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Dry Canning

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Dry Canning I’ve bottled peaches, jams, apple pie filling but it has never occurred to me before that I can use my Mason jars to bottle dry goods. Sure, store my rice in beans in sealed #10 cans for long term storage, but that requires special equipment to make the cans airtight. But at The […]

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DIY Mouse Trap with a Bucket

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DIY Mouse Trap Without the Mess It is a sight no one wants to see. You walk into your food storage and there are telltale signs that a mouse has had a feast with your food. What do you do? You can go to the store and buy a few of the classic mousetraps. The problem with […]

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Hiding Valuables In Plain Sight – Because You Never Know

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Hiding Valuables in Plain Sight Everyone has things that they want to keep safe. Whether it be you’re grandmother’s wedding ring or your guns, it is necessary to protect them from the dishwasher repairman, your daughter’s sketchy new boyfriend, or (if the SHTF) looters. The best places to hide your valuables might not be in […]

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How to Build a Shipping Container Cabin

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Shipping containers are being used all over the world as an alternative way to build a structure, in this case a home.  Could you live in a shipping container if it turned out like this one?  Take a look at this comprehensive 17 step process and let us know. Disclaimer: I am not a professional […]

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DIY: Kid Wash Water Activity

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With summer comes the potential for kids & parents alike to get stir-crazy…so here’s a fun project that will keep the munchkins entertained, especially if they can play with WATER! Now, be sure it’s not too hot outside. Just because they’ll be playing in water, sunburns come easy & adequate hydration is always important. Click […]

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DIY: Convert Your Lawn Mower Into a Generator

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Lies start wars. Heck, even facts start wars! But I mentioned lies because I want you to think about this one: I could easily live a few days without electricity. I can’t. My primary source of income will be removed when the grid goes down. I have back-ups and my back-ups have back-ups. Three of […]

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DIY: Create an Aged Farmhouse Table

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Ever see a table that looks & feels old, has aged well, but is as sturdy as a new one? Here’s the secret: today’s DIY! You don’t have to live on the farm our out in the country to enjoy the decorative accent of well-aged furniture. Today’s DIY link provides you some tips that you […]

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DIY: Make Fruit Crates for Cold Storage from Pallets

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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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