Category Archive: Prepping Skills

Remember to Work on These Important Fall Garden Tasks

One of the reasons that people have difficulty with getting their gardens up and running in the spring is because they forgot to take some important steps to prepare it during the fall.  Properly tending to gardens following a harvest can help it to rest, absorb nutrients and make the soil easier to work with …

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How to Make and Store Delicious Lemon-Based Fruit Drink Concentrates

A great way to incorporate the flavor and nutrition of some of our favorite fruits into a long-term stockpile is to turn them into a concentrate.  While juices don’t have the same level of nutritional potency when compared to whole fruits, they can still provide us with an excellent supplement.  Not only that, but having …

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How to Make a Safe and Gentle Soap from Goat Milk and Honey

You have plenty of options to choose from if you want to make your own soap, and most of them are healthier alternatives to what you can find in stores.  Many recipes involve using things like coconut milk, shea butter and a variety of essential oils to produce a gentle and effective soap that can …

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The Importance of Curing Potatoes for Wintertime Storage

The Importance of Curing Potatoes for Wintertime Storage Potatoes are resilient by nature, and they can keep for months as long as they are stored under the right conditions.  However, it’s necessary to cure them beforehand in order to make sure that they are in optimal condition to hold up during the long winter ahead.  …

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How To Signal For Help

Anyone who likes to get away from the city and go out into the wilderness is taking their lives into their own hands, each and every time they do so. While it may seem that you are going for a short hike in the woods, you never know what could happen during that hike. For …

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Primitive Fishing Tool – The Gorge Hook

The Gorge Hook is a highly effective and simple to make primitive fishing tool… In this episode I demonstrate how to make, bait, and use the gorge hook in an actual fishing situation. This tool is among the simplest of the primitive fishing hooks. It is in essence a straight bodied device tapering down to points on each …

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Handy PVC Pipe Hacks to Use Around the House

PVC pipe can be used for a lot of things, from holding tools to creating frames or irrigation systems. They also represent the perfect material that can make life around the house a little bit easier as well.  Let’s take a look at a few ingenious ideas that may be useful, and maybe they will inspire …

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Food Storage for Bugging-In

  You want to concentrate on dry and canned goods to represent the largest part of your stockpile. These items are usually pre-cooked or only require water to prepare. They are easy to store and can last a long time if they are packaged properly.   You want to avoid relying on refrigerated or frozen items. If …

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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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