Category: DIY

DIY Seed Pots Made from Newspaper

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' at planting time | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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’ at planting time.   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 …

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Build Inexpensive Raised Beds

Build inexpensive raised beds for your garden for as little as $12. Cedar is the perfect material because it is not affected by humidity or weather. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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 is something no one likes to do. Add in all the harsh chemicals that make your house stink, get on your skin and clothes, and the chore is even more unpleasant. Cleaning Your Oven Without Harsh Chemicals, give it a try | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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 | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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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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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List: PVC Projects for the Homestead

PVC Projects for the homestead: This pipe handles heat and pressure, can be buried or suspended, and it also makes for some very fun DIY homestead projects! | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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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Purifying Water Using These 4 Methods

Purifying Water Using These 4 Methods Ask yourself a question: “Do I know how to purify water and make it safe to drink, cook, or wash with?” If the answer is no, that may be something you want to consider fixing immediately. Water is life, as the saying goes and it’s a fact. Popular recommendations …

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Canning Your Own Butternut Squash

Canning Your Own Butternut Squash. Learn more about this valuable gourd that you can grow in your garden, harvest, and then can for later meals.

Canning Your Own Butternut Squash   Squash is one of those foods that can last a long time by itself but also jars up really well. With the bright colors of butternut squash, it can be visually appealing when you walk into your pantry and are greeting by the sight of so many vibrant colors. …

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