Category Archive: Prepping Skills

How to Make Nutritious Milk Kefir at Home

Milk kefir is a fermented food or beverage that has the consistency and taste similar to yogurt.  It is also very nutritious and boasts a number of medicinal benefits that range from soothing digestive issues to boosting the immune system.  It is loaded with good bacteria as well as a range of vitamins and minerals that …

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How to Bend PVC Pipe Easily and Efficiently

One of the biggest advantages to using PVC pipe is that it can be easily modified.  Working with iron or metal pipes requires a lot of force to bend them, and copper pipes are not always the best option to use.  PVC solves all of these problems as they are durable, pliable and lightweight.  Let’s look at …

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Wheat Storage: How Much and For How Long

Wheat and rice can be stored for decades under the right circumstances, and both products provide essential nutrients and carbohydrates. However, there are some things to consider while calculating how much you will need and how the supplies should be prepared and stored. Here’s a brief summary of what you need to know in order to …

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Making the Most of Your Firewood

Firewood needs to be prepared properly in order to produce heat and energy efficiently. Different types of wood also produce different characteristics that can impact the quality of your fire. Let’s take a look at some factors that influence how well firewood will ignite and burn so that you can make the most of this resource …

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Make Cordage from Natural Materials

In this episode, we show you how to take natural materials, such as bark, and make your own cordage. This might be a primitive skill, but everyone needs cordage and if you are out you have no choice! A great skill to have and hope you can give it a try!

Civil War Hardtack – AKA “Survival Biscuit”

How to make Civil War type “Hardtack.” Many a Civil War soldier depended on “hardtack” to keep him in the fight. Hardtack was a thick and hard “cracker-type” of biscuit make with flour, water and salt. It was known to be so hard and tough that only by soaking it in water, coffee or frying …

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Super Easy Soap For Beginners.

I started making soap around the time I started prepping. Yes, I can go to the store and buy soap, but in a SHTF situation, that may not be an option. I make soap so I can save money, know what is in it, and most importantly, keep the skill fresh in my mind.    

A Hand Pump for Shallow Water sources

There are so many ways to use this pump. Tie it in with your well, spring, Pool, tank and all inside your home. Power goes out, 20 below zero, no water? No problem! Go down to the basement turn one valve and start pumping. Water delivered throughout the house. It will pressurize up to 38 psi. …

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10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks You Should Know.

We’ve put together a list of 10 interesting ways to make that bottle of vinegar work for you. Topics covered: 1. Unclogging a drain 2. Removing adhesive residue 3. Getting rid of awful smells. 4. DIY Cleaning Products 5. DIY Fruit fly Trap 6. Getting Wrinkles out of clothing (My favorite) 7. Preventing pets from scratching 8. …

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Making a Chippewa Kitchen

It’s the ultimate camp kitchen pioneering project, providing a huge element of convenience to a wide range of camp cooking operations. The Chippewa Kitchen can provide a raised surface for food preparation, a nifty place to hang tools and utensils, a framework from which a pot can be safely suspended over a cooking fire, and primarily, a …

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