Yep, this post is about building a homemade DIY septic system from cheap plastic barrels and used tote tanks! It’s not exciting, it’s not sexy, but it is necessary… If you are just camping/living somewhere for a few weeks, a basic latrine with suffice. However, if we are talking months or years at your self-built […]
Here you will find the self-sufficiency articles and tutorials that we have published (there are a lot of related posts in the homesteading, money-saving DIY & home remedies sections so check those out as well)... Here are a few of our most popular self-sufficiency posts --
How To Get Used/Working Solar Panels For FREE.
How To Make Charcoal At Home — So Easy & Simple!
23 Gardening Hacks, Tricks, & Tips.
How To Build A DIY Water Wheel Generator.
Native American culture is one of sophistication, community spirit and respect for the land, its animals and the environment as a whole, and it’s definitely something we can all learn something from. There’s a reason that their culture and tradition has lasted so long against all odds. Below are 5 Native American skills and traditions […]
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 […]
Over the years we have featured a whole load of awesome DIY solar projects for you guys to try building for yourselves. This fairly big post is a round-up of some of the shorter DIY solar posts we have done. I have rounded them up here, in one place, to make them easier to find. […]
Looking for the most efficient way of heating your home? Perhaps you’ve heard all about rocket mass heaters and just how clean they are? Whatever the reason, this guide takes a closer look at these heaters, explains how to build them, and covers all of their benefits (of which there are many!). Wait A Minute… […]
Many people think that once you have some chickens, you then have a constant and predictable supply of eggs. Once you have had some chickens for a while, you soon realise this is not always the case. Well not in our experience anyway… Chickens can be temperamental creatures and many things such as stress, the […]
This post is a round-up of smaller posts that were previously featured on Knowledge Weighs Nothing. (I am slowly going back through KWN and tidying things up and removing lots of old/dead posts etc). I have compiled several older tomato growing/preserving posts here in one place to make it simpler to find these excellent tomato […]
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 […]