How Secure Are Your Entry Locks at Home?

Not all locks are created equal.  When purchasing entry locks for your home, don’t cheap out.  The video below shows how quickly access can be gained via a simple lock pick set on a “standard” entry door lock.  Not all locks are created equal they vary in number of pins, strength of materials, resistance to […]

How to save your cold stored food when power goes out

Regardless of where you live, you have likely experienced a power outage due to a major storm and quite possibly also lost some foods as a result.  With a little bit of preparation and absolutely no cost you can save all that food (or at least most of it), and all you need is water, […]

DIY Backpacking Turkey Soup in 10 Steps

After Thanksgiving, I do as many other Americans do and cook up a nice big pot of turkey soup, the problem is, I still have 4 quarts canned up from last year since I seem to be the only one in the house who eats it (crazy right?!).  Certainly I could have canned up more, […]

Grow Your Own Antibacterial Bandages

People in general are spending more and more time learning how to self-sustain themselves through various means to better prepare themselves for anything life throws at them and in many cases save money in the process and increase their knowledge to become more resourceful.  One way of doing this is by landscaping their property with […]

Three DIY Garden Structures

Depending on the size of your garden, buying commercial products to support your plants as they grow can put a small dent in your wallet.. You can easily make tomato cages and bean trellis’s at home with some sticks and twine while learning lashing as well. Homemade structures like these are how our ancestors used […]

Save $$$ With Home-made Liquid Laundry Detergent Recipes

One way you can save yourself a little money and be a bit more self-sufficient is to make your own home-made cleaning products. In many cases, home-made products work just the same if not better than the store bought products and will cost you pennies vs dollars to make at home with just a little […]

Wild Edible: Kousa Dogwood

Although this edible is not actually wild, it can be commonly found as a decorative tree planted on properties.  The appearance of the fruit on these trees, certainly does not imply that it is edible, but I assure you they are delicious.  The Kousa Dogwood is not native to North America but was imported back […]

Kindle Book: Herbal Remedies

Free for a limited time at Amazon, Herbal Remedies Kindle Edition. “Herbal remedies are a way for you to stop being so reliant on prescription medication and get more in tune with nature! From curing your gout to arthritis to preventing cancer. Herbal remedies are helpful with it all. Of course you’ll need a variety […]

Kindle Book: Garden Box Set #1: Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners

Here is another freebie from Amazon Kindle for those starting out with gardening.  This box is free at the time of posting, get it while you can. Garden Box Set #1: Raised Bed Gardening For Beginners + Vegetable Gardening For Beginners + Companion Gardening For Beginners + Greenhouse Gardening for … Gardening in Pots, Gardening […]