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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Projects Food / Water

DIY Salt-Water Survival Bottle (Compact Desalination Kit)

Now this is a really neat idea on how to make a portable/personal DIY salt-water desalination kit using a single-walled stainless steel water bottle (you don’t want it to be double-walled or “insulated” for this project) some 1/4″ copper tubing, a lot of solder, a single right-angle compression fitting, and that’s about it. The best […]

Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects

DIY $30 Bullet Resistant Armor?

This DIY armor was hit with 9mm as well as various shotgun loads, including birdshot, buckshot, and a slug… and the DIY armor stayed intact! Unsurprisingly, it didn’t survive any 5.56 rounds, but if it did then THAT would’ve been a miracle and he should be patenting the process right now. In any case, they […]

DIY Projects Equipment / Supplies Skills / Knowledge Video

DIY Solar Tracking System Inspired by NASA

I just love DIY ideas like this, don’t you? After all, I wrote an entire book about DIY survival projects, so it only stands to reason that I would, lol. In any case, the neat thing about this solar tracker is that it doesn’t need any GPS signal or computers to work but, instead, simply […]

DIY Projects Video Warmth / Shelter / Cooling

DIY Solar Powered 12-volt DC Box Fan for Under $50

Definitely worth the effort for SHTF if you can manage to get enough solar power to run it all day long. Stick around to the end (at about the 9:00 mark) to see how he adds a variable speed switch to reduce the fan speed and save precious battery power…