DIY Projects

A big part of self sufficiency is being able to make your supplies. From candles to soap and even detergent, there is likely a way you make it yourself. 

Not only will this save your hard earned dollars, it is also kinder to the environment and means less toxic chemicals in your home.

We are always adding new projects as we find them, so check back often.

How to Make a Vegetable Oil Lamp (with Pictures)
Long before there was kerosene (aka paraffin) lamp oil, people used vegetable oil lamps for lighting their homes. These oil[...]
How to Make DIY Activated Charcoal for Prepping and Survival
From filtering water to making your own gas mask or treating a poisoning, activated charcoal has a lot of valuable[...]
How to Make DIY Emergency Candles (Two Different Ways)
I’ve seen a lot of those DIY survival candle tutorials on the web, they make it seem so easy to[...]
12 Survival Hacks Using Your Clothes
For a lot of people, preparing for disaster means stockpiling lots of supplies and gear. While this is undoubtedly important,[...]
10 Plastic Bottle Survival Hacks that Could Save Your Life
I’m a staunch believer that the most valuable survival skill – for both disasters and everyday life – is creativity. [...]
How to Make a $5 Bucket Washing Machine
Like most spoiled kids from my generation, I grew up with my mom doing my wash.So, it was a big[...]
9 DIY Rocket Stove Designs
In my opinion, everyone should know how to make a rocket stove.  They are incredibly easy to make, can be[...]
6 Almost-Forgotten Uses for Pine Tree Sap
Before we had giant supermarkets and hardware stores, people had to know how to make things themselves.  Unfortunately, a lot[...]
How to Make Pine Pitch from Sap
If you’ve ever gone hiking in a pine forest and touched the trees, you’ve probably felt pine sap.  It is[...]
My 9 Favorite Uses for Wood Stove Ash
One of the most important things about prepping and survivalism is learning to use available resources. In a total SHTF[...]

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