• Survival Gear
  • 3. Nov
  • 61

100 Survival, And Prepper Items You Can Buy At The Dollar Store For A Buck – Who Says Prepping Has To Be Expensive?

Sure, survival, and prepping items can be expensive. However if you are smart, and know where to shop you can pick up many of those items for a dollar, or less. We’ve found the place, it’s called the dollar store. You won’t believe…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 3. Nov
  • 15

Do You Know The Difference Between A Single Action, And Double Action Pistol?

There are a few tutorials out that discuss the differences between a single action, and double action pistol. However we didn’t feel that there was a good one that really broke it down for people that didn’t know much about pistols, or…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 1. Nov
  • 397

How To Make Your Own Nut Cracker Machine – Shell A 5 Gallon Bucket Of Walnuts In Just 5 Minutes…Awesome Idea Here!

How would you like to be able to shell a 5 gallon of bucket of walnuts in 5 minutes or less? With this DIY nut cracker machine you’ll be able to exactly that, and more. By hand the same job would take you over 8 hours. This DIY nut cracker…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 30. Oct
  • 146

How To Make An Off Grid Pot Belly Stove From An Old Propane Tank

In this post we show how to make a pot belly stove from an old propane tank. This is a very functional idea.We love propane tanks, and all the creative, and unique ways to use them once they are empty. In a previous post we showed how propane tanks…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 28. Oct
  • 35

How To Make A Strop That Will Keep Your Blades Razor Sharp For Under $5

Having blades that are razor sharp could be important in a survival situation. You can go out and buy a strop for around $20, or you can make your own for less than $5 (the cost for some epoxy). You will also need an old belt, and a paint stick. The…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 26. Oct
  • 150

How To Make A $120 Ultimate Bushcraft Axe For $7 – Awesome Axe That’s Just As Good As Those Swedish Axes

Survivalists, and bushcrafters are into axes. A good quality Swedish axe can cost upwards of $120. If you can afford it, go ahead and purchase one of them. Or, if you want to save some money you can learn how to make one of these beauties right…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 20. Oct
  • 35

How To Make An Air Powered Shop Broom – Fast, Easy, Cheap To Make And It Works Great!

This DIY air powered shop broom is one of those ideas that will have you saying “why didn’t I think of that? This is a clever idea that is really easy to make, and it makes cleaning up your shop, or garage work area a snap. This cleans…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 17. Oct
  • 108

How To Make A Campfire Tent / Vehicle Safe Heater Without Worries Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

One of the things many campers dislike is being cold at night in their tents. It keeps many people from camping and enjoying the great outdoors during the winter months. We’ve seen different solutions to this problem, however with a lot of…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 15. Oct
  • 34

Amazing Off Grid Greenhouse Heater With Outside Woodburning Stove

If you live in one of the colder winter areas of your country this DIY greenhouse heater with the outside woodburning stove will allow you to grow nearly all year long. If you have a greenhouse it can be warmer in the greenhouse than outside during…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 15. Oct
  • 79

DIY Simple 5 Gallon Bucket Solar Hot Water Shower – Gives You 10 Minutes Of Hot Water

Here’s a great idea that could be used in a diaster, or survival situation or even on your next camping trip. This DIY solar hot water shower is super easy to make and provides about 10 minutes of hot water by using the sun’s energy.…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 14. Oct
  • 371

How To Turn A Propane Tank Into An Amazing Tiny Wood Stove

Being able to take a old propane tank and turn it into a tiny wood stove is a great idea. It was designed to heat tiny houses, but of course could be used as an excellent space, or small room heater. We like the idea of being able to save the planet…
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  • SurvivalSurvival Gear
  • 13. Oct
  • 2.1K

How To Make A Waste Oil Burning Stove Heater. Now You Can Get FREE Heat From Your Waste Oil

Making use of your your waste oil to get free heat makes perfect sense. After you learn how to make this waste oil burning stove heater you will be able to keep warm on those cold, frosty nights and be able to do it for FREE. So, stop throwing out…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 13. Oct
  • 198

How To Make A Metal Can Solar Heater That Produces 140 Degree Air Flow Even On A Cold Snowy Day. Easy Instructions

  Imagine being able to make a metal (steel, or tin can) solar heater that throws off a steady, and dependable airflow of up to 140 degrees F. This easy to make and low cost solar heater does just that. This steel can solar heater will help…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 11. Oct
  • 810

How To Make A $200 Survival Water Filtration System For $35 That’s Fast, Easy To Make, And Works Great!

It’s very important to always have clean drinkable water as part of your food storage plan in case of an emergency. However what would you do when that supply runs out? Being able to make one of these water filtration systems will come to your…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 9. Oct
  • 60

How To Make A Super Efficient Gasifier Wood Stove For Survival, Backpacking, And Camping

On our blog we have shown how to make all sorts of DIY stoves such as rocket stoves, tin can stoves, etc. The DIY wood stove is a little different in that it is super efficient. Many people make and sell these stoves. However, because this wood…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 6. Oct
  • 39

How To Make A Steel Can Rocket Stove – New Design

Here’s a new design for an old friend the DIY rocket stove. This is a BIG can stove that will cost you less than $5 to put together. What’s really nice about this is you don’t need any special tools to make this rocket stove, and…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 6. Oct
  • 40

How To Make A Tin Can Cooking Stove – Great For Survival Use, Or Camping

  This survival, or camping stove could save you some money, and space. You don’t have to haul around one of those expensive stoves once you know how to make one of these. This version of a survival tin can cooking stove is actually very…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 29. Sep
  • 28

Army Vet Reveals Extreme Field Tested Survival Bug Out Bag

A good bug out bag should contain a bare minimum 72 hours worth of supplies. However is that really practical for a real disaster or survival situation, especially if you have young children. This is a big bag for the family, because you can’t…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 26. Sep
  • 32

Stealth Bullet Bottles In Case You Need To Bug Out Fast

We love the ideas of these stealth bullet bottles. Having a good supply of ammo on hand might make you feel secure when you are dug in at home. However should you have to bug out in a hurry you need plan to move your ammo. It would be beneficial to…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 25. Sep
  • 68

16 Unconventional Survival Uses For Plastic Sheeting

  In this post we are going to take a look at 16 different ways you can use plastic sheeting. Part of being a good survivalist is being able to take common items and find different ways of using them. We think you’ll be surprised at some…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 25. Sep
  • 29

How To Make A Fan Powered Biting Fly-Mosquito Trap For $5 That Works Like A Charm

Those nasty biting flies, and mosquitoes can make life miserable. Now you can get rid of them with this DIY biting fly, or mosquito trap. The trap works very well, and at a cost of about $5 to make it’s hard to beat at any price. This mosquito…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 21. Sep
  • 32

This Emergency SHTF Air Conditioning Unit Works Amazingly Well And Is Sturdy, Cheap, And Easy To Make

While I wouldn’t necessarily call this a must have SHTF item, it’s sure nice to have in case your power goes out on one of those sweltering hot days, as this could easily be hooked up to a back up emergency solar system. There’s a…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 21. Sep
  • 47

DIY Emergency Solar Power When You Need It. Inexpensive, And Easy Set Up

You never know when your power is going to go out, so it’s imperative that you are prepared. We think this DIY emergency solar power system is a great idea. It’s a simple build, and it’s inexpensive as well. This system may be…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 20. Sep
  • 81

DIY Rocket Stove Mass Water Heater. Lot’s Of Hot Water From A Little Fire. Great For Off Grid Living

Most preppers, and survivalists are familiar with the DIY rocket stove. The rocket stove concept has now been taken to the next level with the advent of rocket mass heaters, and now the rocket mass water heater. With a rocket mass water heater you…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 19. Sep
  • 58

How To Manually Sharpen Your Chainsaw By Hand With No Power Tools. Quick, And Easy Method Anyone Can Do.

Having a sharp chainsaw is critical for peak performance. Not only does having a sharp chainsaw keep you from having an accident, it also makes performing your cutting tasks much easier and faster. A well sharpened saw reduces chainsaw servicing…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 18. Sep
  • 1.1K

How To Convert Your Generator To Natural Gas, Or Propane For $5

How To Convert Your Generator To Natural Gas, Or Propane. Many people are converting their gas powered generators over to natural gas, and propane power. It makes sense when you consider the high price of gas. In addition to price natural gas, and…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 17. Sep
  • 298

How To Make A Small Wood Stove For $5. This Is Awesome, And Very Easy To Make

We think this is an awesome design for a small wood stove. With a price to make it at around $5 it’s hard to beat. This would be great to use in a disaster situation, or for a portable camping stove. Some people may prefer a DIY rocket stove…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 17. Sep
  • 74

How To Make A Tune-able Crystal Radio That’s Cheap, And Easy To Make

Having a radio with you that works could provide you with valuable information in a disaster, or survival situation. We highly suggest you have a good radio as part of your survival plan. Knowing how to make a tune-able crystal radio may come in…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 16. Sep
  • 32

How To Make A Home Made Water Filter For The Wilderness. Easy, And Cheap To Make

This is an outstanding home made water filter that was made for wilderness living, or camping. The designer of this DIY water filter has used it for more than 8 years in the wilderness of Brazil without any waterborne illness. The filter is very…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 14. Sep
  • 28

DIY Off Grid Solar Back Up Power That’s Cheap, And Easy To Make

This is a complete system to make an off  grid solar back up power system to supply you with power should the grid go down. It is one of the best “how to” videos for this kind of project that we have seen to date. All the instructions…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 14. Sep
  • 50

2 Ways To Make Survival Gel Fuel At Home For Less Than You Can Buy It

Many people want to make gel fuel because it is safer to use than regular fuel. If you accidentally knock it over, or for some reason it happens to spill it won’t create a fuel fire like regular fuel because it’s a gel. Please remember…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 13. Sep
  • 1.7K

How To Build A Solar Powered Water Heater That’s Simple, And Economical

This is a great DIY solar powered water heater. This simple design for a batch type water heater that makes use of a thermosiphon loop to transport water between a thermal collector, and a storage barrel. The Drawbacks To This: It’s most…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 11. Sep
  • 86

How To Make Homemade Micarta For Knife Handles

If you own a knife, or are thinking about making a knife handle you are probably familiar with Micarta. In case you are new to knives micarta is basically epoxy with some added material to give it strength. That material is often paper, cotton…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 9. Sep
  • 209

How To Turn An Umbrella Into A Solar Cooker

  This is a very unique idea we ran across. Sometimes you just have to use what’s available. Being able to re purpose an umbrella is really thinking out side the box. Now your umbrella is a solar cooker on in weather and an umbrella on…
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  • How to Build Stuff -…Survival Gear
  • 8. Sep
  • 37

How To Build A Heavy Duty Bio-Mass Rocket Stove For $7

  How To Build A Heavy Duty Bio-Mass Rocket Stove For $6 DIY rocket stoves can be made from all sorts of things. Usually the homemade variety aren’t made to last all that long. What we like about this heavy duty bio mass rocket stove is…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 7. Sep
  • 67

Simple Trick Lets You Know How Much Propane Is Really In Your Tank.

Just about everyone has the normal twenty-pound (5-gallon) propane tank that’s used for grilling. Quite a few  preppers, and survivalists have picked up extra tanks for storage. One question that pops up quite often is how do you know how…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 4. Sep
  • 23

AR15 vs Double Barrel Shotgun: Which One Is Best For Home Defense?

  It’s been suggested many times to just get a double barrel shotgun for home defense. We feel it at least deserves, some discussion, and demonstration. Many times it has been touted a being “way better” than the AR15 for home…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 3. Sep
  • 105

The Truth About Using Wasp Spray VS Pepper Spray For Self Defense

  Wasp Spray Versus Pepper Spray Indeed, there seems to be a lot of controversy about using wasp spray vs pepper spray for self defense. There’s a lot of stuff flying around out there about which one is best to use for self defense. We…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 3. Sep
  • 40

It Looks So Strange; New Stealth Paint For Survivalists, And Preppers?

New stealth paint for survivalist, and preppers? A compamy called Surrey Nanosystems thinks they have stumbled onto something called Vantablack that they feel the defense, and space industries would like to get their hands on. It seems they may be…
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  • Survival Gear
  • 3. Sep
  • 22

3 Best Batteries for Emergency Preparedness

  3 Best Batteries for Emergency Preparedness Loading up on rechargeable batteries has been touted by preppers, and survivalist alike. Makes sense, the batteries run out of power, the stores are closed so you can’t run out and buy new…
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