Broom maker at Foxfire
DiY skills may one day turn tinkering hobby into life-saving knowledge. Turning book knowledge into useful stuff takes initiative.
You have to start somewhere.
Below you’ll find a slew (33 counts as a slew, right?) of ideas to help you on your journey to self-reliance and preparedness. Most will take only a few minutes and minimal skills. Others require hours and sweat equity. Doers of the Stuff don’t mind. It’s just what we do.
Let’s get started Doing the Stuff:
- Cigar Fishing Kit
- Drinking Straw Sewing Kit
- The 5 Minute Tin Olive Oil Lamp
- Fletching Arrows Duct Tape
- A DIY Fire Bow On Training Wheels
- Get Your Gut In Shape: Down and Dirty Sauerkraut
- Pemmican: Bread of the Wilderness
- Camouflage Your Rifle DIY Style
- Arm Pit Probiotics and DiY Deodorant
- Dirt Road Girl Compost Tumbler
- Rendering Tallow for Cooking and 12 Other Uses
- Camouflaging DiY Rain Barrels for Front Yard Gardens
- Go Herbal: Putting Together Your Go-To Herbal Medicine Kit
- Ollas: Ancient Low Tech and Low Cost Sub-Surface Irrigation System
- DiY Fire Starter in a Drinking Straw
- Todd’s Tomato Ladders: No More Lame Cages
- Do It Yourself Survival – PART 1 – Low Cost DIY Projects for Preppers
- Clever Storage Idea For Old DVD Containers
- Making a “Honey-Do” Bench from a Cedar Tree with Pioneer Tools
- Healthy Household: Homemade Medical Kits
- A DiY Farmhouse Table, DRG’s Grocery Bag, and Chair Planter
- Running on Empty: Siphoning Gas without Sucking
- A DiY Survival Sling Shot with Big Game Capabilities
- Deconstructing My Adjustable Paracord Rifle Sling…Just for You
- Physical Preparedness: Practical Performance for Real-World Survival (Doing the stuff in natures gym)
- Vertical Spine Shelves for Small Spaces
- DiY Pallet Garden Fence and 100 Year Old Windows
- The Dirt on Moving Raised Beds to Full Sun
- Coffee Can Hobo Stove
- HOW TO BUILD A ROCKET STOVE TO IMPRESS THE BOYS
- Lighten Your BOB: Pack The Alpha Tent
- DIY Preparedness: Ed’s Red Bore Cleaner Recipe
- Arming Yourself for the Zombie Apocalypse: How to Build the Ultimate Survival Shotgun
I know y’all have more to add to this list. Drop us a line about your DiY projects and ideas in the comments (with links if you have them) and add value to our community!
Keep doing the stuff,
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Contributed by Todd Walker of Survival Sherpa.
Todd Walker is married to the lovely Dirt Road Girl, proud father and grandfather, a government school teacher, a lover of the primal lifestyle and liberty. You can check out his website at Survival Sherpa with a vision of helping each other on the climb to self-reliance and preparedness…the Survival Sherpa way…One step at a time. Follow him on Twitter. Send him mail: email@example.com