7 Homestead DIY Kits That Make It Easier To Get Started


 

Making your own products to use around the house is what self sufficiency and homesteading is all about. But maybe your a little like me and sometimes it’s hard to get started doing something new, well I’ve found when I try to do something for the first time it’s a little easier to buy a ready to go kit. Sure you may pay a little more for the convenience, but sometimes it’s what it takes for me to get started. So I thought I would suggest a few do it yourself kits to help you along in your journey and who knows maybe you’ll find that one thing you fall in love with and changes your entire path.

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Have you ever pickled any of your veggies?  Maybe you’ve never canned anything before. Well here is an easy way to make refrigerator pickles without water bathing or pressure canning. Make them the first time with a kit and you’ll find out how easy it is and you will be putting together your own recipes from now on.


Pickling Kit – Pickle Veggies in 24 Hours – Canning Set With 4 Pickling Jars and 4 Different Flavors

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Making your own cheese sounds a little overwhelming to some but here is a great way to get introduced to the craft. Start by making some Mozzarella and Ricotta cheese with this little kit. Who knows, before long you might be that person at the farmers market selling your delicious homemade cheese.


Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese Making Kit

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Do you have a few maple trees on your property and always wondered how to get that great syrup out of them. Then check out this tapping kit with what you need to make your own maple syrup.


Deluxe Maple Sugaring / Maple Sap Tapping Starter Kit (Tap 3 Trees) Buckets and Spiles Method

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Do you want to get your children started down the path of self sustainability? Well here is a great way to introduce them to the concept of making the things they want rather than depending on others. Make it fun by helping them make there own chewing gum with this kit.


Make Your Own Chewing Gum Kit

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Do you want to get introduced to the world of soap making but can’t get over that initial hurdle. Lots of people are doing it but maybe it seems like a chemistry homework assignment to you. Then start simple with this soap making kit for beginners.

 


Natural Soap Making Kit – Learn How to Make Natural Hand Made Soap From Scratch, for Absolute Beginners, with Natural Oils, from SheaByNature

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Do you like using body lotions but worry about all the chemicals and would like to make your own all natural body lotions but don’t know how to get started? Well now you do. Check out this do it yourself kit and be using your own homemade lotions before you know it.


Complete Body Lotion Making Kit All Natural Ingredients (makes 12 Bottles)

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Laundry detergent is expensive and the secret is it’s easy to make. Don’t know how or what to use. We’ve actually addressed this before check out the instructions here. Make Your Own Laundry Detergent


Laundry Soap Kit – Fels Naptha-3 bars, Borax & Washing Soda

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I hope these ideas will get you started down a path of self sufficiency and self sustainability and that after the first time using a kit you will lose any fear that has held you back and will unleash your inner homesteader. Happy Homesteading!

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Harold

Harold

Homesteader, Blogger and Podcaster at Small Town Homestead
I am a husband to Mary and father to three daughters. My family and I are striving to become more self sufficient everyday as we grow our own food and pursue a more natural and organic lifestyle.
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