Posts in category Building

Tools Of A Homestead

To be a successful homesteader, you can’t always rely on your own two hands.  Sometimes you need something a little bit sharper or a little bit more powerful. Tools have all been invented for a purpose, and that purpose is to help aid us in a task so we can become more efficient. Below, I’ve compiled a list […]

The Safe And Private Home..

These days, the number of victims of home burglary is quite alarming. According to FBI data American homes are robbed every 15 seconds. In any given time, especially if you live in a high-density area, your house may be next. Burglars don’t just take your belongings and walk away quietly, leaving you and your family […]

You Gotta Love Cinderblocks!

Believe it or not one of the best and most versatile home improvement/survival tools is the cinder block. Also known as concrete masonry units and concrete blocks, these common building blocks have some awesome extra uses. These gray, brick shaped concrete blocks are perfect for a wide range of uses, some of which will come in handy […]

A Pallet Place To Live

When SHTF, money is low, or you’re just looking to be really frugal and repurpose materials Pallets are a pretty cool solution for building things. We thought this collection of shelters and homes that used pallets or pallet wood might be good inspiration for your own project.  Always make sure your pallets are bug and […]

Finding Free Pallets For DIY Projects

Pallets and reclaimed wood make up the majority of our materials when creating our DIY projects. More often than not – the one question we get hit with is: “Where do you guys find this stuff for free!?” Here are six tips and hints that have worked best for us – including specific details on […]

Home Defense Using Booby Traps

Some see the subject of booby traps as taboo. They are mostly those who have been affected by politicians who seek to control the population by controlling the information they access. They do this through fear, suggestion and threat of force. But I do not believe that the proliferation of information will endanger the good […]

Steps To Keep Looters Off Your Proper...

Despite all the scary scenarios, staying and defending your home during a crisis is probably the most reasonable course of action. Staying in the city may sound crazy but there are easy and effective solutions to counter most of the problems you’ll face. For instance, putting up a few warning signs and displaying your willingness […]

Build a Long-term Survival Shelter wi...

How good are your shelter-making skills? While it takes little training to set up a tent or turn tarp into a temporary shelter, learning how to make stable, long-term housing is quite a bump up in difficulty. In the below video, a survival expert demonstrates how to build a wattle and daub hunt entirely from scratch— including […]

Build a DIY Zip Line on Your Homestea...

How to Build a Zip Line I wasn’t really the adventurous type in my younger days but my children and grandchildren just kept dragging me almost everywhere. My family has always been the kind to look for something new and on their last vacation, they tried zip lining. Depending on the location it’s really not […]

Where Is The Closest Bunker to Your H...

Only a handful of preppers can afford a $ 70k nuclear bunker. But if you think about it, there are a lot of natural nuclear shelters in the US that are absolutely free. All you need to do is to identify the closest one to your home and maybe include it into your bug out […]