EDC Sharpie Tactical Marker

DIY Everyday Carry Sharpie Tactical Marker

Maybe you don’t want to or can’t carry a firearm. Maybe you work in an office high rise where weapons are forbidden, That doesn’t mean that you should be without means to defend yourself. Sometimes you have to be creative to exercise your right to self-defense. For just a few dollars, you can put together a concealable self-defense tool that you can carry practically anywhere for last ditch emergency use. As always, make sure to check your state and local laws to see if they’ve stripped you of the right to defend yourself in this manner. Please be aware that I am not responsible for any bodily harm or injury that may befall you or others with this tool, this is to be made and used at your own discretion.

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PVC Slingshot

How to Make a PVC Slingshot

When I was a kid, I used to spend hours looking for that perfect Y shaped branch to make a homemade slingshot. A stick, two rubber bands and a patch of leather and I thought I had the perfect weapon. Little did I realize back then how under powered my little homemade slingshot actually was.

Today however with a little ingenuity, some PVC and some high power slingshot bands you can make a homemade slingshot that can do some real damage. Slingshots are light weight and are ideal for hunting especially when you have to keep the noise level down, so they make a great addition for your bug out bag. If you have some extra PVC laying around take a look at this excellent video to learn how you can make your own inexpensive PVC slingshot.

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Emergency Toilet

How to Make an Emergency Toilet Supply Kit

Wether you are camping or find yourself in a natural disaster, proper toilet sanitation is critical to your health. In a grid down situation your toilets may not always flush, flooding can also cause your toilets to back up making them useless.

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How To Make a Miracle Whip Safe

Miracle Whip Safe

Criminals are creatures of habit, just like everyone else. Chances are, if a criminal breaks into your house looking for loot, they are going to check the most likely spots first for valuables. They don’t want to get caught, so they are going to limit the amount of time they spend rifling through your things.

To defeat this common criminal, you must outthink them. Hiding valuables in a very odd spot is a good way to do it. In this video, you can learn how to turn an innocuous jar of salad dressing into the perfect hiding spot.

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DIY Wool Dryer Balls

DIY Wool Dryer Balls
If you’re like me you are always trying to find a way to save some cash, one way you can save is to stop buying dryer sheets and make these DIY wool dryer balls. Wool dryer balls soften your laundry naturally without the use of any chemicals.

They also save energy by cutting down on drying time by an average of 25% per load. Wool dryer balls will also help reduce static and wrinkles and by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oil you can gently scent your laundry. So check out the video below, make a few and stop wasting your money on dryer sheets.

 

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Dutch Bucket Hydroponics

Dutch Bucket Hydroponics: How to Make Your Own Buckets

If you find yourself needing or wanting to provide your own healthy, home grown food but suffer from limited space, you may want to consider hydroponics. Hydroponics can allow for the growing of large volumes of food in a limited space.

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How To Replace Damaged Roof Shingles

Damaged Roof Shingles

Your roof is the most important part of your house.  You can ignore maintenance on many other home systems for years and probably not suffer serious consequences.  Not so with your roof.  A roof leak will quickly destroy your home and turn it into a rotting decayed moldy mess.  You should not only have spare roofing materials on hand, but know how to make repairs.  Once the stores close, you will be out of luck.  Check out this video and learn how to repair a missing or broken shingle:

 

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5 Ways to Sharpen a Knife Without a Sharpener

Ways To Sharpen Knife
A dull knife is dangerous, but sometimes you end up with a blunt blade out in the field. If you find yourself without a sharpener you are still in luck. This video shows you 5 ways to sharpen a knife with common everyday items. It is surprising that if you understand the mechanics of sharpening a knife, you’ll know what to look for to sharpen it in an emergency.

 

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How to Make an ARC Welder

Arc Welder
Things are, without a doubt, going to break in SHTF. Tools, farm implements, and even vehicles that are still functioning will suffer mechanical damage. When two pieces of metal brake, you are going to want to join them back together and one way of doing so is through welding.

If you don’t enter SHTF with a welder, or don’t have the money to purchase one now, rest assured, you can make one that is pretty inexpensive. This video series from the King of Random shows you how to make a welder from two old discarded microwaves, some wire, wood, and copper tubing. Be very careful if you attempt to undertake this project, this could be very dangerous..

 

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How to Build a Bear-Proof Beehive Fence

Bear Proof Beehive Fence

So, you’ve got yourself a little apiary. And bears. Everyone knows that bears like honey, just ask any four year old. So how does the average bee keeper go about separating bears from the honey? Ask anyone with a bear that resides close by how destructive they can be, and that is just with garbage cans. Your bee hive is a very delicate structure, and bees can be quite temperamental. Better yet, how can you keep your bees safe and not spend an absolute fortune?

For those of you who are bee keepers, would be bee keepers, or folks just looking to be entertained, you need to check out this article. Sustainablehomesteading.com has built a nice little bee fortress. What I find interesting is this little fortress can be applied for lots of different purposes, not just keeping bears from your honey. Maybe keeping raccoons away from the chickens? Got a Coyote problem, not anymore! In short, this is a great tutorial on electric fences.

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