Geodesic Treehouse Dome

10 Energy Efficient Geodesic Dome Designs

It’s not hard to understand why the geodesic dome was a popular home design in the 60’s and 70’s. Geodesic domes require few building materials. They are energy efficient and incredibly stable. If you live in an area prone to earthquakes or hurricanes, a geodesic dome is the most secure structure you could build.

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Earthship in Desert

14 Self Sustaining Earthship Homes

An important part of survival prepping is sustainability. To be truly ready for disaster on any scale, you must be prepared to provide your family with food and shelter. Ideally you are able to generate your own power and heat, collect your own water and process your waste. An Earthship home is designed to do all of this. It collects and recycles water, generates power, stabilizes temperatures, processes sewage and grows food.

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Hobbit Hill Home

11 Awesome Hobbit Homes for Preppers

J.R.R. Tolkien captured the hearts and minds of the American people. The Hobbit came first, then The Lord of the Rings. Perhaps not surprisingly, his writing, and later the films based on his books, inspired people to build real life hobbit homes. These homes are dug into the earth. They are not dirty, dark holes but rather, as Tolkien writes, “they are Hobbit holes. And that means comfort.”

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Spinning 55 Gallon Drum Compost Bins

13 Ways a Survivalist Can Use a 55 Gallon Drum

You might be wondering what all the excitement over DIY 55 gallon drum projects is about. Well, like pallets, these barrels are really cheap if not free. Do a little poking around your community. Try a soda bottler, olive importer or local breweries for plastic drums. For the steel ones you could ask at a local auto garage or metal scrapper.

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Media Aquaponics Tank

11 Amazing Food Producing Aquaponics Systems

Aquaponics is a type of farming that grows both fish and produce. You arrange a garden bed and a fish tank with a pump and pipes running water between them. You feed the fish, the waste from the fish feeds the plants, the plants filter the water before it goes back to the fish. You get to harvest both vegetables and fish.

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Snow Shovel Wind Turbine

12 Creative DIY Wind Generator and VAWT Designs

Part of being prepared for any disaster, natural or man-made, is having a plan for power. If the electric grid goes out, how will you light your home? Keep the contents of the freezer from spoiling? Run water pumps? Wind turbines are an easy way to harvest free power. There are many options, including the popular DIY wind generator design called vertical axis wind turbine, or VAWT.

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Hydroponic PVC Garden Project

12 Awesome PVC Projects

PVC (PolyVinyl Chloride) pipes are widely used in plumbing. They are inexpensive and sturdy, yet still flexible enough that they can molded into many shapes. Because of the low cost of PVC and its ready availability, it is a favorite material for DIY projects. These are projects you can enjoy with your kids because they don’t require much in the way of heavy power tools, so it’s safe and fun for everyone involved.

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Solar Backpack

12 Best Solar Gadgets for Survival Preppers

Whether a local storm knocks out the power in your home for a few hours or a massive disaster shuts down the grid for month, solar powered gadgets will help you make it through. It is important to have a plan for providing light, heat and food preservation to your family when the electric goes down. Yet it could be just as critical to have power for a radio or to charge a cell phone.

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prepare-1-mini-pack

Prepare-1 Mini Pack First Aid Kit Review

I had the pleasure of reviewing the Prepare-1 Mini Pack First Aid Kit which is distributed by helpprepare.me. Prepare-1 specializes in first aid supplies and preparedness kits which include food supplies, emergency water filters and more. They do all the work in researching what they feel are the best emergency supplies and putting them all together in one kit.

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Hog Hunting Trap

10 Survival Traps and Snares You can Build Yourself

Knowing how to make traps and snares is an essential survival skill. Trapping is the most energy efficient way to hunt. You set your traps and they work for you while you attend to your other needs, such as building a fire or shelter. If you are equipped with a decent knife, these simple survival tools can be manufactured from materials you find in nature, though having a length of rope or wire on hand is certainly helpful.

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