How To Make DIY Shingles From Old Beer or Soda Cans

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DIY Beer Can Shingles - How To Make DIY Shingles From Old Beer or Soda Cans

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Who ever thought that saving all your beer or pop cans could come in so handy? If you need to make emergency repairs to your shingle roof or you are looking to not spend any money on a roof for a shed or a garage, this awesome DIY project is for you.

Making these can be tedious but the end result is gratifying because the old cans are fulfilling an immediate second life. A 24″x24″ roof area will use from 36 to 50 cans (excluding drip edge and caps) depending on the vertical spacing and shingle style; that comes to 900-1250 cans per roof square (10’x10′). Start drinking now if you plan to try this.

I love this project and I hope to someday use the knowledge I learned from the article in the link below and put it to good use. I like how this method could be used in disaster areas where there isn’t a lot of money to repair homes.

How To Make DIY Shingles From Old Beer or Soda Cans


Bonus: How to Make Pemmican, the Original Survival Food

Invented by the natives of North America pemmican was used by Indian scouts as well as early western explorers.

Native Americans spent a great deal of time on the go and depended on having portable, high-energy, highly nutritious, and filling foods that would last for long periods of time without refrigeration.

Pemmican is a portable, long-lasting, high-energy food. It's made of lean, dried meat that's crushed into powder and mixed with hot, rendered fat. This makes it one of the ultimate foods to have stockpiled for when SHTF or disaster strikes.

Learn How to Make Pemmican

How To Make Pemmican: The Original Survival Food - If you're living through a disaster where you're on your feet a lot and don't have time to cook, one of the best foods you can eat is pemmican. It's packed full of fat and protein and can give you lots of steady energy throughout the day.

People really should avert their gaze from the modern survival thinking for just a bit and also look at how folks 150 years ago did it.

These guys were the last generation to practice basic things, for a living, that we call "survival skills" now.

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