For years, a friend of mine would give me her homemade natural soap from time to time (as Christmas or birthday gifts) and I asked her to show me how to make her wonderful soap. So she came over one day and showed me, and a few of our mutual friends,
The term “essential oil” is a contraction of the original “quintessential oil.” This stems from the Aristotelian idea that matter is composed of four elements, namely, fire, air, earth, and water. The fifth element, or quintessence, was then consider
As a life prepper and survival expert in the high desert, there are certain things that I center on when it comes to my family’s safety, comfort and survival. The concentration for today’s article is on DIY light.
You will find that making your own pickles is easy, quick, and tastier than any store-bought pickles. The pickles are crispy, you can tweek the recipe to your liking, and they make a great snack whenever you feel like having something with a little k
Watch Richard Ambrose and Jonny Phillips quickly construct a building made of concrete canvas—a material that has all the elements of concrete, but is flexible enough to be turned into any shape.
Slap a ‘USDA Certified Organic’ label on a product, and viola! It is safe, GMO-free, and healthy, right? If you are comfortable and feel safe believing that, then this article is not for you.
The post WWII warfare-welfare state has metastasized at the Federal level and unmasked itself since 9/11 to be an unbridled and unapologetic gangster state that takes whatever it wants and demands total transparency of the taxed citizenry while playi
In the not-so-distant future, I believe most homes in America will have a 3-D printer, just as most homes in America now have a computer. Let’s consider how that will change economics of the future, shall we?
One of the first steps our family took toward living a more sovereign lifestyle was the ownership of chickens for meat and egg production. These creatures are easy to care for, a joy to have around, and they eat all sorts of little pests that could
Paul Hart, a former Royal Navy lieutenant commander, offers advice on how to survive should you find yourself stranded on a desert island, including tips on finding food and building a shelter
You’ve been shaving like your grandpa with a safety razor; now it’s time to try out the method your great-grandpa used — shaving with a straight razor. Here’s how to put a blade to your neck without it becoming a fatal ritual.
Create your own custom storage system in one weekend
A step by step guide on how to forge a very practical, all metal, Bushcraft knife whose pattern dates back at least 400 years.
Using $15 pots, a Craftsman electric leaf blower, and Giant Eagle brand charcoal Tony and I make a poor man's foundry in the backyard.
In today's video I'll show you how I built a very crude aluminum-melting furnace.
After taking steps to live a more conscious existence, I have found that shopping is overrated.
With their reputation for adaptability and traveling at a moment's notice, it's no surprise that a military veteran had an outstanding answer to the "What Are the Best Travel Hacks?” question on Quora.
In mid-December, Apple named Duolingo—a piece of language-learning software—its 2013 iPhone app of the year. Since then, I swear every native English speaker of my acquaintance has suddenly begun guten tag-ing, buongiorno-ing, and comment ça va-ing.
After reading Chemistry of Cast Iron Seasoning in Odds 'n Sods,I became interested in the subject as I generally just use grapeseed oil to season my pans. The very first article I pulled up not only refuted the information in the article above, but i
Awhile back my husband and I happened to both lose our jobs within a two-week period. (I was doing in-home care and the client decided to enter a Home. Meanwhile, the factory where my husband worked went bankrupt and closed its doors.)
With winter comes a whole new range of driving hazards — darkness sets in much earlier, wind and snow reduce visibility, and ice makes roads slippery and treacherous.
Many of us at WIRED ride bikes as a part of our daily commute, or for sport. So do a lot of other people in the Bay Area. And every few weeks (or sooner), we notice something: Someone is wearing their helmet wrong. Terribly wrong.
How To Access The Invisible Internet You're Not Supposed To Find
Over the years there have been occasional posts on SurvivalBlog about making various "homemade" soaps using easily found commercial ingredients. These often include store-bought washing soda, Fells Naptha, Zote soap, baking soda and such.
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb that is easy to make and easy to take. Tinctures preserve and concentrate the properties of the herb, making them more effective and longer lasting.
Electricity runs the world, and those who fuel this essential tool for humanity control it all. For those of us who desire to remove ourselves from the control of others, this poses a very real problem if we choose to remain connected to our global c
This is an instruction set detailing how to make rum at home. It takes about 4-8 days to complete. This instruction set includes instructions for making rum, a link for making a reflux still of your own, and a link for dilution of the final product.
Learning to cook doesn't have to be intimidating.
As parts of the United States prepare for record-breaking cold temperatures, a YouTube video showing an alternative way to heat your home might come in handy.
Merry Christmas! The crew at the Art of Manliness will be taking the coming week off to spend time with family and reboot before the new year. So we won’t be publishing anything new on the site until January.