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5 Cheap Survival Projects to Make Right Now!

5 Cheap Survival Projects to Make Right Now!

5 Cheap Survival Projects to Make Right NowIf you’re prepping to bug in in case of a major disaster (like most preppers do), you’re probably wondering what piece of gear to buy next? I know spending is fun, but the thing that’s more important is to have survival skills. Besides, some of these items are insanely expensive, they just aren’t worth the money considering you can make them yourself for a fraction of the cost.

In what follows, I want to give you a few easy survival projects you can do without breaking the bank. They’re actually useful, meaning you’re not doing this just for practice. Some of them are even suitable for kids – a great way to introduce them to prepping.

#1. Make an Altoids Tin Oil Lamp

Though altoids tins are most often used by preppers to keep their mini first aid kits, they also make perfect lamps.

The basic idea is to melt the wax of several candles (into a jar or something) by putting it in a pot filled with water on a stove. Once you melt the wax, you pour it into the altoids tin, but not before you glue the candle wicks to the bottom of the container. Continue reading 5 Cheap Survival Projects to Make Right Now!

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Personal Sustainability!

Personal Sustainability!
Brett Bauma “Makers on Acres

On the next episode of the Makers On Acres Tech. Build and Grow Show, we are going to be talking about our own personal sustainability.

Personal SustainabilityMany of us dream of living a self-reliant lifestyle. The road to true self-reliance can be one that has many road blocks and obstacles, including funding. So how do we develop a sustainable lifestyle that leads us to self-reliance? There are many answers to this question, but I want to hit on some of the most impactful ones that can make the biggest change from the start. Continue reading Personal Sustainability!

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Spring, getting prepared!

Spring, getting prepared!
James Walton “I Am Liberty

Spring groundhogIt seems like every warm day in Winter is brings such a deep hope of whats to come. I don’t know about you but I experience winter fatigue about 3 days into the season. Not really. After the holidays though I do begin to climb the walls. Continue reading Spring, getting prepared!

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Living On One Income

Living On One Income & Thriving On A Shoestring Budget
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

Living On One Income lilsuburbanhomesteadoldhouseKaren Lynn and The Viking reminisce this week about their season of living on one income and they even have a blog post at Lil’ Suburban Homestead called “The Top 10 Rules For Living On One Income & Thriving On a Shoe String Budget”. They will be discussing their out of the box thinking, some of the Viking’s creative projects to make living in a 1906 historic home without heat and air conditioning easier. They also share some fun stories about how they failed at raising rabbits, how the Viking built a garden with reclaimed bricks from around the corner down town, and more! Continue reading Living On One Income

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The DIY Revolution & Why You Should Join it!

The DIY Revolution & Why You Should Join it!
Host: Karen Lynn “Lil’ Suburban Homestead

DIY diygreenhouseKaren Lynn has the Viking join her on the show this week and they discuss the DIY Revolution and Why You Should be on it!  Karen Lynn was inspired to do this show when Cat from the Herbal Prepper called them the DIY Duo!  The Viking and her have a ton of DIY Projects and they wanted to share a little bit about them in this podcast with all of you!

They discuss Karen Lynn’s no sew fleece blankie, her homemade pine cone wreath’s,  and how simple and easy is it to not only make DIY gifts for Continue reading The DIY Revolution & Why You Should Join it!

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Honey Pot on “The Homestead Honey Hour”

A lot of Honey’s in one pot and ‘Anything Goes’

homestead honey 125It’s been a while since The Homestead Honeys have hosted a 5th Thursday, ‘Anything Goes’ show (…well almost anything), on Thursday, May 30th.   You’re invited to call in with any preparedness questions you have.  The Honeys hope to inspire you as they talk about their current projects, but are just as eager to hear about what you’re working on. The Honeys look forward to talking with you, and hearing about your efforts to become more self-sufficient and self-reliant. Noreen, Bev and Katz will all be on the air together. There’s just no predicting what twists and turns the conversation might take!

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