How to Do It: Practical Advice from the Early 20th Century

How to Do It

You might still make use of some of the time-proven wisdoms today.
In 1910, one of the manufacturers, Gallaher Ltd Belfast & London, tried to make their products more popular by printing practical everyday advice on the cards. You might still make use of some of the time-proven wisdoms today.

The life hacks of 100 years ago

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How To Build A Portable Power Generator (For Under $200)

generator

Have you ever gone on a camping trip with non preppers?

This project was born from a camping with my better half and a group of friends. These friends are not of our prepper mindset and as such had no way to recharge their phones, batteries or run any kind of device that required power. [Read more…]

Black Seed – The Remedy For Everything But Death

black seed

Used throughout history for its amazing healing powers, black seed was reportedly found in King Tut’s tomb. This spice has been extensively studied and proven effective against many modern diseases, yet few people have even heard of it.  We are here to spread the word about this potent cure and encourage everyone to stock black seed in your medicine cabinet. [Read more…]

40 Vintage Life Hacks from 100 Years Ago “How to do it”

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Back in the 1900s, cigarette manufactures used to insert stiffening cards into their paper cigarette packs to add strength and help them last longer. Along the way, someone had the bright idea of printing trivia, artwork and even famous people and athletes (Honus Wagner anyone?) onto the stiffening cards.

In the early 20th Century, Gallaher’s Cigarettes printed a special series of 100 “How to do it” cards that included some truly useful and helpful tips for everyday situations and problems. The entire 100 card collection is part of the New York Public Library’s George Arents Collection and was recently digitized. [Read more…]

How To Survive The Apocalypse, Anything Can Happen In A Land Without Laws Or Organized Government – Your Survival Depends On Your Ability

Apocalypse

How To Survive The Apocalypse

So the apocalypse arrived and the world as we know it has come to an end. What to do next?

Assuming you’re one of a handful of survivors, do you have what it takes to make it more than a couple of winters and maybe even sow the seeds for the rebirth of humanity? [Read more…]

How to Make And Use Liquid Manure Compost

Compost

How to Make And Use Liquid Manure Compost

Manure tea – doesn’t that just sound like something you’d like to have some crumpets with? Well, no.

But your garden will most definitely enjoy a cup, so today we’re going to talk about how to make and use your very own manure tea to get the best out of your crops.

Don’t mistake manure tea with compost tea; they’re two completely different beasts. Compost tea is all about microorganisms that are beneficial to both soil and plants. Manure tea is all about the nutrients in manure. [Read more…]

How To Build A DIY Portable Solar Power Generator (For Under $200)

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How To Build A DIY Portable Solar Power Generator (For Under $200)

Have you ever gone on a camping trip with non preppers?

 

This project was born from a camping with my better half and a group of friends. These friends are not of our prepper mindset and as such had no way to recharge their phones, batteries or run any kind of device that required power.

(Personally, I welcome the screen-free days.)

We were camping for 5 days so it wasn’t long before they started to come to me to use my inverter. I normally have a small 150w stashed in the trunk for emergencies, or times like these. [Read more…]

Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator

Electric Generator

Homemade Water Wheel Electric Generator

A medium size water wheel electric generator can provide enough electricity for one house (3 bulbs, one TV and one radio all running at the same time). Not only you will no longer dependent on the power grid, but you’ll have electricity when SHTF and more important: absolutely FREE. Unlike solar panels, a water wheel electric generator can produce electricity 24/7.

Hydroelectricity is the world’s largest and cleanest source of renewable energy. But despite lively interest in renewables generally, there is an information vacuum about the smallest version of the technology dubbed “the simplest, most reliable and least expensive way to generate power off grid.” [Read more…]