Leonie Dukes

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Why You Should STOP Using that Homemade Laundry Detergent (like right now!)

READ THIS Before Making Homemade Laundry Soap. Homemade laundry detergent is aaaalll over everywhere these days. Have you noticed how many tutorials …

The Best Houseplants that Remove Pollution (They’re Pretty, Too!)

You may find this hard to believe, but chances are your <b>indoor air is worse than the outdoor air</b> you breathe. According to the Environmental …

How I Organized My Whole Life

I was getting frustrated. Every month I would set goals, and every month it seemed like I was coming up short in the same areas. I wasn’t reading …

Stew Science: Why You Shouldn't Cook Your Beef All Day

As anyone who has ever tried to eat at a dozen Nashville hot fried chicken joints in the course of one day can tell you, you absolutely <i>can</i> have too much of a good thing.<p>I used to be of the mindset that if cooking a stew for a long time is a good idea, then cooking it even longer is a better idea. I …

What To Expect When You're Expecting The Collapse Of Society As We Know It

Millions of Americans may identify as “preppers,” but most don’t have massive stockpiles of guns, dress in camo, or live off the grid. They’re more like Lisa Bedford, the "Survival Mom," who’s built a massive following simply by suggesting that being ready — for a financial crisis, for a massive …

Small Batch Homemade Fruit Wines

Making homemade fruit wine is such a satisfying experience – watching your fruit transform into something completely new and delicious. The length of …

Making vinegar the old way

A warm and sincere thank you to everyone who visited Sarndra yesterday. We are both delighted with your lovely and encouraging comments. I have no …

Apple Scrap Vinegar - The Zero-Waste Chef

Updated 02/16/18<p>In my home, homemade vinegar has been the Holy Grail of scratch cooking. My daughter MK tried a few years ago and came very close, …

How To Make Lump Charcoal

Prepare the raw material for the lump. Big-R uses 4-inch disks of oak, partly cured (totally cured is better) and whacks them into fist sized pieces. …

How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand

Learn to make a Native American longbow by hand and become a DIY archer.<p>Michael Spink of Spink Wooden Bows in Pocahontas, Arkansas, was on a turkey hunt one day more than a decade ago when his compound bow failed him. After that, he began to craft his own wooden bows by hand.<p>Want to become a DIY …

Tips and Tricks for Using Oil Lamps

You might not think that there's much to know regarding Tips and Tricks for Using Oil Lamps, but since I've practiced using all of my supplies that I …

Homemade Vegetable Oil Lamp

Page created: 26 January 2008, updated: 20 February 2009<p><i>Home made vegetable<br>oil lamp</i><p>If you like candles, live without electricity, or like to have …

Prepper Medical Myths That Drive Me Nuts!

Written by Guest Contributor on The Prepper Journal.4.12/5 (180) Editor’s Note: This post is another entry in the Prepper Writing Contest from …

Zombie Nation: Addiction in a Post-Collapse World; 60% of Americans Now on Prescription Drugs

One of the biggest post-collapse threats to your safety could come from the millions of Americans who are on dangerous psychotropic medications.... …

DMT Diamond Sharpening

Written Sharpening and Use & Care Instructions<p>Download or print the following sharpening instructions:<p>Download or print the following use & care …

Welcome to Vintage Saw's Saw Filing Treatise

<b>Bassler, F.M.,</b> <i>Why a Saw Cuts,</i> Henry Disston & Sons, Inc,Philadelphia, PA, 1916<p><b>Disston Saw, Tool and File Manual,</b> <i>How to Sharpen a Hand Saw,</i> Henry …

Why You Shouldn’t Prep Out of Fear (& Why You Should Prep Instead)

There’s a lot of fear mongering in this industry. Like a lot. And even if you typically err on the side of caution, look into the details of these …

Imodium’s Survival Applications: What It Is & Why Carry It Everywhere

When discussing survival, we often gravitate towards the bad-ass, like which knife to carry or the fashionably practical question of which tactical …

How to Prep for Feminine Hygiene Needs

We have grown so reliant on throwaway products for perfectly natural events that sometimes people wonder how on earth they would deal with it if …

5 Tips to Fine-Tune Your Every Day Carry Setup

Having a proper every day carry (EDC) setup is one of the most important things you can do to be prepared, well, every day. While you can get …

Bug-Out Plan for Preppers in the City

Effective Urban Prepping<p>Bringing the Prepper Lifestyle to the Big City<p>Being a prepper doesn’t mean you have to live on a homestead or compound. You …

DIY Clay Pot Smoker

Storage Ideas to Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

A healthy livelihood is tightly connected to fresh food. Eating fruits and vegetables is crucial to developing a highly nutritious diet, besides …

Avoid The Lines - How to Store Fuel Long Term

A generator without gas is like a rifle without ammunition. For this piece of machinery to be of any use to you outside of a very expensive and heavy …

The Lifetime Stockpile: What You’ll Need To Survive Past The First Year

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>One of the biggest questions facing anyone who is trying to prepare for disasters is that of time. How long will the crisis …

Off-grid

The Dumbest Mistake Even Experts Make In Food Preservation

Image source: Pixabay.com<p>My mother tried to teach me about food. She did it all — gardening, canning, jellying, freezing, drying, cheesing. She knew …

How to Create an Emergency Binder

We often have readers ask us about preparing for a Natural Disaster and what the most critical steps would be. We have talked a lot about this over …

The Unrealistic Mentality of the Modern Survivalist, by Bryan R.

I am guilty of falling into the “Wolverines!” mindset from time-to-time, that being the image of going toe-to-toe with the insidious foreign invasion …

When the Power Grid Fails – 10 Things You Need to Prepare

The power grid is one of those things that most of us take for granted, but it’s time to acknowledge that it’s getting older, reaching capacity and …