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Cut Your Costs With Soy Candles

By Andrew J. / September 5, 2019

Candles have long been made exclusively with paraffin wax or beeswax. Recently, a new type of candle has begun emerging into the market: soy. Soy candles are made out of 100% natural soy wax without any additives, resulting in candles with a pleasing aroma without any type of fragrance added. Expert soy candle makers employ […]


Brighten Up Your Candles With This Simple Trick

By Andrew J. / May 28, 2019

If you have children in your home, chances are you have an abundance of worn down crayons that don’t get used much anymore. Before throwing them out, consider saving them as emergency supplies for your candle making. This can be a great way to turn them into something new and bright again or even to […]


The Basics of Candle Making: Hand Dipped Candles

By Michael B. / March 16, 2019

Making candles is a great hobby or business endeavor. Once you get the hang of it, the process is quite simple. For those who have the basics down cold, consider experimenting with the art of making hand dipped candles. While these lovely creations take more time, they are stunning. You can use several colors on […]


The Basics of Candle Making: Pillar Candles

By Michael B. / February 11, 2019

They are called pillars because they are round and tall like a pillar. There is no standard size (they can come in many widths and heights) and can be found in all colors and scents. You can find both decorative and plain ones too; they can be used for anything from practical home use to […]


Candle Making For Beginners

By Michael B. / December 20, 2018

The use of candles for light and heat is known to have existed in ancient times. The remains of candles have been found in the caves of France. It is believed that cavemen used candles made out of animal fat while painting and etching on the walls. The Egyptians used candles as well by dripping […]


Seven Awesome Ways to Recycle Coffee Grounds

By Andrew J. / May 2, 2016

The hassle of coffee grounds is one well-known to any and every coffee drinker/lover/addict who likes to brew at home. I personally love finding new ways to reuse things I’d otherwise throw away, after all, who doesn’t like getting a better bang for your buck? So without further ado, enjoy a few suggestions on how […]


How to Make Gunpowder From Your Urine

By Andrew J. / April 1, 2016

It’s not everyday that you run across a fellow prepper who is stockpiling gundpowder…make from his own urine.  For real. Here’s the second part of the demonstration, where it gets even better.


Do You Have an Every Day Carry Kit? You Must!

By Andrew J. / October 20, 2015

We all want to be ready for anything that life might throw at us, and truth be told, most preppers are already prepared to handle far more adversity than the average person. However, that’s only true when we’re in the comfort of our own homes, surrounded by the tools and supplies that can make life […]


Learning From Real Life Survivors

By Andrew J. / September 17, 2015

As preppers we are always thinking about different ways to become more self-reliant and live like they lived 100 years ago. People who lived during the turn of the century lit their homes with kerosene and oil lamps, heated their homes with fire wood and if they wanted new clothes, they had to buy fabric […]

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