Tag: DIY

Soapmaking Pt.2: Castile Soap:Rx for the Dry Skin Blues

Gnarly, Dude… The drying ravages of winter and summer and cause our skin to look and feel very much downright gnarly!  Because some family members really liked the olive oil c...

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How to Make Your Own Soap – Soapmaking Part 1

Soap….it’s one of those things that is easily taken for granted in western culture…but what would you use to clean yourself if you didn’t have soap?  I decided to do...

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Discover Knife Stropping – THE Key to a Razor Sharp Blade

Razor sharp blades by hand… Your Great Grandaddy did it… so can you. And I’m gonna to show you how! So pull up your favorite chair and gather in close as I show you how...

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Survival Quick Tip: DIY Portable Water Filter – Steps to Pure Water

Since having clean drinking water is absolutely essential with survival in any situation, today I’m going to show you how to make your own improvised portable water filter out of a...

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Backyard Survival Herbs: Boneset- Just A Little Herb’ll Do Ya!

History is full of accounts where someone was on the brink of death from a viral infection -like typhoid or dengue or influenza- and because someone knew to use boneset to inhibit th...

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Build Your Own – DIY Pocket Sized Survival Kit…

Building your own pocket survival kit from scratch is one most satisfying, yet intimidating projects you’ll ever attempt. Heck, you’re putting together a kit that could s...

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Backyard Survival Herbs- Springing Up Everywhere!

As things start popping out all over, we want to take a look at some natural herbs that you can collect right around the areas you frequent – whether it be a rural plot of land...

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Lard for Life! Rendering Pig Fat for a Nutritional Feast

Lard For Life! I know wayyyyyyyy back in the “good ol’ days” there was an ad that said, “Lard for Life.”  My husband and I saw it in an old magazine in an antique store so...

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Do It Yourself: Reconditioning Cast Iron~Rust-ic Treasures

Can rusted cast iron be saved and restored? Is it worth the time and trouble? How much time and trouble does it actually take to restore cast iron to a seasoned, rust-free, nonstick ...

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Homemade Yogurt – DIY Survival Against the Beasties in Your Gut

Homemade yogurt is good for you and can be a vital aid in keeping you and your family healthy. Best of all, making your own yogurt is not really all that hard.  And with food allerg...

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How to Make Your Own Laundry Detergent – Part 2

Have you tried a homemade liquid detergent and wished you could also make a dry one to take on-the-go… this recipe is a winner and much better for traveling light, which is a r...

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Do It Yourself Survival Food – The 5 Ws of Food Dehydration

Welcome to a basic primer on food dehydration.  In this article we’ll answer 5 basic questions to get you started with this method of food preservation. WHO:  Anyone who want...

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