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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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Prepping Skill: How to Make an Atlatl

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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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How to Build a Faraday Cage at Home

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One of the biggest concerns many preppers have is the threat of an EMP or electromagnetic pulse, which would bring the electrical grid crashing down around us, leaving us in the dark and the dark ages. If you have ever read William Forstchen’s book One Second After, you’ll know why. …

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How to Make Homemade Diapers

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If you are prepping for your family and you have infants or toddlers still in diapers or think you might be adding to your family in the future, you are going to have to think of what your baby needs for survival. Prepping should include baby friendly foods, toys, clothing …

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Making a DIY Outhouse

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An outhouse is a small building, usually separate from the main house, that is used for privacy to cover a dry toilet (uses no water) or pit latrine. An outhouse is typically used in locations where water is limited, expensive, or even unavailable. These are more common now in third …

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