Category: Life Hacks


35 Reasons Coffee Filters are Survival Multitaskers

35 Reasons Coffee Filters are Survival Multitaskers - One of the best things about coffee filters is they are incredibly inexpensive. You don't need top of the line filters for a survival situation. Not only are they cheap, they are very light and take up little room for all their uses.

Some of the links below are affiliate links. This means that if you choose to make a purchase SHTFPreparedness may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. The simple coffee filter is not so simple when it comes to survival! There are numerous uses beyond the obvious filtering that can help make …

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7 MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned in Prison

7 MacGyver Tricks People Have Learned in Prison - No longer are you able to eat exactly what you want at any point of the day, nor do you have nearly the amount or quality of items that you may have previously owned.

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. But not only is your physical freedom taken …

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6 Uses For Egg Shell Membrane

6 Uses For Egg Shell Membrane - For something that is normally thrown out as rubbish, the membrane lining in an egg shell has some surprising uses. That's right, crack that egg and use it as normal. Then, instead of throwing the shell away, peel that thin white skin or membrane out and use it as an aid to healing.

For something that is normally thrown out as rubbish, the membrane lining in an egg shell membrane has some surprising uses. That’s right, crack that egg and use it as normal. Then, instead of throwing the shell away, peel that thin white skin or membrane out and use it as an aid to healing. What …

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70+ Homestead Hacks to Make Life on the Homestead a Bit Easier

70+ Homestead Hacks to Make Life on the Homestead a Bit Easier - The goal is the simple off-grid homestead life. These 70+ homesteading hacks will get you there that much quicker.

I love articles like this one. I think you will be very busy with these 70+ Homestead Hacks. I think it’s just amazing how people can come up with ideas like these to make life easier and save you money all at the same time. Hacks refer to any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that …

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How To Make a Powerful Modern DIY HDTV Antenna

How To Make a Powerful Modern DIY HDTV Antenna - Save a ton of money year over year by building your own HDTV antenna. Stock up on food or prepper gear with the money you save.

Are you paying hundreds of dollars a month for cable or satellite TV? Chances are you probably are. Or, are you struggling to pay for TV and can’t afford to buy a HDTV Ariel?  Sit back and think about this… do you really watch all of the 200+ channels? NO you don’t… on average we …

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DIY Nontoxic Wood Stain

DIY Nontoxic Wood Stain - You can buy wood stain from the hardware store and be fine with it until you read whats in it... Nasty chemicals that could leach into the ground or just simply get washed away. If you are trying to be more natural and frugal this project is for you.

Sometimes we just need a little color in our life, this easy frugal project is just pure awesomeness. Kids will love to do this with you too. You can buy wood stain from the hardware store and be fine with it until you read whats in it… Nasty chemicals that could leach into the ground …

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How To Make An Arc Welder

How To Make An Arc Welder - You just never know when you will need a welder in a SHTF situation. I know that a microwave is now worth so much more to me than warming up food!

WARNING: Stick welding, and/or the modification of a Microwave Oven Transformer (M.O.T), can be very dangerous and presents risks of UV radiation, shock hazards, burns, fires, fumes and a multitude of other risks.  This project should not be attempted without a thorough understanding of electricity, adult supervision and adequate training.  Misuse, or careless use, of …

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13 Baking Tips That Will Make Anyone Look Like A Skilled Baker

13 Baking Tips That Will Make Anyone LOOK Like A Skilled Baker

I love to eat baked goods but I can’t bake to save my life. My wife who is an excellent cook can’t bake well either. We always have baked food at our parties but half the time we either buy in food or get my mom to make them. This year money is tight so we …

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5 Great Tips to Make Prepping Easier

5 Great Tips to Make Prepping Easier - Prepping is no easy feat. It's actually hard to do even if you find some aspects of it enjoyable. But hard things are often times the most worthwhile to complete, and that's why we continue to prep.

Have you found prepping to be difficult many days? You’re really not alone if you’ve felt this way before. Prepping is no easy feat. It’s actually hard to do even if you find some aspects of it enjoyable. But hard things are often times the most worthwhile to complete, and that’s why we continue to …

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22 Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin

22 New & Awesome Ways to Reuse an Altoids Tin - There is also the satisfaction that comes from reusing an ordinary object for something else entirely, saving money and recycling to boot. I made a small survival kit that I still carry around with me on a daily basis.

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 kit that I still carry around with …

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