Want to Build a Home Out of Shipping Containers? Here’s How [CHECKLIST]

Shipping containers have become a very popular way to build a house without spending an exorbitant amount of money, time, or ongoing maintenance. In fact, we often refer to these cabins as “bulletproof,” not because they deflect lead but because they deflect nearly all of the common issues that plague traditionally built homes. There are countless success stories out there about DIYers who build an entire cabin for well under $10,000. Even a fully loaded, spacious container cabin can be built for less than $50,000… In addition to being inexpensive and easy to locate, shipping containers are the ideal building […]

Top 9 Crops for Small Space “Micro Farmers” [GUIDE]

  Do you have a farmer’s spirit, but a city-dweller’s acreage… er, square footage? Something as simple as choosing the right fruits and veggies can make a massive difference in how much you can produce. Even if an apartment or a duplex, you can still grow enough delicious fruit and vegetables to offset a significant chunk of (if not most of) your produce budget. There are actually many ways for you to develop a robust garden filled with food. For example, you can turn your balcony or patio into a container garden that’s filled with goodies. Some plants can also be grown indoors. […]

Get Free Heat With This DIY Solar “Window Unit” [STEP-BY-STEP]

Let’s face it; the cost of heating is ridiculous these days. And it’s likely to get worse before it gets better. But you have must keep warm; it’s a matter of safety every bit as much as it is a matter of comfort. In many parts of the country, keeping your home warm throughout the bitter winter months is challenging to say the least. What’s more, winter storms are often the culprits when the power goes out. A massive frigid and volatile air mass is the last thing you need in a blackout. That’s why it’s so important to have a backup plan. […]

5 Dirt Cheap “Space Heaters” You Can Build Today [STEP-BY-STEP]

Does the idea of wearing all of your winter clothing and gear indoors sound awful? It should because the only reason you would need to do this is if you have no heat. It’s possible to lose access to heating for a long list of reasons, including a winter storm that knocks the power out or a SHTF scenario. If you don’t want to be at risk of freezing to death in your home, it’s important to learn how to make a DIY space heater. Even the listed projects that need electricity are cheaper than store bought space heaters, and […]

How to Build a Super Shelter (and Whether or Not You Should)

Whether you get lost deep in the woods or society completely crumbles, it’s going to be imperative to find shelter right away. In many cases, this means creating your own shelter out of nearby supplies. We have showcased several simplistic shelter builds in the past, and we’ve also touched on the concept of a super shelter. Now it’s time to dig more deeply into the super shelter idea to help you determine whether or not it will be a viable option when the SHTF. Photo from Survival Lily on YouTube

How to Carve a Pumpkin with an AK-47! [VIDEO]

Now THIS is our idea of a good DIY Halloween project! Carving Jack-O’-Lantern the old fashioned way, with a big old honkin’ bowie knife,is a good way to spend some time with loved ones, sure. But why settle for a good time, when you can have a great one? RELATED: POP QUIZ: Can Bulletproof Glass Stop a Shotgun Slug? That’s the idea behind carving this year’s pumping with a firearm. No, you may not get the detail and precision you might with a scalpel, but you’ll have a whole lot more fun. And yes, you can even make it a competitive sport. Just […]

Customize Your Tool Grips With Paracord in Minutes [How-To]

Here’s a righteous way to upgrade any tool in your arsenal into a genuine SHTF chaos buster… It involves very little aside from your time, patience, and a roll of paracord. When it comes to a high-quality axe, it’s rare that the axe head itself is what breaks. A great axe handle is typically made of a hardwood, which absorbs the recoil and that’s great. RELATED: Top 5 Best Axes Under $50 [LIST] What it doesn’t provide, however, is that it’s not particularly comfortable or easy to grip. The solution: Apply paracord and poof! Your troubles are over.

How to Skin a Rattlesnake Like a Pro, Then Cook and Eat it [STEP-BY-STEP]

WARNING: This video will give you nightmares. Guaranteed. We’re not big fans of killing snakes when it’s not absolutely necessary. Of course, then it always comes down to one man’s definition of necessary versus another’s. If it’s near you home, near your livestock, near your pets… the list goes on and on. If you do feel the need to dispatch a huge honking rattlesnake, however, it’s imperative that you must skin it and display the hide as evidence of your own historic battle with a wily serpent. And to achieve that, you will either have to a.) take the snake to the […]

The Shockingly Powerful DIY Pocket Slingshot (Plus 9 More Household Survival Hacks)

Who doesn’t enjoy a small, homemade weapon that easily concealed in a pocket, just waiting for its time to shine. No, we’re not talking about a prison-style shank we fashioned from a plastic spork… this is EVEN COOLER… This super shooter slingshot can turn anything from gravel to a dried pinto bean into a dangerous weapon. What’s more, you can make one of these in about 5 minutes using items sitting in your junk drawer. There are all kinds of homemade weapons and survival tools that you can build using items found in most American homes. All you need is the know-how. […]

10 Reasons a Bandana Must be Part of Your EDC Kit

Thanks to Hollywood, armed robberies, and inner-city gang culture, bandanas have gotten kind of a bad rap… That’s a shame, because they’re the Swiss Army knife of survival attire. Most people don’t know how valuable this $1 item can be. It might even save your live some day, but only if you know how to use your bandana properly. Bandanas can be used in all kinds of weird and innovative ways, and this makes them a must for every pepper’s EDC kit. After all, it is imperative to allocate space to items that are extremely useful, so it just makes […]