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Homemade Soap. Grandpappy's Homemade Soap Recipe Copyright © 2007,2008 by Robert Wayne Atkins, P.E. All rights reserved and all rights protected under international copyright law. Click Here for a Microsoft WORD printer friendly copy of this article. Introduction During hard times sooner or later everyone runs out of soap. 20 Foods that Will Outlast You. Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300. Note from Rourke: What follows should be considered a “starting point” or a supplemental addition to other food storage efforts.

Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300

Feed a family of 4 for 1 year, for less than $300 By MsKYprepper, Editor-At-Large You are out of excuses! This plan is THE fastest, cheapest and easiest way to start a food storage program. 13 Practical Tips To Rebuild Civilisation After An Apocalypse. Rain Barrel System 220 Gallons SHTF Water Storage Prepper Survivalist how to build make. UsCrow - The Survival Site for Americans. Animated Knots: Learn Popular Outdoor Knots With The Help Of The North Woods Field Guides.

Our products go through our own Survival GearTesting procedure. The Product Testing methods we use for Product Evaluation varies depending upon the Product being tested.

Our products go through our own Survival GearTesting procedure.

We don't test a survival tent in the same manner that we test a survival knife. Each item in our Product line goes through a Product Testing process performed by active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces, experienced outdoors-men, survivalists, and by the NSC staff. The criteria listed below is used for Product Testing and final Product Evaluations. Survival Cache — The Gear Site for Survival. 52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat. We all know our vegetables and fruits are safe to eat, but what about other wild edibles?

52 Plants In The Wild You Can Eat

Here are a few common North American goodies that are safe to eat if you find yourself stuck in the wild: Blackberries: Many wild berries are not safe to eat, it’s best to stay away from them. But wild blackberries are 100% safe to eat and easy to recognize. They have red branches that have long thorns similar to a rose, the green leaves are wide and jagged. Dandelions: The easiest to recognize is the dandelion, in the spring they show their bright yellow buds. Asparagus: The vegetable that makes your pee smell funny grows in the wild in most of Europe and parts of North Africa, West Asia, and North America. 5 Gallon Bucket Sink. How to Make Your Own Passive Heat Solar Panel Using Aluminum Cans.

Self Powered Solar Box Furnace. Solar Circuit Kits are available from CirKits.

Self Powered Solar Box Furnace

(C) G. Forrest Cook 2002 (Figure 2) Schematic Introduction This project involves the construction of a self-contained solar box furnace (Photo 1). SAS Survival Manual - Appendix A - Survival Kits. Snares And Traps. 10 Skills Every Survivalist Should Learn. 6 Widerness Survival Shelters. During most outdoor survival situations, shelter is going to be one of your top concerns.

6 Widerness Survival Shelters

In fact, when it comes to common ways that people die during a wilderness emergency, hypothermia, a drop in core body temperature, and hyperthermia, an increase in the body’s temperature, are right at the top of the list. That’s why knowing how to construct a wilderness shelter is such an important skill for anyone who spends any amount of time in the great outdoors. Here are some actual real-world Survival Shelters; these shelters should give you a good idea of what’s possible and can give you a good starting point to go out there and practice.

A-Frame Shelters One of the most common, and easy to build types of shelters is the traditional A-Frame. 29 Features Off The Grid Homebuilders Should Consider - Living Off The Grid. Guest Post By L.

29 Features Off The Grid Homebuilders Should Consider - Living Off The Grid

Fred Roensch, PhD In addition to the expected, e.g. high level of insulation, caulking, double glazing, smoke and carbon monoxide monitors and security systems – the following features are suggested for any “off the grid” home. Most of these features are well known and widely used in energy efficient homes – some are not! How to build a Rocket Mass Heater. There are two main factors that differentiate a Rocket Mass Heater (RMH) from a regular wood-burning stove.

How to build a Rocket Mass Heater

One is that the combustion that takes place is far more complete in an RMH, due to the increased draft and insulated burn chamber. An RMH can consequently be up to eight times more efficient, requiring less wood for the same amount of heat. This also results in there being less ash and smoke. Super Easy Survival Bread. Like all things survival you need to LIVE IT day to day, not just stick it in a closet and hope you never have to use it!

Super Easy Survival Bread

If you’re storing wheat and all hell breaks loose….what do you do? Bake bread of course! But do you know how? If you are new to baking your own bread it can seem like a daunting task but it really isn’t. You don’t need yeast, sugar, baking soda, or really anything but flour and water. Super Easy Survival Bread (SESB) 1 cup of fine whole wheat flour (buy from store or grind your own) 2 tbsp. of olive oil (optional, also regular vegetable oil works too) 1 tsp. salt (optional, add more or less to taste) 1/2 cup of water Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and scoop it togther into a ball. How to build your own dirt cheap fridge.

This is a guest post and entry in our non-fiction writing contest by Michael C I noticed that many people on this blog want to store milk, vegetables, seeds and medication in a refrigerated atmosphere but have yet to buy 2 refrigerators.

How to build your own dirt cheap fridge

Projects - Apple Cider Press.

Projects -

March 2008. A number of years ago new legislation was introduced to require pasturization of all apple cider sold commercially in the US. To get that rich, fresh, true cider flavor that tastes like autumn chill and crispy white apples and warm cider donuts, I built my own press. Survival gadgets that would impress MacGyver. Calling all Bear Grylls wannabes – you could try and “take on the wild” like the Chuck Norris of the outdoors, but you will probably only end up with frozen toes and a shattered ego.

Instead, kit yourself out with some super-cool adventure travel products; it’s not cheating, it’s winning. Also on CNNGo: Best travel products for 2012 Perfect for getting a shot of your own bubbles. 1. Aquaponics - Sustainable Tech Community.