Building with Tires #1 Introduction

Building with Tires #1 Introduction

I have been interested in sustainable building for decades – I remember sitting in the birthing area of the USS Saipan in the mid 1990’s reading about Earthships and missile silo homes.  For some reason I am very taken by…

The M6 Scout is One of the Best Homestead Rifles

The M6 Scout is One of the Best Homestead Rifles

See larger image Build the Perfect Survival Kit (Paperback) By (author): John D. McCann Your Kit, Your SurvivalWhen an unexpected emergency situation rears its ugly head, will you be up to the challenge? “I wasn’t prepared for that!” will no…

Starving the Monkeys

Starving the Monkeys

Of all the non-fiction books I have read, Starving the Monkeys is in the top 5 of books that have influenced who I am and who I am growing into. This is one of the neatest books I have read…

Survival Punk Paleo Food Bar

Survival Punk Paleo Food Bar

One of the friends I have made while creating this site is James Burnette of Survival Punk.  As a matter of fact I hit it off with James so well that I offered him free rent on my farm to…

The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual

The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook: A Home Manual

This is a good complement to a disaster medicine library.  When I bought The Herbal Medicine-Maker’s Handbook I thought it was a listing of medicinal plants. I was wrong. While there are some listings of specific plants and their uses, this…

First Night on Dual Homestead

First Night on Dual Homestead

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Shoestring Survivalism

Shoestring Survivalism

Shoestring Survival is a complete budget-minded blueprint for preparing for tough times. Self-reliance veteran Andy James shows you dozens of shoestring survival methods that cost little or nothing yet will tremendously advance your preparedness for any sort of large-scale emergency,…

Duct Tape Tip for Backpackers

Duct Tape Tip for Backpackers

A common trick among backpackers is to wrap some duct tape around their water bottle or lighter so that they always have a couple feet readily available for quick repairs.  This is an easy duct tape tip that ensures you…

Homemade Cowboy Wok Discada

Homemade Cowboy Wok Discada

I was reading a suspense thriller that mentioned the word discada.  Context clues suggested it was related to Texas BBQ and my curious nature took over. A discada has many names: cowboy wok, disco, and cultivator disk grill.  But all…

Secrets to Building a Plastic Injection Molding Machine

Secrets to Building a Plastic Injection Molding Machine

Creating with plastic can be fun and can be a profitable hobby as well. But most plastic components these days are created by huge, expensive plastic injection molding machines. Molten plastic is forced under enormous pressure into intricate molds. On…