Can You Identify (Deadly) Pois...

Can you identify poison hemlock? Do you know whereabouts it grows?  Do you know what areas of North America it is found? Did you know it kills people and animals every year? Firstly, poison hemlock is not to be dismissed, several people each year are killed by it in the US.  Often people mistake it […]

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2 Minute Trick To Clean/De-Haz...

I have known about this tip/trick/hack for years, to be honest, I thought everyone did so it was a huge surprise when a friend of mine told me she has just paid $20 to have her headlights cleaned… Anyway this made me think that perhaps there are lots of people out there paying professionals or […]

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22 Genius Kitchen Tips You Pro...

This is an awesome list of genuinely useful tips and tricks that will save you time, money, effort and maybe even some sanity… There are actually way more than 22 tips etc, as some of them contain several additional tips and tricks as well. Includes 17 foods that can be regrown from scraps, 12 time […]

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Cleansing Green Detox Smoothie...

So we all ate and drank too much over the holiday period and now load of us are dieting, getting fit and detoxing… Green detox drinks and smoothies are all the rage right now, so here’s a great recipe from Health Is Happiness to help cleanse and detox. I don’t go in for those strict regimented […]

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Make a Stove From 3 Food Cans ...

This is not the prettiest homemade stove in the world, but it is very efficient and easy/super quick to build.  You may already have these cans in the cupboard.  The only tools you need are: a can opener, bottle opener and some tin snips. This is a great stove to make if you are stuck […]

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How To Grow 50-80 lbs Of Tomatoes Per Plant

That’s right – 50 – 80 pounds of tomatoes PER PLANT! That’s amazing, you could grow a huge amount of tomatoes in a really small space. This is useful for everyone regardless of how much space they have for growing food, but it is especially useful for people with limited growing space. Watch the video […]


Ready-Made Dry Mix Desserts In Jars

We have featured several posts about ready-made dry mix meals in jars, below are a few of the most popular ones. 472 Dehydrated Complete Meals In Jars Dry Pre-Measured Complete Meals In Jars: Rice Mixes Dry Pre-Measured Complete Meals In Jars (just add water and cook!) The thing is – all of these have pretty […]

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The Best & Easiest Campfire Bacon

Do you know what? You look at the photo above and think – campfire, bacon, skewers= obvious! Then why have I never thought of cooking bacon over a campfire like this? This cooking method would be great for all kinds of campfire cooking, you could even use those bamboo skewers and cook like this when […]


Home Remedy For Earwax & Ear Infections

This home remedy is actually better than some of the over-the-counter solutions you can purchase from the pharmacy; most of the drops for swimmer’s ear (mild infection) contain just isopropyl alcohol to dry and wash out the ear, but the home remedy below contains rubbing alcohol and white vinegar. The rubbing alcohol and white vinegar combination in this […]

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Get-Home Bag: Why It’s Different & What To Pack

Everyone knows what a bug-out-bag is, or at least everyone who visits our website and follows us on Facebook does. What’s the biggest problem with a bug-out-bag? The biggest problem is that it is usually not there when you need it… Most people store their bug-out-bag at home within easy access for running out the […]

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DIY Plant Pot Smoker: Very Cheap & Easy

Simply put – if you have never tried smoking foods at home, you have to give this a try! Not only is smoking food a great way to preserve it, it also imparts an amazing taste and aroma to the food. Even if you have no interest in preserving food, you should still give this […]

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Excellent DIY Lightweight Tin Can Stove

Oh man, we’ve featured loads and loads of DIY stoves on K.W.N; everything from tiny soda can alcohol stoves, to larger tin can/brick rocket stoves, right the way through to larger DIY thermal mass stoves to heat your entire home… Sometimes (in fact often) simplest is best and that is what I love about this […]

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2 Different Ways To Start A Fire With Steel Wool

You cannot know too many different techniques for starting fire. You just don’t know what dire situation you might find yourself in one day, and you just don’t know what resources you’ll have with you… Matches get wet, lighters get broken, and pretty much every other gadget/device for creating fire can be forgotten and left […]

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An Even Easier Way To Remove Skin Tags With Lemon Juice

A few weeks back we did a post on K.W.N called: How to remove skin tags with apple cider vinegar. That post went absolutely crazy, and when I say crazy I mean it got well over a million visitors… The ACV method works, I have tried it, I know it works; however, I have now […]


DIY Automatic Fishing Pole Trap

This is an awesome bit of bushcraft that I think would be great fun to practice in a non-survival scenario, like when out camping for example. Being able to set an automatic fishing pole trap like this, could be useful in a survival scenario, as you can set several traps and fish passively (whilst you […]


23 Ways To Be More Self-Sufficient: Survive/Thrive Now & If The SHTF

1. Drill a water well and install a hand pump. 2. Set up a rainwater collection system to gather rainwater for watering your garden, and for drinking in emergencies (when filtered!). 3. Start a vegetable garden. If space doesn’t allow, consider vertical gardening and planting in pots and containers. 4. Start a compost heap and recycle […]


Avoid The 6 Common Mistakes New Gardeners Usually Make

Getting into growing your own fruit and vegetables can be very exciting (even more so if you have young kids!). The problem is – if you jump into gardening without some care and attention, your crops will be doomed to fail, and then you’ll likely give up on your new gardening hobby… The article below […]

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36 Weekend DIY Preparedness Projects

I think one of the things that puts people off with emergency preparedness is the sheer scale of everything they perceive they need to do to be prepared. I think the enormity of the project overwhelms people and then they end up doing nothing as a result. This is a shame as emergency preparedness is […]


5 Natural Ways To Remove Blackheads Fast

  Many folks prone to blackheads (and spots/acne) get seduced by the very clever marketing of the pharmaceutical companies who make 100s of millions selling products that largely don’t work very well. If that is not bad enough, these blackhead removal and acne treatments usually cost a fortune. The irony with the spot treatments is […]