How To Get 2000ºF Solar Power: Great For When SHTF - You can build a very powerful system using parts that you can find in any trash dump, and you may even have the parts in your neighborhood. Either way, this project can be done very inexpensively and isn't all that difficult to do.
DIY Splash Pad: A Mini Water Park For Your Yard - This is a really cool, fun DIY project that the whole family can have great time putting together and then having some good old fashioned water fun. :) Even the adults. Now that it's (finally!) getting warmer, this is the perfect family project.
How to Make Cheese from Powdered Milk - It’s really easy to do and tastes pretty good too. I guess any cheese if SHTF would be better than no cheese. This also gives you something else to use your powdered milk for other than drinking. As we all know powdered milk isn’t the best tasting drink in the world!
DIY Solar Water Heater From Plastic Bottles - Make a solar water heater from a pile of plastic bottles and cartons. This is great for the environment as it frees up waste trash and if you decide to build one you could use old bottles or what ever you have available.
30 Skills to Build While You're Preparing to Homestead - There are many different skills you will need to be self sufficient and ready to homestead. If you're don't own that perfect piece of land yet, there is still time to start honing your skills in areas that will be advantageous when you finally get off the grid (or as close to it as we can!).
Popular Mechanics Best DIY Tips Ever - How many times have you tried to hold a flashlight and something else, balancing them precariously, clutching it awkwardly in your teeth or trying to hang the light off of something just so to get some light on the subject? Check this tip out and 100+ more from over the last 110+ years of Popular Mechanics.
How to Make a Fish Trap Using a Water Bottle - If you’re looking for a way to catch food using the least amount of effort, consider building a fish trap using a water bottle. You might be thinking, “A water bottle? There’s no way that could work!” When I first learned about this method, I was a bit skeptical too... that is, until I tried it!
How to Make Emergency Candles for Heat and Light - There are many different ways to light your home when the power goes out, but candles are my favorite because you can also use them for heat. Lots of them will help warm a small room in the wintertime, or you could use them in an emergency stove.
How To Build a Vertical Aquaponic Veggie & Fish Farm For Small Yards & Houses - If you are limited in space, this is for you! This is awesome. Even an apartment prepper could do this.
How To Grow And Make Your Own Cooking Oil - This is a great way to become more self sufficient and save money all at the same time. At least you know making it yourself there will be no additives and chemicals in the oil.
Make A Fire Piston For $1 - This is a must have survival device! If SHTF, gather any natural tinders that you can find in the wilderness and the fire piston has the ability to ignite them using the very air around us.
31 Household Products You’ll Never Have To Buy Again - We have posted many DIY projects over the years, some have changed lives and some have not. These DIY projects will do more than change your life, they will save you a lot of money and make you more self reliant and frugal than you have ever been.
Turn Your Stairs Into A Secret Room - I have a small house but I have a great stairway that is just a waste of space. With this idea, I could turn that into a little hidden room either to hide or stash preps. Maybe even let the mother-in-law stay in there :)
How To Make a DIY Slingshot Bow In 5 Minutes - Ammo and weapons will probably be hard to come by if SHTF. Thats why it is important to always have a backup. This little slingshot bow has enough power to take down small game.
How to Build a Lean To Shelter - You’re walking along your favorite trail when all of a sudden, you become lost. A normal day has officially turned into a survival situation. And to make matter’s worse, it’s getting cold and the sun is going down. In this situation, your first instinct should be to build a survival shelter. But what kind?
DIY Emergency 100 Hour Candles For $1 Each - I found a great tutorial that shows you how to make candles that last 100 hours (have a think how long 100 hours of realistic use is!) and only cost a buck to make, this in my books is awesome and make as many as you can!
How To Build The Ultimate DIY Planter From Old Pallets - This is a great spring project that can transform the look of your garden. Check out Craigslist or your local shops to see if they have any pallets. I love this little project. This planter would be great with vegetables, herbs or just normal plants.
How To Make The Most Delicious Beef Jerky Ever - If SHTF, I won't be eating the expensive store-bought beef jerky--the kind packed with salt and sodium nitrites (which has been linked to cancer). I'll be eating my own beef jerky. It's healthy, delicious, and far cheaper.
How To Build a Deluxe Barrel Stove - This design is so simple to make. The materials could even be scavenged or found free on Craigslist or your local classifieds.
How To Make A Powerful USB Charger From 2 Solar Garden Lights - This uses 2 solar panels from garden lights you can pick up for a buck at the dollar store. The cool thing about this project is he used a few LED’s so you can not only charge your devices day or night but use it as a flashlight when you need to.
67+ Homemade All-Natural Cleaning Recipes - Next time you are at the store just take 2 minutes and go look at the ingredients on some of the cleaning products out there. It will shock you and should scare you. If you can’t pronounce the ingredient it usually means its a bad thing!
How To Make Your Own Air Conditioner - During the warm weather months, I thought it would be a great idea to share with you a video on how to make a DIY air conditioner. Air conditioning is one of those things that you technically don’t need to survive, but it’s still nice to have. If you live in a hot state like Florida, Arizona or Nevada, then this might even be potentially dangerous. Image Credit: desertsun02 via youtube
Forget Shipping Containers Use Box Culverts - You pay out of your nose for a reinforced shipping container that you hope doesn’t get rusty and leak over time. For a typical reinforced 10ft shipping container you could probably pay about 10k. For the same sized customized concrete culverts you are looking around 6k
How To Make Homemade Butter With Your Kitchen Mixer - You may already know that you can make butter in a mason jar or something similar, but that method only produces enough butter for a couple slices of toast. What if you had a big family or a party coming up? This is your project!
DIY Pallet Wood Front Porch - This DIY porch deck is a testament to what you can do with pallets! This project will require you to take the pallets apart and remove all the nails. If you plane the boards and finish the deck off with a nice stain, the end result will look amazing!