How to Make a Solar Still

Water is one of human’s most vital resources, most people dying after 3 days of no hydration. Drinking contaminated water is an option, but dysentery and cholera will kill you just as quick as not drinking any! One of the easiest ways to purify your water is evaporation, and the best way to do that …

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How to Make a Penny Battery

Looking for a small, incredibly portable source of power? Have a small-current device that you just have to use but couldn’t find the batteries for, but have a pocket full of pennies? Thankfully with this small handful of change, you can have a battery charge in minutes! Click on the link to find out how …

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How to Make a Heater from a Coffee Can

If you live in an area where it’s frigid cold, there is nothing worse than not layering up correctly or even forgetting your gloves. Cold hands are annoying and, eventually, dangerous if not taken care of. Sometimes it just isn’t possible to have a plugin or traditional heater with you to keep toasty warm. Now …

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How to generate FREE offgrid electricity by building a DIY Water Wheel System

Need to generate some power while the power is out, or while you’re off the grid? Harness a natural source of energy with a flowing water source – be it natural or man-made. While solar is always an amazing option, it’s better to have a backup on a rainy day or at night and never …

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How to Find a Back-up Water Source

Sometimes things happen to your main source of water unexpectedly: A disaster preventing city or county water from flowing, or a power outage cutting you off from your well. With water being one of our most vital resources to survive, knowing how to locate a reliable source of water could mean life or death. Even …

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How To Build a Wood-Fired Oven

Ever want to have your own outdoor oven to bake amazing bread and roast meat in? Want to start building with your own hands, using the earth’s natural resources? Nothing is more satisfying and self-sufficient like building your own wood-fire oven out of clay and cooking the night away. Follow the 8 steps in the …

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How to Build a Survival Tarp Shelter in 2 Minutes

Getting stuck in some terrible weather un-expectantly while out in the wilderness is a nightmare; doubly so if you weren’t prepared with a tent or any kind shelter. But never fear: If you have a tarp on hand, you too can set up a quick shelter to protect yourself from the elements as fast as …

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10 Simple Steps Toward Self-Sufficiency

We all want some level of sufficiency when it comes to our lives. Being ready in case the worst does come to pass is a very somber and stressful thought – but deeply important to our lives to think about. Be it living in the city, suburb, or even country, there are things you can …

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10 Household Items You Should Re-use and Re-purpose

While many of us are already knowledgeable about basic things to reuse – glass jars, metal coffee tins, and so on – there are always things we aren’t quite certain on how to reuse them. But things like old CDs that haven’t been needed in years? There has to be some frugal use for them …

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How To Move Off The Grid For $10k

If you are one of the thousands of people that want to know, “How do I move off grid right now?!” then this article that we have found is a great place to start. It shows you the whole process of moving off grid, from selling everything you own, to buying land, to showing you …

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