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Owner of The Do It Yourself World, a website dedicated to researching and sharing projects in natural energy, off grid living, prepping and survival and natural foods.

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Recent Articles by Troy Reid

Make A Free Fence Post Puller From Scrap Materials

I made a very simple and nearly free fence post puller using scrap wood I had around. This device pulls out T posts and small wood posts with ease and in mere seconds per post. I used oak boards left over from pallets that I had taken apart. This made it rugged and long lasting. &

Homemade Venison Jerky Instructions & Recipes

I have processed my own deer meat this year and made some venison jerky. One entire deer was made into four different varieties of jerky. I made up the recipes myself. Here are the details:   I first cut the deer meat off the bones. Cut off all the fat and sinew that you can.

How To Check Compression On A Small Engine

It is very easy to test a small gas engine for compression. A compression test will tell you if the valve seats need to be ground or if the piston rings are badly worn. In many cases the valve seats will wear out first and need to be ground in order to improve engine compression and performance.

How To Make A Simple Pallet Wood Picket Fence For Free

I am building a beautiful picket fence using pallet wood thet I got for free. This is a very simple project and I am sure you will be quite surprised how fast this goes together once you get started. Each finished pallet picket fence piece looks just like something that came out of the commercial

Wintergreen A Year Round Natural Treat & Medicine

Wintergreen is a low growing ground cover plant with tiny red berries in the fall. It is an evergreen shrub so you can always find its green leaves, even in winter. Most people know wintergreen from chewing gum or toothpaste but it has many other uses. Wintergreen is a tasty treat i

Partridge Berry A Special Wild Edible & Natural Medicine

The little Partridge Berry, also known as Squaw Berry, is a red berry that resembles Wintergreen in appearance. The tiny red berries are both refreshing as a snack and useful as a medicine. The proper name for Partridge Berry is Mitchella Repens.   The Partridge Berry is foun

Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition Pg 3

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Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition Pg 2

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Garlic Mustard Wild Edible Identification Uses & Nutrition

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How I beat the allergy season this year so far

I used to get sick all the time when I was younger. I was allergic to almost everything. Just about all palnts and animals and most fresh fruits and vegetables. Through the years I started to realize that I can change this myself through healthy eating and living. Here is my story.  

How to tap maple trees to make your own maple syrup Pg2

This is page two of the article. If you missed the first plage, please read it here:  How to tap maple trees to make your own syrup   Trees should be ta

How to tap maple trees to make your own maple syrup

More and more people are trying their hands at homesteading and self-sufficient lifestyles.  Rather than depend primarily on grocery stores, the idea is to grow, or raise, one's own food.  Whether you choose to do this to save money, or due to a desire to eat more organically, tho

How to clean your chimney yourself and save money

Chimneys play an important part in home heating, but they are not to be taken for granted, especially when they are used for wood burning.  The National Fire Protection Association Standard 211 advises chimneys be checked at least once a year.  Just as with the filter in a furnace

Restoring Rusty Old Cast Iron Pots & Pans With Fire & Vegetable Oil

Prior to the 1960s, cast iron vessels were an especially favored form of cooking. Most every household had at least one cast iron pot or skillet in an always-seasoned form ready for that next great meal. These days, non-stick coated cookware has taken over, but it proves to be more costly, less

How To Make A Simple Solar Food Dehydrator Pg 2

This is part two of the project. If you are visiting this page from outside, please see Page 1 first.   How To Make A Simple Solar Food Dehydrator Pt 2   Co

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