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 […]
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!
We have done several posts about making your own knives, arrowheads and other small tools over the years, but the main stumbling block preventing most folks having a go is that the tutorials usually require a blacksmiths forge to heat, shape and harden the steel. Building or buying a full-sized blacksmiths forge is beyond most […]
Firstly – please note the words ‘In An Emergency’. This works but it could get you in trouble if you abuse the technique. This post isn’t about showing you how to power and charge your USB devices via the phone line for free. This cable set-up should only be made for use in the event […]
There are many emergency and survival scenarios where you may need to get past a locked padlock, but you don’t have the key. To be honest, there are also many non-emergency times you may want to open a locked padlock too. For example, I once lost the key to the padlock that secures one of […]
If you already have a wood-burning stove at home that heats your water, this is not going to be of much interest to you… If however, you rely on gas/electricity to heat your water, this is a great little emergency preparedness project for backup hot water in emergencies. It would also be useful for remote/off-the-grid […]
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 […]
We really want to get a wood burning stove to supplement our heating (to be honest we want one for the atmosphere created by a wood burning stove just as much!) Nothing beats the smell and warmth of a wood burning stove… The problem is – if you want to purchase a ready made wood […]
Anyone who watches Doomsday Preppers on TV will be forgiven for thinking that you just purchase an old shipping container, dig a hole, throw it in the ground, cover it over, and there’s your bunker. True enough, purchasing a shipping container to use as a bunker can be a good way to build a bunker; […]