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DIY

How Much Would It Cost to Dig My Own Well?

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If you want to be truly self-sufficient living in a location that is far away from civilization, you will need a well. The process of digging a well is simple enough, but far from easy, and typical residential wells often delve deep into the earth, anywhere from 100 to 200 feet down. This will usually require the efforts of a…

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How Long Does Gasoline Really Last?

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Gasoline is one of those essentials that many preppers will choose to keep on hand as part of their survival stash. Considering it is absolutely essential for powering the vast majority of automobiles, smaller vehicles, generators and power tools this is prudent. Unfortunately, gasoline presents several challenges for the preppers who would store it for the long haul, namely that…

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30+ Small Cabin Plans for the Homestead Prepper

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If you’ve been prepping for any length of time, you’ve probably realized that one of the best ways to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, is an off-grid location. As a prepper or future homestead owner, you have several options. You can try to find an existing home and pour money into it to renovate it as an…

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DIY, Recipes

How to DIY Powdered Milk at Home

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Although many folks don’t think it is possible, you can dehydrate milk at home without the need for extremely expensive equipment. Dehydrating dairy products is often thought of as too arduous of a task, but I haven’t found it difficult at all to successfully dehydrate sour cream, cottage cheese, cheese, and even milk in my under $100 dehydrator. To dehydrate…

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How to Repair Small Appliances on Your Own

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If you’ve ever had a small appliance break on you just when you need it most, you know how frustrating it can be. If you’re like most people, you aren’t really in the position to just run and out and replace an appliance on a moment’s notice, or pay big bucks to have a professional repair it. If it’s a…

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How to Make a Colloidal Silver Generator

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You’ve heard of colloidal silver and may even have personal friends, relatives, or co-workers who have told you they are using colloidal silver with good results. As someone looking for alternative treatments to keep yourself and your family safe, colloidal silver is on your radar or at least is something you’ve heard about. You may have even thought about learning…

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How to Make an Oven out of a #10 Can

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The only hard part about making an oven out of a #10 can is finding a can actually still made out of metal. Once upon a time you could walk into any grocery store and buy a metal can of coffee, but plastic is king now and those days are gone. Boy Scouts have been making tin can cookers to…

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3 Homemade Mosquito Traps That Are Dirt-Cheap

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Summer is my favorite time of the year, but I (like all of you, I imagine) could do without all the dang mosquitoes that come along with it. Trying to pull weeds in your survival garden while getting the blood sucked out of your legs and arms by those vile insects, is absolutely no fun at all. You could dig…

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