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DIY Projects: How To Use Concrete For Your Homestead

Concrete is a homesteader’s best friend, at least in this writer’s opinion (and that of Marcus Aurelius). Why, you may ask? Well, since the Romans, concrete can be described as the yardstick of modern civilization. Basically,…







DIY Organic Mulch For Your Garden

Organic. Small companies and billion-dollar corporations everywhere in the world love that word. Everything, every label that contains the word “organic” or “bio” on it costs twice as much when compared with the “regular” version,…


Off-Grid Projects: Harness Pedal Power

It’s been noted than in virtually all the post-apocalyptic scenarios depicted in movies, or novels, you rarely ever encounter anyone riding a bicycle. But it stands to reason that bicycles will end up being one…


DIY Projects Using Cinder Blocks

Cinder blocks are actually CMUs (an acronym for concrete masonry unit) i.e. large, rectangular bricks which are used in construction, but have a lot of other uses. We’ll explore 15 smart ideas for using cinder…


DIY Projects: 14 Ways to Repurpose Glass Jars

When I made the decision to go down the homesteading path, one of my immediate responses to this lifestyle change was to see what items could be repurposed and used. Those beautiful glass Mason jars…