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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

Cargo Trailer Conversion into Stealth Off-Grid Camper

I must be into bug out trailer ideas lately, and this one is even better than the last one. You see, this one is an enclosed cargo trailer that’s been converted into a fully-functional off-grid camper. It’s complete with a convertible couch/bed, mini wood stove, kitchen, plenty of storage, solar power, a neat way to […]

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Bug Out / Wilderness Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Off-Road Mini Camper

This DIY project is a bit more than I would be willing to tackle, but if you have a knack for such things and some time on your hands I can see how this could become a great bug out trailer idea. What I really like is all of the attention to detail, including spare […]

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DIY Projects Hygiene / Sanitation

DIY Box Fan Air Filter to Reduce Smoke Particulates

I live in Washington state where we’ve had some problems with wildfires lately. Apparently the entire West coast is burning down… literally and figuratively. Fortunately, we haven’t been close enough to any wildfire to be in danger, but we have had some noticeable smoke in the area and I’m told we’re going to have more […]

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Camping / Fire DIY Projects

DIY Compact Campfire Grill

Well this was a neat DIY project to come across this morning. Fortunately, you don’t need to purchase much if you’re interested in attempting to make it. About the only complaint I have is that it sure would’ve been nice if he saved the crutches and used something else like some copper pipe from the […]

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DIY Projects Skills / Knowledge

DIY Fireproofing Material

I’d heard about similar DIY fireproof “inventions” elsewhere but I’ve never seen anyone try to make one before, especially something so easy. Made from nothing more than flour, baking soda, corn starch, powdered sugar, and water, it’s quite an interesting idea. Substituting borax for baking soda appears to have some additional benefits, including being mold […]

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DIY Projects Food / Water Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

DIY Solar Water Heater

Last week I posted this solar water heater using glow plugs video and, while an interesting idea, it’s not very useful when it comes to making the best use of a precious resource: off-grid electricity. With that in mind, I thought it would be useful to show a different idea of how to heat water […]

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DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

DIY Solar Water Heater Using Glow Plugs?

Although there’s no verbal explanation given as the video plays, I think I generally get the idea: Use two glow plugs like a hot water heating element to generate a constant current using a small solar panel and battery. And, while it’s a relatively small water barrel–I’m guessing 15 gallons–he was able to get the […]

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DIY Projects Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

Buried Shipping Containers – So Many Problems!

I’ve long been interested in doing some sort of underground shelter, but never bothered in large part because I have no idea what I’m doing. Besides, it’s a rather expensive prepping project, so I’d hate to get it wrong and waste a bunch of money or, worse, endanger my family. As DIY projects go, burying […]

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DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies

DIY Solar Panel Primer

Solar power is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of green energy in the world. It’s also one of the most accessible forms of green energy, with solar panels getting more affordable every year. When you pair that cost reduction with the incentives the federal government offers to homes that utilize green energy, […]

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DIY Projects

3.5kWh DIY Solar Generator for $650

What an interesting video. Who would’ve guessed that you could fit so much battery storage capacity into such a small space as a toolbox? Sure makes you wonder what you’re really paying for with those commercially-made solar power stations. Oh, that’s right: reliability, engineering, design, safety, warranty, probably better parts, and a bit of profit […]