From an early age, I knew it was kind of possible to reuse disposable, single-use batteries; as a kid, we used to leave dead alkaline batteries out in the sunshine for a few hours, and this seemed to recharge them a little bit, so we could get a bit more use out of them… What […]
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.
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 […]
As well as the plants that repel mosquitoes, we’ve also included a few plants repel mosquitoes AND some other insects such as gnats, ticks & fleas (and other bugs); and plants that protect other plants from aphids & mites etc. Planting and growing insect and mosquito repellent plants provide a great opportunity to get out […]
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 […]
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 had one of these for years and it is superb. Not only do you get free plant pots for life, but they are also biodegradable and can be planted straight in the ground (in the pot) and the pot will break-down naturally in the soil. We make and use 100s of these newspaper […]