Category Frugality

Survival Recipe: Roasted Onions


By Wyzyrd,

(a great campfire/cookout side dish)


large yellow or Vidalia onions, peeled, leave root end intact

packaged “Cajun” seasoning OR

chili powder, ground black pepper, ground ...

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Soda Bottle Fishing – A Survival Skill?

By Wyzyrd, Editor-at-Large

I talked to a couple folks, today, and nobody had heard of this fishing method. I never saw it until 2001, when I was living in a campground on the bank of the Shenandoah River.

First, I’m NOT talking about using bottles to...

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Download: 60 Gift Mixes In-A-Jar Recipe’s

What follows is a FREE downloadable document related to preparedness. More preparedness files are available on the Preparedness Download Page

If you have any files you would like to share – feel free to email them to SCP...

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Why is a great place to shop

There are a lot of people that refuse to shop online out of fear of providing credit card information on the Internet. There are also those that use only cash – no credit cards, no debit cards...

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Video of the Week: How To Make Laundry Soap and Homemade Fabric Softener

video of the week

Another featured video from YouTube. From preparedness to frugality, from gardening to self-reliance – YouTube has an enormous amount of information available.

Here is but a small piece we hope you find interesting, informative, and maybe even tho...

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Calling BS on Commercial “Survival” Tools

By Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large.

Now, I do like my Gerber multi-tools. I have a few, and they’re always close at hand. Multi-taskers are generally a good thing. Sometimes, we must all harken back to the late Robert Heinlein’s words...

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Survival Supplies at the Dollar Store

I originally wrote this post over at It still holds true today – maybe even more so...

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Frugal Cooking

By GrammaMary,

In line with the money saving tips post I offer this web site.  A while ago I began to wonder…...

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Frugal Buy: Reconditioned Large Screen TVs

Harold, Editor-at-Large

Recently, since our tragic loss of our comfortable home in the middle of the winter with temps in the teens, three foot snowdrifts and both of us just two days out of the hospital, some of the sympathy has turned to envy, with...

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10 Ridiculously Simply Ways to Save Money Everyday and Secure Your Financial Future

You’ve heard it over and over. Stop splurging on clothes at the mall, stop eating out, and start sticking to your budget...

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Video of the Week: Potato Storage


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Root Cellar Storage

By Bev Sandlin

The harvest is starting to come in and I still don’t have my root cellar framed in and ready to go – been on the project list for a couple of years now...

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Tiny House on Old Camper Frame


This tiny house is built on an old camper frame. What I think is so intriguing about this video are all the money saving tips he gives and some unique building materials. This 8 minute video could change your life!

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I Have A Time Management Problem

By Harriet, Editor-at-Large

One of my priorities has been to volunteer at the local opportunity/thrift shop...

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Cement/Old Iron/Wood Coating Product

By Beverly Sandlin

Home maintenance is part of being frugal and keeping what you have protected...

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“Free” Fuel Bottles

by Wyzyrd – Editor-at-Large

This is based on a few articles mentioning the possibility, mostly on UK-based bushcraft sites, not my original idea. I just tested it out to see if it worked. It did, very well.

In my vehicle, and house, and previous BO...

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Redneck Air Conditioner

red neck airconditioner

Ninety Nine degrees heat index here yesterday – this actually looks good!

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Tips from Wyzyrd – Edible Daylilies & Baking Soda

Tips from Wyzyrd!


I love daylilies :)  had the whole back side of my fence planted with them at the old place, as the Master Gardener agent got hold of a free truckload :)

You probably already know, but the buds and flowers are edible a...

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Boondocking Extra-Ordinary!

By the WE2s

Bev – The WE2s are helping an older lady and her disabled daughter move from Texas to Missouri from what I understand. I just hope I got the pics in the right order! Lots to learn here!   LOL  :)

When we first arrived & started settin...

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U.S. Solar Energy Profiteers?

I just got this email from my Uncle Richard who is in Germany right now visiting his son, thought it might interest some of you…

“Might have hit the wrong key, was looking at the solar info...

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Wholesale Solar

Submitted by Pam!

AWESOME website!

Pretty much anything you want to know about solar energy in fairly easy to understand terms.

Thank You Pam!!!

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Good Deal Alert! Camo Hand Gun Pouch

Submitted by John from Iowa,

Camouflage Soft Case Pistol Rug, Camo Hand Gun Storage Zippered Range Hunt Pouch

Amazon – $3.95


If you click through on the A...

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Reorganizing the Garden Shed – $0

By Bev Sandlin

I bought this little garden shed off of Craigslist a couple of years ago for $50. Surprisingly it has never tipped over in any of the storms even though I did not secure it in any way...

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Mylar Just for Fun! Part 5 of 5

By Beverly Sandlin

This post is part of a 5 part series that deals with the 2 mil reflective one side, black or white poly the other side, blackout, 4’x50′ roll (comes in 25′ and 100′ rolls as well), that is sold by High Tech Garden Supply on eBay f...

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Campers As A Bug Out Vehicle

By the WE2’s

To us, having our travel trailer is a must...

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