Category Archive: Preparedness products

Want Healthier Chickens? Try Feeding them These Herbs

Want Healthier Chickens?  Try Feeding them These Herbs One of the biggest things that we can do for homestead chickens is to give them healthy food.  Even if you are letting them forage on insects, in your garden, or around your back yard, it’s important to supplement and round out their diets.  Remember, whatever the …

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Cold Sore Remedies That May Actually Work

Cold Sore Remedies That May Actually Work Cold sores can be painful and difficult to treat.  Medication is expensive and not guaranteed to work, and outbreaks can be contagious which puts others at risk.  Considering that around 90% of the global population carries the virus that causes cold sores, it’s important to know about some …

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How to Make a Portable Thermal Cooler

How to Make a Portable Thermal Cooler You can build a thermal cooler and save some money by gathering some basic material and following a few, easy steps.  It is an excellent option to use for keeping items cool in your backpack, campsite or bug out location, and you can easily customize this project based …

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Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home

Common Sense Advice for Securing Your Home You don’t have to go to extremes to reinforce your home and create a deterrent for potential intruders.  In fact, it’s very easy to overlook some very simple things that all of us can do right now to significantly enhance our home security.  Let’s look at some suggestions …

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Simple Improvised Duct Tape Weapons

Simple Improvised Duct Tape Weapons   Duct tape is known for its versatility and strength, and it can be used to fix almost anything. However, it can also be used to fashion a couple of very effective improvised weapons when other resources are not available. Duct Tape Slingshot One of the most effective defensive and …

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Three Practical Uses for Cork From Wine Bottles

Three Practical Uses for Cork From Wine Bottles Think twice about tossing the cork plug from your wine bottles, because you can benefit from using them for a few practical purposes. Remember that improvisation is king in terms of being able to make do with limited resources in periods of crisis or survival, and these …

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How to Build a Bushcraft Bucksaw!! “The 15 minute Saw”

How to Build a Bushcraft Bucksaw!! “The 15 minute Saw” Say you have a nice saw blade but no handle.  You can make a really simple but effective bucksaw with  some sticks and basic materials.  Follow the steps below to get a sense of how to put it together, and feel free to modify this …

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DIY Simple Compost Temperature Monitoring Stick

DIY Simple Compost Temperature Monitoring Stick Compost temperatures need to be monitored regularly in order to ensure that the degradation process is working as efficiently as possible.  One of the best ways to keep an eye on fluctuations and optimize your composting system is to install a thermometer.  This project is very easy, doesn’t require …

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DIY Simple but Very Effective Hiking Gaiters

DIY Simple but Very Effective Hiking Gaiters Hiking gaiters are wraps that attach to pant legs around the shins and ankles in order to keep these areas clean and dry.  These are ideal for going over tall, wet grass, deep puddles, marshy areas or through snow.  They can help to minimize irritation due to moisture, …

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How to Make Ant Bait Traps With Prescription Bottle Caps

How to Make Ant Bait Traps With Prescription Bottle Caps Prescription bottle caps are the perfect size and design for improvised ant bait traps.  All you need to do is make a couple of modifications, use the right bait and place them in the right location.  Take a look at the following steps and see …

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