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Get lot's of great home, survival and emergency preparedness DIY projects

Building the Boo-Boo Kit for Kids

How To Make Your Own Boo-Boo Healing Stick - Some advantages to making your own is knowing exactly what is in it, how it was made, and gaining the skills and knowledge of using various essential oils instead of blindly relying on the manufacturer and government regulations to ensure that products are safe. It is a very fun and exciting topic to get in to.

We often limit our kids. Its a very special parent that can detach and force their child to be much better.  Some parents struggle to teach a child some skill, like swimming, only to find that a few lessons with …

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Why Build a Cheap DIY Carbon Air Filter

Sew Your Own Carbon Air Filter for $10 - This carbon air filter is a very interesting project on its own let alone with modified. I like to consider shrinking something like this to filter a gas mask or what about filtering air into a bunker? There are a lot of possibilities once you get the base materials and process created.

The survival uses are varied and  there are so many directions you can go once you understand the basics of creating this carbon air filter. Are you keeping carbon on hand? I recommend keeping activated charcoal around for both survival …

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Have You Taken Prepping Too Far?

Have You Taken Prepping Too Far? - The question is not easily answered. Likely at the beginning of your journey, you quickly learned that there is no perfect plan for everyone and that you were the only one who could make the best choices for your family. At this juncture of your prepping journey, only you can really say whether or not your preps have taken over your life.

You can do anything too much. The very best way to live life is to do all things in moderation, except love. Give as much of that as you can.  Everything else should be done in moderation. Of course, we …

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The 5 Best Essential Oils for your Survival Kit

The 9 Best Essential Oils for your Survival Kit - When using essential oils, you do not simply put some oil on and call it good! There are many different ways to utilize their soothing properties but the real question is, which ones are the must haves? Which are the best oils for your survival kit?

Essential oils are tremendous. They are no repeatable and therefore not sustainable but they are very much a unique, natural means of dealing with health and wellness issues.  Natural medicines and remedies are taking the front seat as the ailing …

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5 Supplies Baby Turkeys Need

5 Supplies Baby Turkeys Need - Another big benefit when it comes to turkeys is the vast array of predators that come to eat chickens slims substantially when you have a full grown turkey. This article is all about caring for these birds long before they are the big gnarly birds that you usually sit against a tree and hunt.

Though they are not the most popular bird to keep there are some real benefits to keeping turkeys on your land. Of course, they are absolutely delicious and they grow to be much bigger than your average meat chicken. Another …

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Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: Here’s How!

Actually, You CAN Afford to Prep: 30 Easy Spending Cuts to Make It Possible - If you "can't afford to prep" but you are still spending money on any of the things on the list below, then you have willfully signed on for a very difficult future. One that won't just affect you, but also your family.

Its always the money, isn’t it? It seems like so many problems originate from not having the money or assuming we dont have the money. It could be for that big vacation, that extension on the home or prepping.  The …

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How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound

How To Get All Your Hot Water Needs From A Compost Mound - Did you know that when compost breaks down it produces heat? With this heat you can warm up water in the pipes that run through the compost. Obviously the more pipe and the more compost you have the more warm water you get.

Compost gives us the so much. It’s amazing that every American doesn’t have a compost heap in their yard. You can literally transform your soil by amending it with compost. If you do this for 5 years you will see …

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Realistic Prepping Priorities

Realistic Prepping Priorities - To help battle the overwhelmed feeling of needing to get everything done all at once, it really helps to settle down and think more locally first.

You know, lots of preppers try to cover the bases of convenience. Things like toilet paper tend to be high on the pyramid of prepper needs. Dont forget toilet paper is a pretty new invention. Don’t get me wrong, it’s …

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Make your Own Improvised Gas Mask

How to Make an Improvised Gas Mask - The author makes it very simple and offers a solution when one is not in sight. What would you be able to pull off with a mask like this one?

We have trash. You can travel to the furthest reaches of our world and you will find some trash. Its a sad reality of what we have done to the earth. While we enhance many things on this planet we …

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Make Your Own Micro Survival Kit

Make Your Own Pill Bottle Survival Kit - When you are talking about a survival project with kids this guy really takes the cake. To sit down and build this for a camping trip or even vacation would be a great opportunity to get the wheels rolling on the importance of preparedness.

We are all limited by what we can carry on a daily basis. From the time we leave our home there are controls put on us. Depending on where you live you might not even be able to carry a …

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