Category: Life Hacks

14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything

14 Essential Tools That Can Fix and Clean Almost Anything - If you bought one of everything on the list, generally speaking you would spend around $50 and that's with $20 being spent on the multi-tool! Consider all the different ways you could use dental floss or a can of compressed air for to clean and fix things around the house. Sure is a lot cheaper than the chemicals!

No matter what kind of life you live, there are things that need fixing and there are things that need to be cleaned. It’s just a fact of life. Another fact is there are multiple products designed to clean or repair and it can be very easy to spend far more than you need to. …

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Being Frugal – 12 Lessons from the Great Depression

Being Frugal - 12 Lessons from the Great Depression - Being frugal doesn't mean you live in squalor, though many did during that time. In the world we live in, it's actually much easier to get the things you need or find 'trash' that can be repurposed to serve your needs. Just because something is used doesn't mean it is somehow 'less than' good enough.

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 are many lessons modern people can learn from that …

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31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again

31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again - We have posted many DIY projects over the years, some have changed lives and some have not. These DIY projects will do more than change your life, they will save you a lot of money and make you more self reliant and frugal than you have ever been.

These 31 household products you’ll never have to buy again will change your life as soon as today if you let it 🙂 Save a lot of money and become more self reliant by doing all of  these great DIY projects! I have posted many DIY projects over the past year, some have changed lives …

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8 Outstanding Gardening Hacks

8 Outstanding Gardening Hacks - By combining tried and true gardening methods with more recently implemented ones (such as growing vertically), you will be able to load up your counters, and therefore your pantry with a fantastic harvest! The best part – all it took was using a few tips and tricks gathered from around the internet and put into one convenient place!

Whether you hobby garden or grow a large, food source garden, getting as much as you can out of the space you have is the goal. Most people don’t have a lot of money to specialty items that claim to improve your garden. There are numerous ways that are not only cost-efficient; they are easy …

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25 Life-Changing PVC Pipe Organizing and Storage Projects

25 Life-Changing PVC Pipe Organizing and Storage Projects - Those that visit SHTFPreparedness.com know that I love PVC and it's many uses, and you should too. If you are an organized person, you will love these 25 tips for organizing and storage using PVC.

Those that visit SHTFPreparedness.com know that I love PVC and it’s many uses, and you should too. If you are an organized person, you will love these 25 tips for organizing and storage using PVC.  Check out the Clothing Organizer and Garden Tool Organizer, they are definitely my favorites! 25 Life-Changing PVC Pipe Organizing and …

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How To Convert a Regular Toilet Into An Emergency Toilet

How To Convert a Regular Toilet Into An Emergency Toilet - I am sharing this as I think this could just make a personal or full blown disaster have some normality. Hygiene will be paramount to survival along side food and water... Take advantage of having a toilet and keep the bucket at bay for a while!

Converting a regular toilet to emergency toilet is easy, cheap and could bring some normality into any disaster situation. I am sharing this as I think this could just make a personal or full blown disaster have some normality. Hygiene will be paramount to survival along side food and water… Take advantage of having a …

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How To Convert a Hot Water Heater Into a Wood Stove

How To Convert a Hot Water Heater Into a Wood Stove -I found a great tutorial on how to make your own wood stove from a water over on instructables and I have to say... I love this one. I have seen so many over the years but this is a great off the grid wood stove. This is a permanent stove that will heat a room no problem and cook food and boil water easily.

See how to build this simple wood stove from an old water heater today. Become more self reliant and start getting off the grid. You can pick up these old water heaters for free if you look in the right places, craigslist etc… Even if you can’t get them free, they will be cheap as …

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A Waterproofing Hack That Guarantees Fire

A Waterproofing Hack That Guarantees Fire - We all should know by now that fire is essential when it comes to survival. Without it we risk hypothermia, no way of boiling water to make it drinkable and in the worst case scenario, no fire to keep away predators at night.

We all should know by now that fire is essential when it comes to survival. Without it we risk hypothermia, no way of boiling water to make it drinkable and in the worst case scenario, no fire to keep away predators at night. Survivalsherpa has a great waterproofing hack that works every time. It is so …

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63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life

63 Practical Tips to Live a Frugal Life — Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What's more interesting is that this doesn't have anything to do with income.

Did you know that no matter how much money they make, more than 70% people in the US have less than $1000 in savings? Crazy, right? What’s more interesting is that this doesn’t have anything to do with income. Even people who are making more than $100,000 to $150,000 per year can’t seem to save …

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DIY Rocket Stove Out Of Stones And Coat Hangers

DIY Rocket Stove Out Of Stones And Coat Hangers - I think this design is awesome, it will take a while to construct and probably will take you a few tries but once its completed this rocket stove could just save your behind. Common sense would also tell you that after you have finished cooking or boiling water that the stones would remain hot and therefore provide needed heat

This DIY rocket stove project will transform the way you cook while camping and save you valuable resources if SHTF. I love rocket stoves, they can boil water so economically you may only need to use 5 or 6 small sticks, to cook a full meal maybe 7 – 10. SO this saves valuable calories …

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