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Homemade Chicken Coop with Beer Can Shingles Was Built in 10 Hours for $40

  Here’s an inspiring story for aspiring DIYers: Matt Pike, a contractor living in Marshall, North Carolina, realized just last weekend that he needed to build a coop for the quickly growing 20 chicks that call his farm home. Luckily for Matt, he was in the process of building two homes (for his family and [...]

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The WD-40 Survival Guide

It goes with out saying, but don’t leave WD-40 out of your survival stash. The WD-40 survival guide aka “toolkit in a can”. [Via]

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Pick Your Gardening Tool (infographic)

Gardening chores can be therapeutic or a complete disaster depending on what tools you have on hand. As every seasoned gardener knows, using the appropriate tools for a given task can make gardening more efficient and can limit the amount of stress on your body. Not sure what implements to use for today’s gardening tasks? [...]

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How Much Land You Need To Go Off The Grid?

The original homesteaders, the pioneers who went West, were following the American dream as it was understood in the 19th century — they wanted a house, and land, and a farm, of their own. Those who become homesteaders today aren’t necessarily aspirational in the same way; instead, they’re looking to escape mainstream America. They want to [...]

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How Will You Survive the End of the World?


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How to Build a Panic Room


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