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DIY: Make Fruit Crates for Cold Storage from Pallets


Today’s project is so simple to build and will help when it’s time to gather fruit for canning: Fruit Crates! You can use wood from many different sources including old pallets or scrap board pieces. Perhaps, you can paint some artistic accents with the family as you build these simple stackable boxes. Click on the […]

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Awesome DIY Project – How to build a plastic bottle greenhouse!

Today’s project is your very own Green House built from plastic bottles. You can use virtually any size plastic bottle, although the numbers needed will vary by your final dimensions. Click on the image below to Download the PDF or click HERE to visit today’s DIY. (The link at is not working but we […]

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FREE Download: How to Cook with Powdered Milk & Conversion Chart

If you are used to using cow or goat milk in your diet, here’s an important element you should consider for any recipe that requires milk as an ingredient. I’m not an expert on the subject but I find this link useful. Click HERE to visit the site or Click on the image to download […]

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Why Refill My Water Storage?

How much drinking water storage do you have? When did you last replenish/recycle your drinking water storage? Regardless of the claims made by the company that provided the water “preservative” you used in order to secure a shelf-life for your water, it is recommended that you cycle through your water storage and replenish it every […]

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Prepper Loneliness

Feeling alone or that you’re the only one who “gets it” is not uncommon for us Preppers. I’m not referring to the stereotypical Doomsday Prep…well, you know what I’m talking about. On the journey toward greater Self-Reliance (The Journey), we often find ourselves saving up for another important purchase, working on that project until we […]

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Free Download: Education After the Collapse by Todd Sepulveda

Our good friend Todd Sepulveda from has a great eBook that I am in the process of reading. Usually, I’ve got an aggressive list of reading material that I have to shorten before I add another in place of the most recent finish. I’ve known about Todd’s eBook Education After the Collapse for a […]

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Thyroid Disease in Survival Situations by Doom and Bloom

We recently enjoyed some time in Hickory, North Carolina with Dr. Bones & Nurse Amy of Doom and Bloom. As always, they offered their suturing classes which SELL OUT at every Self-Reliance Expo! The Dr. & Nurse recently featured an article on thyroid disease that we find valuable. Here it is: Hey Prepper Nation, The […]

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Featured Post: Bug Out Bags: Build your own or buy ready-made? -The Survival Mom™

We recently returned from the 2012 Survival Expo in Las Vegas this last weekend. It was a fun trip that allowed us to see our friends and make new ones. One of our friends we were very happy to see there was Lisa “The Survival Mom” Bedford and her husband. Lisa was kind enough to […]

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Triple Threats of Hurricanes & Hurricane Bug-Out-Bag

For those of us who don’t live in a danger zone for hurricanes, the most significant threats posed by a hurricane include the following: High Waves & Storm Surge High Winds Heavy Rain & Flash Floods Waves & Surge- The most fatal mistake often made with regard to response by residents during a hurricane threat, is […]

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