Category Archive: General Self Sufficiency

Recycling Yogurt Containers

Recycling Yogurt Containers If you are anything like our family, you are very conscientious about waste and alternative disposal systems. In this article from Premeditated Leftovers, we learn about 10 simple uses for old yogurt containers that will give new life to the container, and make your life and food storage a little bit more …

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Bits of Wisdom from the Great Depression

Bits of Wisdom from the Great Depression   People who lived through the Great Depression during the 1930’s in America did so largely by sheer willpower. Many lessons were learned and a general shift in mentality occurred during this time. Less was thrown away, more was recycled, reused, or done without. People learned to make …

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Welcoming the Next Generation of Preppers

Welcoming the Next Generation of Preppers Regardless of what you may think or feel about the millennial generation, there are certain things about them that have far exceeded their parents’ generation. Information, for example. All they’ve ever known is to Google search. They have little to no concept of the Dewey decimal system, cassette players, …

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Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs

Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs How many times have you used gel ice packs in your life? Their uses are almost limitless: from medical applications to keeping your sandwiches cool, gel ice packs are handy to have in the freezer. The problem for most people is that the only ones they get are …

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Are you REALLY Ready to Go Off Grid?

Are you REALLY Ready to Go Off Grid? Thinking about going off grid? Are you really ready?¬†Going off the grid is something many people dream about but few ever accomplish. Those who decide to make the plunge will have a sharp learning curve, especially if they’ve never experienced off grid living before. Those who are …

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The Easiest Way to Clean Cast Iron

The Easiest Way to Clean Cast Iron   So many people are clueless when it comes to cast iron. Perhaps that’s because so few people use it on a regular basis anymore. Most times when you see cast iron (if it isn’t new), there is gunk built up. Maybe there’s some rust on the sides …

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Practice Makes the Prepper

Practice Makes the Prepper It doesn’t matter how much gear you have. All of it is worthless to you unless you know how to use it. Trying to read the instructions on how to use a fire extinguisher while the house is blazing isn’t the best time to learn. You have to understand how it …

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Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can

Why You Should Learn How to Pressure Can For many, pressure canning is an intimidating thing. For others, it’s an outdated way to preserve food so there’s no reason to bother when you can just buy what you want. Sadly, canning food is a lost art compared to how many people had the skill a …

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Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills

Your Ancestors Had These 17 Survival Skills Technology has brought the human race some truly amazing and almost miraculous benefits. Instant information has both helped and hurt our society as a whole. There are so many skills that have been lost, and I’m not talking about ancient history, either! I’m talking about your grandparents 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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