Stove Necklace Idea for Ultralight Backpacking

Wearable tech is a trend that is exploding. We are just watching its most crude and early phases in things like the Fit Bit. These forms of tech are driven by modern, city living and high tech communications. However, what …

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Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from to Learn

Financial Self-Sufficiency: 5 Lessons from a Digital Nomad — The economy has been pretty messed up now for several years, and all indications are that it's not going to get better any time soon - and may even turn worse: much worse.

Looking at our economy is like looking at two separate but connected realities. That is one of the reasons it so hard to understand. Through one lens we have an economy that is producing jobs and getting things done. Its …

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Zero Fuel Solutions for Keeping the Cold at Bay

How To Make Your Own Energy-Saving Thermal Curtains - These can be made with reused and recycled materials and are great if you are looking to save money or if SHTF you need a way to keep your house warm.

The cold months are literally breathing down our necks! Before long we will be unboxing the sweaters and looking for that one missing glove as the days grow shorter and the air colder.  How long will you hold off turning …

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No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall!

No-Till Garden Cover Crops, How To Stop Next Year’s Weeds This Fall! - The idea of planting cover crops is very appealing. We compost and we add materials to our gardens to assure the soil is prepared for the next year. If you are inoculating your soil with nitrogen from these cover crops your plants will benefit.

Are you ready to fire up that tiller for the growing season? Here is a story that you might enjoy. In my early days of gardening, I thought that tilling was so important. I didn’t realize that there were seeds …

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Off Grid Trailers For Preppers And Their Families

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Self-sufficient, off-grid housing is a  goal for any prepper. Just imagine if it was mobile as well! With things becoming more unpredictable every day, preppers are getting geared up for when SHTF. Off grid trailers make it easy to hit …

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Stop Disease Carry Pests in SHTF

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 quite cut it for bigger pests like mice.

Pests will equal death when you are in an SHTF situation. This is a historical situation that has played out many times over and over again. Your ability to keep things clean and to keep yourself and your family separated …

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Spend More Time Around the Fire!

How To Make Color Fire With Household Products! — Nothing is cooler than going to a friends bon fire and surprising everyone by tossing in a fire log only to have the fire turn completely a different color!

Practicing fire craft is about making a fire on a regular basis. It’s not easy but it’s doable. A fire pit outside and fireplace inside can make a huge difference in how often you light fires. You can harvest your …

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How To Install a DIY Pallet Wood Floor

How To Install a DIY Pallet Wood Floor — I love starting new DIY home improvement projects, especially when you get to do some re-purposing or upcycling! Whether you’re starting from the ground up with your own homestead, or just looking for an interesting way to spruce up your home, you’ll probably be considering some new flooring.

This nation is flooded with an excess of resources and materials. The amount of metal in this nation is unbelievable. Image: imgur.com  In every warehouse lot across the nation, there are stacks of pallets. That means we have piles of …

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Make the Most of Water Storage Today!

DIY Easy Hand Pump For Wells Or Rain Barrels - If you have a rain barrel or a shallow well or even want to just suck up water from the river this is a perfect project for you.

Water storage methods and means are very important. At the moment we are living through a time where clean water is plentiful and its a means of good living. While water is very important in survival, if we set ourselves …

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5 Items Every Prepper Needs for the Cold Weather

DIY Instant Hand Warmers — Hand warmers can set you back anything from a few bucks to over 10 bucks! Stop spending all that money when you can make your own hand warmers that cost pennies!

You have probably noticed it already. The temperatures are dropping and cold weather is getting ready to roll in.  We are only a month away from true cold hitting the nation and that will come in a hurry. If you …

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