Self Sufficiency Plans and Pamphlets

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  • Fuel Cell Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build several simples types of fuel cells (such as KOH). These are actual, working miniature fuel cells. Great for experimentation (you could build a real big one!) and science classes and fairs. $9.95 (shipped via email)
  • Disable Loud Exhaust Cars

    These comprehensive plans show you how to disable a car (or any vehicle) that has a loud, annoying exhaust. Bring silence back to your neighborhood! Uses commonly available items. Warning: This is most likely illegal in most, if not all areas! For educational purposes only. $4.95 (shipped via email)

    Solar Charge Controller Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build several different types of solar charge controllers. Charge controllers are used to prevent the overcharging of batteries, and the discharge of the batteries back into the panels at night. Several different styles of charge controllers are presented. $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Solar Panel (Photovoltaic) PV Mounting Rack Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build a Solar Array rack for hundreds of dollars less than commercial units. These PV racks require no special tools or skills to build, and are adjustable. $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Rain Water Catchment Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build a complete rain water catchment system. This is a pressurized system that can connect directly to your home water system. Uses easy-to-get low cost components. Save money, and use rain water today! $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Solar Powered Scooter Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build a solar powered scooter. This unique design uses a multiple battery set-up for extended range and efficiency. Solar can be retrofitted to existing electric scooters. $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Build a Meat/Cheese Hot or Cold Smoker Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build a hot or cold smoker out of easy to get (and cheap) materials. Plans are included for both cold or hot smokers. Also includes some delicious recipes! $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Make your own Wood Stains

    These comprehensive plans show you how make your own wood stains. All stains are made from readily available materials. Save money, and make your stains less toxic, and safe for you and the environment. $4.95 (shipped via email)

    Grape Cutting and Propogation Instructions

    These plans show you how to grow grapes for simple cuttings. You can then propogate your favorite wine or eating grape varieties. Also includes information on grafting grapes. $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Complete Plans for a Simple 7' x 3'-6" Dinghy Yacht Tender

    These comprehensive plans show you how to build a plywood stitch and glue tender boat. This is a relatively easy boat to build, and rows like a dream. It is a flat bottomed, hard-chined craft. Build a boat today, and with plans that don't cost an arm and a leg. $9.95 (shipped via email)

    Evaporative Cooler Plans (Swamp Cooler)

    These plans describe how to build swamp coolers ( evaporative coolers ) small enough to cool a single room and large enough to cool your whole house. Coolers of this type reduce the average room temperature to 66 degrees using 1/10 the electrical power of a conventional air conditioner. The parts cost to build the large swamp cooler are $100 to $200. It is cheaper and easier to build your own swamp cooler which works as well or better than a commercial unit, buying a new cooler is should not be considered. $9.95, delivered via email.
  • Chicken Coop Building Instructions

    Build your own Chicken (or Duck Coop) with spare wood around your homestead. These plans show you how to build several types of coops, small to large. Protect your fowl from predators and weather. $4.95 * (shipped via email)
  • Beer Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make beer from common household ingredients. Several different recipes are included, from light beer to German porter. $4.95 * (shipped via email)

    Build your own Electronic Fish Shocker

    These plans show you how to build a fish shocker. This device uses an electric current to temporarily stun fish in a lake or pond. Stunned fish float to the surface, where they can be tagged and studied. The fish shocker may be illegal to use in some areas. $9.95 * (shipped via email)
  • Make your own fireplace logs from newspapers!

    Don't throw your old newspapers away if you have a wood burning fireplace. You can use old newspapers to replace some of the wood that you would normally burn in your fireplace. A great resource book filled with complete how-to Instructions to make several different newspaper logs. Lots of useful information including instructions on colored flames!

    $4.95 * (shipped via email)


  • Build your own lightweight Alcohol Backpacking Camping Stove

    These plans show you how to build a very lightweight alcohol powered stove. Uses commonly available materials (aluminum can, etc). Can be built in less than two hours. Boils water in 4 minutes. Runs on methanol, isopropyl, or ethanol. In fact, Heet(tm) brand fuel additive is a great fuel!

    $4.95 * (shipped via email)


  • Build your own Vegetable Oil or Biodiesel Heater

    These plans show you how to build an electric vegetable oil or biodiesel heater for your vehicle. To run vegetable oil in a diesel vehicle, this heater is required. This heater is assembled from locally available parts. Cost of parts is around $20.00. These plans show you how to build a safe and effective heater in about 1 hour. This heater is also good for Biodiesel in cold climates/winter.

    $14.95 (shipped via email)


  • Build you own Kirlian Photography Camera

    These plans show you how to build a Kirlian camera using readily available components. Kirlian photography is reported to show "life force", missing limbs, and other spiritual fields. Using these plan, you can adventure into the world of life force. $4.95 * (shipped via email)
  • Wine Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make wine from common household items. Several different recipes are included, from dandelion wine to merlot. Save money today, and make your own all natural wine. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Cheese Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make several different types of cheese. Several different recipes are included, from cheddar to blue cheese. Save money today, and make your own all natural cheese. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Jerky Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make several different types of Jerky and Pemmican. Several different recipes are included, from mild to spicy jerk. Jerky canbe made from beef, chicken, turkey, fish, venison, and other game meats. Save money today, and make your own all natural jerky. $9.95 (shipped via email)
  • Sausage and Salami Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to several different types of sausages and salamis. Several different recipes are included, from Italian Sausage to Genoa Dry Salami. Save money today, and make your own all natural sausages. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Build you own Alcohol Still

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make alcohol from common household ingredients. Plans for both beverage and fuel alcohol are included. Use ingredients like corn, potatoes, and even blackberries! For educational purposes only. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Colloidal Silver Making Instructions

    These comprehensive recipes and plans show you how to make Colloidal Silver from common household ingredients. Use silver coins and batteries to make your own Silver solution. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Construct Your Own Biofeedback Unit

    These comprehensive plans show you how to construct your own Biofeedback unit. It uses commonly available electronic components. * $9.95 (shipped via email)
  • Construct Your Own EKG (electrocardiogram) Unit

    These comprehensive plans show you how to make your own EKG unit. Electrodes pick up electricity put out by our bodies during heartbeats: minute voltages transmitted to the skin surface when nerve centers generate the charges that cause the heart to contract and relax during one heartbeat. After being amplified, the voltages follow a general pattern that doctors and technicians use to interpret our heart health. * $9.95 (shipped via email)


  • Build Your Own Sluice Box

    These comprehensive plans show you how to construct several different types of Sluice boxes! Sluice boxes greatly speed unit and increase the yield on small gold mining operations. Much faster and easier than panning for gold using gold pans! * $9.95 (shipped via email)
  • How to make your own envelope X-Ray Solution

    This formula shows you how to make an X-Ray solution that will turn paper opaque temporarily. Once the envelope paper is transparent, you can read mail in envelopes without opening them! For educational purposes only. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • How to "Harden" your Home, Car, and Workplace against EMP

    This manual shows your how to help prevent Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) from damaging your home, workplace, and automobile. In a time of war, enemies may (and probably will) use EMP to destroy most of the electronic devices in the country. This means no telephone, computers, TV, radio, etc. Unless, of course, you take steps to protect your devices. * $4.95 (shipped via email)


  • Well Drilling Instructions

    These comprehensive plans show you how to drill or dig a well up to 50 feet! Use commonly available plumbing items to get water from your own well! Save hundreds of dollars over a commercial well drilling company. $4.95 * (shipped via email)
  • Shelter Cabin Dwelling Plans

    Whatever you call it, these plans show you how to design and build your shelter, etc. Several different types of shelter plans are included, from a standard easy-to-build wooden adirondak to underground houses. If you want to build a home, shelter, or whatever on a budget, these plans are for you. Typical cost of a small building is $1000.00, depending on availability of materials. Build that forest hilltop forest shelter today! * $19.95 (shipped via email)
  • Survival Fallout Shelter Plans

    These comprehensive plans show you how build several types of survival or fallout shelter plans. All of these shelters are underground, can can be built by an average person. These shelters are also good for root and wine cellars and other food storage. Be safe! * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Bubbling Your Way to Health Cookbook

    This fantastic vegetarian cookbook has tasty, healthy recipes ranging from Tempeh BBQ to Cabbage rolls. Recipes in this book are easy and quick to make. Has over 200 pages of recipes and wisdom. * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Make your own Silly Putty(tm)

    Yes, this is the formula to make your own Silly Putty (tm) like substance. Uses easy to get chemicals, so brew up a batch today! * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Make your own Envelopes

    These easy-to-follow instructions show you how to make you own postal mailing envelopes. The materials needed are appropriate paper, tape, and glue! Make high quality, good looking envelopes for pennies! * $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Make your own Household Cleaning Chemicals and Supplies

    These plans show you how to make your own household cleaning chemicals and supplies. By making your own cleaners, you save loads of money, and avoid many toxic chemicals in commercial products. Formulas are provided for oven cleaner, mildew remover, all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant cleaner, floor polish, window cleaner, ruh cleaner, toilet cleaner, furniture polish, carpet freshener, and much more. $4.95 (shipped via email)
  • Make your own Hot Packs and Cold Packs

    These easy-to-follow instructions show you how to make you own hand warmers and cold packs. These chemical packs use easy-to-get ingredients, and will save you money. Keep your hands warm and your beverages cool! $4.95 (shipped via email)
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