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How to Make a Simple DIY Canoe

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Typically when I write an article I am writing based on my own experiences. Yes, believe it or not I actually live or have lived the things I write about! My grandparents were sharecroppers that lived eight people in a four room house on a farm with no running water …

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How to Build Your Own Power Generator

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With all of the uncertainty in today’s world many people are trying to become more self sufficient. Growing their own vegetables, raising their own chickens for eggs, or raising bigger animals like beef and dairy cattle if they have the room. The more self sufficient are even making their own …

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How to Build a Potter’s Wheel

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Want to make your own pottery for family use and perhaps make a small income from selling your ceramic wares? If the cost of buying a potter’s wheel is putting you off then take heart – making your own is not that difficult. There are as many designs as there …

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How to Make a Clay Pot Heater

Many people have been trying the clay pot heater idea and reactions are definitely mixed. Some claim it works well while others are disappointed in the results and there are constant innovations taking place to the basic construction as people search for the optimum design. However, if we consider the …

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Irrigate Your Garden with A DIY System

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You have made the commitment to build a vegetable garden on your property, but what about water?  In most of the US, a garden does not get enough rainwater to thrive.  It may struggle through the summer and produce some food, but you would not be maximizing your resources like …

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How to Make Hand Sanitizer at Home

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Most preppers agree that hand sanitizer is an excellent personal hygiene product to have in a survival situation.  It’s convenient to store and use, and it’s a fast and efficient way to kill bacteria and germs on your hands. The strong alcoholic content of hand sanitizer also means it is …

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How to Make Tar

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featured image background photo: by Andrew Hitchcock, adapted from Flickr.om Before today’s technological and industrial advancements, our ancestors had to make do with whatever nature had to offer. They learned how to start a fire with a branch and a rock. They made weapons out of sharp stones and sturdy sticks. …

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How to Make Cement for Survival Purposes

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photo: adapted from MAHFUZ AHMED on Flickr Survival cement, also known as “cob”, is a combination of grass and mud. Throughout history, this mixture has been used for a variety of projects including to build shelters, outdoor kilns, and ovens, etc. If done properly and designed well, structures made from survival …

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How to Make an Atlatl [VIDEO]

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Before the bow there was the atlatl, a hunting and survival tool with primitive origins. The atlatl’s simplicity masks its effectiveness, and in a survival situation, this is an item that can save your life by giving you the ability to create a useful hunting and defense tool. Read on …

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DIY Glue for Sticky Survival Situations

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There are times when you need glue and you just don’t have any on hand. It’s one thing in our present day society, when we can jump in our car and drive to the nearest supermarket or craft store and buy some, but what about after society collapses? Glue can …

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