Living The Basics

Simple and Resourceful Living

Here is where you will find projects that we find useful in promoting the idea or goals of basic living. 

Make Your Own Charcoal Chimney

I don’t know about you, but I love to barbecue. Or grill. Or, basically anytime I get to cook meat over fire. But there’s one thing that I hate, and that’s lighter fluid. So, to remedy that I choose to light my charcoal in a chimney.

Make Your Own Laundry Detergent

Have you noticed that laundry detergent has become super expensive? Here you will find how to make it yourself and save a ton. This “recipe” makes 5 gallons or more than 80 loads!

Save $$$ With Your Own Solar Lanterns

Our largest bill other than rent tends to be electric, so I have been looking for ways to cut down. So I decided to start small.

Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Learn how to grown your own delicious mushrooms at home.

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