How To Build An Off Grid Gravity Fed Water System (link)

This is an easy way to get water flowing for small uses, such as washing hands or doing the dishes, and if you include an in-line water filter such as the then you’ll be well on your way to ditching your indoor plumbing, lol…

“An off grid Gravity Fed Water System is a great  option

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Oven Canning Crackers for Long Term Storage (video)

Warning: I’m told this may be both unsafe and dangerous. Attempt at your own risk! See comments below.

I’ve never tried to can crackers for long term storage but if you don’t have kids who consume all snack foods as soon as you buy them, then this may be a good idea. I think I’ll

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Cooking With The “Solar Death Ray”

If you’ve been following my blog for years now you may remember when I used to post about my sun oven cooking experiments… I miss those days. 🙂 Sadly, all of the large trees around my house tend to block out most of the sunshine and so my lack of willingness to work around that problem

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Survival Tabs 15 Day Food Supply, Really Only 3600 Calories for $40 – Worth It? (video)

Sometimes my math gets all wonky and I get things wrong but I don’t think so this time. While I definitely like the idea of these survival tabs for a variety of reasons–including their longevity and assorted vitamin and protein yield–I

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Cassareep Preseves Meat Indefinitely? (link)

This sounds almost too good to be true and, to some extent, it is. The good news is that you can purchase Cassareep, it seems, in the U.S. which means you can then use this idea to preserve meat but it appears that it’s a continual process of adding more Cassareep (and more meat) to the mix

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Why I Stopped Using Gamma Seal Lids And Food Storage Buckets

I’ve used these and for years now without trouble. We’ve used them to store rice, beans, oats, and wheat.

In fact, they’re rather easy to use and make accessing my food storage buckets convenient. But, alas, I’m not going to be using them any longer.


Well, remember when

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Can You Really Boil Water in a Plastic Soda Bottle?

I had to burn some papers today and it dawned on me if I could actually boil water in a plastic soda bottle like I’d seen in various videos?

As luck would have it, I had an empty soda bottle and so I gave it a shot.

I strung up the bottle about two-thirds full of cold water like this with the

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Water. How Much Do You Really Need? (link)

Water. It’s without a doubt THE most under-appreciated resource we Americans (and really any first-world nation) take for granted on a daily basis.

It’s so critical and vital to our daily lives we use it everywhere, from obvious needs like drinking, cooking, and bathing, to cleaning, gardening

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20 Extra Food Storage Spots Around The Home (link)

Food storage space getting you down? Don’t fret, the following offers twenty ideas for maximizing the unused space around your home. The only problem, of course, is remembering what went where. 🙂 In this case, consider keeping a running list and remember to rotate your stockpiles.

I should also

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