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Camping / Fire DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Off Grid Ammo Box DIY Heater Build

Well this is an interesting idea, transforming an ammo box, mason jar (not necessary), some copper coil, and a few odds and ends into a DIY heater using the principles of thermal siphoning. After some trial and error he got the portable heater to work great! Use it to heat water passively or as a […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness DIY Projects

8 Simple and Easy Rocket Stoves

I really enjoy making rocket stoves. I’ve made several over the years, from really small stoves using vegetable cans to larger ones using bricks. They’re really fun to make! And, if you’re into survivalism, they can be a life-saver. I would encourage everyone to understand the concept and to try one of the builds from […]

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DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

$15 DIY Yeti Cooler Clone: Save Hundreds Making Your Own!

Have you thought about buying a really good cooler, such as this Yeti Tundra cooler, for an upcoming camping trip or general preparedness? Well, maybe you shouldn’t, at least, not until you watch the following two videos because, as it turns out, you might be able to make your own “Yeti cooler clone” for MUCH […]

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DIY Projects

World’s Best Rocket Stove?

I absolutely love rocket stove builds, don’t you? You can make them out of almost anything, including various brick designs, used food cans, and even steel tubing as the following video shows. Not only is this design probably the most durable rocket stove I’ve ever seen, but I like how he changed the design up […]

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Disaster Planning DIY Projects

DIY Rocket Stove Water Heater

Knowing how to make a rocket stove of varying designs is one of the best prepper skills you can have for homesteading or SHTF events. You can use them for everything, from heating your home to cooking food and boiling water, please learn the concept. With that in mind, here’s a neat way to make […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

How to Cook With Solar Panels and a 12-volt Frying Pan

If you’ve already got a solar panel or two–he used two 100-watt panels–and you can get a portable frying pan (similar to this one) or, better yet, a portable saucepan, you can cook without grid power so long as there’s enough sunlight to push several amps… even directly connected to the frying pan or saucepan! […]

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Camping / Fire DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

$10 Easy DIY Tent Heater Build

What a neat way to heat your tent in the winter using little more than a single metal (clean) paint can and a 3″ furnace pipe! Toss in some carriage bolts for legs and a bit of scrap material and you’re all set. He says it took him about twenty minutes to build; just be […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Skills / Knowledge

DIY Rain Roof Build: Rainwater Harvesting for Survival, Gardening

If you live anywhere with a bit of open space (even your own backyard) you could use this idea to collect a lot of water in a short period of time. Coupled with large collection containers, such as the IBC totes he uses, you might not even realize the grid is down, lol. Plus, the […]

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Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

Winter Boot Hack (to avoid slips and falls on ice)

Winter is coming and that means icy roadways and driveways, both of which could wind you up in the hospital if you’re not careful. Worse, if it’s SHTF and there are NO doctors to help then you could be out of luck for weeks or longer. Don’t let that happen to you! Here’s a nifty […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

Urban Altoids EDC Kit

Normally, I’m not a big fan of makeshift EDC kits like this, but The Urban Prepper usually does a good job with this kind of stuff and this project is no different. To give you an idea of the unusual contents, he includes a mini Leatherman multi-tool, USB charging cable, and a mini ratchet tool […]