Tag Archives: DIY

Grid Down DIY – Ambient Air Refrigerator

I came across this interesting Do-It-Yourself project from thedailygreen.com that could be an effective way to keep food safely chilled in a grid collapse situation. Admittedly, this works best in the cooler months (November-April) in northern regions, but at the very least, it could save you some money on your electric bill. Heart of the…

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How to Make a Rocket Stove

The Rocket stove is based on an ingenious combination of principles: The combustion chamber is insulated in order to keep the fire hot (above 1,100 F.) to burn the wood more completely, reducing smoke, which is uncombusted fuel.  The cooking stoves are low-mass, robbing less heat from the pot.  An insulated chimney creates a very…

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Home Defense Starts at the Front Door

While it’s always recommended to keep a firearm in your home for self defense, we all hope that we’ll never have to use it.  Fortifying your front door is the best step to take towards reducing that risk. Most people instinctively start thinking of adding locks or replacing their current locks with bigger, stronger ones.…

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Video: Dr. Bones Demonstrates How to Use Agave for Suturing

In the last couple of issues of Survivalist Magazine, we featured a 2-part article by Dr. Bones on how to suture wounds in an emergency or post-collapse survival situation in which medical attention is no longer available.  It’s highly recommended that you add suturing needles and silk to your medical survival kit, but what if…

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Treating Dental Pain When You Can’t Get to a Dentist

There’s plenty of good information out there when it comes to first aid and the treatment of injuries in a survival/disaster situation, but one of the topics that I rarely see covered is what to do to treat dental problems when you’re unable to get to a dentist. Having suffered an impacted wisdom tooth myself…

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Be a Frugal Prepper – Make Your Own Cleaning Products

Ok, I’m a single guy, and I don’t spend too much time thinking about detergents or household cleaning products. In fact, I HATE it when I have to spend money at the supermarket on stuff that’s not food. But I also know that when hygiene and good cleaning practices go out the window, so does…

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Emergency Lighting With a Homemade Grease Candle

This post comes from the “let nothing go to waste” file… A few days back, I posted about how to make an olive oil lamp. Today, I came across a post on our friend; Lisa Bedford’s blog: The Survival Mom that takes the homemade oil lamp one step further. Using the greasey drippings from your…

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Video: Learn to Identify 23 Wild Edibles with Sergei Boutenko

Yeah, I know it’s the middle of January and there ain’t any green wild edibles to be had up here in the north for a while, but when we’re in the deep, darkness of winter up here on the mountain, it cheers me up to let my mind drift to the spring and summer months…

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