DIY and Practical Self Reliance

Here you will find tips, ideas, and advice on living a DIY and practical self reliance lifestyle. 

Whether you want to grow and preserve your own food, live a healthier life thanks to natural products and ingredients, embrace self-reliance by living off the grid, prepare your family for a power outage or other emergency, or simply want to “do it yourself” at home, then you’ve come to the right place!  We want all of those things too, so let’s learn together.

root cellar
Ancestral Lifeways Wisdom

Root Cellar: Preserving a Bountiful Harvest

Using a root cellar is a great way to preserve your garden’s bounties. A root cellar makes it easy to keep your food on hand for as long as possible, making it possible to preserve home-grown goodness long term, even through the winter.

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bath melt recipe
DIY Skills

Easy Bath Melt Recipe With Soothing Chamomile and Oat

This chamomile and oat bath melt recipe is a dream come true for those with sensitive skin, or anyone who appreciates a soothing bath. The infusion of chamomile flowers will soothe the skin, while the oats are calming and soothing. These bath melts make a great gift that will leave the recipient begging for more.

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dried flower wreath
DIY Skills

How To Make A Dried Wild Flower Wreath In 6 Easy Steps

Making a homemade wild flower wreath is a unique way to incorporate a variety of floral colors and textures—some of which you can easily forage from your own backyard. This article walks you through how to make your own dried wild flower wreath.

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pine cleaning
DIY Skills

DIY All Natural Pine Cleaning Spray

This DIY all-natural pine cleaning spray is perfect for your home as well as a seasonal host/ess gift. Wild pine needles are naturally anti-microbial and antiviral, making them the perfect choice for this cleaning product.

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