SHTFPreparedness may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page.
Homesteading projects are not only fun, they are rewarding when they can add another element of self-sufficiency to your arsenal.
DIY to Try has a collection of 15 homesteading project tutorials that are economical and add to the functionality of your homestead.
All of these projects can be done using reclaimed or re-purposed materials, which allows us to flex our improvising skills.
The tutorials are easy to follow, give precise instructions and tips for successful builds.
There are some great projects for prepping, like DIY oil lamps and a wind-powered water pump in the event that there’s a prolonged power outage.
Other helpful tutorials include gardening projects like a watering grid made out of PVC pipe and a greenhouse that can keep a garden growing year-round.
A particularly interesting project is the soda can solar heater-this is the perfect time of year to test one out!
Bonus: Root Cellar That Can Be Used as a Bunker
Do you remember the old root cellars our great-grandparents used to have? In fact, they probably built it themselves, right in their back yard.
If you want to learn how to build a backyard bunker like your grandparents had, without breaking the bank, then you need Easy Cellar.
Easy Cellar will show you:
- How to choose the ideal site
- Cost-effective building methods
- How to protect your bunker from nuclear blast and fallout
- How to conceal your bunker
- Affordable basic life support options
Easy Cellar will also reveal how a veteran, with only $421, built a small nuclear bunker in his backyard.