Mr. Gingery is a legend. He made a living solving $500 problems with $50 solutions. You can only do that with skill and thought.
He created this set of books that allow someone to build a complete metal shop using only hand tools. Each book covers a specific machine tool – it has detailed construction diagrams, and step by step instructions.
Each tool is used to create the next tool in line. First you build a small aluminum foundry and learn to cast metal, you use that to build a metal lathe. Which metal castings and a lathe, you can build a metal shaper that allow you to build a milling machine…. Continue reading
I was surfing the internet the other day and found the coolest family – they have a neat website that happens to be their YouTube channel name (mylittlehomestead.com)
This family of 6 moved from the city to the county and lived in a 24 foot trailer while they hand built their own home. – (earthbag under cob).
Their channel is really cool – the kids build all manner of things, and I got some great ideas from them.
The youngest girl makes some good cooking videos – and one of them was a recipe for homemade cereal. I took this one and modified it a bit (my wife says this is a make again and ate a bowl as soon as it cooled)… Continue reading
Here is a great recipe/technique that would work well for camping, grilling out, or making food in a grid down SHTF scenario
To bake a potato in a can simply:
- Remove the entire top of a soda can. (Using you P-38 can opener gets extra points)
- Smear the whole potato with butter or oil (and any other seasoning you like).
- Insert the raw potato into the soda can
- Cover top with aluminum foil and place the can onto the hot coals of your campfire.
The Potatoes bake in the can just as they would in the oven Continue reading
This is a very quick tip that is handy to keep around. Until you do this enough to memorize, I would laminate an index card with the chart below and stick in somewhere with your camping/bugout equipment
If you have ever tried to manipulated something in a campfire fire, you know that the hotter the fire the less time you can stand to have your hands near it. Continue reading