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How to Make a Water Bottle Survival Kit

I thought I would see how many useful survival items I could stuff into a small water bottle like this one (it’s 16-ounce, hard-sided): At 16-ounces it’s not a very big water bottle and that was a part of the challenge! Of course, you could choose a larger water bottle if you prefer and it […]

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3 Easy Ways to EDC Duct Tape!

Duct tape is wonderful stuff. It’s so useful, in fact, that you should have some on you at all times and include it in your EDC. After all, if it was good enough for MacGyver, it’s good enough for me. Here’s my 3 most favorite ways to carry it… 1. Wrapped around a credit card […]

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DIY Ranger Pace Beads With a “Manly” Twist: Make it Mondays

I was bored the other day and decided to make my own Ranger-style pace counting beads for hiking and bug out. But, rather than using the traditionally accepted method of paracord and “girly” beads I figured I would “man it up” a bit and use paracord and machined nuts, you know, the kind that are […]

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Delicious Homemade Banana Bread

If you paid attention to last week’s “Make it Monday” post on the makeshift tea light oven then you will have noticed that I made some delicious homemade banana bread and so I figured I would share that recipe with you here. Personally, I LOVE banana bread and it’s always been a treat when my sister-in-law or […]

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How to Makeshift a Candle-Powered Tea Light Oven!

First, let me state that I’m not a big fan of using candles for much of anything during an emergency situation. I think they’re a significant fire hazard especially after a disaster when people do dumb things… possibly like this. There are better, safer ways to light up the night and cook food during an emergency. […]

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Make it Mondays: DIY Vaseline and Cotton Ball Fire-Starters Without the Mess!

Have you ever wanted to make your own Vaseline and cotton ball fire-starters but don’t want your hands to look like a mess after coating just one? Then you’re in luck because you can easily make your own Vaseline-impregnated fire-starters with ease. Here’s how in roughly four steps: It’s really easy, here’s how: Gather your supplies. […]

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DIY Projects Hygiene / Sanitation

Make it Mondays: The “Big 3” Homemade Cleaners

When we clean the house we usually only use three cleaners to get most everything: an all-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, and floor cleaner. Currently, we’re still using some leftover toilet cleaner that eventually I’ll have to replace but, by and large, these three cleaners do it all. And, obviously, I’m excluding homemade cleaners for doing […]