For most of us, charcoal means one thing – summer barbecues! However, charcoal can also be used for cooking outdoors year-round. It is also a great option to store for cooking during emergency, SHTF scenarios. Additionally, good quality homemade charcoal can also be used to make effective DIY water filters. Charcoal can also be used […]
Money Saving, Frugal DIY Projects
Here you will find all the money-saving DIY projects and tutorials we have published. Almost all of these DIY projects are based on self-sufficiency. Most of these projects are frugal and low-cost. Many will also save you money! Here are a few of our most popular natural pest control posts --
DIY Septic System Tutorials – 55 Gallon Drum & Tank Systems.
Log Home Plans: 40 Free Log Cabin Floor Plans & Blueprints.
How To Build A DIY Water Wheel Generator – 2 Free PDF Guide.
How To Get Free Firewood: Heat Your Home 100% For Free!
So you know getting a backup generator is a great idea, but you just can’t afford to purchase one? Well, could you afford $50 give or take, for a small backup generator? If you search around at yard sales or your local junkyard or landfill you should be able to pick up most of the […]
Solar lights like the picture above are in 90% of American gardens and yards, they make gardens look awesome, plus these little solar lights actually double up as emergency lighting if the power goes out. In fact, there is a whole load emergency preparedness, SHTF and homesteading uses for these solar lights. These solar lights […]
With the cost of living skyrocketing in areas all throughout the country, many consumers are seeking out cheap, or preferably free, ways to curve their utility bills. When it comes to heating your home throughout the winter months, a wood-burning stove effectively warms your living spaces without burning through your bank account. To further deepen […]
Normal outdoor wood paint is expensive, an ecological nightmare (eco paints cost even more money!), they are toxic, harmful to nature/humans, take ages to dry and you have to use even more nasty chemicals to clean your brushes etc when you are done… What if I told you there is a natural, healthy/eco-alternative that’s easy […]
What a great idea! Purchase an off-the-shelf carport, assemble it, clad it with timber, add a door, and you have an awesome low-cost barn… You could cut costs even further by cladding with wood stripped from free wooden pallets. If you ask around local businesses, you can get an endless supply of free pallets. See […]
I have an old DEWALT cordless drill. The battery no longer holds its charge. I contacted DEWALT ages back about a replacement battery but they quoted $85 PLUS P&P… I am sad to say that my trusty old drill has sat unused since. I purchased a new cheaper drill for half the price. But all […]
Car and truck batteries need to provide 100s of amps to get an engine started. An old car/truck battery might no longer have the power left to start a high drain engine, but it will probably still be capable of providing 100+ of watts of power, which can keep the lights on and power small […]