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DIY Projects Food / Water

How to Make Your Own Bulk Water Filter System

I’ll be honest, it’s DIY projects like this one that make me grateful somebody invested an easier solution, like the Berkey water filter system. But if you’re looking for a truly long-term, bulk water filter, consider a setup like this one which uses rocks, sand, and charcoal to filter almost any water source. According to […]

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DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

How to Go Off-Grid With Solar

Many people are working toward the shared goal of sustainability. Declaring independence from the power and water grid, becoming self-sufficient and reducing your reliance on others are all massive steps, especially if you’re accustomed to the creature comforts modern living provides. Generating enough power to keep your home running without having to rely on the […]

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Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Mini Wood Stove for Camping

I’ll be honest, although this is a really neat little DIY stove, it looks like way too much work to build when I could probably just buy something (see below) that works just as well or even better. In any case, it was still interesting to watch being made, especially with all the neat additions […]

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DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

Immune Boosting DIY Elderberry Syrup

Although I didn’t use the specific brand in the video–we purchase ours locally–I made my own elderberry syrup in a very similar fashion for the first time just the other day. It’s really easy to do, just boil the berries in water for 30-45 minutes, strain, add honey, and store in the refrigerator. And, although […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

Vehicle Tools and False Floor

Last weekend we went to Crater Lake in Oregon–the smoke was still bad so we didn’t see much–and as (my) luck would have it, we had a problem with our van since it wouldn’t start one morning because the positive battery cable came loose. I assume it was never correctly tightened down when installed. In […]

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DIY Projects Homesteading / Gardening

DIY Handmade Bricks for Homesteading

Ever wonder what you would do if we, as a society, had to start from scratch? More specifically, which crucial structures we take for granted in today’s modern society that may need to be recreated? I do. While there’s a lot to consider, one of the biggest problems we may face could include the ability […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

Cargo Trailer Conversion into Stealth Off-Grid Camper

I must be into bug out trailer ideas lately, and this one is even better than the last one. You see, this one is an enclosed cargo trailer that’s been converted into a fully-functional off-grid camper. It’s complete with a convertible couch/bed, mini wood stove, kitchen, plenty of storage, solar power, a neat way to […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Off-Road Mini Camper

This DIY project is a bit more than I would be willing to tackle, but if you have a knack for such things and some time on your hands I can see how this could become a great bug out trailer idea. What I really like is all of the attention to detail, including spare […]

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DIY Projects Hygiene / Sanitation

DIY Box Fan Air Filter to Reduce Smoke Particulates

I live in Washington state where we’ve had some problems with wildfires lately. Apparently the entire West coast is burning down… literally and figuratively. Fortunately, we haven’t been close enough to any wildfire to be in danger, but we have had some noticeable smoke in the area and I’m told we’re going to have more […]

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Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Compact Campfire Grill

Well this was a neat DIY project to come across this morning. Fortunately, you don’t need to purchase much if you’re interested in attempting to make it. About the only complaint I have is that it sure would’ve been nice if he saved the crutches and used something else like some copper pipe from the […]