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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

How To Install An Inverter In Your RV AC Converter Box

If you want to run your RV or camper on solar power then you will have to modify your original electrical control box. This box converts shore AC power from a camp ground into 12 volts DC to power your RV lighting and accessories. Most RV lights are 12 volts as are the heater blowers, controls an

How To Pasteurize Dehydrated Food For Long Term Storage

I have some self dried foods I had done up in bulk a few months ago, but never got around to sealing them up in vacuum sealer bags. Now they need to be pasteurized before I can seal them up for long term storage. I have 5 pounds of dried broccoli, about 2 pounds of mixed vegetables

Cutting And Shaping Homemade Soap

Once you have made a batch of homemade soap, you need to remove it from the form and cut it into soap bars. This is very easy and can make some professional looking bars of soap. Here is a demonstration:   First, if you have never made soap before, have a look at our homemade

How to make soap using the Hot Process for immediately usable soap

The hot process of making soap is the act of fully cooking the soap until the saponification process is completed. This means that all the lye has been used up converting the oil into soap. When soap is made using the hot process it will be immediately usable. Cold process soap on the other hand

How to make soap at home using all natural ingredients

Most people do not know it but the products we use every day for washing, bathing, laundry and house keeping contain a lot of harmful artificial ingredients. When you use soap for bathing, the chemicals in the soap are absorbed through your skin. By using all natural soap you avoid any dangerous

Preserve Green Coffee Beans For Long Term Survival Storage

Coffee has been with us for a very long time. Coffee is also a very important part of our lives. During WWI and WWII, instead of going without coffee, people found coffee substitutes. That alone should tell you how valuable coffee is to our modern society. With that in mind, you should find ways

How to shovel show safely and efficiently

Winter brings a lot of snow. This means shoveling out your car, sidewalk or business front. Many people suffer with painful backs or even heart attacks from shoveling snow. This happens especially in areas which do not see much snow each season. This is how to safely shovel snow....

Bugging Out Series - Priorities For Bugging Out In Winter

This is the first chapter in the Bugging Out Series from The Do It Yourself World. What will you do if you need to bug out in winter? Are you prepared? Will you survive? The following pages will help you make it through.   Winter survival is one of the harshest situations you

How To Use An Automatic Bread Maker / With Recipes

There is nothing like the smell of homemade bread baking in the kitchen. Baking bread is a long process requiring you to be home and labor for hours, watching the dough carefully the whole time. The temperature of the dough and your kitchen must be right in order for the bread to turn out well.

Best Dollar Store Solar Battery Charger

You can get a solar AA or AAA battery charger for just $1 at the dollar store. At the most, you may pay $3 for such a charger at a normal store, but it sure beats the normal $20 retail price for a "real" solar battery charger.   This is a simple dollar store solar path light

How To Vacuum Seal Food For Long Term Storage

You can vacuum seal foods to keep them fresh longer. Vacuum sealing food keeps out moisture and oxygen, both of which make your food go bad with time. Foods that have been properly sealed in a vacuum can last for years if kept cool and dark.   To vacuum seal your own food you

How To Dehydrate Fruits And Vegetables

It is quite easy to dry your own fruits and vegetables at home and have the satisfaction of enjoying your harvest through the winter months.   All you need to dehydrate your own fruits and vegetables is a food dehydrator. These are affordable, ranging from $30 on up. The bett

How to roast green coffee beans yourself

You can roast your own coffee beans at home and get that perfect cup of fresh coffee you love so much. There is a taste at some coffee shops that just cannot be copied at home. Or can it?   If you find a coffee shop that roasts its own green coffee beans, the coffee at that s

How To Salt Preserve A Deer Hide With Fur On

Often after the hunt you may want to tan your own deer hide but do not have time on that day. If you want to keep your deer skin for later tanning, a simple process of salt curing the deer hide will save it for later.   After you salt cure your deer hide you can put it away a

How to measure resistance with a digital ohm meter

Learn how to measure an unknown resistor or potentiometer with a digital ohmmeter. This is a simple DIY article that will have you measuring resistance like a pro in minutes.   Depending on your digital multimeter, there will be a range of resistance settings. When measuring

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