Tag Archive for recycle

Solar Cooking on the Cheap and Easy

Everyone needs a solar cooker.  Even if they think they may never use it they need one.  You know, just in case.  They can be range in price to $350.00, or they can be as cheap as a roll of…

Recycle and Reuse: Are there 100 Ways to Use a Milk Jug?

We believe in using, reusing and recycling what we have.  Not just milk jugs and cartons either.  Why spend money when you can use something in your garage or back room just the same?  For us it’s common to go…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Cloth

When we were kids, my mother used to recycle fabric by taking apart hers, or other people’s, old clothes and make new clothes for us.  One pair of men’s denim overalls would make a couple of pairs of pants and…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Table Scraps

Preppers who live on a farm probably know they can feed their table scraps, sorted properly, to their livestock.  Egg shells and various yummy greens to the chickens.  Throw the rest out to the pigs.  That’s why they call it…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Metal

Not everyone has a junk heap in the back yard or a pile of metal scraps out behind the barn.  But if you do, you know the value of metals.  That’s why you put each piece of metal in the…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Paper

Everyone knows about recycling paper.  Or do they?  Lets take another look.  A quick internet search brings up about 50 ways to reuse paper in its present form.  Everything from starting fires to lining pet cages, even the centuries old…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Leather

The most obvious way of recycling leather is when it comes off the animal and is processed into something for human uses such as shoes, coats, and furniture, to name a few.  But then what?  What about when the product…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Corn Cobs

Growing up on the farm, we raised a large garden, enough to feed the four families that made up the family farm.  We also raised a few thousand acres of corn and soybeans.  Every fall the corn picker would come…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Glass

Glass containers are a good recycle resource for preppers because glass can be used over and over again.   That empty spaghetti sauce jar?  Store your dry beans in it.  Plastic bags get nasty over time, your beans will stay fresh longer in…

Recycle and Reuse Series: Tires

This is the first in the  recycle and reuse series.   While I don’t think I will have very many used tires to figure out what to do with them in a prepper’s way, there are things that can be done…