Making a Spoon With A Gouge and Spokeshave

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Something tells me that that degree in German is not going to go very far in a collapsed society. In fact, you are probably already out of a worthwhile job and you will be out of a skill as well. Skills are what will have value in the fallen world. The things you can produce …

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Book Review: The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making

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One self-reliant project that I enjoy, but haven’t got around to videotaping is home sausage making. I believe that the ability to cure and store meat is a vital skill to anyone interested in producing a majority of their own food (vegans and veggies excepted). I can deal with a lot of things, but a life without bacon and sausage are just not worth dealing with (IMHO).  All preppers need to know how to How to Harvest Your Livestock and Wild Game Luckily I found this little gem. The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making is a

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Book Review: Home Cheese Making

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Some of my first online videos dealt with me experimenting with home cheese making, and I get a lot of questions about making cheese. I am no expert in making cheese. Ricki Carroll, the author of this book, is an expert. She is a pioneer in home cheese making, when she started the only way to get cheesemaking cultures and other ingredients were to purchase items packaged for factories, and I doubt someone who wants to try their hand at making cheese would start out buying a 20 pound bag of culture, when each recipe only takes ounces…. Ricki saw

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Book Review: Harvesting Urban Timber

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Harvesting Urban Timber explains the importance of harvesting urban trees and how to do so. Three to four billion board feet of potential lumber is being fed either directly or indirectly into landfills throughout the United States each year. Case studies illustrate how some cities and counties have reduced waste through the use of urban timber […]

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Don’t forget the brains can be used to brain tan animal skins. Bones can be used to make tools, spear & arrow points. Horns for containers; powder horns, tinder horns, grease horns, cups & other vessels. Tendons for bow strings & cordage. The hide for making many leather items & for making hide glue. 

Making Soap!

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Self-Reliance Skill: Making Soap Cat Ellis “Herbal Prepper Live” If you want to stay healthy post-disaster, then you need to learn how to make soap. Soap making is both an essential skill, and an easy craft to learn. Some people, however, are nervous to try making soap at home because it involves lye. Lye is … Continue reading Making Soap!

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