Huge List of Homesteading Skills to Learn - The Homestead Survival
Can You Really Beat the Heat With a $20, D-I-Y Air Conditioner? Very "cool" idea...lol
A very cool site called 'old fashioned families' with all you need to know about gardening, canning, preserving, saving tons of money and general homesteading.
"Life Binder:" One binder for each family member's important documents (for the "25 Documents You Need")
72 hour kits
72 Hour survival kit items that should be in your kit, this list comes directly from FEMA.
Welcome to week #1 in the “Survival Kit Ideas: A week by week approach” series. This series is all about making it simple and do-able (and a bit fun!) to get a survival kit (aka 72 hr kit, bug out bag etc) put together for you and your family: something that will help you care for yourself without the aid of others for at least 3 days!
One-Use Straw Containers: I. clamp near end of straw with needle nose pliers and apply flame. (let seal cool before releasing) II. put in whatever and seal other end. -- Straws come in various diameters. Seal HONEY, machine oil, tiny screws, threaded needles, small batteries, glue, purifier tabs/powder, creams, toothpaste, liquids, flavors, etc.
Rocket stove in use - everyone needs to know how to build/use one of these for "those" times when there's no other way to cook.
"Prolong the waterproof characteristics of your tent floor by making a simple, inexpensive groundsheet out of a common construction material called Tyvek." -Backpacker Magazine
campie restoration. I love this post because it is so encouraging to see what you can start with and end with....