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.

pine needle cough syrup

Easy Pine Needle Cough Syrup: Only 3 Ingredients

Make this truly amazing and simple pine needle cough syrup, in just a matter of minutes! This natural remedy is made by mixing a super concentrated pine tea with raw, local honey. The result is a thick, soothing and delicious syrup that can be used for both adults and children.

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root cellar

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

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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