Do It Yourself Survival – PART 1 – Low Cost DIY Projects for Preppers

Prepping isn’t just about stockpiling food and other supplies, it’s about self-reliance and taking care of yourself and your family, even when modern systems of support are no longer available. What better way to move down the path to self-reliance than taking on some cool do it yourself projects?

Survival Project #1 – Paracord Bracelets


Paracord bracelets are a popular survival project. The materials you need are fairly inexpensive, the bracelets themselves are quite popular and can even help you make some extra money. It costs about $1-$2 for the material to make them and you can easily sell them for $5-$10 apiece.

Here is a list of some helpful paracord project sites






Survival Project #2 – Knife Modding


Another set of cool do it yourself projects is knife modding. Creating knives from scratch can be an expensive project that will take a lot of time and skill to become proficient in. However knife modding can be very inexpensive and can get you producing some really interesting do it yourself survival knives very quickly.

Whether it’s reshaping an existing blade, or adding some useful modifications such as integrated sharpening stones and fire starters to your sheathe, knife modding is a lot of fun.

Here is a list of some helpful knife modding sites




Survival Project #3 – Survival Sprouts!


Sprouting is a very inexpensive way to add variety to food preps that you probably already have on stock. Essentially, any bean can be sprouted and converted from a high carb food source to an organic vegetable. Lentils seem to be the easiest and make the most popular sprouts.

Sprouting is easier than most people think. Simply fill a mason jar about ¼ of the way full with your favorite dried bean, fill the jar with water and cover the opening with cheesecloth or pantyhose. After 24 hours, pour out all the water in the jar and rinse off the sprouts. Repeat this process for about a week and at the end you will have a full jar full of organic and fresh sprouts. Always keep your jars stored in a cool, dry place.

These are just 3 of many do it yourself survival projects. Start experimenting today with your own cool do it yourself projects and let us know about them in the comments!


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  1. Better Prepped

    Thank you for posting, we have linked to it on our site and our followers are already coming over. Keep up the great work. Best, The BetterPrepped Team

    1. Ready4ItAll

      Thanks Better Prepped!

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