Category: General Self Sufficiency

Recycling Yogurt Containers

Recycling yogurt containers. Give new life to the container, and make your life and food storage a little bit more organized with very little effort | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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. What can we learn from them? Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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. What can we learn from them?     People who lived through the Great Depression during the 1930’s in America did so largely by sheer willpower. Many lessons were learned …

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Save Money – DIY Gel Ice Packs

DIY gel ice packs. With the money you'll save, and all the things you can use DIY gel ice packs for, there's no reason not to start making your own. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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 perishables cool, gel ice packs are handy to have in the freezer. The problem for most people is that the only ones they get …

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Are you REALLY Ready to Go Off Grid?

Are you really ready to go off grid? It's something people dream about but few accomplish. If you decide to make the plunge plan on a sharp learning curve. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

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 cleaning. Perhaps that's because so few people use anymore. | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

The easiest way to clean cast iron. So many people are clueless when it comes to cast iron cleaning. Perhaps that’s because so few people use anymore.   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 …

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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 | 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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Using Powdered Milk for More Than Cereal

Using powdered milk for more than cereal. When you say the words "powdered milk," those who have had it before tend to scrunch their faces up into an expression of disgust. It's great for cooking, so don't dismiss it all together | Prepared Homesteading Survivalist

Using powdered milk for more than cereal. When you say the words “powdered milk,” those who have had it before tend to scrunch their faces up into an expression of disgust. It’s great for cooking, so don’t dismiss it altogether.   When you say the words “powdered milk,” those who have had it before tend …

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