Plunger Washing Machine

DIY Plunger Washing Machine For Under $12

If you are ever in a situation where the power is out for more than a week, chances are you are going to be running out of clean clothes pretty quickly.  You can only turn your underwear inside out so many times.  That is where this low cost plunger washing machine will come in handy to hold you over until the …

Rocket Stove

DIY Cinder Block Rocket Stove for under $8

The DIY Cinder Block Rocket Stove is an incredibly simple and efficient way to cook using natural fuel such as leaves or sticks. The beauty of this design is it focuses all of the heat from the fire into one 4″ by 4″ square which is perfect for cooking. Compare this to a traditional camp fire which radiates the heat in …

bucket air conditioner

How To Make Bucket Air Conditioner for under $20!

There are few feelings worst on a hot summer day than turning your thermostat down to 65 only to realist your AC unit has kicked the bucket!  Lucky for you you can make your own Bucket Air Conditioner for $20 and a quick trip to Home Depot.  This build is not only great to hold you over until your AC …

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The “Cut Shell” Survival Life Hack

A Cut Shell is a life hack that turns a bird shot into a make shift slug.  A “poor man’s slug”.  This was common practice during the great depression as slugs were hard to come by. If you are ever in a survival situation where you want to hunt larger animals such as deer but only have bird shot, then …