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FIREWOOD & FIRESTARTING

 

Build a holz hausen to dry firewood

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles2/fluckiger132.html

 

The science of stacking firewood

http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/stacking-wood-zmaz94onzraw.aspx?newsletter=1

 

Firewood basics for the newbie homesteader

http://vimeo.com/16074867

 

How much wood?

http://preppingonabudget.com/?p=2382

 

Canadian trapper cutting wood for winter, what a 'cord' looks like

 

How to build a campfire

http://www.scoutmastercg.com/how-to-build-a-campfire/

 

Making a bow drill for starting fires

http://www.jonsbushcraft.com/bowdrill%20tutorial.htm

 

How to build an emergency fire

http://www.backpacker.com/how-to-build-and-emergency-fire/slideshows/175

 

Canned matchbooks that will store for 30+ years

http://www.campingsurvival.com/fuesca50ma.html

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GARDENING & SELF-SUFFICIENCY

 

How to plan your garden for food self-sufficiency

http://thenaturallivingsite.com/blog/2011/03/how-to-plan-your-garden-food-production-for-self-sufficiency/

 

Backyard farming: moving toward sustainability on an acre

http://wellnessmama.com/7048/backyard-farming/

 

Food and energy self-sufficiency for a family of four on 1/5 acre

http://www.motherearthnews.com/Modern-Homesteading/Amazing-Urban-Homestead-Dervaes.aspx

 

Infographic: How big does your yard have to be to live off the land?

http://1bog.org/blog/live-off-the-land-2/

 

Practical, real-world self-sufficiency skills

http://www.food-skills-for-self-sufficiency.com/

 

A truly hard-core self-sufficient prepper

http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2012/05/dire-begennings-to-full-fledge-prepper.html

 

82 sustainable gardening tips

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/sustainable-gardening-zm0z11zsto.aspx

 

Vegetable gardening and self-sufficiency

http://www.food-skills-for-self-sufficiency.com/vegetable-gardening.html

 

Sustainable agriculture

http://crowleyfl.org/programs-3/sustainable-agriculture/

 

Realistic self-sufficiency: the dos and don'ts

http://www.grandpappy.info/hself.htm

 

Modern sustainability using old-fashioned methods

http://modernsustainability.blogspot.com/2010/01/test.html?showComment=1354586652271

 

Promising 60,000 pounds of organic food per acre

http://offgridworld.com/60000lbs-of-organic-food-per-acre/

 

 

 

Specific Plants to Grow

 

Starting an orchard (apples, cherries, peaches, plums, pears, lemons)

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/starting-an-orchard-zmaz7301zhol.aspx

 

Small-scale grain raising

http://www.treehugger.com/corporate-responsibility/small-scale-grain-raising-for-backyards-homesteads-and-small-farmers.html

 

Companion planting guide

http://permaculture.org.au/2010/07/30/companion-planting-guide/

 

Self-seeding crops (no need to replant)

http://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/self-seeding-z10m0hun.aspx

 

Best crops for a winter harvest

http://www.offthegridnews.com/2012/11/19/the-best-crops-for-continual-winter-harvests/

 

Winter-hardy food crops

http://www.prep-blog.com/2012/12/10/survival-gardening-winter-hardy-food-crops/

 

How to grow and cook nutrient-dense foods

http://www.commonsensehome.com/nutrient-dense-foods/

 

Grow your own SUGAR CANE

http://homefixated.com/how-to-grow-your-own-sugarcane/

 

Growing CHOCOLATE in your greenhouse

 

Growing VANILLA BEANS in your greenhouse

http://www.logees.com/Vanilla-planifolia-variegata/productinfo/A2533-2/

 

 

Can't Garden Without Seeds

Collecting and storing seeds each year

http://www.marthastewart.com/266525/saving-seeds?czone

 

How to create your own seed bank

http://selfreliantnetwork11.blogspot.com/2012/10/tips-on-how-to-create-your-own-seed-bank.html?spref=fb

 

Seed starting for biodiversity

http://www.commonsensehome.com/seed-starting/

 

Storing vegetable seeds

http://www.self-sufficient-home.com/1043-storing-vegetable-seeds.html

 

Seeds of Change heirloom seed company

http://www.seedsofchange.com/garden_center/catalog_request.aspx

 

Johnny's Selected Seeds - established, employee-owned company with great varieties

http://www.johnnyseeds.com/t-catalog_extras_2011.aspx

 

Fedco Seeds - not only a great catalog, but a wealth of knowledge

http://www.motherearthnews.com/grow-it/recommended-vegetable-varieties-heirloom-seed-zb0z1202zlon.aspx

 

 

Other Useful Ideas

Chicken poop compost

http://cleancoops.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=33&Itemid=39

 

$100 drip irrigation system

http://thewrinkleddollar.com/garden/drip-irrigation.html

 

Non-electric aquaponics system

 

 

Plant Diseases and Treatments

Recognizing diseases on plant leaves

http://pakagri.blogspot.com/2012/02/diseases-of-plant-leaves-picture.html

 

Home remedy for corn earworms

http://www.thegardengeeks.com/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3770:the-dirt-for-may-21-2012&catid=107:todays-dirt&Itemid=159

 

The natural way to deal with obnoxious weeds

http://naturalfamilytoday.com/lifestyle/how-to-deal-with-obnoxious-weeds-the-natural-way/

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SECURITY, PROTECTION & DEFENSE

 

Before this starts, I should acknowledge that this is a weird collection of pins that caught my eye, but that they are in no way sufficient to prepare ANYONE for self-defense. When I started pulling these into a list, it almost made me laugh to see the obvious gaps. I'm also not sure why I was so interested in how to make gun powder, but I only posted a couple of the several links to instructions for it that I have on my Pinterest board.

 

Home or Campsite Security

25 tips to increase security at home

http://www.realitysurvival.com/25-tips-for-increasing-security-at-home/

 

Security door brace

http://www.amazon.com/Invasions-Burglars-OnGARD-Withstands-Certified/dp/B0044EF1GQ/?colid=1HNHTVNFW1UHU&ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC&coliid=I2B86KGUE3D6L9&ie=UTF8

 

Cheap perimeter alarm for your campsite

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http://www.survivalmagazine.org/survival-forum/showthread.php/3715-Dollar-Store-perimeter-alarm

 

 

Firearms

Infographic: Rules of Firearm Safety (good for kids)

http://www.everydaynodaysoff.com/2010/05/21/rules-of-firearm-safety-infographic/

 

Article on basic handgun safety

http://daily-survival.blogspot.com/2009/05/basic-firearms-part-1-safety-and-parts.html

 

Know your calibers

http://www.hunter-ed.com/sc/course/ch2_rifle_handgun_calibers.htm

 

10 shooting skills every gun owner should know

http://www.guns.com/2012/08/14/shooting-skills-gun-owners/

 

Well-Armed Woman: "Where Firearms and the Feminine Meet"

http://www.thewellarmedwoman.com/

 

For the Ladies: Getting started with firearms

http://www.commonsensehome.com/for-the-ladies-getting-started-with-firearms-part-2/

 

Medusa Model 47: handgun that can chamber, fire & extract 25 different cartridges

http://airbornecombatengineer.typepad.com/airborne_combat_engineer/2007/05/medusa_revolver.html

 

 

Firearms at your fingertips

Tips on carrying in the car

http://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/carry-conceal-in-car/

 

Easy-access holster hidden in bed

http://www.holstarr.com/

 

How to make a quick-access magnetic holster

http://www.tacticalintelligence.net/blog/how-to-make-a-magnetic-holster.htm

 

Tactical seat covers for an arsenal in your car

http://gunsngear.tumblr.com/post/33393316994/kings-arsenal-tactical-seat-covers-by-coverking

 

Great set-up for carrying weapons in the back of a truck/SUV

http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lz9ixs2bj11r4exbqo1_400.jpg

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http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/54535845457687639_OnNfzbhZ.jpg

 

 

Self-Defense

How to defend yourself in your vehicle

http://www.handgunsmag.com/2012/08/20/mobile-warriors-how-to-defend-yourself-in-your-vehicle/

 

Home defense tactics: how to disarm an invader

http://how-to-survive-ultimate-self-defense.blogspot.com/2012/12/home-defense-tactics-you-must-know-how.html

 

Self-defense maneuver if someone is coming at you

http://media-cache-lt0.pinterest.com/upload/258816309806450001_VAGuIPdP.jpg

 

Thinking through self-defense: A book called "how to fight for your life"

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1453616993?camp=1789&creative=390957&ie=UTF8

 

How to escape from handcuffs

http://www.wikihow.com/Escape-from-Handcuffs

 

 

Miscellany

Why add a pellet air gun to your survival gear?

http://willowhavenoutdoor.com/featured-wilderness-survival-blog-entries/4-reasons-to-add-a-pellet-air-gun-to-your-survival-gun-arsenal/

 

Multi-tool for maintaining weapons

http://www.whitewinglabel.com/shop/leatherman-mut-shooters-leatherman

 

Plans for building your own shooting bench

http://www.horstguns.com/services/shooting-bench

 

Make a slingshot

http://artofmanliness.com/2012/05/14/diy-weekend-project-how-to-make-a-slingshot/

 

Making your own gunpowder

http://mad-science.wonderhowto.com/how-to/spice-rack-explosives-make-gunpowder-with-salt-and-sugar-0133759/

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9xd_vDV350

 

 

Oh, No! Animals

What to do if you come across a mountain lion

http://offgridsurvival.com/mountainlion/

 

Animal attacks and how to avoid them

http://www.simplesurvival.net/animalattacks.htm

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BATHING & LAUNDRY

Sanitation and hygiene kit

http://www.mcssl.com/SecureCart/info/ProductDetail.aspx?mid=AEFA0E16-27B4-411E-92E8-AAEFFDE531E0&pid=da37630a693344d8b40bc34c6e1a1628

 

 

 

Get Yourself Clean

Hillbilly hot water heater

http://www.snowys.com.au/Camp-Kitchen/Cookware/Hot-Water-Service-20L.aspx?c=8&sc=50&id=2716

 

Keep clean without running water

http://www.motherearthnews.com/nature-community/sponge-bath-zmaz81mazraw.aspx

 

Solar shower

http://www.thereadystore.com/hygiene-and-sanitation/3158/staying-fresh-and-clean-with-the-solar-shower/

 

Easy soap-making

http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-make-soap-at-home-

 

Soap from wood ash

http://www.frontierfreedom.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=105

 

Soapmaker's blog

http://www.metaphysicalfarms.com/categories/1-Soap

 

Hot process and cold process soap making

http://chickensintheroad.com/house/crafts/how-to-make-soap/

 

Making liquid soap

http://chickensintheroad.com/house/crafts/how-to-make-liquid-soap/

 

Twig toothbrush

http://survival.outdoorlife.com/blogs/survivalist/2012/02/survival-skills-how-make-toothbrush-field?cmpid=enews030112&spPodID=020&spMailingID=4421416&spUserID=OTcwNzQ5Mzc0NwS2&spJobID=264549200&spReportId=MjY0NTQ5MjAwS0

 

Great idea if you don't have a good bathtub at your BOL

http://www.tufftubs.com/htdocs/plinoval.htm

 

 

 

Take Care of Your Clothes

Picking good clothes for survival

http://americanpreppersnetwork.com/2012/09/to-wear-cotton-or-not-to-wear-cotton-that-is-question.html

 

Clothing for hard times

http://apartmentprepper.com/?p=7986

 

Clothes you need

http://www.thenewsurvivalist.com/stockpile_clothing_for_an_emergency.html

 

Essential off-grid sewing supplies

http://homesteadsurvival.blogspot.com/2012_05_27_archive.html

 

What if you had to make your own shoes?

http://www.instructables.com/id/Viking-shoes/?&sort=ACTIVE&limit=40&offset=120

 

$40 pedal-powered laundry machine

http://inhabitat.com/human-powered-giradora-washer-needs-no-electricity-and-costs-only-40/

 

Laundry pod: 3 gallons of water, no electricity needed

http://www.brookstone.com/laundry-pod?bkiid=SearchResults%7CCategoryProductList%7C744325p

 

In a pinch, a prepper laundry machine

http://www.cleaningproductsworld.com/wavebrake-compact-combo-26-quart-bucket-with-side-press-wringer-all-size-mops.html

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Im sold on one of these!

 

Does anyone have a parts list?

Pedal-Powered GiraDora Washer....................I have looked around a bit and cant find any list of parts!

 

I have the barrell and can get parts or adapt!!

HELP!!!!

I will post it once its built!!!Because I like clean cloth's...and It will be needed in a SHTF situation..and afterward you can trade for the use!!!

 

just saying ..works for me..

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ya better remove the gunpowder one...

 

I viewed the YouTube video. I figure that if I wasn't already on someone's "watch list" I am now. And also, there's no way to edit these posts to remove the links now. LOL

 

As far as actually MAKING gunpowder goes, you definitely want to be aware of your own local laws regarding quantities, storage, and transporting of explosives as well as probably find out what the ATF thinks about it. It's pretty much fully illegal to do that on your own in Canada, from what I can tell, but having small quantities of black powder isn't necessarily illegal in the US. And of course, one of the big reasons there are restrictions is that this stuff is potentially quite dangerous, so if you're going to try any of it, first be informed, then be safe.

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I viewed the YouTube video. I figure that if I wasn't already on someone's "watch list" I am now. And also, there's no way to edit these posts to remove the links now. LOL

 

As far as actually MAKING gunpowder goes, you definitely want to be aware of your own local laws regarding quantities, storage, and transporting of explosives as well as probably find out what the ATF thinks about it. It's pretty much fully illegal to do that on your own in Canada, from what I can tell, but having small quantities of black powder isn't necessarily illegal in the US. And of course, one of the big reasons there are restrictions is that this stuff is potentially quite dangerous, so if you're going to try any of it, first be informed, then be safe.

 

Another reason i'll stick with the BB gun ;)

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