness and airtight storage capabilities of an old refrigerator can serve us in …

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Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10

Make A Bike Trailer For Less Than $10 Using a bike is a great way to zip around town and run errands, but some jobs are a little more than a bike alone can handle. What about carting around jugs of water or groceries? How do you get power tools to a friends’ house to …

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The Portable Grill That Fits in Your Pocket

The Portable Grill that Fits in Your Pocket An easy to set up, portable cooking device is valuable in so many situations: hiking trips, camping, and especially survival situations where we won’t have access to our normal conveniences. There are plenty of such portable cooking devices available for purchase, but how about making your own …

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