Category Archive: DIY

Build Inexpensive Raised Beds

For as little as $12 you can build inexpensive raised beds for your garden. Are you looking for a new garden idea? Try building inexpensive raised beds for your garden. PreparednessMama has created a new garden in her suburban backyard and she’s used cedar fencing for the garden boxes. Cedarwood has remarkable stability, it won’t change it’s …

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Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals

Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals   Cleaning your oven is something no one likes to do. Add in all those harsh chemicals that make your house stink, get on your skin and clothes, and the chore is even more unpleasant. Of course, the reason so many use them is because they are convenient and …

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Healthy and Frugal DIY Dog Food

Healthy and Frugal DIY Dog Food   Being a pet owner can be a rough balance: you want to give them the best of everything but you live paycheck to paycheck. You know the ‘cheap’ dog food is filled with corn (dogs don’t eat corn as a normal thing, you know) and chemicals you can’t …

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DIY Homemade Instant Potato Flakes

DIY Homemade Instant Potato Flakes Can you imagine how much better home made ‘instant’ potato flakes would taste compared to what you buy in the store? Who knows what chemicals are added to them?! When you make your own homemade instant potato flakes, not only are you getting a superior product, you know exactly how …

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DIY Homemade Cough Drops

DIY Homemade Cough Drops Being able to DIY homemade cough drops (or medicine in general) is something that has largely been lost in the modern world. Instead, we go to the store or doctor and buy some chemical filled something or other that may or may not actually help your symptoms. Wouldn’t it be nice to …

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Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF

Hand Washing Laundry After SHTF When the average person thinks about hand washing laundry, the image of some pioneer woman bending over a large metal tub and running clothing over a washboard comes to mind. Some may think of it in other terms but you get the idea. Hand washing, rinsing, and line drying is …

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Self Reliant Skills: Home Butchering a Pig

Self Reliant Skills: Home Butchering a Pig For those who aren’t overly squeamish and prefer to have a direct hand in where their food comes from and how it is processed, we present this fantastic article from AFarmishKindofLife.com. Home butchering a pig, or any animal, takes skill, patience, and a lot of physical labor! Homesteading …

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DIY Seed Pots Made from Newspaper

DIY Seed Pots Made from Newspaper This is a fun little project that is extremely inexpensive, quick and easy to do, and is perfect for doing as a family. DIY seed pots are something that can be made any time of year and can even save you money since you won’t need to buy ‘sprouting pots’ …

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List: PVC Projects for the Homestead

List: PVC Projects for the Homestead   PVC pipe, short for Polyvinyl Chloride, is a universally used construction material and is fairly inexpensive. The pipe is versatile, long lasting (in the right conditions), and durable. It can handle heat and pressure, it can be buried, suspended, or any combination in between! It also makes for some …

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DIY: Make Your Own Seed Mats and Tapes

DIY: Make Your Own Seed Mats and Tapes Making your own seed mats and tapes is incredibly easy to do and can make a huge difference in your garden planting, not to mention your success rate! Using a napkin and homemade paste, you can create your own seed mats and tapes in minutes, saving time …

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