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5 Ways To Start a Fire Without a lighter or Matches

Conventional Ways of Creating Fire We all know the importance of starting a fire in a survival situation and hopefully many of you prepare for this ahead of time by bringing a lighter, matches or some other conventional firestarter.  However, there will be times when you might get caught with your pants down and you are in need of fire but do …

Crazy Russian Survival Hacks

65 Crazy Russian Survival Hacks

A “Survival Hack” is similar to a “Life Hack” but instead of providing you with a more simple way to squeeze toothpaste or sever chips, survival hacks focus on re-purposing everyday objects to serve you in a survival situation.  These hacks can be as simple as turning a crayon into a candle or as complex as converting the motor in your ceiling fan …

DIY Phone Charger using an Altoids Tin !

DIY Phone Charger using an Altoids Tin Is your phone’s battery dead and you desperately need to make a phone call…or play some Clash of Clans? Fear not, you can make your own DIY phone charger  just from items you can find laying around your home. You can make a DIY phone charger with an old Altoids tin and about $5 worth …

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 …