Rubber bands are useful for many things. Here are some of the ones you may not have thought of.
If you don’t like to waste money buying new outfits every few months, there are a few things you can do to make your favorite clothes last for many years.
Our preps are our lifelines during difficult times. Because of limited space issues, the items we carefully put away need to be versatile. Read about 7 kitchen essentials that will conserve space and get the job done.
Before you throw out that pan of used motor oil, think about the different ways you could reuse it. Check out these ideas here.
Don’t throw away your spent Christmas tree – recycle it!. Here are 5 self-reliant ways to recycle your tree.
Here are 5 ways to reduce waste in your home and simplify your life.
Fortunately there are quite a few ways you can cut back on your water, including a few you may have never considered.
When it comes to long-term preparedness, we need only look back on our ancestors’ knowledge to affirm that their methods for surviving, often considered primitive by modern standards, are effective in their own right and are applicable in the event that our modern day conveniences are disrupted.
My children had a roof over their heads, food in their belly and a warm bed at night and they were grateful for that, anything else was a bonus.
Once you learn to identify this sticky life-saver, you’ll find it difficult to walk past a pine tree without scanning for this Jewel of the Woods!
All the rugs at Knowle were made on a peg loom, as were cushion covers and the thick toppers that we used on the beds in cold weather.
Our homes, cars, offices and even dustbins are full of stuff that we barely give a second glance to. Many of those items are multi-purpose and can be used for prepping and/or in situations where our survival is challenged.
Whether we are climate change activists or skeptics, we can all agree that we should all be doing our part to leave our Earth in the best condition possible. Sustainability isn’t always the easiest thing to accomplish considering our consumerist lifestyle in the U.S., but we’ve come up with four things that can really have an impressive impact and make big changes!
I have discovered several ways to use wood ash.
This is how to make a very powerful and effective bow with nothing more than PVC, paracord, and driveway markers.
It seems very old fashioned to have a rag bag, or in my case a rag box, but I couldn’t consider not saving bits of fabric.
Since all survival situations are by their very nature, unpredictable, it’s important to learn as many fire crafting methods as you can. You can never know too much in this category.
To think of all the wine corks I threw away without realizing how many more uses they had. Here are seven great ideas to re-use those wine corks laying around.
Those that are attempting to adopt the homesteading mindset are trying to re-learn the lost knowledge from our agrerian ancestors, as well as trying to find practical ways to save a buck or two. The homesteading mindset is all about re-purposing items we already have in our possession. Finding ways to re-purpose trash can not only make your lifestyle more “green,”, but it can save you money and time as well.
Those who choose to heat their home with wood are becoming fewer and fewer. However, with more interested in a self-sustaining lifestyle and going off the grid, those numbers may begin to rise again. If you decided to heat your home with wood, there are simply some types of wood that are better to burn in your home.
It’s that wonderful time of the year when we all start thinking about the perfect gift to get for those closest to us. But it’s also time to take advantage of the deals out there and get the best gift for the gardener in your life!
Finding food in the dead of winter is not impossible, you just need to know where to look and have supplies in place.
Heating your home during the winter can be costly and many don’t have the extra money to pay for the uptick in energy costs. But we’ve come up with a few tips and tricks to help you save your money on energy and use more sustainable ways to heat your home.
There is something about glass jars being used other than their intending purpose that makes a smile creep across my face.
For those without enough property or in an urban or suburban area, an icebox might be a good thing to have, at least as a backup for the refrigerator.
If you do find yourself in the wilderness and need food, there are a lot of ways to fill the plate for dinner. But you need to learn and practice the skills.
There are so many activities that can be done around a fire pit that you and your family will never get bored.
Plan ahead and you’ll be sitting by a toasty fire in January with a nice steaming cup of your own delicious herbal tea.
Newspapers seem to accumulate the most in homes and knowing its many uses can serve you in a more sustainable manner.
Each generation faces new challenges from a system designed to follow profit-potential rather than the welfare of the people confined within it. Plastics are slowly killing us. Here are 9 mindful ways to start phasing it out of your life.