How To Make A Bow Drill &...

Not as well known in the US as he is in the UK and Europe, Ray Mears is a bushcraft expert with decades of experience, plus various books and TV shows to his name. He really knows his stuff! Here Ray demonstrates how to make a bow drill and start fire. He shows how to […]

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How to Open a Locked Padlock w...

There are many emergency and survival scenarios where you may need to get past a locked padlock, but you don’t have the key. There are obvious ways around smaller padlocks – smashing/shooting them but these strategies, but in a SHTF scenario these can attract unwanted attention and might not be successful anyway. Here is an excellent way to […]

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Make a BETTER Pocket Sized Sod...

A while back I did a post: Make a Tiny Pocket Sized Stove with 2 Soda Cans in 30 Minutes I said then that that there are many variations on the soda can stove and that that particular one was the quickest/easiest to make, but not the most effective one to use.  Now it’s time to progress to a […]

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Survivor Kid: A Practical Guid...

Counteracting the panic and fear associated with getting lost in the wild, this handbook equips children with practical tools for overcoming adverse wilderness experiences, even if they are endured alone. Compiled by a search-and-rescue professional, straightforward advice is offered on building shelters and fires, signalling for help, finding water and food, dealing with dangerous animals, learning how […]

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How to Make an Everlasting Can...

Ok, here’s the thing, I was always going to get around to doing a post on making a candle with Crisco, but then someone commented on our Facebook page about our make a candle with olive oil post saying olive oil is expensive and Crisco is a better option. This got me thinking and tinkering and […]

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How To Cook On A Clothes Iron (Eggs, Bacon, Sausages, Burgers & More)

Cooking on a clothes iron is probably most useful for students and people who stop in hotels frequently. However if you cook on gas at home, and the gas is off, you can still cook some food using this method. How To Cook On A Clothes Iron Some things you can cook beneath the iron […]

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8 Easy & Delicious Crock Pot Freezer Meals

We have two young kids and we both work. With kids, school and work, it can be difficult Monday to Friday to find the time to prepare healthy home cooked food. My wife always manages to make us something delicious to eat, but sometimes the cost of this is the mealtimes are much later in […]

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DIY Solar Powered Evaporative Cooler (Portable!)

In arid areas of low humidity (desert/ southwest US etc) an evaporation cooler or swamp cooler can reduce the temperature of a room by 20-30 degrees. In many cases they are even more effective than traditional air conditioning. Evaporation coolers are also very low-tech and cheap and easy to build and run. In fact the […]

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The 4 Golden Rules Of Cast-Iron Cooking

Rule 1: Don’t wash cast-iron cookware like normal pots and pans. Don’t wash cast-iron cookware like normal pots and pans. Dishwasher detergent and dish soap will remove the seasoning (oil coating) on the skillets etc, that is required for successful cooking and storage. If the seasoning is removed, food will stick to the cookware, and when […]

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Turn Your BBQ Into A Pizza Oven With This DIY Clay Oven Top (Removable)

If you have ever tried stone baked pizza or bread, you’ll know why so many people are building pizza/clay ovens in their backyards. The thing is – not everyone has the room to build a full-on clay oven. Also for others, a clay oven will only get the occasional use for parties and BBQs etc. […]

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14 Reasons Why You Should Have Some Witch Hazel At Home

When I was growing up, my mother used to put witch hazel on everything! Bug bites – witch hazel; bruises – witch hazel; cuts – witch hazel. I used to think she was crazy, possibly even a witch herself!  Now I am older I know better and that she was actually on to something all […]

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Honey As Medicine: Kills Bacteria, Prevents Infection & Promotes Healing

Honey is such a pure, beautiful, natural substance. The way it is made by the bees is amazing, it tastes amazing, it never spoils (unspoilt jars have been found in Egypt over 1000 years old!) and what a lot of people don’t realize is honey is actually excellent for first aid too. Honey has antifungal […]

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One Man’s Genius Idea For Growing A Huge Tomato Crop

James over at hometalk.com has come up with an awesome way of growing bumper crops of tomatoes with very little effort. James came up with an innovative way to water and feed the tomatoes using a garbage bin. Not only does it result in huge tomato crops, it is a much easier way to grow tomatoes […]

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41 Green Ways To Save Money ($1000s Each Year!)

It seems quite obvious to me that we are screwing our planet up at a rate far greater than previous generations. Lots of people also seem to be struggling and a lot less well off now too. Therefore if there are things you can do that save you money AND save the environment, surely that’s […]

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Amazing Secret Way To Get FREE Solar Panels

That’s right, there is a way you can get solar panels for free! I know someone who did it and so can you. Here’s how it’s done… Solar panels are used everywhere these days. They are often used by construction crews and traffic systems (signs, cameras & emergency signal lighting etc) and these are where we […]

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What Happens When You Use Microwaved Water To Water Plants

We have done several posts over the last few months involving microwave ovens. I have found that the subject is very controversial with you guys. I am not sure I have ever had so many messages claiming microwaves are dangerous and should not be used etc. One of the most common messages I have received […]

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Photographic Proof That You Can Heal Cavities (Before & After Photos)

Of course dentists will tell you that you cannot heal dental cavities, they want to make money out of your cavities… But before we continue, let’s be clear, I believe cavities can be healed and teeth remineralized only at the early stages of tooth decay. Once decay and cavities have progress passed a certain point, […]

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How To Make A T-Shirt Eel Trap That Gets Results

When I was a kid I watched a TV show called Alone In The Woods. In that show Lofty Wiseman the author of the SAS Survival Guide showed how to make an eel trap out of a t-shirt, in a survival situation. Of course I immediately went down to river to give it a try. I […]

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List Of Non Edible US Plants Commonly Thought To Be Edible

All the outdoor and survival books, websites and magazines are always showing you which foods you can forage for and eat in the wild. Most of us have some knowledge of some core plants and fruits that are ok to eat, and we stick clear of plants we can’t identify. The thing is there are […]