It still amazes me how many items are tossed away that can serve a useful function. In this short video, I show you where you can get incredible FREE seedling trays and planters, usually just for the asking. See video HERE
Freeze dried food and dehydrated food have many similarities. They both have long shelf lives. Both are lightweight and compact. However, they also differ in a few ways. One of the biggest factors that sets them apart from each other is the different ways they’re processed. More HERE
We have all experienced the agony of breaking a shovel handle. In fact, I used to have more than a few garden tools floating around with electrical tape holding the handle together. But no longer.
There is a way to permanently repair shovels and other tools, using readily available materials (in my case all scrounged) that will give them back their life in the garden.
If you frequent yard sales or flea markets, you will find a veritable plethora of dirt cheap broken handle tools for a pittance and in some cases, gratis.
The following short but exciting video shows in detail how to replace broken wooden shovel handles with metal ones for a permanent fix. See the video HERE
If you have raised (or are in the process) children, you know that things never go as planned. The same will probably hold true during a crisis, so if you are looking for resources on emergency preparedness and children, look no further. HERE is a site with 21 great sites that deal with multiple aspects from storms to fires and everything else under the sun.
My chickens must be Democrats. They think that the feeder will always be full and that I can work as many hours as it takes to keep them fed. Well with the sequester, I have had to look for places to save money, and the feed wasters are on the top of the list, so I figured out how to make a feeder that should save feed and money.
It is easier to show you than to try and walk you through it so take 3 1/2 minutes to watch the video to see how to make a feeder for all types of fowl. HERE
One of the things that is at the top of the list for all emergency and survival situations is light. It is absolutely essential for security, chores, morale, and to keep from stubbing your toes on furniture.
While there are literally thousands of various lights available, every once in awhile a light jumps out and screams “put me in your arsenal” Ryobi has several lights but two in particular stand out as a perfect fit for emergency and day to day use.
These are two different lights, one a high intensity spot/floodlight and the other a very basic LED lantern. What makes these very attractive, is they run off standard 18 volt rechargeable batteries that run drills, saws and dozens of other tools. But even better, a 12 volt DC car charger is available to recharge the batteries, so you can run them from a solar setup or any vehicle. To see the lights in action, watch this short video HERE
For chores, food and supply storage, trays, feeders and sanitation, plastic buckets are not only unbeatable, but free for the asking. Used by bakeries, they contain donut icing and filling, delis and restaurants get pickles, garlic and dressings in them and dozens of other food products come in plastic buckets.
When you get them, wash and dry them thoroughly, and I don’t recommend using a garlic bucket for storing food. If you can still smell the former contents after washing them, use them for chores.
For a bucket load of tips on how to use them and modify them, watch this short video HERE