Instead of just recycling old cardboard boxes, put them to use again! It’s amazing the number of ways you can reuse a simple box. Check out just 11 of them.
Not all presents need to be wrapped with wrapping paper. Make gift giving more interesting this year! Stretch your creativity and use repurposed materials to wrap your gifts.
What are some items a prepper should never throw away It’s National Preparedness month in September and you’ll see a lot of information about getting prepared and the types of things you should have on hand. An important aspect of getting prepared should also include making the most out of the things you might already […]
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 […]
Growing Vegetables Indoors: Winter Outside? No Problem! I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for Spring. It’s been an unusually mild winter here and there hasn’t been much in the way of precipitation. Aside from the worries of a drought the plants are dormant and everything is either a shade of grey or a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]