Top 9 Crops for Small Space “Micro Farmers” [GUIDE]

  Do you have a farmer’s spirit, but a city-dweller’s acreage… er, square footage? Something as simple as choosing the right fruits and veggies can make a massive difference in how much you can produce. Even if an apartment or a duplex, you can still grow enough delicious fruit and vegetables to offset a significant chunk of (if not most of) your produce budget. There are actually many ways for you to develop a robust garden filled with food. For example, you can turn your balcony or patio into a container garden that’s filled with goodies. Some plants can also be grown indoors. […]

5 Dirt Cheap “Space Heaters” You Can Build Today [STEP-BY-STEP]

Does the idea of wearing all of your winter clothing and gear indoors sound awful? It should because the only reason you would need to do this is if you have no heat. It’s possible to lose access to heating for a long list of reasons, including a winter storm that knocks the power out or a SHTF scenario. If you don’t want to be at risk of freezing to death in your home, it’s important to learn how to make a DIY space heater. Even the listed projects that need electricity are cheaper than store bought space heaters, and […]

How to Build a Super Shelter (and Whether or Not You Should)

Whether you get lost deep in the woods or society completely crumbles, it’s going to be imperative to find shelter right away. In many cases, this means creating your own shelter out of nearby supplies. We have showcased several simplistic shelter builds in the past, and we’ve also touched on the concept of a super shelter. Now it’s time to dig more deeply into the super shelter idea to help you determine whether or not it will be a viable option when the SHTF. Photo from Survival Lily on YouTube

The Shockingly Powerful DIY Pocket Slingshot (Plus 9 More Household Survival Hacks)

Who doesn’t enjoy a small, homemade weapon that easily concealed in a pocket, just waiting for its time to shine. No, we’re not talking about a prison-style shank we fashioned from a plastic spork… this is EVEN COOLER… This super shooter slingshot can turn anything from gravel to a dried pinto bean into a dangerous weapon. What’s more, you can make one of these in about 5 minutes using items sitting in your junk drawer. There are all kinds of homemade weapons and survival tools that you can build using items found in most American homes. All you need is the know-how. […]

20 Weird (But Effective!) DIY Home Remedies [PICS]

For years, the so-called health experts scoffed at the phrase “home remedies,” dismissing many of these powerful old world cures as superstitious nonsense, old wives tales, or worse… In recent years, however, study after study shows that many of these old fashioned cures actually work, sometimes better than the drugs at the pharmacy and will far less side effects. Better results with fewer risks… that’s a deal we’ll make every single time. These simple remedies are not only effective, but almost all of them involve simple everyday items you have sitting around your house. For example, did you know that […]

The 30 Cents a Day Space Heater [VIDEO]

Every so often, we come across an amazingly innovative, money-saving design that we just have to share. This DIY room heater is one of them. Resourceful contraptions like the one we’re going to show you how to build in this article could benefit you in an emergency power outage, sure But it could also keep you warm today… while you’re sitting at your computer. RELATED: 11 Ways to Stay Warmer This Winter Without Raising Your Heating Bill Maybe you work in a poorly insulated room, like a garage or attic conversion, and you just want a way to keep your […]

The 30 Cents a Day Space Heater [VIDEO]

Every so often, we come across an amazingly innovative, money-saving design that we just have to share. This DIY room heater is one of them. Resourceful contraptions like the one we’re going to show you how to build in this article could benefit you in an emergency power outage, sure But it could also keep you warm today… while you’re sitting at your computer. RELATED: 11 Ways to Stay Warmer This Winter Without Raising Your Heating Bill Maybe you work in a poorly insulated room, like a garage or attic conversion, and you just want a way to keep your […]

20 Weird (But Effective!) DIY Home Remedies [PICS]

For years, the so-called health experts scoffed at the phrase “home remedies,” dismissing many of these powerful old world cures as superstitious nonsense, old wives tales, or worse… In recent years, however, study after study shows that many of these old fashioned cures actually work, sometimes better than the drugs at the pharmacy and will far less side effects. Better results with fewer risks… that’s a deal we’ll make every single time. These simple remedies are not only effective, but almost all of them involve simple everyday items you have sitting around your house. For example, did you know that […]

4 Shocking DIY Tree Trimming Disasters [VIDEO]

No matter what type of chainsaw or axe you’re using, the most important equipment a operator can have is between their ears, as always. This is never more true than when it comes to felling a tree, an activity that involves so many dynamic variables and luck that it could never really be called a “science.” Still, a person’s judgement does factor heavily into the success or failure — and certainly the safety involved — of a tree trimming campaign. RELATED: Top 5 Axes Under $50 Even when you make an A+ attempt at safety and control, mother nature and […]

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8 Ways to Open a Beer Without a Bottle Opener [VIDEO]

Congratulations on arriving at this article. You’ve taken the critical first step in solving one of the most distressing survival challenges facing millions of Americans: How to open a beer in a scenario where you’ve forgotten your bottle opener. It’s very scary, we know, but it does happen. And when it does, you must have a worthy backup plan… or you and your loved ones may be forced to do without. Expert opinions regarding where exactly beer falls on the “Human Survival Hierarchy” vary widely. While some rank it below air, shelter, water and food, others would point out that beer […]