Shelter in Place Kits – How Duct Tape and Plastic can Save Your Life

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Shelter in Place Kits – How Duct Tape and Plastic can Save Your Life   Like Broadway Joe once said “First, I prepare. Then I have faith.” The Shelter in Place kit is not one you want to find yourself using if you can help it. As a matter of fact, you will probably need …

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Jewelweed – the Natural Poison Ivy Remedy

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Jewelweed – the Natural Poison Ivy Remedy Knowing your plants in the wild can save your you-know-what, in more ways than one! When my son was at army cadet boot camp, his leaders put fear into their hearts about what to beware of in the woods when camping out. The leaders shared the story of …

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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know

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Beyond Paracord: 8 Other Cordage Types You Need to Know It’s no secret that 550 paracord is the most versatile cord you can include in your bug out bag. It should not be the only type of cordage that you consider, though. Many types or rope, cord, and wire exist for many different uses and are …

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20 Amazing Uses For Soap You Never Thought Of

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20 Amazing Uses For Soap You Never Thought Of I haven’t used soap in years, it makes my skin dry and itchy BUT I read this fantastic article from modernsurvivalblog.com that goes over 20 amazing uses for soap. I never knew soap could be so useful. I will for sure buy some cheap soap now to …

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6 Wild Healing Plants You Should Use

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6 Wild Healing Plants You Should Use Nature offers a multitude of solutions to recover, without side effects from some of the most problematic illnesses we can think of. There are medicinal plants that have been used in alternative medicine since the dawn of time. With more than two hundred medicinal plants found in North …

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6 Reason to Add a Coat Hanger to Your Bug Out Bag

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6 Reasons to Add a Coat Hanger to Your Bug Out Bag What kind of non-conventional gear have you acquired for your bug out bag? From pennies and razor scooters, to chopstick and pantyhose, I have seen a lot of things suggested for get-out-of-dodge kits. While I am a big believer that a cluttered bug out …

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28 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier

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28 Ways to Use Dawn Dish Soap That Will Make Your Life Easier We all know that Dawn dish soap is great for washing dishes, pots and pans, flatware, and crystal. But I think all the REST of the stuff it does is what makes it really extraordinary! One of the best uses for Dawn dish soap you may not realize is that it can be used to fix hair. Kids get the darnedest things in their hair, like Vaseline, baby oil, gum, Silly Putty, etc. Dawn dish soap is mild enough to use on their hair and strong enough to

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21 Survival Uses for Metal Coffee Cans

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You know you’re a prepper when you have all kinds of containers in various shapes and sizes stashed away in the garage or shed. You know you can use all those old butter containers, plastic yogurt cups, and metal coffee cans for something–you just don’t know what yet. Well don’t even think about tossing those […]

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20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose

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20 Survival Uses for Pantyhose If you or your wife have been throwing away old pantyhose, stop right now. And if no one in your home uses pantyhose, you should definitely buy some. Pantyhose has all sorts of survival-related applications such as first aid, gardening, hunting, shelter construction, and even food storage. Because of this …

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16 Survival Uses For Plastic Bottles

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Sensible Prepper is pretty much the king of finding survival uses for everyday items. In the past, I’ve shared his videos on uses for condoms, bobby pins, paper clips, and wire coat hangers. And today, I’m going to share his video on uses for plastic bottles. Even if you don’t drink bottled water, you can […]

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Amazing Benefits and Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide

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Amazing Benefits and Uses of Hydrogen Peroxide Hydrogen peroxide is most often used for first aid and it has become a common item in every household.  However, hydrogen peroxide can do so much more than disinfecting wounds and staving off infections. It is known that hydrogen peroxide reacts with organic material and it breaks down …

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15 Survival Uses for Ziploc Bags

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Readers of this site already know that I love stockpiling multipurpose items. That last thing you want to do is fill your closets and bug out bags with one-hit-wonders that take up space but only do one thing. Nearly every item on your shelf should have a variety of uses. Not only will this save […]

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10 Smart & Practical Uses for Rubber Bands That Actually Work

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10 Smart & Practical Uses for Rubber Bands That Actually Work Look no further than your junk drawer for the solution to these common home problems. A rubber band (or two) may be all that you need to execute home hacks while painting, using tools, or moving furniture. These 10 rubber band solutions are simple, …

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22 Ways To Reuse Old Bed Sheets

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In almost any home, you can find one or two old bed sheets crumpled up in the back of a closet. They sit there for years, and eventually they get thrown out when someone moves or decides to do some spring cleaning. What a waste! Almost any bed sheet makes great material for several other […]

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23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil

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23 Amazing Uses for Lemongrass Essential Oil It seems everywhere you turn, there is talk about using essential oils as a natural alternative to going to the doctor and getting prescriptions. Essential Oils is a large market that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere and with thousands of people getting on board and reporting amazing …

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9 Clever Uses For Wheel Barrows You Probably Never Thought Of

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9 Clever Uses For Wheel Barrows You Probably Never Thought Of I think I am safe to say we all probably own a wheelbarrow or two, they have helped us out in our garden for centuries. Well did you now that people are now using these bad boys for other things, even outside of the garden? …

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The Best Improvised Weapons in Every Room of Your House

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The Best Improvised Weapons in Every Room of Your House Preventing home intrusions from happening at all is always the best solution, but we know from experience that things don’t always work out for the best. Even if you are prepared and have a plan you cannot completely prevent someone from entering your home. Knowing …

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18 Blow Your Mind Uses For Cornstarch

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18 Blow Your Mind Uses For Cornstarch I just want to start out by saying thank you very much to mentalscoop.com for letting us share this wonderful article with you all today. Cornstarch is probably sitting in your cupboard collecting dust as you read this article. I know I have about 4 boxes of it …

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5 Great Survival Uses For Wax

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5 Great Survival Uses For Wax Wax is a great product to stockpile. Wax is very handy and has far more than 5 uses, obviously. Wax could be a great item to barter with too. I never really thought that it had much use other than for candles. Boy how I was wrong. I found …

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21 Survival Uses For Plastic Grocery Bags

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Every time you go to the grocery store, you’re offered free supplies for your survival stockpile. I’m talking about plastic grocery bags–the ones that are constantly under scrutiny by environmental groups who loathe the fact that they take forever to degrade. Believe it or not, those bags could potentially save your life, or at least […]

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Sugardine: How to Make an Emergency Antiseptic

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Sugardine: How to Make an Emergency Antiseptic Sugardine is commonly used as a veterinary antiseptic, but it has potential for survival situations as well. It is extremely easy to make, simple to apply, and it is great at killing bacteria. Sure, there are plenty of antibiotics you can apply to wounds, but what if you …

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25 Bobby Pin Hacks That Will Blow Your Mind

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If you enjoy learning about alternative uses for everyday household items, you should definitely subscribe to Sensible Prepper’s Youtube channel. He has made videos about survival uses for coat hangers, condoms, liquor, paper clips, PVC pipes, tampons, WD-40, and much more. His latest “uses for” video is about bobby pins. He talks about uses such […]

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5 Uses For Chickens In the Garden

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5 Uses For Chickens In the Garden If you are looking for a devoted helper in your backyard garden, the humble chicken would like to apply for the job. We all know that there is no egg fresher than that which was laid by one of your own chickens. However, the benefits of welcoming a few …

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20 Survival Uses For Chap Stick

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20 Survival Uses For Chap Stick I don’t actually use chap stick on my lips, yet I carry a couple tubes of chap stick with me everywhere. Why? Because of all the things you can do with them. I have one tube that I hollowed out and turned into a little survival kit with a …

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20 Survival Uses for Chap Stick

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When you’re making a survival kit or bug out bag, it’s best to pack items that have multiple uses. This way you’ll be prepared for all types of situations without taking up more space than necessary. There are dozens of versatile items, but today I want to talk about chap stick. Here are 20 survival […]

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27 Survival Uses For Floss You Never Thought Of

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27 Survival Uses For Floss You Never Thought Of If you’re like most people, you probably have a roll of floss that never gets touched next to your bathroom sink. If you’re not going to use it, then you may as well put it in your bug out bag. Why? Because the size-to-usefulness ratio of …

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5 Awesome Uses For Drinking Straws

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It’s time for another “uses for” post. Originally I was going to write my own article about the uses for drinking straws, but I didn’t have a very long list, and this video I found sums it up better than I could. It’s by IntenseAngler, and he lists 5 awesome things you can do with […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Harvesting Garlic

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Everything You Need to Know About Planting and Harvesting Garlic   Garlic has potent antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer properties in addition to being beneficial for heart health and iron assimilation. You’ll need to do a little research on how to prepare and use these. For instance, garlic is more effective chewed or chopped than …

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112 Uses For Baking Soda From WWII You Didn’t Know

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112 Uses For Baking Soda From WWII You Didn’t Know Baking soda is a fantastic product we all should have stockpiled. Most important for me is we can also protect ourselves from the array of toxins in household cleaning products. Conventional cleansers can expose us to multiple chemicals linked to asthma, cancer and other documented …

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31 Surprising Uses For Borax

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31 Surprising Uses For Borax You’ve probably heard of using borax as a laundry booster. Although it’s a great way to remove stains and make your laundry whiter and fresher, that’s just one of over 30 ways you can use borax. If you know how, you can use borax to clean the kitchen and bathroom, …

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18 Alternative Uses for Old Milk Jugs

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18 Alternative Uses for Old Milk Jugs Everyday thousands of perfectly good plastic milk jugs get thrown into the trash. It’s a shame because there are many practical uses for them. Milk jugs can be used as plant containers, mini-greenhouses, watering cans, fishing bobbers, and more. And if you know how, you can turn them …

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13 Amazing Uses For Cucumbers Other Than Eating

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13 Amazing Uses For Cucumbers Other Than Eating Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc. So with that being said, make room in your garden this year and grow as many cucumbers as you can. If you have a small garden, do not worry, you can grow a lot of cucumbers in grow bags and containers. Natural Multivitamin Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin

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25 Survival Uses for Coconut Oil

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Coconut oil is one of the most popular multipurpose foods in the world. It goes great in countless recipes, it’s good for your health, good for your body, good for your skin, good for cleaning, and so much more. But what most people don’t know is that coconut oil also has many uses in a […]

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19 Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers

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19 Ingenious Ways To Use Empty Food And Drink Containers There are so many uses for empty food and drinks containers. From use as a storage container to use as dispenser, to being used as a tool. These containers are very versatile and reusing and repurposing can lead to many DIY projects. Thanks to buzzfeed.com …

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8 Tools Women Carry That Every Prepper Should Have

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8 Tools Women Carry That Every Prepper Should Have There are many common everyday items found in women’s purses. They are found there for a reason- they have a great everyday utility. Some women carry just the bare essentials, or no purse at all. But those that do carry larger purses are sure to have …

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13 Alternative Uses For Your Old Garden Hoses

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13 Alternative Uses For Your Old Garden Hoses Most people have some kind of hose lying around, or their parents do, or you’ll see them at garage sales and the local gardening nursery. Coiled and shoved into a corner somewhere to be used ‘just in case.’  With the overwhelming surge of people who are into reusing …

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98 Amazing Uses for Bandanas

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Bandanas are incredibly versatile. They’re just little pieces of cloth, yet they can be used in so many ways: making fire, filtering water, cleaning gear, building shelter, treating the wounded… the list goes on and on. Originally I was going to write my own post about survival uses for bandanas, but then I came across […]

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18 Amazing Off-Grid Uses for Used Tin Cans

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18 Amazing Off-Grid Uses for Used Tin Cans Almost everyone has at least one tin can somewhere in their home. Most preppers have lots of them, but even non-preppers are bound to have a can of beans or something. Because of this, you shouldn’t have much trouble finding a tin can after the SHTF (just …

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The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival

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The Miracle of Tea Tree Oil: 80 Amazing Uses for Survival Many preppers and individuals seeking self-reliance are learning to use essential oils to manage the both routine and not-so-routine maladies that occur in daily life. There are about a dozen or so essential oils that belong in every survival kit including tea tree, peppermint, …

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The Easy Way to Clean Cast Iron

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The Easy Way to Clean Cast Iron Cast iron is one of those things that will last for, literally, generations! Thousands of meals can be cooked in a typical cast iron pan before it would even think about giving up. You can ensure the longevity of your cast iron by first understanding the proper use …

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500+ Ways You Can Reuse Trash

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In my browser I have a folder where I’ve bookmarked dozens of my favorite articles from around the web. They’re usually articles full of links and resources that I refer to over and over. One of my favorite articles is from Homemade Home Ideas and it’s called “524 Ways to Reuse Things You’d Normally Throw […]

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10 Survival Uses for Glow Sticks

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10 Survival Uses for Glow Sticks Light sticks come in a variety of colors and sizes, ranging in glow brightness and times. Dollar store glow sticks are fun for games and dress up for a few hours, while military-grade light sticks are more expensive, but burn brightly for up to 12 hours. I have an …

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17 Survival Uses for PVC Pipes

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Sensible Prepper recently uploaded a new “survival uses” video, this time on PVC. He shows how to use PVC pipe as a canteen, a bucket, a periscope, a sharp weapon, a survival cache, and more. I’ve known for a long time that PVC has many survival uses, but there were several ideas in this video […]

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15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel

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15 Wonderful Uses for Witch Hazel These 15 awesome uses for witch hazel will make you want to grow it process it and stockpile it… Or is that just me. 🙂 Most drug stores and online pharmacies carry witch hazel in one form or another but be sure to get 100% natural witch hazel. I …

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How To Use Refillable Lighters for Survival

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How To Use Refillable Lighters for Survival A lot of preppers have numerous disposable lighters stashed as a method for starting fires after a SHTF event. They may also have matches, lenses to use the sun to start a fire, or refillable lighters. Others swear by the old Zippo lighters that were popular during World …

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18 Amazing Uses For Cornstarch You Never Thought Of

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18 Amazing Uses For Cornstarch You Never Thought Of Cornstarch usually comes out of the pantry only when you’re cooking — it’s a great way to thicken soups, stocks and sauces. But that’s not all it’s good for. Indeed, there’s a wide array of practical uses for cornstarch outside the kitchen. From untangling knots to …

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35 Reasons to Stock Up on Cornstarch

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Most preppers have something they stock up on because they know it will be very useful after the SHTF. For example, honey, baking soda and other useful foods can be used in dozens of different ways. And today I want to talk about another useful item: cornstarch. Yes, that stuff in the back of your […]

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13 Survival Uses for PVC

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13 Amazing Survival Uses for PVC When it comes to DIY projects, PVC has to be one of the most versatile materials you can use. You can use it for hundreds of projects but what I want to concentrate on today is it’s survival uses. If SHTF times would inevitably be very different, that’s why …

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20 Ways To Benefit From Clove Essential Oil

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20 Ways To Benefit From Clove Essential Oil Essential oils seem to be everywhere these days and it can be very confusing to figure out the uses for them. With the invention and regulations of the Food and Drug Administration and going back even further to the discouragement of using traditional, natural remedies by the …

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50 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival

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50 Ways to Use Duct Tape for Survival The uses for duct tape seem to be endless and can be applied, literally, across all types of people, jobs, and cultures. It would take volumes of space to put all of the ideas and uses for this incredibly versatile product! When it comes to using it …

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13 Ways Paracord Could Actually Save Your Life

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If you’ve ever browsed a survival site or read a book about survivalism, you’ve no doubt heard of paracord. There are countless articles about it, and it’s considered a staple in any bug out bag. But if you’ve never used it yourself, you might be wondering what the […]

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12 Amazing Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar

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12 Amazing Uses For Apple Cider Vinegar I am always looking for a more natural way to live my life. Apple cider vinegar comes up often in my searches for alternative and natural items. It seems to have so many uses! I knew that it can get rid of warts and cleans like a pro …

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47 Survival Uses for Duct Tape

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Duct tape is one of the most versatile products ever invented. Wannabe MacGyvers have found uses for it that the developers probably never dreamed of. As Tyler Durden might say, “With enough duct tape we can fix just about anything.” There are so many uses for duct tape […]

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33+ Genius Uses For Old Garden Hoses

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33+ Genius Uses For Old Garden Hoses Most people have some kind of hose lying around, or their parents do, or you’ll see them at garage sales and the local gardening nursery. Coiled and shoved into a corner somewhere to be used ‘just in case.’  With the overwhelming surge of people who are into reusing …

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15 Amazing Uses for Toothpaste You Never Thought Of

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15 Amazing Uses for Toothpaste You Never Thought Of Everyone has toothpaste in their house. Or at least I hope you do. Not only does toothpaste clean your teeth and keep your gums happy, toothpaste can also be used around the house and even offer you a cheaper alternative to special cleaning products! You can …

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10 Survival Uses for Tampons

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It’s time for another video by Sensible Prepper. He’s known for his many “uses for” videos about things like condoms, liquor, paper clips, WD-40, and wire coat hangers. In this video, he talks about the many survival uses for tampons. For example, it can be used as tinder, […]

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19 Ways to Use a Knife in a Survival Scenario

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19 Ways to Use a Knife in a Survival Scenario Every prepper has at least one survival knife in their supplies (good preppers have two or three). Buy why? What makes knives so important? Someone once asked me what I expect to do with my knife other than sharpen sticks and skin animals. The answer: …

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37 Survival Uses For Trash Bags

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37 Survival Uses For Trash Bags In a grid-down scenario where store shelves are empty and garbage collection services are no longer available, trash will accumulate very quickly, bringing with it pests and disease. Those without plenty of extra trash bags will experience the worst of it. To keep your home and yard from becoming …

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Popular Mechanics Best DIY Tips Ever

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Popular Mechanics Best DIY Tips Ever How many times have  you tried to hold a flashlight and something else, balancing them precariously or trying to hang the light off of something just so to get some light on the subject? To set up a simple worklight, coil 12-gauge copper wire around a flashlight’s barrel and twist …

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2000+ Uses For WD-40

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2000+ Uses For WD-40 WD-40 is a wonder product. Some say this is as useful as duct tape, I have to agree. As a child I used this to oil my bike chain. I used to love the smell too On a serious note a can of WD-40 can help you out beyond belief. Use …

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10 Pretty Awesome Uses For Rice Other Than Food

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10 Pretty Awesome Uses For Rice Other Than Food If you are a prepper, homesteader or just like cooking chances are you have a lot of rice somewhere close by. I have 300lbs of the stuff stockpiled so I don’t mind dipping into it once in awhile and use it for other than food. Over …

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10 Uses For Rice You May Not Know About

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10 Uses For Rice You May Not Know About Have you ever found a bag of old rice and was unsure of what to do with it? Don’t toss it! Rice isn’t just for consumption. There are several ways to use it other than in your grandmother’s casserole. Rice tackles difficult cleaning jobs, entertains children, …

18 Alternative Uses for Plastic Milk Jugs

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If you plan on living through a major disaster or economic collapse, you’re going to need a certain amount of ingenuity. Almost everything around you has multiple uses if you know how to think outside the box. Nothing is “just a can” or “just a bag” or “just […]

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating

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32 Foods That Aren’t Just For Eating Did you know you can use peanut butter as shaving cream? That you can use mayonnaise to relieve a sunburn? Or that you can use a can of tuna as an oil candle? These are just a few of the countless things you can do with food besides …

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20 Survival Uses for Condoms

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If you’re living through a long-term disaster, you really don’t want to be pregnant or get someone pregnant. And disaster or no, there will be times when people give in to their urges. That’s why I think condoms are an important part of any survival cache. But contraception […]

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35 Amazing Uses for Rubbing Alcohol

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35 Amazing Uses for Rubbing Alcohol Who knew that having rubbing alcohol, aka, Isopropyl alcohol stored could come in so handy! I am glad I have bottles and bottles of this stuff after reading what it can do. It also evaporates quickly, leaves nearly zero oil traces, compared to ethanol, and is relatively non-toxic, compared …

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13 Smart Baking Soda Uses for Your Home and Garden

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13 Smart Baking Soda Uses for Your Home and Garden Smart baking soda tips are all over the web these days but do they really work? I don’t know about what other blogs say but the 13 smart baking soda tips I’m sharing below do work. How do I know? In my years of interest …

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27 Uses for Alcohol After the SHTF

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When people stockpile items and equipment for SHTF, they usually focus on food, water, ammunition, medical supplies, and so forth. That’s fine, but since all their attention is on the main things, they tend to overlook the little things… things that will be very useful. For example, alcohol. Most preppers […]

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