Self-Sufficiency DIY: Laundry Soap

Self-Sufficiency Sundays: Laundry Soap

 

My plan is (time permitting) to post a series of basic formulations and recipes for every day products you use around your home that work as well – or better – than the commercial ones you buy at your friendly big box store, and other tips towards moving towards a more holistic, self-sufficient life style – even if you live in an urban or suburban environment.

Why go to the bother of making your own laundry soap?  Well, there are several very good reasons for making the extra effort towards being more self-sufficient and weaning yourself from the mega-corporations.

You control the ingredients that go into homemade laundry soap. I had gotten lazy and stopped bothering to make my own, until one of my grandchildren had some pretty dramatic skin reactions to the “hypo-allergenic” laundry detergent from a well-known mega brand I had bought. Back to making my own! 

 

Homebrew Technical Ideas

Homebrew Technical Ideas

From a Redneck Perspective, a Version of a “Technical” would be what we call in Texas a “Pig Truck”.

Simply put, a Pig Truck is a 4×4 Truck of some type with good lighting, good suspension, good mud tires and a few mods in the back and up top.

Back in the Good Ole Days when you could find Century Arms Romanian RPK’s for cheap we had a couple of those with 100rd Beta Mags mounted with red dot’s on bipod swivel mounts on the roof. We found seats were pretty much useless in the bed of the truck, so we installed hand grips and a simple seatbelt harness to keep the one to two operators from getting thrown out.

If you can swing the personnel and are hunting at night, it’s good to have your passenger work a spotlight freeing up your driver to drive and your two shooter’s to SHOOT.

This is a very versatile set-up and could easily be changed from hunting Four legged critters to Two!

 

DIY Target Stands

 

Build Cheap Target Stands and Save Money for Guns and Ammo!

The only caveat I would add is be sure to make a couple of standard “man sized” target stands (6 ft. tall) by bending a 12 foot piece of rebar in half and installing wooden feet on it. Then clip-on a cardboard backer and your favorite bad guy paper target and BOOM.

Setting Up A Kalashnikov For Combat

Setting Up A Kalashnikov For Combat: The Palmetto State Armory GF-3E

 

Outstanding article by fellow AK Afficionado and one of the best trainers currently working in the business, NC Scout (aka Brusbeater.)

As I have said many times, If you are in the market for an AK, Palmetto State Armory is the place to go.

FYI: Scout’s Article on the PSA AK-104 is required reading for the student of the Kalash.

 

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