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Building with pallets is one of those methods that people can use to prep on the cheap. How about turning a bunch of free pallets into a shed for storage? Do you think you can make a pallet barn? It’s a lot easier than you think.
Let’s be honest, people are always complaining about not having the money to prepare for disaster. Of course, that is a self-defeating excuse.
You can read the internet, you can write handwritten evacuation plans, you can do plenty of things that don’t cost a dime.
Skeleton of a Pallet Barn
To understand how you can use pallets to build a DIY barn you need to understand the skeleton of the thing.
The simplest method is to use 4X4s. Cement two of them 1 pallet distance apart in a sequence that defines how wide and deep you would like your barn to be.
If you want it to be 3 pallets wide you are going to need 6 4X4s on either side.
These posts keep the pallets in place. Then you do the same thing with all four sides. When you have created a four-walled structure all you need to do is cover the walls using lumber of your desired thickness.
Then you build a roof on the structure.
You can either cut a door in the barn or you can keep the whole front open wide. You can also leave one section open without pallets.
Pallet Barn Storage Options
Now that you have the means of building a shed or barn, you can store things you didn’t have space for in the past.
Space is a battle that we all fight in the prepping world. If nothing else you have so much more room for tools! Tools are a very important part of prepping.
Pallets are a poor person’s building material.
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.
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.