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DIY and recipe books from the pioneers

Posted: 12th February 2012 by Preppers in Survival Cooking & Recipes
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DIY and recipe books from the pioneers   What you can do with pine resin.   Guest post by: Craig Meade   I am a collector and user of how-to, DIY and recipe books from the pioneers and settlers of the 1800s and earlier.   I’ve got hundreds of books from the period and have seen if not tried thousands of the how-to instructions they contain.   They are all pre-petroleum and pre-electric ways of doing things.  Which might just be handy to know one day in the future.   I offer useful chapters from these books for free download at my website:  www.PioneerHandbooks.com.   One of the things you quickly notice when reading these books is the absolute importance of […]

DIY Shoe Repair

Posted: 3rd February 2012 by Preppers in How To, Making what you need, Survival Skills
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DIY Shoe Repair The notion of a cobbler conjures up images of an older man with a thick grey mustache bent over a wooden bench, using a wooden hammer to nail leather soles by candlelight. Few people would think to take their shoes to a cobbler to be repaired. When soles start to wear down and straps break, shoes are thrown away. However, the problems that prompt most people to throw their shoes out can usually be fixed with a minor repair. In fact, you can easily make many minor repairs yourself. Here’s how you can fix your own shoes to extend their life and reduce waste: Cracks and Splits Over time, leather and rubber will crack and split, creating […]

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The Four Most Overlooked DIY Home Security Tips Your home is your castle, your bastion against all of the forces in your world that could do you harm. Accordingly, you’ve put a lot of time, thought,and money into making your home secure. And yet, have you done everything you can do? The fact is that there area handful of home security steps you can take that will not only protect you from those who seek to do you harm, but that are relatively quick, simple, and inexpensive. Here are three of the ways to protect your home that you probably haven’t considered: 1.     Use your yard’s natural defenses. Does your house sit at a slightly elevated position from street level? Use […]