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38 Must Have Kitchen Items for Any Survivalist / Regardless of how many #10 cans of “just-add-water-ready-to-eat” stuff you have, at some point you’re going to have to learn to use a kitchen in much the same way as your granny, or your great-granny, did. So we’ve put together this list of 38 essential kitchen items for any prepper.

Goodbye to yellow armpit stains! 1 tsp. Dawn, 3-4 tsp. Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 tbsp. baking soda. Mix together, rub in, and be amazed! I CAN SAVE ALL MY WHITES!!!!

How to reuse silica gel packets• Protect personal papers Keep with photos to spare them from humidity. Store in camera bags and with film. Leave a couple packs in your tool box to prevent rusting. Place with seeds in storage to thwart molding. Stash some in window sills to banish condensation. Dry out electronic items such as cell phones and iPods. Cut open the packs and saturate the beads with essential oils to create potpourri. Use in luggage while traveling. Tuck some in your pockets.

straight razor

How To Make Your Own Incense

Recipe for Windshield De-Icer and an Ice Prevention Spray.

recipes for homemade everything: soap, laundry soap, dish soap, lip balm, beauty products, hair products, lotions

Speaking of kitchens and mason jars... a great way to conserve space in a small kitchen and a cheap way to get a matching canister set while possibly recycling.

what you can & can't freeze - absolutely great info!

citrus salt scrup

library of articles written by homesteaders for homesteaders

Scrub your cast iron with coarse salt and a soft sponge. The salt is a natural abrasive and will absorb oil and lift away bits of food while preserving the pan's seasoning. Rinse away salt and wipe dry.

towel rack and chalkboard from vintage window

Homemade Bleach Alternative -- have to try this one!

An entire website with tons of different bottles or jars you can buy for thousands of different reasons.

Homemade dishwasher powder and rinse aid An environmentally-friendly dishwasher powder for less than a third of the price of shop-bought products.

4 homemade cleaners.

Martha Stewart's Tub Scrub--works better than any other cleaning product to get off hard water and soap residue

Orange vinegar... the cleaning fun of vinegar without the stink!

DIY $5 Pizza Oven

Make your own mercury glass: simply spritz glass with water then spray with Krylon "Looking Glass" spraypaint and voila!

Make your own olive oil lamp. Tip: great wick source is a cotton rag mop heads,which will yield more wick than you will EVER use.

Homemade Chalkboard Paint (can make in any color!)

Keep your home bug-free with natural pest control methods: cloves, cedar, vinegar and other remedies can repel ants, flies and moths!

homemade baby wipe solution